Ahmedinejad and Columbia
— 09-24-2007 @ 04:19 PM
I admit to being somewhat torn about Ahmedinejad speaking at Columbia. Like Cal Thomas in today's front page article at Human Events, I'm irritated that he got invited to Columbia and evidently spoke without interruption or heckling, while conservatives, border security advocates etc, are either disinvited or get the "hecklers veto".
On the other hand, I think our people should hear him.
People in this fat, happy, lucky country of ours just don't believe in evil anymore. Notice how people either avoid using the word - or use it in such a loose sense that it doesn't mean anything.
Our people need to hear it, see it and get close enough to look into the eyes of a man who would kill you without a second thought - for what? Having different opinions about religion? Refusing to acknowledge the superiority of his civilization? Any reason that you could comprehend at all?
The problem of our country today is, that we have had the good life for so long now that we've forgotten that there really are people like that in the world - and that a small but significant number of our own people find the idea of that kind of power exciting.