And the little lady (D-Somalia) gets more interesting each month. Her latest cause horreur:
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) trivialized the deadliest terrorist attack in U.S. history in a recent speech she gave at an event for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) — which the United Arab Emirates has designated as a terrorist organization.
“CAIR was founded after 9/11 because they recognized that some people did something, and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties,” Omar said.
Omar was met by hundreds of protesters when she attended the March event in Los Angeles, who expressed strong disapproval of her use of anti-Semitic tropes and promotion of anti-Semitic conspiracy theories.
Omar responded to the “very interesting” pro-Israel demonstrators by saying: “I don’t think any of them realize that people like myself and many of the people in this room could care less about what they have to say.”
Well, there is some odd, maybe uncomfortable truth to her words. The one terror group’s activity did spawn another terror organization. And “all of us,” thank you W., did lose some access to some liberties. (How’s that commercial aviation treating y’all these days?)
Forget, for a second, straightforward questions about why we ever needed the presence of any groups like al-CIA-da’s flight school or CAIR Package, Inc. or anything else from the post-1965 era. Let’s continue.
Hart, Celler, and the Masshole Drunk Killer promised us “no changes.” Then the changes came, loud, proud, and massive. Now, we have so many (too many) identity groups competing for whatever remains. Their occasional interactions can be funny. Again, what works so well against the Woodstock Boomers, has no effect whatsoever on the newly arrived. They truly “could care less about” what’s said in re our greatest ally,” “6,000,000,” or any other rhetoric.
Okay, Posterity, back to the hard questions. I’ll start: “Is this whole thing a little too far gone at this point?” Your turn.
UPDATE (post scheduling, pre-publication): Soon after keying this one in, I had the fortune to meet another higher-IQ’d gent, a fellow author of Indian lineage. We struck up a conversation about Ilhen. This man was an exuberant civic nationalist, he (I gather) being his own very good example. We agreed to disagree on a few things but had a very good conversation. One thing we could agree on was that if one can’t leave, say Somalia, behind, then one should get the hell out.