Tuesday, February 14

Jazzy gives example of hate causing speech

Speaking of rhetoric that could fuel violence, former V.P. Al Gore made some anti-American comments while speaking at a conference in Saudi Arabia. He said, "Arabs in the United States have been indiscriminately rounded up, often on minor charges of overstaying a visa or not having a green card in proper order, and held in conditions that were just unforgivable." It does not take a cat as discerning and brilliant as I am to discern that this kind of talk in the middle-east stirs up even more anti-American hate. Of course the liberal MSM media doesn’t get upset because Gore is a teammate and has their support. They are too busy trying to make the Cheney hunting accident into a mountain instead of a molehill. The difference between hate causing speech and free speech really comes down to whether it is politically correct or not.

5 comments:

Elle said...

But is what Gore said, um... true?

jazzycat said...

The first sentence to the post is the key to the point: "Speaking of rhetoric that could fuel violence, former V.P. Al Gore made some anti-American comments while speaking at a conference in Saudi Arabia."

What Gore said is probably not true and certainly greatly exaggerated. Maybe he is in a contest with Jimmy Carter and Ramsey Clark to see who can make the most outrageous anti-American comment. True or not, I think these comments give aid and comfort to the radical Islamist who would like to kill all Americans incuding you and me. I do not want that to happen, do you?

Bad Liberal said...

True or not, I think these comments give aid and comfort to the radical Islamist.

But if they're not true, it's not Gore giving comfort to anyone, it's the people lying in his name. So not only are the American people are being betrayed by these lies, so is Gore... or do you want to clarify what you said to lay a clearer blame at Gore's feet?

jazzycat said...

When former vice-president Gore made his outrageous anti-American statement in Saudi Arabia, he was very clearly giving aid and comfort to the enemy. This rhetoric gives them encouragement that they are right and that American is divided. It certainly helps them recruit more suicide jihadists to further terrorize the world. He could have been concerned over 3000 people dying because of 9-11 and he could have been concerned because they take innocent hostages and cut their heads off. But no, he is upset because we may have detained a few in outrageous conditions. Even if this is true, which I seriously doubt, he is clearly to blame for inciting anti-American hate in the Middle East. I hope this clear enough for you.

Bad Liberal said...

Jazzycat, it is now much clearer what you are thinking, thank you. Had Gore kept his mouth shut it is certain that Islamists would eventually have just forgotten whatever it is they regard as grievances, and put jihad aside for the peaceful tending of goats instead. But with Gore's encouragement, I can almost hear them say, "You know Ahkbar, I was getting to the point where I just couldn't be bothered to slaughter the infidel any more, but Mr Gore saying that the US are mistreating prisoners makes me want to strap explosives to myself and blow up a Kansas kindergarten!" That was assuming they didn't already know that the US was breaching all kinds of human rights, which I accept is unlikely, given that they all seem to subscribe to obscure (even in Denmark) Danish newspapers. And while it is repulsive that among them should be some who rejoiced at 9/11, I wonder how many extremists are encouraged by a former politician of little significance to do battle with the west, compared with those who perhaps feel that there is something to complain about in the thirty-odd thousand civilian (not combatant) deaths in Iraq since March 2003. No, actually, I don't wonder about that - I think they think civilian deaths are more relevant to them than the utterings of a man who was never regarded as very inspiring even among the people who voted for him when he was Vice-President. So I think we agree, thank you.