HOW DO I OFFEND THEE?
LET ME COUNT THE WAYS
OR, TRAITORS TO AMERICA
I don’t think I’m particularly sensitive, though I do take
offense at some things/words/actions.
And you, dear reader, can also be at least mildly offended. You are not necessarily offended by the same
things that offend me. In some cases,
our offensiveness buttons may be direct opposites.
But here’s one on which I suspect we can all agree.
There’s a new film, made in Turkey,
called “Valley of the Wolves: Iraq.” It is a largely fictional examination of the
war, and it portrays American soldiers (not the government, the soldiers
themselves) as blood-thirsty monsters who enjoy murdering children.
That’s not surprising, even though Turkey
is allegedly our ally. What bothers me
is that two well-known American actors star in the film. Billy Zane plays a soldier and, get this,
Gary Busey plays a Jewish doctor who harvests the organs of Iraqi prisoners and
sells them to rich transplant patients in Israel.
Yep, I’m offended.
This being America,
those actors were within their rights to take part in the production of
anti-American, anti-Jewish propaganda.
But I can’t help but think their mothers must be ashamed of them.
I hardly need to mention that this film can and will be
shown all over the world without the least worry about rioting Jews burning
down the theaters, but I guess I mentioned it anyway.
Of course, why should we take any notice of this? The Arab/Muslim press is full of virulently
anti-Semitic propaganda on a daily basis, including referring to Jews as pigs
and dogs. Throughout history, I doubt there’s any ill that has not been blamed on Jews by somebody or other at some point in time.
Do I sound offended?
Here’s a chart of religions as a percentage of world population.
Draw your own conclusions.