Friday, March 24, 2006

Another reason why I'm not much of a fiction fan

I mean, why bother? Real life is far better. The drama, the humor, the irony. Sometimes they all merge into one great script. We saw one this week.

Of course, the MSM missed much of the good stuff that makes the world go 'round in the story of the rescue of the three Christian "peace activists".

My immediate reaction to the freeing of the "peace activists" in Iraq was, of course, joy. We all rejoice when an innocent is spared from jihadis. Notwithstanding what follows, this still holds true.

Yet, this episode has me wondering: Don't the warmongering British and American troops get any credit for the rescue? Apparently not. It appears that the reward for the good deeds of these Samaritans was to get another moralizing lecture. Indeed, it took Doug Pritchard, co-director of Christian Peacemaker Teams, no time at all to bluster: "We believe that the illegal occupation of Iraq by Multinational Forces is the root cause of the insecurity which led to this kidnapping and so much pain and suffering in Iraq."

Doesn't the Bible say something about thanks?

Also, the "Christian Peacemaker Teams" apparently weren't moved by the immense pain and suffering in Iraq before the fall of Saddam. Or were they? Were they "making peace" in Iraq when Saddam was sawing off limbs and filling mass graves? Perhaps a peacenik "point of order" would not have been permitted in those times. Yet, it seems there was no one there to ask this question at the presser after the rescue. I don't know. I was working. Where was Gregory? Still upset over the quail hunting accident?

In case any one bothered to notice, these "peace activists" were taken hostage by a group of crazies who laughingly call themselves the "Swords of Righteousness Brigade". Now, this is good comedy. Surely, the SRB takes themselves quite seriously, but ... swords? Who needs swords to "capture" a bunch of pacifist leftists? This "operation" could have been done with a pop gun. Or a lit paper bag full of dog excrement on the front porch. Now, you might need a sword if you wandered into Camp Victory looking for some action. But hey ... jihadis aren't much for that stuff.

And "righteousness"? I just love reading the linked story and noting how the writers just fly right over that. One must be crazy-evil-stupid to do such things and be brazen enough to claim to be acting in the name of "righteousness". But such is the nature of Radical Islam. It tolerates no "unrighteousness" or independent thought.

And finally ... "Brigade?" As in a military unit? Enough said.

Oh, the irony. But it just keeps coming. For Christian "fundies" like me are willing to let the Christian "peace activists" of the world reap what they sow with their lunacy. Even though such misguided souls would not only turn their cheeks but would turn mine and my family's ... I still won't lop their head off. Yet, the jihadis would ... even though they're on the same side as the "peace activists" in Iraq. Go figure.

The MSM's leftist template is so deeply embedded in its consciousness as to not note a tiny fraction of the foregoing humor/drama/irony that unfolded this week.

They wrote a good book. And didn't know it.