Thursday, March 02, 2006
Oh, yeah, baby ... just like that ...
Oh, man ... evangelical Christians and electric cattle prods. Wet dreams just don't get a lot better than that, do they?
LET'S THINK ABOUT THIS, SHALL WE? I figured even some of my regular readers might be a little grossed out by my attitude here so let's give this some thought, shall we?
That the Chinese government is not happy with Christian evangelists is no big secret -- it's right out there in the open for everyone to see and those evangelists know exactly what risks they're taking, so it's not like they can bitch and whine about what happens to them when they get caught.
Given the Right's love affair with what they like to call "personal responsibility," well, this is pretty much the perfect example of that, isn't it? Those people know what the consequences will be and yet they insist on evangelizing anyway. Under the circumstances, then, since they know what the end result will be, they have no basis for complaint. They want to preach; ergo, they should accept the "personal responsibility" for what's going to happen afterwards.
(Furthermore, for those people to defend their actions by cloaking themselves in the mantle of "religious freedom" is about as brain-dead as me saying my right to free speech gives me the right to walk into a biker bar and say that Harley riders are a bunch of pussies. Sure, technically, I have the "right" to do that, but I better not whine about it when they stuff me upside down into the women's toilet. Like they say, actions have consequences.)
And finally, these evangelists are typically the same right-wing bigots who are adamant that, when immigrants move here, well, those people better learn to do things our way. Our country, our rules -- that's the attitude. Well, then, perhaps they'd better figure out that, like it or not, other countries have their rules as well. And if you know what those rules are and choose to break them anyway, well, don't be surprised when you don't get a whole lot of sympathy.
In short, if you choose to do stupid things, a lot of people aren't going to feel sorry for you when the inevitable bad things happen.