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Peace, anti-Iraq, and Satan

November 28, 2006

I really hate it when my most cynical opinions are proven correct. Specifically, that religion and patriotism are used too much in the U.S. as a blindfold and a justifier of ignorance. Here, we have a family in Pagosa Springs, Colorado who put a wreath on the outside of their house that contained the peace symbol. I guess it only stands to reason that the people would assume this family was not supporting the troops, what with that peace symbol out there. I heard that churches are replacing “peace on earth, good will towards men” with “freedom in Iraq, good will towards patriots only”.

The anti-Iraq point is understandable if I lower myself to that standard of ignorant dementia, but satanic? The peace sign? How many years would an American have to live under a rock to not recognize the peace sign? This, better than any other example I could provide, proves that the vocal idiots of America can create any divide they want, so long as they are loud enough.

Now, some may say that everything turned out okay because the neighborhood group dropped the fine. However, this incident will leave a legacy of distrust in that small neighborhood because of the insipid foolishness of a vocal few who have no qualms with lowering the curve for the rest of us as long as their views are not challenged.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. November 28, 2006 11:20 am

    Plus, I understand that the use and display of signs etc was left to the discretion of a committee. This committee did not chose to force the woman to remove this peace sign wreath so they were summarily dismissed by the chair!!!
    He then appointed a new committee who acted per his wishes.

    Some democratic group!

    Since when hasn’t Christmas been about PEACE ON EARTH AND GOODWILL TOWARD MEN and since when has a peace sign meant
    GET OUT OF IRAQ?

  2. Dana Garrett permalink
    December 2, 2006 6:50 pm

    “I really hate it when my most cynical opinions are proven correct.”

    You’ll get used to it eventually. But then you have to go through the next and worse stage: when you realize that things are actually much worse than you could have ever conceived in your most cynical imaginings. Now that is a pisser.

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