When you invoke labels upon nature… you have already lost the argument while thinking you won… against yourself.
To all the Paulistas and Paulestinians…. Stop worshiping the Buddha on the road… In order to progress, move on, grow and mature… you MUST kill it.
Politics is NOT a god… and politicians are even less…
And if you are content to put them on a pedestal, and yourself beneath them…
Do not act surprised when those who haven’t given up themselves over to and surrendered themselves unto your idol, choose to walk their path, on level ground, instead of reducing themselves to kneeling beneath their free will, and under that of someone else, and their ideological army.
Think about Martin Luther King Jr. and why he succeeded, and compare that to what you call and would call “victory…”
To most that would be a disservice to King’s example, and nothing short of a “hollow victory” of substituting one dogma for another and subverting the free will of all of man.
Being free to pick your master, still leaves one a slave. Even if you like your master, you are not free…
Who started Iraq? It is not Christianity they hate, it is our unquestioned support for ISRAEL they hate! And with good reason, with our occupation of their holy lands. But Rand can’t stand up to the Israel Lobby, and be (s)elected by the masters of the universe, to do their bidding… So if he must attack Muslims, and pander through religion to do so, creating division, where there should be addition… So be it. Ron Paul would NEVER do this. Rand Paul should be ashamed!
Megan is an insult to the word “intelligence” and is the Paris Hilton of the GOP. Keep living off of your daddy’s money and keep your mouth shut, you stupid, spoiled… (well Paris Hilton knows what the next word is…) You father is a traitor and you are even less…
What if Martin Luther King was booed and not allowed to speak, his unpopular views? Would that commentator consider it to be a similar “victory” if the prevailing mob rule, majority, was allowed to silence unpopular speech, and share ideas, and listen to others concerns, as they would have to listen to his own.
Does progress come from dialogue or dictate? By force and coercion or collaboration and shared respect of individual human dignity.
All the great minds, back to Galileo, spoke heresies of the prevailing social order of the day… And in the end, what was accomplished by their shared experience, what benefited mankind? Innovation, peace, understanding and prosperity.
But still there are individuals like the panelist, who see and embrace division, who canonize those who give and show no respect, nor diversity of thought. Who cannot see outside of themselves, of the community as a whole, and how such policies, while abhorrent, were created from a climate of respective anarchy and destruction.
Preaching intolerance as a virtue to “fight intolerance” itself, does not make you virtuous, it makes you part of the problem you proclaim to despise with self-righteous indignation, when you abandon righteous indignation, with the self-serving adulation and indulgence of the ego of the collective, instead of the respect for the natural rights due to all man.
Bottom line: You can’t fight division, by preaching and enforcing division. That is not how people come together to solve problems, it only serves to perpetuate them.