Re: France: Don't publish photo of naked breasts, but hooray to trying to incite violence with naked mohammed
posted at 9/19/2012 12:19 PM EDT
The whacko wingnut's nose-to-buttocks lemming-like worldview doesn't serve them well when actually operating in the real world.
Wingnuts live in an alternate reality full of rainbows and unicorns with nary a thought not approved by the echo chambers.
They want everyone, everywhere to act as the wingnuts want them to act. They just can't fathom the fact that people act in unpredictable and stupid ways.
What's fascinating is that the actions of the radical muslims in many ways mirrors the acts committed by the radical right-wing christians in their jihad against abortion. At least a dozen people associated with abortion rights have been murdered by the christian right since the 80's, all in the name of their god. But just as the vast majority of christians don't want to be associated with those that resort to violence, neither does the overwhelming majority of muslims. Given the fact that islam is the largest religion in the world, the proportions in both religions are the same.
In this case, the whacko wingnuts display an uncanny ability of cognitive dissonance on a number of levels.
They want the world to respect the rights we enjoy under the US Constitution, no matter the place or the circumstance. Yet those same Constitutionalists do not want those same rights afforded foreign suspects captured and brought to the US. Heck they don't even want to abide by the treaties the US has signed with respect to prisoners.
The wingnuts wail about islam as a violent religion and yet their preferred response is more violence. Even with the overwhelming evidence that these terrorists comprise a minuscule part of islam overall, the wingnuts want to prosecute a war on all of islam.
There is no doubt that those terrorists should be killed or captured but that doesn't mean that we should punish entire countries or an entire religion for the actions taken by a few.
As has been pointed out, free speech is not absolute. There are many cases where speech is either un-Constitutional or just plain unwise.
Yelling fire in a crowded theater is not protected speech. It's only aim is to incite chaos and harm.
Making a video who's only purpose is to incite a reaction is the same thing.