Rachel Maddow’s monologue is barely exaggeration. It is almost exactly how the far right wing in our country operates. Enjoy:[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjmRA413xeg&feature=player_embedded 300 250]
These neo-cons don’t actually believe in American values. They don’t value our system. They don’t support the adversarial system that forms the basis of our jurisprudential system. These hatemongers don’t realize that in the American legal system, even Satan himself would get a lawyer and a fair trial. That’s the greatness of our country. Do these neo-cons not believe in the ideals of our great nation?
Instead, they want to adopt the ways of dictatorships…simply greasing people suspected of terrorism, or locking them up in gulags without fair trials. These far right wing loons think that our system is not strong enough to withstand these terrorists, so we have to give up all our values. (The terrorists want to destroy our values, and the only way we can prevent that is by destroying our values!) These neo-cons are quite simply un-American.
As a side-note: I can’t help but think that the only reason why Liz Cheney’s smear against the nine lawyers will be challenged (at least by some people in the media) is because those men are not Muslims. When it comes to Muslims, such smears–six degrees of separation, guilt by association, etc.–are almost never questioned. It’s open season against Muslims. In fact, a smeared Muslim will have to spend the rest of his life defending himself and his name.
Lastly, I think it’s sad that “bin” has become associated with terrorist. “Bin” simply means “son of” and is used by an entire ethnic group as the way they name and identify themselves. It should be as offensive as saying “ching chang chong” or similar things. But alas, you can nowadays say almost anything about and against Muslims.