Thursday, May 10, 2007

No Soup For You PBS

I used to be a regular supporter of my local PBS station in St. Paul. I put up with all of Bill Moyers one sided exposes' and an endless barrage of Global Warming gibberish. Lately I have been screening the calls that come from KTCA and tearing up the weekly letters pleading for money. I feel justified, of course, those of us who fall into the anti-socialism category and hail from the center-right of the political spectrum have always had to grin and bare three quarters of what gets aired on PBS. It is true that some of the programming on the public station is second to none. I love the apolitical Antiques Roadshow and Austin City Limits as well as some of the NOVA episodes and the other science related documentaries.

Today I sent a comment to PBS via their web site (which I am sure they will neither read nor heed) threatening to withhold any future contributions. Due to a confluence of events I have officially had enough of PBS. After commissioning and paying for the filming of an important documentary called "Islam vs. Islamists: Voices from the Muslim Center" CPB is refusing to air it, and worse, refusing to release the film so that it can be aired elsewhere. Yet, I saw in the paper today that the local PBS affiliate is airing yet another worn out, tired old diatribe about that current and important topic - The Spanish Inquisition. We all know that what happened 700 years ago in a small section of Europe is of far more relevance than a global jihad taking place right now right here in our own country.

PBS, CPB and the left wing media in this country reflexively malign Christianity in every possible way but refuse to even discuss the insane and murderous practices of Islamists in every corner of the world.

This important film tells the story of courageous anti-Islamist Muslims all over the world who have no voice inside their own culture and because of the actions of PBS they will have no voice here in America either. The theo-totalitarian ideology known as Islamism threatens their very lives. These moderates are being maligned, intimidated and threatened with death. Thes people deserve to have a chance to show a different side of Islam. To read more about this controversy click here...

PBS and the general media are gripped in mortal fear and steeped in the dogma of political correctness. So afraid to offend they can't bring themselves to face the truth. The truth that Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson (and George W. Bush) are not Satan's servants and that just possibly Osama bin Laden, Mullah Omar and the late Saddam Hussein are (were).

You can lend a voice to the cause and pressure PBS to either play this film that our tax payer money funded or release the film so it can be aired. Sign the petition if the mood strikes you.

I'm afraid Americans do not understand what is going on or what is at stake - and without the media on the right side it's possible they won't until it is too late. These sort of programs need to be aired without the prejudice of political correctness. And the media and many self loathing Americans have got to stop scapegoating Christianity when it is radical Islam that threatens civilization. All I can say is for those of you who think this is hyperbole and alarmism I hope you're not too attached to your head.