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Submitted by Dan (United States), Dec 29, 2009 at 16:51

There are several fundamental flaws that have severely damaged our ability to protect our nation from ill meaning individuals and groups, domestic and international. First is the imposition of politically correct thinking on us for the last 30 years or so. THis blunts our ability to discuss in the most candid terms, on a national level, how to deal with problems of various groups. Our reticence to deal with islam and its adherents stems from the notion of political correctness and our aversion to look too critically on "religious dogma" irrespective of its contents. Furthermore, it is absurd in the extreme that islam is even considered a religion; it is a totalitarian ideology, as has been noted in numerous e mails to this web site by others more knowledgable than I. The second flaw, and it stems to some degree from the first, is our inability to recognize our enemy for what he is. We are the proverbial frog in the pot of water slowly being brought to a boil on the stovetop. We seem incapable of articulating who the enemy is and we are even more reluctant to take any action that might solidify the accusation. Furthermore, the background static of CAIR and other like minded groups perpetuates our ineptitude by continuously reminding of that which we do not wish to become: racists, xenophobes, profilers, etc etc. This mindset is solidly entrenched in many Americans including many of our elected leaders.

Furthermore, it is enshrined in society such that those labeled as such become social pariahs. In short, the intellectual cancers we are afflicted with will ultimately defeat us from within; it may take a few years or a few generations, but it will happen. We are our own worst enemies unless we can recognize these flaws and correct them. Only then will we be able to address this problem in a forthright and effective manner.

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