I am not a fan of Ben Affleck. In fact, I am terrified that he is about to ruin another superhero movie. I do believe the man is a great director, but as an actor, his best pal is leaps and bounds ahead of him.
But I hate to say it, I actually agree with something the man said. And when I realized that, I was scared. Ben and Bill Maher apparently went at it about Islamophobia… or how ever you would spell it. And Bill is a sad representation of the times. It seems like a large portion of America suffers from the fear of Islamic people.
The news doesn’t help since they love to get ratings, so everyone who is Islamic must be a terrorist who wants to destroy America because we are free and they are not or something resembling that.
I guess it has nothing to do with the fact that the Middle East has been dominated and ruled for years by people who don’t even live there. I guess it has nothing to do with the fact that Italy, America, France, and the U.K. created new borders for countries in the Middle East because it was convenient, ignoring the fact that people who hated each other are now in the same country (see Iraq). I guess it has nothing to do with the fact that while we are free to vote, if they vote for someone we don’t like, we depose them (see Iran).
Don’t get me wrong; I realize that there are Islamic people who want to kill me. There are also Christians and Jews who probably want me dead to. Each religion has their own set of extremists who do awful things to their fellow man. Right now, those other religions just don’t get the publicity that those of Islam get.
Hell, right now in the world there are even Buddhist terrorists… and that is just weird.