The political discourse in this country is screwed. It has been for some time. It’s sad really, because there really does need to be a dialogue and a discussion of ideas in order for the best solution of a problem to be achieved.
I’m a registered Democrat. Not because I’m all that enamored by them, but because right now but they are at least not insane and some of them are at least they are attempting some good things (such as providing health care to all Americans). Meanwhile, the Republicans are critiquing logos.
On Fox and Friends, on the Fox News Network, they “discussed” the logo at President Obama’s Nuclear Security Summit and how it resembled the crescent moon you see on the flags of Muslim countries, all the while ignoring what the logo was actually supposed to resemble: Bohr’s Model of the Hydrogen Atom.
I don’t expect you to watch the Fox and Friends segment, because my head nearly exploded when I watched it. Luckily, the Daily Show covered it last night.
Yeah, you be the judge. We’re just letting you know about some bullsh– thing we saw, saying this is a coded message to the Muslim world. We’re just curious citizens, wondering if we put that logo up with four Muslim flags, whether you’ll have a visceral reaction that our president is perhaps Muslim, while clearly stating our conclusion on our lower-third graphic.
And that’s where we are in our discourse. While the President is meeting with world leaders in an attempt to “enhance international cooperation to prevent nuclear terrorism”, the other side is looking at the similarities of pictures.