"Well, actually, I hate to say this to you because I don’t want to get your ego going. But I think you’re right. I think, look, political correctness can lead to some kind of paralysis where you don’t address reality.
I mean, look, Bill, I’m not a bigot. You know the kind of books I’ve written about the civil rights movement in this country. But when I get on the plane, I got to tell you, if I see people who are in Muslim garb and I think, you know, they are identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims, I get worried. I get nervous.
Now, I remember also that when the Times Square bomber was at court, I think this was just last week. He said the war with Muslims, America’s war is just beginning, first drop of blood. I don’t think there’s any way to get away from these facts."
That's an honest statement that reflects a natural human reaction to the events that have transpired.
This is not a small thing. This is what is undermining our nation, and it's ubiquitous presence extending into our military is the kind of thinking that is destroying our ability to defend ourselves.
The whole notion that there are opinions that cannot be thought, much less expressed is the same one behind Ft. Hood commanders Lt. General Robert Cone declaring
"preliminary evidence did not suggest that the shooting was terrorism"
The Leutenant General's statement implies he is unable to interpret the significance of Nidal Malik Hasan shouting "Allah Akbar" as he shot down the commander's unarmed soldiers. This of course was followed by Cheif of Staff George Casey's reassurances that he understands what was truly at risk at Fort Hood when he stated
"And as horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casuality, I think that's worse"
Fortunately for the base personnel they had the services of little Kimmy Munley, who had the stones to shoot back at this SOB without worrying whether or not his feelings would be hurt, and without inquiring first as to the diverstiy that his presence on the base represented.
If General Casey had been sitting in the base infirmary as Major Hassan stood up to address his fellow servicemen and women, would the general be thinking the most important thing in his command was diversity in the military? When the NPR management officers take their place in the first class section of their next air trip, would they feel comforted to see Mohammed Atta sitting up in the front row of their flight?
More importantly, would they know that they still lived in a country where they were free to give voice to their thoughts and feelings?