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September 29, 2010

The History of PC

Nancy Pelosi wants to launch a government investigation of those opposed to the Ground Zero mosque for speaking their minds.  When PC has official government backing like this it’s called censorship.  It’s totalitarianism.  How can she propose such a thing in public with no fear of consequences, yet every word out of your mouth about the Ground Zero mosque has to be filtered and vetted lest it be used to destroy you?  Well, that is the upside-down world we now live in, and this little doc about PC splains how we got here.  The Gramciists are well represented in this one.

Martin Lukac: “Who will save us from Western civilization?”

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  1. Well, given it certainly looks like the Republicans started this “Ground Zero Mosque” meme running to instigate Islamophobia as an electoral tactic, yeah, investigation sounds like a good idea.

    If it was genuinely spontaneous – if suddenly loads of people really did spontaneously freak out at the idea of a community center with two floors for prayer built within two blocks of where the WTC used to be – well, that would be odd.

    But if it was party-funded? Don’t you think the public ought to know that?

    Wide-spread American opposition to the idea that Muslims deserve the same Constitutional rights as everyone else in America, would be such a gift to al-Qaida, such a great recruitment tool, that it would cause massive damage to US national security. So if the Republicans are in fact trying to destroy US national security as an electoral tactic, just because they think whipping up Islamophobia will win them more votes, that’s something that should be investigated. Because that’s pretty close to actual treachery.

    Comment by Jesurgislac — August 23, 2010 @ 06:52

  2. Then I guess Harry Reid, Howard Dean and 50% of Liberals are now on the Republican payroll too.

    So investigate away! It will only further alienate the Dems from the American electorate, and I couldn’t be more pleased about that.

    Comment by Jesusland — August 23, 2010 @ 07:43

  3. I think you kind of miss the point, there, Jesusland. WAAAY miss the point.

    Who started it? doesn’t mean finding out who is now promoting it, but who first got the idea of claiming that Muslims couldn’t be allowed to build a community center two blocks from where the WTC used to be, in order to whip up Islamophobia.

    Not that this excuses anyone who joined in. But if it was deliberately started as an electoral tactic, only someone who was indifferent to national security or mindlessly loyal to the Republican Party – or both, of course! – would want to stifle the investigation.

    Comment by Jesurgislac — August 23, 2010 @ 08:49

  4. Who started it?

    I started it! CCHQ has been on the Cordoba story since April 2, long before this was on the media radar. So you’re not likely to convince me of your rethug conspiracy theories.

    Comment by Jesusland — August 23, 2010 @ 08:53

  5. CCHQ has been on the Cordoba story since April 2

    Do you read back through your own blog? The April story is about Spain, not New York.

    The May story is about the Cordoba Center in New York – a cut-and-paste hack job summarized from the New York Daily News story by Joe Jackson and Bill Hutchinson.

    Some relatives took the sensible and American view that demonizing all Muslims for the actions of a few is wrong. Some hurting people seem to be carrying forward their hurt by attacking people who lost family and friends on 9/11, but who are Muslims. (Sadly, a retired fire chief is actually attacking the family and friends of the Muslim emergency response workers who died at Ground Zero: one can have respect for his pain, but none for the contempt and disloyalty towards his fellow bereaved.)

    Who decided to pick up on this non-event – a community center which was largely unopposed, by New Yorkers looking forward to using its facilities or who had an instinctive understanding that being American means religious freedom for everyone, or who felt it was irreverent and disrespectful to the dead to use them as an excuse to demonize fellow Americans – and opposed only by the foolish or the neurotic few?

    Who decided to whip this up into a national hate campaign against national security to create Republican electoral fever? It’s a question that deserves to be answered…

    Comment by Jesurgislac — August 23, 2010 @ 09:20

  6. You certainly pose a lot of “questions”! But as with all conspiracy theorists, few if any answers. If it’s as you say then provide the data and spare us the self-serving conjecture.

    Comment by Jesusland — August 23, 2010 @ 09:29

  7. But as with all conspiracy theorists

    So, you’re now claiming that it’s all lies – just a “conspiracy theory” that there’s sudden, widespread, nationwide opposition to the planned New York Cordoba Center, based on the theory that Muslims aren’t entitled to the same Constitutional rights as Christians?

    The thing is, as a defense this is a weak one. I have no idea how widespread real opposition to the Cordoba Center is, but I’d guess it’s really a very small number of people who think it’s important not to allow Muslims to build within 2 blocks of the WTC site.

    But there really is mass media opposition – a barking pack of right-wing columnists, pundits, and bloggers, all eager to attack the US Constitution and national security and promote al-Qaida. The motivation for doing this seems clear: it’s regarded as a vote-winner for the Republican party. Now we could suppose that all of those right-wingers are entirely innocently or ignorantly motivated. But given that Republicans in the past have not been above funding an apparently-independent movement to drum up electoral support in much the same way as the sea is not above the clouds, and given how dangerous this sport of attacking Muslims is to US citizens, US rights, and US national security, I think it shows courage and leadership for Pelosi to say this deserves an inquiry.

    Comment by Jesurgislac — August 23, 2010 @ 10:02

  8. Here, let me help. Find the earliest possible article on the Ground Zero mosque, find out who wrote it, and then do the 6 degrees of Kevin Bacon on him until it leads to Karl Rove. That’s how a proper hatchet job is done. Now get to it!

    Comment by Jesusland — August 23, 2010 @ 10:21

  9. Here, let me help.

    No, what’s wanted isn’t a Republican-style hatchet job; it’s a real investigation. Nice try, re-educate yourself.

    Comment by Jesurgislac — August 23, 2010 @ 11:13

  10. The Lind series is G R E A T stuff! As usual, you bring to light extremely valuable material I would otherwise have missed. Major kudos!
    Re: the sad flamers of this world. I expect that, after the midterms, we’ll be saying Pres. Obama’s “chickens have come home to roost”, to paraphrase his pastor’s, The Rev. Wright’s, remarks after 9/11/01. Why is it they are almost uniformly so quick to resort to the ad hominem?

    Comment by Thorvald — September 29, 2010 @ 17:11

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