To readers of Biltrix: Yes, I’m still lurking on the blogosphere, here and there, even if I haven’t posted much since the summer. In case you missed my post explaining why my pastimes have changed, you can click here http://biltrix.com/2014/12/31/the-alpaca-and-the-potter-a-love-story/ BUT this is not a plug for Biltrix — It’s a plug for my friend “Laughing Catholic” — great writer, humorist, and kind-of-nice-guy. If you enjoyed Biltrix, you’ll enjoy following his blog too!
Originally posted on Laughing Catholic:
President Obama reminded Americans this week that while the murdering Islamists are beheading children, raping women and burning people alive, we can’t get on our high horse. After all, there were the crusades.
Please. We are long past (800 years past) the point where we should be trying to compare current atrocities to anything that occurred during the crusades.
I’m outraged by the mayhem occurring in the Middle East. And there is absolutely no reason for me to temper that concern because of something that happened hundreds of years ago. A past wrong doesn’t diminish a current atrocity.
In the middle of the last century, America fought a rather bloody war with Germany and Japan. Both those countries clearly had lost their moral compass and engaged in despicable acts. But 70 years later, Americans are buying Japanese cars and computers. Germany is an important ally. I even like the German…
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