There are many shades of gray
President Bush’s reiteration of “You’re either with me or you’re against me” is scary. On the face of it, this sounds reasonable. He is going to fight a war and he wants to know where other countries stand. But he is painting everything in colors of black or white.
What is even scarier is the way some Americans are interpreting his words. “If someone does not look exactly like me, they are the enemy.” or “If someone does not think exactly like me, they are the enemy.” This is really, really scary. It brings up hauntingly horrible memories of McCarthy and Japanese internment camps and slavery. There is no room for any shade of gray or another other color for that matter.
America is built on diversity. We cannot go down another path now.