CNN anchors Ali Velshi and Fareed Zakaria recently discussed on air Zakaria's belief the American Goverment is Broken.
Velshi, apparently, was so excited about this idea he tweeted it out as soon as he saw it, he said. Zakari expanded upon his idea to end the U.S. form of goverment as we know it in his blog post titled Does America Need a Prime Minister? What he means here is our country should basically have a one party system of rule because a government with a president and different parties in power is inherently flawed! In his post, Zakaria cited as a source an obscure blog I've never heard of called The Monkey Cage which contended no country with a president has a AAA rating from all three rating agencies. When I looked further into the source the Monkey Cage used, I couldn't find this information (this doesn't mean it's not there but that I couldn't find it).
Both Velshi and Zakaria are Muslim and their promotion on a national cable news channel of an idea to dump the U.S. form of governing meant doing away with a very fundamental part of our constitution, didn't it? Wow! Wasn't this pretty much what Muslims who are Islamists (i.e., Islamic supremacists) want to do? Incrimentally chipping away at our way of life? Propaganda is part of it. It's certainly a fair assumption to say Islamists would love for Americans to think their government is broken - it's part of their strategy. Since I've studied Islamism for five years Zakaria's idea struck me. Does this mean Velshi and/or Zakaria are Islamists? No, not al all. I'm just noting what Islamists want and the coincidence to what Zakaria proposed.
I decided to tweet about this and that's when something interesting happened. Velshi began calling me names immediately, which is, coincidentally, what Islamists do, too!
First, he called me a racist...
He tweeted the intent was pro-American to help make our country better. Having a one party system in control of all branches of government is better for America? Not buying that, at all. Isn't that like a type of dictatorship?
I sent out a tweet about his name-calling. Velshi wasn't happy...
Hummm... I just tweeted about the names he had called me and now he accused me of talking about him? Why did he suggest I use his handle I wondered. Could it be because those tweets don't go out to my tweet followers? Ok, ok I know - I'm just being silly now.
I asked him why he called me a racist, a bigot and then a coward:
Self evident? I seem to have a problem with Islam??? He obviously doesn't know me very well since I have no problem with the quiet-private worship of Allah or any other religion and have said so a good number of times. I do have serious concerns about political Islam/Islamism, though. Islamism was well-demonstrated throughout Islamic history with hundreds of Islamic supremacist caliphate rulers that controlled large areas of land, sometimes seized by forced, for centuries. Anyone can study about this one their own. Muslim countries today that are under the control of Islamism have very little freedom, can't change from being a Muslim and live under sharia law. I wondered how Velshi would define islamism so I tweeted him to ask. If he didn't answer, well, that would be telling to me becaue there are Muslims who openly talk about Islamism and its dangers. If he called me another name - that also would be telling.
It's been days now and he never answered.
Velshi and Zakaria can advance an opinion about the dismantling of our current form of government but if I make an observation about this opinion I get called vile hateful names. What a hypocritical double-standard!
I decided to checkout some of Velshi's tweets that referenced Zakaria:
Those nasty jabs at the tea party and conservatives are the predictable norm for CNN, isn't it? Maybe that's why they aren't doing so hot in the ratings department, per Neilsen.
This is now hilariously ironic. Velshi tweeted Zakaria's jab about tea partiers were not elected to be dictators in Congress but its ok for them to do a news segment on CNN floating a disturbing idea the American system of governing is broken and suggested it should be run by a quasi-dictatorial one-party system!