Thursday, September 9, 2010

Hick Preacher All Fired Up

To use a word that the "Reverend" Terry Jones, pride of suburban Gainesville, FL, uses, it would be "tragical" if an American service person were to lose his or her life or limb because of a retaliatory attack from Muslims, provoked by Jones's idiotic plan to burn the Koran at the ironically named Dove World Outreach Center on Saturday.

He'll decide what you can read
And yet, over 8,000 people have "liked" his Facebook page.  At one time, Facebook gave one the chance to "like" certain bands or movies or TV shows or methods of self-gratification.  But no, someone had to say, "Let's see how many people will 'like" the idea of a good ol' fashioned book burnin', led by the goofy, mustachioed Jones. 

This is how we prove that we are better people than they are, you see.

Lost in all the hysteria is that Jones will stand behind the US Constitution and declare this to be part of his freedom of speech, while ignoring the part of the Constitution that might allow the construction of a mosque somewhere...

Just look at the glee on their faces
We've seen this before.  Nazis were burning books before they tore the place all to hell in Kristallnacht, in 1938, and to a far less serious extent, there was the mini-furor over a misinterpreted offhand remark made by John Lennon that led to Beatles albums being burned in 1966.  

And of course, you might wonder if this latest Jonestown mob would care if the ill feeling engendered by their ill feelings would come back to harm someone.

"Of course we care," Jones told ABC News. "It'd be tragical if because of this one person died. But at the same time, we do not feel responsible for that.
What we are doing is long overdue. We are revealing the violence of Islam that is much, much deeper than we'd like to admit."

And he told NBC that he has never read the Koran. He's just too idiotical. But he done got himself on the TV, ain't he?

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