War on Terror Jingoism

Thu 21 September 2006 by pj Tagged as ancient commentary politics

A relative forwarded me an email spewing a bunch of jingoistic garbage, and I responded:

Radical Muslims:Islam :: KKK:Christianity

I'm not always an Andrew Sullivan fan, but the letter he reprints vividly demonstrates where attitudes like the below will get us - where they've already gotten us. "Liberty and Justice for all"... be careful how you redefine 'all' lest it be redefined to exclude _you_ sometime in the future.

The way to fight the war on terror is to not be afraid, to not act out of fear, and to treat terrorists like the criminals they are instead of lowering yourself into their world of hate and lies.