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Thursday, July 07, 2005

The Radical Right

9:35 PM

Imagine you live in a small town in the rural Midwest. You believe in God, family, and traditional values. You mind your business and work hard at your family-owned store.

You believe in the Bible. You belive that women should stay at home and that homosexuals are an abomination. You think that premarital sex is a sin. Kids should be seen and not heard and should respect their elders. You are strict, but kind and compassionate and you give 10% of your income to your church. There is very little violence or crime in your little community and everyone knows everyone else.

One day, bombs explode nearby. It's the terrorists! You rush home and turn on the T.V. The terrorists are attacking. There have been explosions all over the country. It's unreal. It really is true that they want to spread their religion all over the world, their culture, their fascism.

You run home and grab your gun. You and your neighbors fight back. As more and more of your friends and family are killed, your rage grows. Soon all you know is that you hate the terrorists and they all deserve to die. You have ample examples of the atrocities they have committed.

Is this some vision of a world to come? No. This is present day Iraq. How can you have peace if you don't understand the other point of view.


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