In this blog, I have long complained about sexual shame.
Michael Moore has reminded me that there now exists a growing, very different kind of shame, of the sort which normally is against all common sense, against national interest, and possibly even less logical than sexual shame.
Moore and those who think like him want me to be ashamed to be an American. Now, if I am not going to be shamed by people who judge others not by the content of their character but by where they place their penises, why on earth would I allow someone to tell me I should be ashamed of my country?
Where do these people get off?
UPDATE: Here’s where some of them get off; by assaulting people who dare to disagree with them, even slightly. (Via Glenn Reynolds.) I wouldn’t be surprised if it gets worse.
A MORE VIOLENT FORM OF SHAME: Another American hostage captured and threatened with beheading:

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – Arab television broadcast videotape Sunday of two men of Pakistani origin taken hostage by militants: a driver for an American company and a blindfolded man in military fatigues described as U.S. Marine lured from his base. Insurgents threatened to behead them both.
Also, militants hit a coalition transport plane with small arms fire after takeoff from Baghdad’s airport, killing an American passenger and forcing the aircraft to return. Turkey rejected demands by militants threatening to behead three Turkish hostages unless Turkish companies cease business with U.S. forces in Iraq.
The U.S. military could not immediately confirm that a Marine had been abducted, but the video shown on the Al-Jazeera network showed a card identifying the man by a Pakistani name and as an “active duty” Marine. The man had a trimmed mustache and his eyes were covered with a white blindfold.
Al-Jazeera said the militants demanded the release of all Iraqis “in occupation jails” or the man would be killed. The group claimed it infiltrated a Marine outpost, lured the man outside and abducted him.

Do you suppose anyone will ask Michael Moore which side he’s on?
UPDATE: Silly me! That question has already been answered, by (any wonder?) Michael Moore!

The Iraqis who have risen up against the occupation are not “insurgents” or “terrorists” or “The Enemy.” They are the REVOLUTION, the Minutemen, and their numbers will grow ? and they will win.

Something to think about while standing in line….