He has written recently about the terrorism in Mumbai.
Grand old hotel, in an increasingly progressive and prosperous India: Suddenly, hundreds of innocent, unsuspecting people are hostages, some of them being systematically murdered. Bombs are exploding, people are screaming, military are descending into the chaos, TV crews are coming from everywhere to broadcast the carnage worldwide.
Yes, it was a terrible and shocking event. However, he really doesn’t care about Indians suffering and dying — he wants to warn Americans that it could happen here.
Look around. Watch your evening news. Read your newspaper.
Oh, Pat! I have! Where are these terrorists bombing buildings and gunning people down?
Have you not seen the awful similarity between what happened in Mumbai and what’s happening right now in our cities?
In our cities? Now? I checked the news web sites right away — they seem to have missed it. All looks quiet. Give me a better hint, Pat.
I refer to California’s Proposition 8. You haven’t heard about the well-oiled campaign to find out the names of every voter and business that contributed as much as $1,000, or even much less, in support of Prop 8? You haven’t heard about the announced plans to boycott, demonstrate, intimidate and threaten each one – because they dared to vote to retain marriage as between one man and one woman? You haven’t seen, on the evening news, prominent entertainers and even California Gov. Schwarzenegger, urging the demonstrators on, telling them they should “never give up” until they get their way?
Uh, Pat, gay people aren’t threatening to kill anyone — they are demanding civil and judicial action. How divorced from reality are you?
Slavery was abolished, blacks and women obtained the rights to vote, and these true rights were not obtained by threats and violent demonstrations and civil disruption (though these things did occur, of course), but by due process, congressional deliberations and appropriate ratification.
Oh. On Pat Boone’s Alternate Earth, the Civil War never happened, and the 50s and 60s were placid periods where lawyers and politicians quietly and without fanfare enacted civil rights laws in the absence of any citizen action. How nice.
What troubles me so deeply, and should trouble all thinking Americans, is that there is a real, unbroken line between the jihadist savagery in Mumbai and the hedonistic, irresponsible, blindly selfish goals and tactics of our homegrown sexual jihadists.
I don’t quite know what to say, Pat. I don’t believe that the thinking Americans will be troubled by your imaginary line, but perhaps the purblind ignorant ones will be…so it makes sense that you’re peddling this rancid tripe on WorldNutDaily.