Indiscriminate Acceptance

In this world of YouTube beheadings and convoluted tax code and feuding politicians and cars that “choose not to” crank, there are those blogs that can take any daily issue and turn it into something that will make your spray your coffee on your monitor while you snort in hysterical gales of laughter and madly dash to the LGR because you haven’t kept up with your Kegels. “I have to sit down” is one of them. Written by Simcha, a hilarious stay-at-home mom held captive by a herd of children somewhere between the un-weaned and not-quite-driving, plus home-schooling. Give that woman a MEDAL. And the Key to the City. And a Margarita.

Ahem. Anyway, her post yesterday on Coexist with this hit the Multicultural Nail right on its hajibed head. I’ve seen these bumper stickers around for quite a while, mostly on the campus of the left-leaning university where I work or on BMWs in the parking lot of Home Depot (yeah, right….I bet you’d really coexist with the “disturbed youth” who just delivered a pipe bomb in your pizza and blew the new ostentatious double-lighted, leaded glass, non-rain-forest-harvested mahogany front door right off of that house you can’t afford). Ahem. Sorry….I must not have had enough coffee today. Or maybe not enough.

It’s terribly fashionable to take important, very specific ideas and paste them into a collage demonstrating Everythingness. They’re trying to say, “Can’t we all just get along?” without sounding like a punchline.

Well, this is worse than using a picture of child’s face as a mouse pad, which is unseemly. This is worse than using the American flag as boxer shorts or dish towels, which is disrespectful. By using meaningful symbols as mere letters in a word, this bumper sticker subsumes the significant and specific into a suffocating mass of indiscriminate acceptance.

[…] I don’t think it’s blasphemous; I just think it’s dangerously careless. Are you sure you want to just swallow down that soup without checking out the ingredients first? A few of those symbols look awfully prickly.

As they say, read the whole thing. But put your morning liquid of choice down first.

This multicultural, kum-ba-yah crap has got to stop. It is not just destroying America; it is eroding the freedoms in numerous countries across the world. Between churches that deny Christ to Islamic Awareness Month (like we aren’t painfully aware of it all the time, anyway) to the race for “raw materials” to hajibs at Harvard.

Bush-Hate has its very own category in the Multicultural Pantheon. Forget respecting the Commander-in-Chief (of this country, or any country for that matter) – let’s get him just because we hate him!!!! Even former officials fall victim to this dibilitating disease. As she attacks the country she formerly served as Secretary of State, I can’t help but wonder what Maddy Albright would like in a burqua. Where would she put her brooch? Why can’t the Dhimmicrats see that by politicizing the survival of this country, they are playing into the jihadist’s hands?

Yes, indeed, it is all very prickly.

UPDATE: Found this over at Sippican Cottage on the perceived “coolness” of having nothing in your head that could be considered an original thought.

I see a lot of very insulting and condescending epithets hurled at those who exhibit simple religious piety. It is generally rained down upon the meek believers by persons who cannot bring themselves to forgo anything that might bring them a moment’s pleasure or amusement out of hand. Abstract right and wrong as a method to govern your life is assumed to be dead. Even worse than dead; it’s not cool.

[…] The world is full of compelling and competing superstitions. I guess it’s just up to us to choose a pleasant one. Or not.

Gerard liked it so much, he immediately cranked out a book about it. Heh.



  1. driver said,

    March 28, 2008 at 10:19 am

    GOD, how I hate that Kum-ba-yah crap.

    It is just, simply, not an “It’s a Small World After All” place that we inhabit. It just isn’t. But you can’t convince people who have a soda commercial perspective on world affairs. The Obamakin types.

  2. Obi's Sister said,

    March 28, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    Exactly driver! Check out the Update above.

    There’s some kind of “I’d like to teach the world to sing, in perfect harmony” parody in there somewhere. Then the “persons with inner struggles” run over the hill and chop everybody’s head off, kinda like the police at the end of Monty Python’s Holy Grail, but with more blood. And Rage Boy.


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