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May 5, 2010

Moving the Goal posts and the changing narrative

Various politicians and members of the media initially blamed the Rightwing for the failed Times Square terrorist attack.  They did so without any proof at all, and essentially did exactly what they warn we should never do with Muslims– they JUMPED TO CONCLUSIONS (they always do).  But when that didn’t pan out, they instantly pivoted and began warning against a Rightwing, racist “backlash.”

“And I want to make clear that we will not tolerate any bias or backlash against Pakistani or Muslim New Yorkers.”

Mayor Bloomberg originally implied a Teabagger was to blame for the attempted bombing, when 9 years into the War on Terror the assumption should obviously be Islamic terror.  But when he was proved wrong, this is how he apologized.  From “rightwing” terrorism to rightwing racism/backlash.  You’re tarred no matter what.  See?  You can’t win, and they can’t lose.  Political jujitsu at its finest.  Thank God for the internet.

1 Comment »

  1. The internet can really be used (as you have been doing) as a fine tool for ‘tracking the life of a story’ … it’s amazing to see what these people say and get a way with! This litmus test for PC Multi-Culturalism is really bringing that whole project to the breaking point:

    “Take that car bomb with a smile on your face you white racist misogynist scum!”
    “You let them cut your head off you filthy nazi jew!”
    “of course you’ve been blown up! you asked for it!”
    “I don’t care if you’re an 70 year old white lady, you could be an Al-Qaeda terrorist for all I know! And your grandson too!”
    “What, you don’t like being called a racist? You must be a racist!”

    I want to see all of these as a new protest sign tactic by conservatives … the utter insanity of ironic speech.

    Comment by paleocon — May 5, 2010 @ 22:17

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