Thursday, March 10, 2011

Today, March 10, I'm talkin about....

Hmmm....are we supposed to hate ALL Muslims because of 9/11? 

I have a hard time lumping people of one group in the same pot. What happens if they LOOK Muslim but have converted to Christianity or Judaism? How do you know, looking at me, with my brown skin, that I'm not Muslim? But the main question...are ALL Muslims terrorists?

I think that most of us with common sense, know that not all Muslims are terrorist, not all Middle Easterners are Muslim, not all Muslims hate Americans and the "American Way." Can't we all just love one another as human beings? Even though some humans may be mean to us. What happened to turning the other cheek? Was that a rule just for me, or was everyone included in those instructions? My little sister, who was found in a cabbage patch (that's my story and I'm sticking to it), still deserves to be treated with respect because she is part of my family, I am instructed by God to still love her. I may not like her very much, or her intrusion into my life 42 years ago, but she's still my sister. 

The congressional hearings on whether or not to look into ALL American Muslim's background just seems so Hilterish to me. Isn't that how he started out? Am I calling Peter King (R-NY) a Nazi? I don't know the man, so I can't say for sure what he is, but from my perspective though he IS a racist! Why is our country going down a path that we condemned in another country?

I have been blessed with friends (family too) of many different colors, many different religions, many different sexual orientations. From Right Wing Conservatives to Lefty Liberals and from all over the world. Some I like more than others, but that's not because of their religion, color, political affiliation or sexual orientation. It has more to do with the fact that they, individually, have shown me kindness.

So, in saying all of that, I say to Mr. KKKing (oops) (not really) look at each individual person. Maybe he should do background checks on everyone here in America. Because the Muslim terrorists that I've seen on tv lately, have blonde hair and blue eyes and American accents. I don't even think that kid who was trying to pull off a "Columbine type" school shooting, a couple of weeks ago, was Muslim. Was he? But I tell you what he TERRIFIES me! People like that Michigan militia group, they terrify me! Pit Bulls not on a leash, they terrify me! The fact that a meal at Olive Garden can literally make me gain 3 pounds, terrifies me! Are they all terrorists?

I say we should look closely at all of these backgrounds to see if we need to abolish them, imprison them, or just hate them in our country. 

Doesn't that sound just stupid??


  1. Well said. Generalizations, especially when it comes to judging a group of people, can only lead us down the wrong path. Oh, wait. Is that a generalization?

  2. "Can't we all just love one another as human beings?" I love your post, Maria and I couldn't agree with you more! You can categorize people in one of about a thousand different ways (race, gender, age, religion, skin color, sexual orientation, political affiliation, etc.) and in each group you will find GOOD people and BAD people. I try very hard not to judge people. It is not for me to judge. However, I do base my like or dislike of a person based on how he or she treats me or others. And that should be the sole way of "judging" people. - Nancy