Friday, April 23, 2004
In a proposal to get the rest of the world to stop hating Americans, MM suggests providing good living conditions, water, food, etc to those who are in dire need of it. A good idea, on paper. We'll ignore the fact that this is financially impossible (one big reason being that I feel that most of the people in the country would have no interest in contributing any of their money to a cause like this. Even those who have millions and millions of dollars to spare....). The fact of the matter is, even if we could make the lives of everyone on the planet as cushy as some of our lives are, they would still hate us!! It's a matter of religion. They hate us because we are infidels, and they don't want us around! They are Islamic. They are taught (I believe) that they are to convert the WORLD to Islam, and that those who are not Muslim are infidels. If we became an Islamic state, then MAYBE their hatred of us would wane. Maybe. But giving them water and food will not help. We've tried that! It doesn't work!
Moore is making me believe that his comprehension of worldly affairs is not much broader than Dubya's. Maybe he is simply posturing, again, and is telling those people that want/need to hear it that the solution is easy but our govt won't act on it. Oversimplification again. It's not that easy, Mr. Moore.