The latest story in the news, which I am sure will enrage Sean Hannity and many on the right, are the latest comments by Ilhan Omar, their favorite punching bag.
Here is what she said:
“We must have the same level of accountability and justice for all victims of crimes against humanity. We have seen unthinkable atrocities committed by the US, Hamas, Israel, Afghanistan, and the Taliban. I asked @SecBlinken where people are supposed to go for justice.”
Tom “The Jackass” Cotton, a Harvard graduate, responded by saying that Ilhan Omar is welcome to leave the country if she doesn’t like it. Many others on the right have equally denounced her.
To begin with, you can love your country and criticize it at the same time.
Pointing out the mistakes of your country does not make you an enemy of the country.
On the contrary, doing so often strengthens the country.
A person, a company, a country needs to be big enough to admit such when it has made a mistake. And America is no different than any other country or individual in that it makes mistakes.
America has made many mistakes, and we are not doing our selves any favors by sweeping them under the rug.
When we criticize America for the 2,000,000 Vietnamese that were killed during the Vietnam war, the 500,000 in Iraq, the 500,000 in Syria, the 200,000 between Libya and Afghanistan, plus the 1,000,000 (that’s right, six zeros) in Indonesia that our CIA facilitated, we are not being un-American.
It is not un-American to dissent. Our Founding Fathers were dissenters.
Suppose Tom Jefferson’s fellow colonists had said to him: Great Britain’s colonies! Love them or leave them!
Well, as a matter of fact, he did. So be careful what you ask for.
We are not demeaning the American soldier or the average American by pointing out American atrocities.
What we are doing is criticizing the criminal leadership of the United States of America that has put us in a position to commit these crimes.
Never confuse yourself with your leadership.
The American people are decent people; their leaders are criminals.
Perhaps this is why Tom Cotton denounced Ilhan Omar.
He knows that he and his Harvard kind are criminals, so what he tries to do is equate her criticism of America as a criticism of you the average American.
I don’t see it that way.
I also don’t see where it’s my job as a conservative to stick up for a conservative like Tom Cotton who says stupid things.
The “love it or leave it” philosophy goes back in my lifetime to the Vietnam war. If you criticized your country for its policy in Vietnam, you were told to either love the country or leave it.
Well, I love my country. I think Americans are the greatest.
I don’t want to see that greatness besmirched by a global killing machine engineered by Harvard graduates for the purposes of making money for more Harvard graduates.
And I certainly don’t want US soldiers fighting useless wars so that rich guys from Harvard, the chums and classmates of Tom Cotton, can become billionaires because they’re too useless and too incompetent to make it the honest way.
Ilhan Omar doesn’t need to apologize for her comments at all.
Tom Cotton is the one who needs to apologize. He betrays the Founding Fathers every day of the week
Through her dissent, Ilhan Omar reveals herself as the true American.
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