« The Fainting Again | Main | Overnight Open Thread »
March 02, 2012

Burned Korans & Riots & Feeding the Delusions of the Delusional

Up to five troops may be reprimanded.

Allah writes:

No, the riots aren’t over. They’re just resting until the next phase, when the military gently informs Afghan parliamentarians and clerics that accidental Koran-burning doesn’t warrant beheading by scimitar under the UCMJ.

I have tossed this out as an idea. I don't know if it's true. I think it might be true and maybe we should consider it.

If someone's having a panic attack, the worst possible thing to do, as someone trying to help, is to play into it. To pay too much attention. To act very concerned.

People do that, thinking it's helpful. In fact, in exacerbates the situation.

My point is this: To what extent have we played into and exacerbated this absurd Muslim psychopathy over the Koran?

And to what extent would it be defeated if we simply stopped playing into it, and actually routinized the destruction of Korans (or other shows of disrespect, or, more accurately, "refusing to treat the Muslim religion as the officially sanctified state religion of America")?

To what extent are we encouraging these little spells by playing along with them? By treating the Koran as scared, most of the time, to what extent are we writing our own tragic ending when some stupid book gets burned?

Isn't it dangerous to feed the delusions of the deluded? Isn't the right course of action to insist on a more grounded view of reality?

Shouldn't we set the default, routine, expected mode of behavior as "we are not a Muslim nation and furthermore are forbidden by the Constitution from treating one religion as sacrosanct"?

Sort of: "Get used to it, this is the way it is, and stop acting like monkeys."

I don't know if that would help, necessarily.

But our current policy also seems to not help, and is furthermore repellent.

digg this
posted by Ace at 06:46 PM

| Access Comments

Recent Comments
Weasel: "413 okay, i give up: what is a "Scope Rail Inclina ..."

Iowa Bob: "[i]401 393 Lead semi wad cutters are damn fine tar ..."

Grump928(C): "Silverhill is in Baldwin County Alabama, right nex ..."

RI Red: "Scope rail inclination. Sound like the ramp you pu ..."

redc1c4 [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u]: "what's that island off of Puerto Rico the Navy use ..."

SMH - Get right or get left: "Posted by: redc1c4 at June 24, 2018 09:53 PM (y7ao ..."

Ignoramus: "Maybe Ace can weigh in? ..."

Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Ask Me About SMR & Ancient Slavonaut Theory: "413. Is something discussed by veak veshterners fi ..."

Weasel: " Posted by: RI Red at June 24, 2018 09:54 PM (SY1 ..."

Ignoramus: "Hollywood stars -- Evan Rachel Wood! -- go on 24-h ..."

redc1c4 [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u]: "okay, i give up: what is a "Scope Rail Inclination ..."

Iowa Bob: "[i]396 Mosquitoes are gonna eat them alive... ..."

Recent Entries

Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64