Thanks for posting Mr. Chandonnet's take on things. It seems that too many of my fellow Americans are indeed shortsighted, or just plain blind. And none are so blind as those who will not see! Oh that I could require Mr. Chandonnet's words to be required reading by all those around me who don't seem able to "get it".
But then, fear is a powerful tool. If one combines it with sufficient lies, that becomes a very powerful tool in the minds of an unthinking society. Where did reason go? In the words of (some famous person), "Common sense 'isn't...' ."