I can't believe it - - Bill Clinton and I see eye to eye.
Did you hear his comments on Late Night with Seth Meyers? They were gutsy, straight forward and not politically correct. I was shocked. Here is what he said:
"...the world’s greatest double standard -- if you come to our country, we won’t let you worship the way you want, we won’t let you say what you want to say, we won’t let you do what you want to do. However, we have come to your country, therefore we have the right to do whatever we want to do, including kill you if you make us mad,"
Wow, he is calling out Islamic fundamentalists. And it is true, as a group, they demand that we accept this double standard without question. If you go to Saudi Arabia, Iran or Pakistan, Christianity is not welcomed. Instead those who choose to leave Islam or are interested in exploring other faiths are either killed or persecuted. But when these same groups come to America, Britain, Canada or France they demand to live by their own repressive Sharia codes. Have you ever watched the movie "Not Without My Daughter"? Go watch it if you want to see just how real the double standard is that actually exists.
Political progressives in our country often don't see the contradiction; and that is why Bill Clinton's comments are so refreshing. He gets it!
For the sake of being seen as nice and accepting, most of the sophisticated cultural moderates that live in our elite universities and run much of the popular media will not call a spade a spade - - they are scared to declare that Muslim extremism is dangerous and vile. Political correctness, which has been brought about from the rise of secularism, has left people of good-will unprotected from the evil we now know as worldwide terrorism.
But when people are killed in cold blood on the streets in Europe and Australia, it has a way of waking even moderate liberals up. Evil is real, and if it is not confronted with stiff resolve, it will continue to push the world around like a bully pushes nerds around in the hall-way of junior high.
So I just wanted to take the opportunity to say, "Thanks Bill, it is great to hear you call a spade a spade." I often don't get the opportunity to show the other political side of the isle that I am a reasonable guy. But lets not get too crazy...this does not mean I will ever consider voting for his wife...I am not that reasonable!