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Can Terrorists Understand a Message of “Hope and Love and Peace”?

Can Terrorists Understand a Message of “Hope and Love and Peace”?

Miss USA’s answer creates internet mini-storm, but what was she supposed to say?

There is yet another pageant answer controversy brewing.

MRC TV reports:

On Sunday night beautiful ladies from all over the world competed in the 2015 Miss Universe pagaent in Miami, Florida. Miss Columbia was ultimately crowned ‘Miss Universe,’ but it was Miss America’s [stet – Miss USA] answer during the interview portion of the pagaent that may be the most newsworthy-ish moment of the evening.

To the surprise of viewers, international boxing phenom Manny Pacquiao asked Miss America [stet – Miss USA], Nia Sanchez of Nevada, the following question: “If you were given 30 seconds to deliver a message to a global terrorist, what would you say?’

Her answer was:

I know as Miss USA I can always spread a message of hope and love and peace and so I would do my very best to spread that message to them and everyone else in the world.

The internet exploded.

But was it really so wrong a message, at least in the context of the Miss Universe pageant?

What was she supposed to say: “You can run, but you can’t hide”? “You love death? Good, we’ll give you what you want.”

What would you have said?


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“Miss Columbia”? Really? A University was able to submit a beauty contestant?

    DINORightMarie in reply to Redneck Law. | January 26, 2015 at 10:12 am

    Many won’t get that……..sadly.

    Spelling and geography – both dying in today’s techno-pushing-spellcheck-happy-educrat generation.

    Exiliado in reply to Redneck Law. | January 26, 2015 at 11:03 am

    That’s the first thing I noticed right away and came to point it out.
    I am happy that someone beat me to it.
    I am happy that it wax the FIRST comment.

    Gives me hope.

    jayjerome66 in reply to Redneck Law. | January 26, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    Great spelling catch! It certainly added depth to the topic of conversation!!

    Of course, others without sense might think it mere pedantry to point out a spell-check overlook like Columbia for Colombia — Mark Twain for instance, who in his autobiography said:

    “I never had any large respect for good spelling. That is my feeling yet.”

    He’s also attributed with this quote:

    “Never trust anyone who can’t spell a word more than one way.”

    Boy, would he be in trouble on this blog!

      Henry Hawkins in reply to jayjerome66. | January 26, 2015 at 1:04 pm

      Apeals to authoritty? How gowsh.

      Hear’s Twane at lenght on speling. It’s a rather embarassing jusfitication four such a great rider:

      “I have had an aversion to good spelling for sixty years and more, merely for the reason that when I was a boy there was not a thing I could do creditably except spell according to the book. It was a poor and mean distinction, and I early learned to disenjoy it. I suppose that this is because the ability to spell correctly is a talent, not an acquirement. There is some dignity about an acquirement, because it is a product of your own labor. It is earned, whereas to be able to do a thing merely by the grace of God, and not by your own effort, transfers the thing to our heavenly home–where possibly it is a matter of pride and satisfaction, but it leaves you naked and bankrupt.” ― Mark Twain


      Be honest, Jay. Reread this thread of comments and decide which comment has done the most to cheapen it. Here’s a clue to help you narrow it down – it’s either mine or yours.

    Roll on (Miss) Columbia, roll on.

Given how the White House is responding, no wonder people are searching in unique places for answers to the question. Miss USA gave the sugary answer that is standard pageant pap. Myself, since I wouldn’t have cared, would have responded: I would ask them, “Would that be one Daisy Cutter or two with your drone strike?”

Miss USA’s answer was given verbally, of course. I don’t see it helping unless ‘peace’ was misspelled.

DINORightMarie | January 26, 2015 at 10:16 am

I often wonder why they don’t just ask, “How would you solve the world’s problems?” since a beauty pageant contestant is ALWAYS coached to say the PC, lovey-dovey, peacenick answer: ‘[name of host], I would usher in World Peace!’

Of course, we all know she should have said: “I know global terrorism has nothing to do with Islam….it’s all Bush’s fault.”

legacyrepublican | January 26, 2015 at 10:36 am

It makes one wonder how would it would have played out on twitter if the shepherds in the the field quoted what they heard from the heavenly host …

Progressive Liberal

@SheperdsWatchingTheirSheep –> What do you mean by “Peace on Earth, goodwill to men!”? Don’t ya know #Angelsareclueless

She should have answered that she would tell the terrorist that she thinks the Muslim call to prayer is the most beautiful sound in all the world.

She should also have answered that she would explain to the terrorist that it is only poverty and ignorance that causes terrorists to want to murder masses of innocent people, and that she feels great empathy for the terrorists and apologizes to them for all the evils they have suffered due to the white man’s greed.

I mean, why mess with a tried-and-true formula, right? It has worked so well for us so far, eh Barry?

“I know as Miss USA I can always spread a message of hope and love and peace.

So, I would say to all the barbarians in the world, I HOPE you amend your savage ways immediately, because if you don’t the good people of the world would LOVE to exterminate you and bring PEACE to the suffering world.”

(Smiles charmingly)

I will never win a beauty pageant, obviously.
But if they care to ask ME, this is what terrorists need to be told:

1- We are not afraid of you.
2- You better be afraid of us, you should.

The silliness is in asking the question at a beauty pageant or in taking seriously the answer.

Well, Hillary Clinton says we need to be more understanding of the feelings of those who want to harm us. She’s a brilliant foreign policy expert, of course, so why would we expect a more muscular answer from a beauty-pageant contestant?

“I would tell the terrorists that God is God of life and hope. He is not God of death and despair. Lay aside your instruments of terror. Take responsibility for your own fate, and the fate of the ones you love. Give your family a father who, when he is full of years and deeds, they can honor in his passing. In doing this, you will bring the greater glory to God, and will have been His true friend.”

“Make a video of yourself sloshing about in a bathtub of milk and Fruit Loops and put on some green apple lipstick. Then our president will meet you at his fundamentally transformed level- radical to radical.”

In 30 seconds, what to say, what to say, OK, flash back to

“And in the end, the love you take
Is equal to the love you make”

Midwest Rhino | January 26, 2015 at 1:46 pm

“If you were given 30 seconds to deliver a message to a global terrorist, what would you say?”

“Assuming this was in Guantanamo after a couple waterboarding sessions, I’d tell the terrorist I could make the sessions stop, if they could give some useful intel.

After I got the intel, I’d kill them, so they couldn’t go back to being a terrorist.

And that’s how we get world peace” APPLAUSE

Keep it in the clinic, guys and gals.

2nd Ammendment Mother | January 26, 2015 at 2:19 pm

Anyone else see the irony in asking that question of a lovely “uncovered” female who is “parading her body” in public without being “in the custody of her male relatives”?

Let’s face it – the correct answer would be “Please don’t behead me”

Henry Hawkins | January 26, 2015 at 3:21 pm

“If you were given 30 seconds to deliver a message to a global terrorist, what would you say?”

That depends. Is he counting up.. or down?

Nations are establishments of political, economic, religious, and cultural consensus. The French are learning the consequences of not only liberalism (e.g. pro-choice or selective principles) but diversification.

Finally, there are people who want to live in a Islamic totalitarian society. There are people who want to live in an Atheist totalitarian society. There are people who want to live in a Christian society. There are people who want to live in an Amish society. And so on and so forth. Perhaps the problem stems from intolerance and restricted association in democracies and other left-wing governing models.

The history is clear. Whether it is Islamic imperialism, atheist globalism, European colonialism, or African cycles of retributive change, people reach a different consensus on material and spiritual issues. So, liberal societies torture and murder captive audiences (i.e. babies). Muslim societies impose similar sentences on men and women post-birth for violations of societal norms. Everyone, including Africans, and Americans, had an opportunity to pursue universalist (i.e. globalist) establishments.

Perhaps the current distribution of nations and immigration patterns do not reflect a sustainable consensus. The French are learning first-hand that their native population was betrayed by forced diversification (i.e. exceeding rate of assimilation and immigration or simply desiring neither). The same with the Germans, British, Norwegians, and, well, the Serbian democracy was forcefully overridden. So clearly democracy is neither the intent nor the solution. Perhaps a suitable constitutional republic with freedom to emigrate without pretense.

How about: I would say to him, “your religion claims to speak for the God of the Jews, yet you constantly commit murder, which condemns you to Hell. If you really are concerned about God and the afterlife, I think you had better stop committing murder.”

My answer and the one I would expect my daughter to give, “That’s a stupid question to ask a beauty pageant contestant”.

Yes. They understand the message perfectly. They recognize it as a sign of weakness.

Henry Hawkins | January 26, 2015 at 4:46 pm

“Je suis Charlie”

Henry Hawkins | January 26, 2015 at 4:52 pm

Now I’m doubly disappointed in her sugar-candy answer. I just read that she is a 4th degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do.

She should have said she was evolving on the issue.

VetHusbandFather | January 26, 2015 at 10:12 pm

How she should have responded: “As a supporter of Women’s rights… I would drone strike every one of those ignorant zealots, and shame on every contestant here that comes from a country that provides support to these a-holes. Maybe you should ask some of those “ladies” what they are doing to stop their countries from funding the slaughter of innocent women and children.” *mic drop*

The winningest answer would have been for her to reach down, pull pull up her skirt slightly – just enough to pull out her sub-compact pistol out of her ankle holster. She could then caress it gently while saying “I wouldn’t say a word. I’d let Messrs. Smith and Wesson do my talking to global terrorists.”