Our country is in big trouble...huge trouble. It is time for Americans to take a hard look at our values, our conception of justice, and our standards for truth. This piece is intended as a first step in that direction.
The story of Tiger Woods and his (now admitted) "infidelity" is everywhere. The Woods story has piqued the prurient interests of America and the world. The story has dominated the mainstream media for days while the injustice being committed against our Navy Seals and the revelation of the computer code from the CRU (exposing the biggest hoax in the history of the world) have gotten scant attention.
Tiger Woods was on the cover of every magazine and tabloid that I saw while standing in line at the grocery store yesterday. Those publications and those stories are on the grocery stores' racks for a reason: Americans are buying them.
We are more interested in the private life of a guy whose claim to fame is that he can hit a little ball with a stick better than anyone else in the world (whoopee!) than we are in the destruction of our culture.
It is not Tiger Woods' moral values that concern me. (Celebrities of his stature face enormous temptations from all kinds of hustlers and harlots every day of their lives.) It is the fact that while our freedoms and Constitution crumble before our eyes...we are focused on Tiger and his bimbos.
This is our iniquity -- not Tiger's.
Meanwhile, our politically correct military has arraigned two Navy Seals for allegedly punching Ahmed Hashim Abed in the lip. Abed was the terrorist who, several years ago, led the murder and the brutalization of the corpses of four Blackwater security personnel in Iraq. Al-Qaeda instructs its members to claim and/or fake being tortured if captured.
But al-Qaeda is not the real issue here. We are. America has become so politically correct that a terrorist/murderer/sadist who bitches about his bloodied lip might get some of the best and bravest men on this planet thrown into jail. Americans had better pay attention, and soon, to this nonsense.
Very special and highly trained military men, including these Navy Seals, are all who stand between a worldwide Islamic war of jihad and you and me. If we do not rise up to defend these brave soldiers and demand a full pardon and their immediate release, here is what will happen: Dedicated young men and women will refuse to put their lives on the line if a poke in the face of someone who would kill them in a heartbeat gets them time in the brig.
Would you take that job? Make those sacrifices? Put your life on the line? Would you complete your mission, catch the bad guy, and then be thrown into jail for your efforts? I wouldn't. No rational human being would.
Justice in the real world is not politically correct. "Pretty please" or "we respect your unmitigated desire (and efforts) to kill us" are not phrases that matter to a mass murderer. And the next time some whiny, P.C. liberal tells me that "we are no better than they are," my reply is going to be, "Of course we are. That's why Ahmed Hashim Abed only got (allegedly) punched in the face. He wasn't shot in the head, beaten with sticks, burned, and hung on a bridge. How much better than they are do we have to be to make you happy?"
Since the release of the CRU documents that prove the fraud in the science behind man-made global warming, Al Gore has said at least three times (Andrew Bolt of the Herald Sun puts it at four) that the e-mails and information are all ten years old. This is a lie: Some of the e-mails are less than two months old. And dozens upon dozens are less than ten years old. And everyone -- or at least apparently everyone but Al Gore -- knows it. Watch the video of the CNN interview with Gore here. One reporter does say to Gore, as a kind of aside, "Some of them [the e-mails] were from ten years ago, but many of them were far more recent than that."
Gore ignores the statement. Neither of the two reporters further disputes Gore's "ten years old" fabrication. No follow-up challenge from the CNN reporters to Gore's outright lie. None.
The mainstream media has downplayed the significance of the CRU documents. The headline of a recent AP story proclaims that the science from the CRU was not faked. Really? As (among others) Marc Sheppard, Lord Monckton, and I have proven, the CRU findings most certainly were doctored. The raw date was manipulated to "prove" that the world is exponentially warming. There is no doubt about this. And still, the mainstream media has not challenged Al Gore on the blatant absurdity of his claim that the documents were at least ten years old and have no real impact on the AGW debate. CNN did ask him to recite his new poem on the impending doom of mother earth. See that video here (but not if you have recently eaten a meal -- you could lose it).
John 8:32 states the following: "Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."
The corollary of this brilliant piece of scripture should also be written. It would go something like this: "If you ignore the lies, then the lies will imprison you."
Wake up, America. The time left for the truth to set us free is growing very, very short.
Larrey Anderson is a writer, a philosopher, and submissions editor for American Thinker. He is the author of The Order of the Beloved and the memoir, Underground: Life and Survival in the Russian Black Market.