Friday, June 18, 2004

Depravity

I suppose it's a bad sign that things like this no longer surprise or shock me. It just appalls and angers me. How can such depravity be excused, and treated with kid gloves? He was American, so the bastards killed him. They beheaded him. Is that not a blunt enough message? What is it going to take for the media to understand that this is true evil, not a charming cultural phenomenon? Are they ever going to understand that this is not retaliation for anything any American has done, but retaliation for America and Americans existing at all? These are brutal, 12th-century thugs attempting to establish an Islamic empire, one or two or 3,000 murders at a time. Do we understand that yet?

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