Friday, June 23, 2006

The Equivalency Game


One of the major reasons I long ago gave up on the mainstream media is their inability to understand the differences between the U.S. and our enemies. The recent torture and mutilation of two American soldiers is case in point. Where is the outrage in the media at this very clear barbaric violation of the Geneva rights of our soldiers? To the extent it is mentioned, it is claimed to be tit-for-tat, with tat being the unspeakable horror of making an Iraqi prisoner wear panties for a head dressing. Since the media cannot tell the difference, here is a game devised (or at least it's the first place I heard about it) by radio talk show host Glenn Beck that determines whether something is equivalent.

There are two lines and you must decide to get in one. If you can easily pick one then they are not equivalent, if you cannot, then they are.

First Line: You have to get naked, put panties on your head, wear a dog leash, and get on all fours while a hillbilly chick holds the leash and takes pictures.
Second Line: You will be brutally tortured, after which a dull machete will be utilized to cut off your head while the Arabs around you chant “Allah Akbar” and film it.
Answer: First line, not equivalent.

First Line: You will be interrogated by means including sleep depravation, being made to stand next to an AC for long periods, having to hear John Kerry spend a week trying to explain the simplicity of his Iraq plan, and maybe even having a female guard get a little “too” close.
Second Line: You will be strapped to a wall in a terrorist safe house for several weeks, starved, beaten, burned, electrocuted, and otherwise tortured.
Answer: First Line, not equivalent.

First Line: You will be shipped to a Soviet Gulag where you will be starved, beaten, and either worked to death or shot.
Second Line: You will be shipped to a Nazi concentration camp where you will be starved, beaten, and either worked to death or gassed.
Answer: Neither, equivalent.

First Line: You will be shipped to Guantanamo Bay, where you will be fed three squares a day, given religious articles and time, and be otherwise treated well so long as you behave.
Second Line: The Gulag or concentration camp again.
Answer: First Line, not equivalent.

First Line: You will move to whatever the latest leftwing country is considered a paradise by the media and the left, be it Cuba, Venezuela, Russia, France, etc.
Second Line: You will live in the United States of America.
Answer: Second Line, not equivalent (as can be seen by how long the real life second line is compared to the first).

2 comments:

  1. This is so obvious! I wish Americans could see this situation for what it is. Perhaps the media should take a look at your little game here.

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  2. Well, Beck's game. More than just the media might benefit from plaing it.

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