We have a problem in this country. Well, obviously more than one, but I have a particular one in mind. It goes back to what I have said in an earlier post about the state of education in this country. Correct me if I am wrong, but I seem to remember quoting a source that has this country ranked 34th in the world in education. But despite this deficit we certainly remain an opinionated people. So... if our opinions are not crafted through education where are we getting our "facts" from? Increasingly it seems we are getting them from television. Someone on TV spouts off on some topic and if it seems to jive with our own biases it becomes "fact". People on both the left and right are guilty of this but I have to say that, in my humble opinion, the folks on the right seem to be the most grevious offenders. The latest bit of hogwash they are selling Americans is the whole "controversy" about a Mosque being built near ground zero. What a joke! Do we live in America or what? Does the concept of "freedom of religion" ring a bell to anyone? The case can be made that our nation stands or falls on the kind of principles that would allow any type of religious building to be built anywhere on private property. "Land of the Free" anyone?
When I hear people complaining about all this, you know what I think? I think the terrorists are loving it. This is a win for them. But this time it's even better: they have us abandoning our own American ideals.
Sad. Really sad.