There was a notable article by Dorothy Rabinowitz at the Wall Street Journal today. The article discusses the disconnect between our enlightened elites and mainstream Americans, and the fact that these elites lack a common sense shared by most Americans. Here is a quote from the article I wish to share with you.
"Here was an idea we have been hearing more and more of lately—the need to show the world America's devotion to democracy and justice, also cited by the administration as a reason to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in New York City. Who is it, we can only wonder, that requires these proofs?"
Do read the entire article here.
Please think about the above quote for a minute. Who does America need to convince that it is a just and moral country? The dictators in the Middle East? Russia's Putin? Perhaps we need to convince the likes of Hugo Chavez?
Or, perhaps the problem lies with the ones who make such assertions about Americans needing to sacrifice their good sense and placate the ones who celebrate our tragedy. Maybe the folks who propose such strategies are themselves ashamed of our country and our people. Do they view this country through the eyes of our enemies because that is the company they've surrounded themselves with?
One fact should be obvious to the locally elected officials. The proposal of building a mosque so close to Ground Zero is going to be extremely painful for many of this city's residents. I would venture a guess that this is a painful ordeal for not only most of NY residents, but for the overwhelming majority of our entire country. It is not only the resentment that this act will bring out in most Americans. This rubbing of salt into still raw wounds will create an angry population and severely disrupt the peace in our city. This fact alone should be sufficient grounds for moving the mosque to a different location. It is strange that something so obvious escapes these officials.
What do they believe will happen? Is it so difficult to predict that at some point the struggle over the building of this mosque will turn violent? The subjection of this city to further violence is the exact result sought by many radical Muslims who war against America. Based on recent reports of politically motivated acts of violence, I predict that initial strike will come from someone on the left seeking to show their contempt for the conservative right. Or perhaps it will be another Muslim trying to prove his worth and follow in the footsteps of Mohammed.
From a historical point of view, the desecration of graveyards never goes unanswered. If one believes in the divine, then the answer as to why such acts result in tragedy is obvious.
The World Trade Center site is a graveyard. No sensible person would try to build a shrine to the ones who turned this place into a graveyard, at this site. And, no sensible politician should condone such actions.
Attempts to build a mosque at this site is, in the eyes of most Americans, another act of violence by radical Muslims directed against this country. A word of advice to the current mayor of NYC regarding his contemplation of what to do with the WTC site: this sacred ground belongs to all Americans and you better start listening to them.