attack that collapsed the World Trade Center
happened just days ago
. The ongoing feelings of horror
in the wake of the attack were tempered a bit by feelings of brotherhood
s came together to offer support
and as people around the world
expressed their own shock
that so many people could be killed. That made me feel pretty good
about the state of the world--I'm not a person known for patriotism
, but I was proud
of how we were behaving.
But now the jackal
s are stirring about...
It started with a message on a discussion board
elsewhere, where someone accused another poster: "You and your liberal pals made our country weak
. Those deaths are on your head." Later, another poster said, "You Americans got what you deserved for the way you've treated the Middle East
for the past 20 years."
Jackals, you see. Circling.
On the news
this morning, 300 people who call themselves Americans marching on a mosque
, waving flags and shouting "USA! USA!" In San Francisco
, someone threw a bag of blood
at an immigration
office that serves people of Middle Eastern descent. A man in Suffolk County
tried to run over
woman with his car, screaming that he was doing it for his country. Arab cabbie
s have been dragged out of their vehicles and beaten.
Jackals. Lean and hungry. Creep
ing around us. Wanting their own taste of blood
A syndicated columnist
named Ann Coulter
said in a recent column: "We know who the homicidal maniacs are. They are the ones cheering and dancing right now. We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity."
And our "friend" Jerry Falwell
said on the "700 Club": "I really believe that the pagans, and the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle, the ACLU, People For the American Way, all of them who have tried to secularize America. I point the finger in their face and say 'you helped this happen.'"
ing among us. Disguise
d as fellow American
s or fellow Christian
Jackals. Racist motherfucker
I'm not a patriot
--but I know I hate people who kick
others when they're down. I'm not a Christian
--but I know what Christ
stood for. And I'm tired of watching jackals slink among us, smug
that we will let them be.
Put the word out. I
will not let them be. I will call them what they are. I will shout them down when I can. I will insult
their parentage in public. I will hold them up for ridicule
when possible. If necessary to prevent injury
people, I will
resort to violence
. Yes, I see the irony
. No, I don't care.
If you know a jackal, warn him that I'm out here, waiting.
If you are
a jackal, watch your back.