Thursday, October 21, 2010
An open letter to NPR concerning the unjust firing of Juan Williams
I would like to preface this by saying I am a conservative. Juan Williams and I would have some very strong differences of opinion. However I have always had a great deal of respect for Mr. Williams.
He has always-from what I have seen and heard-spoken what he believed to be the truth. He is a man of his convictions and does not shift positions depending on the prevailing political winds. What NPR has done to this man-for simply speaking honestly- is unconscionable!
Political correctness is a cancer that is eating away our freedom. Political correctness came out of Leninist and Stalinist Russia. It is an idea that you dare not speak an opinion that is contrary to what the "Party" line is. That party need not be the "Communist Party". It can be modern American Liberalism,current progressive thought or even conservative orthodoxy.
If I were on an airplane and saw some folks of Mideastern descent dressed up like jihadi's I would be nervous too!
I was once on a flight from San Diego shortly after Sept. 11. In fact it was one of the first flights after the no fly ban had been imposed following Sept. 11
There were six men on that flight of obvious Arab,or,Mideastern descent. Two were seated at the front of the cabin,two in the middle,and two near the rear. I was most definitely nervous. The flight crew were nervous too. About forty minutes into the flight all the passengers were ordered to stay in their seats for the rest of the flight and then the flight crew chose what they deemed to be loyal citizens to stand in a criss cross pattern in the isle to prevent anyone from storming the cockpit.
Bottom line it wasn't little old ladies from Pokeepsi that are spreading death and mayhem around the world,it is,Muslim fanatics,and it is only natural to be nervous about wondering if the guy in a white robe with a turban,or,a woman with a burka on your flight might want to kill you for being an infidel. After all it is a prime directive of Islam to kill the infidel wherever you may find him!!