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"Mosque" Follies

[W]here ignorance is bliss,
'Tis folly to be wise.
-- Thomas Gray, 1768.

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I love the way The Big O backtracked on the "mosque" two blocks from the former WTC site; they've got the right to build it, but it wouldn't be "wise".

#1 Because it's always wise to cave when winger assholes start making noise.

#2 Because it's always "wise" to do what you always wanted to do, after faux rage from the Rs gives you the cover you need to look "reasonable." See under HCR, Social Security, FinReg, the wars...

NOTE * Naturally, The Big O pulled the rug out from anybody who praised him for doing the right thing (for once). BWA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA! Nobody could have predicted...

NOTE #1 is a narrative of Democratic weakness. It's easy to write, we've all been writing it for years, and so it's a productive riff to run. And so, we can end up... Just like mentally lazy professional journalists! Contrast #2.

UPDATE In mail, Arthur points out that it's not a mosque, but a cultural center. Dear gawd. Personally, I don't care if it's the Islamic equivalent of St. Peter's.

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Submitted by MoveThatBus on

foundation of this country shattered. Shouldn't we be maturing after all these years?

Submitted by libbyliberal on

to the libruls, but he had to pull it back. Geeeeezzzzzz. He couldn't even go that far.

Unbelievable the attitude re the mosque. Our country should be making amends for the slaughter of innocents. After nearly a decade of savage destruction in the mideast ... American jingoistic bubble remains. For some.

I often wonder how many bloodlusting yahoos are there actually, and are media and neocon pols merely presenting a small lynch party as amoral... immoral...majority of this country?

Or is there a serious majority, a national herd of authoritarian followers, same as with McCarthyism. Same as McCarthyism. I suppose if you look at the ratio of those with integrity in our Congress, then I certainly am fighting to be a pollyanna.

But there are MANY who are horrified by the messages we are sending out to the world and to each other and our youth. The press and neocons exploit the families of the victims of 9/11, as they exploited the haggard troops and their families, by making them the faux-poster people for justifying illegal wars and war crimes.