Monday, August 16, 2010

If You Build it...

?______? will come? They? Who? Muslims? So what. News flash. Muslims are already here. Have been for yeeeeeeears.

Terrorists? Another news flash. THEY've already been here. The name Timothy McVeigh ring a bell?

Peace? You never know. If while stamping their little feet, the assholes protecting the constitution would actually fucking proTECT the constitution, we might just see a little peace break out from the practice of a little bit of acceptance and tolerance.

It's called Park 51. It's a community center. Only a small part of which is the dreaded, offensive, stab-in-the-gut, slap-in-the-face mosque everyone is so lathered up about. It also has a swimming pool. I don't see any references to "male only," or "women only if wearing burkas." So it can't be hard-core conservative Tallibunny style Islamic facility. It also has a culinary school and restaurant. No doubt to indoctrinate us into the dietary laws of the Islamic faith. And a press room. HQ for Al Jazirah?

This issue is once again not about the "issue as presented." The fight over prop 8 is not really about gay people being together. The Arizona "papers Please" law is not about closing the border. Neither is the proposed repeal or reworking of the 14th Amendment. This issue is NOT about a mosque.

This is more than just hatred and bigotry and intolerance. This is about more than fanning the flames of the waning enthusiasm for the endless "War on Terror," by morphing it into the endless "War on Islam."

I am a native Pennsylvanian. One of only two states which truly practiced religious tolerance. Much as the Tea Qaida followers of Ms Tallibunny want to squawk about religious freedom and this being a christian nation, there were only Two states that put that into practice: Pennsylvania, founded by the Quakers, and Maryland founded by the Catholics. THAT is part of my heritage. This attack on Park 51 is an attack on that heritage.

Freedom of worship is a right that is guaranteed by the First Amendment to the Constitution. There are no religions listed in that amendment. That being the case, Catholicism, Judaism, Protestantism -- whatever that is... everything from Quakers sitting still and quiet, to holy rollers and snake handlers -- deserve NO MORE protection than does Buddism, Hinduism, Shinto, Zoroastrianism, Pastafarianism, and NO MORE than Islam.

That is simply what this country is about. Or should be.

Hitler had the Jews. Do we now have Muslims? That's where we're going. Not "we're," "they're," because "I" am not part of this nonsense.

And by the way... Mr Obama, Mr Reid, you should both be ashamed of yourselves for once again caving in to the Reich Wing talkers.

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