Innocence Of Mormons
There has been violence in Egypt and Libya recently. The purported cause of this violence is a movie about Islam. The trailer for this film is embedded. PG could not watch more than two minutes of this dreadful excuse for entertainment.
It is doubtful than many people in the attacking mobs have seen the film. Their religious leaders were told about the flick, and then fired up the masses to fight. There is no telling what those mobs were told. It is probably more inflammatory in Arabic than English.
Before the attacks, there were reports of unrest in Cairo. The embassy tried to do what diplomats do, and calm things down. They issued a statement “The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims—as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions. … Respect for religious beliefs is a cornerstone of American democracy. We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others.”
POTUS wannabe Mitt Romney is eager to score political points with this mess. “It’s a terrible course for America to stand in apology for our values,” Romney told reporters. “It’s never too early for the U.S. government to condemn attacks on Americans and defend our values. … “
This blog will leave the debates over religion to Jesus and Mo. The debate over foreign policy and politics is handed over to the vidiocracy, both mainstream and shallow creek. This post is about values.
The movie in question is made by “52-year-old Israeli-American Islamophobe in Southern California named Sam Bacile. It is being promoted by Florida preacher Terry Jones, who enjoyed his fifteen minutes for threatening to burn a Quaran. This post is not about their religion, or politics, but about entertainment values, or lack of same.
To put it as charitably as possible, the trailer is terrible. The part that PG saw would be laughed out of any cineplex in America. This is not what people watch to enjoy themselves.
Americans make noise about politics and religion, but what people really believe in is being entertained. That is the where the values of America lie. The POTUS wannabe said “Innocence of Muslims” is typical of American values. This sends a clear message that Willard Mitt Romney is a pandering idiot, with no idea of the entertainment values of mainstream America.
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