Friday, November 6, 2009

PC'd to Death

PC’d to Death
(by R.P.Edwards)

Now, don’t you dare
Connect the dots
There’s nothing there to see
Coincidence and circumstance
The hallmarks of PC
So just forget the pattern
Where murder is OK
And as your loved one’s laid to rest
You have a pleasant day

My wife greeted me with the information that the shooter was still alive.  Huh?  “Oh,” she continued.  “You didn’t hear about the shooting at Fort Hood?”  The answer: no.  I was doing that work thing.  Well, as everyone knows by now, a disgruntled army major by the name of Nidal Malik Hasan opened fire and killed twelve of his fellow soldiers before he was subdued by four non-lethal rounds.  And, this guy is a Muslim.

Yes, yes, I understand, we must not jump to conclusions.  After all, thousands of the Islamic faith have served honorably (so I’m told), and one bad apple is hardly representative.  But here’s my concern; I am troubled by the thought that in our zeal to be politically correct; in our rush to not offend or possibly “profile,” we may have allowed an already unstable individual to latch on to an outlet for his rage…which just so happens to have a “devout” Muslim label.  In other words, his faith connection may have given him an “out,” a justification for what civilized folk call homicide. 

So, what to do? Well, since we are inextricably tied to a conflict(s) in the Muslim sphere, it is only reasonable that those American servicemen who espouse said faith would undergo closer scrutiny.  The ACLU may balk, but perhaps if a little more unfettered analysis had been done, perhaps the thanksgiving holiday, just weeks away, would be a time of rejoicing…instead of tears.

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Wesley Sargent said...

RP - Thanks for your post today. It means quite a bit. I will be ever vigilant as I believe that complacency is behind the reason we have another event of terrorism perpetrated on our soil. Wanted to let you know, and hope you don't mind - I plan to recite your poem/song "The Stone" this Sunday at a church. I've been invited to speak as a veteran in honor of Veteran's Day. Thanks for understanding what we must do, and knowing that we cannot allow our American way of life become crumbled under the weight of political correctness.

R.P. Edwards said...

Thanks Wesley. Yes, yes, "The Stone" is meant to be shared. God bless you in your efforts. I'll be praying for you...and all our vets.