Monday, September 06, 2010

"Hallowed Ground"

This outrage at the notion of the "Ground Zero Mosque" being built on some sacred plot of earth (as it is inaccurately called since it is neither a Mosque, nor is it located on "Ground Zero") is ongoing proof that unless wealthy white Christians are somehow being persecuted (yeah, right) there is an ongoing pervasive law of the land in this country:

America has always been and still is a vast wasteland of ignorance created by racism. The only thing that has changed over the course of two plus centuries is which group is currently in the cross hairs.

Never mind the fact that the land these bigoted buffoons get so worked up over land that never belonged to them in the first place.

How about the original inhabitants, the Native Americans...the first to get a taste of white man's justice? How about the way that this country was ripped from them? What about their sacred ground? How about in our own state of Colorado at the Sand Creek Massacre where women and children were butchered and had their skulls bashed in, and were then scalped while Old Glory and a flag of truce was flown overhead by Black Kettle, the tribal chief? How about the parades through Denver after the slaughter of hundreds of innocents where grisly and horrifying trophies were greeted with jubilant cheers? Racial and religious tolerance on glorious display.

God forbid that the constitution wealthy white Christian Americans claim to love so much should apply to someone with a different god than you, or that you should actually follow the teachings of the messiah you claim to worship.

It's very convenient how everyone else just needs to "Get over it" (as they love to say) when we steal their land, and slaughter their women and children. Or how about when we rip them from their homes and bring
them half way around the world to make them our slaves? How dare anyone ask for reparations for the stain of slavery that we can never truly wash off. Get over it, right?

In the village of My Lai, when American soldiers rape and murder more than 500 civilians including women, children and babies while representing our country on some twisted, farcical quest to stop a perceived "Red Menace" used to win elections...get over it, right?

When we torture and humiliate prisoners at
Abu-Ghraib because they pray to a different god and have darker skin, do we honor our grand ideals of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? Get over it.

When it comes to all the atrocities committed by this country both abroad in the name of "democracy" and on our own soil to our own citizenry over the centuries, many have truly mastered the art of getting over it.

What's truly astonishing about the latest bigoted backlash against peaceful Islam in this country is that far and away the vast majority of Muslims seek only a harmonious co-existence with their neighbors. Not to mention that these are American citizens we're talking about.

So instead of supporting the construction and
community of peaceful Mosques, thereby fostering the image of American tolerance and true religious freedom around the globe, improving our standing among nations and citizens, hateful and fearful close minded racists instead create more anger and recruiting fodder for the radical, marginalized terror groups who distort Islam to fit their needs.

Do you people that scream out against a community center that will not even be visible from 'Ground Zero' really not see that you're only hurting yourselves (and unfortunately the rest of us as well) with your hate and your intolerance?

You fear what you don't understand, and yet you refuse to educate yourselves because your leaders on the far right embrace fear and hatred to secure their hold on you and the power you so ignorantly give them. Faux News has you, and you truly are lost.

And sadly, as we have for generations...we will all suffer for it.

and crown thy good with brotherhood...from sea to shining sea.


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11:59 AM  
Blogger AnnoyingJoe said...

blog more

10:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you get a chance read my blog for a more in depth description of my thinking on this issue.

9:57 AM  
Blogger wrfservideo said...

Yes someone in a Quick Cash outlet talked to me about Obama putting Mosques at ground Zero and about his true religion being Muslim They want to believe these things so they will take anything out of context and shape it to they're prejudices

2:29 PM  
OpenID mmmd1229 said...

Why not just move to Russia? Don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.

Think I'll send the RNC a little extra....and up my NRA membership.

5:29 PM  
Blogger the cccp simian said...

Ah, if we could only all be REAL AMERICANS like you, mmmd1229.

You just keep wrapping yourself up in that flag, champ. It's doing wonders for your understanding of the world around you.

10:23 AM  

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