I have spent a lot of time on this vacation dealing with stupidity. Stupid maps, stupid road construction. There was a lot of stupid about the RNC convention too. We have our alleged leaders playing grade school tricks on each other, while we their minions compete to be just as stupid. I have seen Donald Trump accused of being ready to exterminate the black race and vaporize all foreigners. I have seen Hillary Clinton accused of wanting to abort every baby and confiscate every gun.
In the mean time, we have even stupider people who think their "God" given main goal in life is to kill others, starting with those farthest from agreeing with them and working their way to the right-handed man fighting the left handed man for whatever's left. Of course, the latest example is the deal in Munich, where either a hairy skinhead or a patriotic Muslim shouted some combination of, "Allah Akbar! F the Turks!" and killed a bunch of people whose main crime was wanting a Big Mac. (Or groß Mac, if you like.) And even in this welter of tragedy, stupidity raised its hoary head.
I made the mistake of pointing out that stupidity to somebody on Twitter who says the reason people are dying in Germany is that Syrians are failing to dodge US bombs over there. In fact, this person's logic almost had me until they brought up that we "kill millions and support oppressive dictators." Um, excuse me, are we not trying to help rebels trying to bring DOWN that oppressive dictator? In fact, another gentleman pointed out that the Russians and Chinese were going out of their way to ASSIST that same dictator- and it's not like Russia is dodging "innocent civilians" either- but it is, we were told, all the west's fault and we should "read our history, it's common knowledge."
Frankly I am a little tired of people who get their information from just a few ideologically very similar sources telling me I don't know what I'm talking about. Just sayin'.
Just moments ago, this end of the conversation occurred:
THEM: (Not giving out names) (directed at person I was debating) Don't reason with them, these people don't care, don't you see it? THEY ARE THE ENEMY
ME: I'm nobody's enemy. Never lifted a gun to you. Wish we could both raise kids in the sun. Problem?
THEM: (Edited for cleanliness) Chris, if you're wondering why Muslims don't give a f*** about your dead, that's why, f***face
Like I said, no names, but let's have a look at our furious friend's profile:
I'm a Front-end Web developer, UI/UX Designer, Interactive Designer,
IT Guy and SEO Expert.
Trying to make the web a better place.
Uh huh. Odds on being an ISIS web hacker? Anyway, it has gotten me more activity on Twitter than I've ever had- about 20 likes when I told the first person that I would be more than happy to step away from Syria and let them kill each other. At a certain point, we have to say, why are we wasting time on these people? Those of you that are so opposed to Trump's stance on refugees, tell me WHY would you want any of these people here? You can give them all the kindness in the world, but unless we replace all American flags with Crescent and stars, and replace all churches and gay bars with mosques, the Muslims over there are not going to be happy, and they are NOT going to come here and live a peaceful life.
And that is NOT saying there are not peaceful Muslims, Muslims who are sick to death of terrorism. People that realize that there is NO difference between the Muslim killer in Nice and the possibly German whackjob in Munich. For example:
There is no us & them in this war. It's humanity vs heartless barbarians. All extremist are same. #Munich
#munich They are killing linking the most beloved thing in my life,The Islam, with their animal desires .. I hope they burn in Hell.
Just the fact that one human being can watch another die in cold blood brings shame to our species. #Munich
But still the BIG news is Obama made a joke in his statement on the attack, and Hillary is taking a walk instead of flying to Europe to "monitor the situation." I reacted to several people making political hay on this as well. For every right-winger thinking Hillary was not doing enough "monitoring" because she has the gall to be out exercising when it happened, you have left wingers saying that Trump inspires people like the "alleged skinhead" who allegedly did this.
And the sad thing? EVERYONE is talking about how we should live in harmony. Overcome the divisions and work together. But you look in the mirror and tell me- do you want the change that comes with YOUR part in that overcoming? Or just want it on YOUR terms?
I know I want it on MY terms. And God help all of you if I get my hands on the Tesseract... BWA-HA-HA-HA!