Now any one who knows me would obviously not invite me to such a ridiculous “cause”. Lets just get one thing strait here, I am not going to join. I am very much for the recreation center (because it is NOT a mosque – it is a rec center with a prayer room) being built. The space is privately owned, it will be privately funded by ahem... this is the kicker, the largest shareholder of FOX”news” aside from Murdoch. Yet FOX“news” has called this “guy” (they refuse to refer to him by name because someone might recognize him as the largest owner of FOX”news” outside of Murdoch) a sponsor of terrorist. Yup... they called one of their owners a financier of extremists. His name you ask? Why its alwaleed bin talal. He runs a little company called “The Kingdom Foundation” and is the nephew of King Abdulluh (king of Saudi Arabia).
So it is actually sort of being partially financed by the earnings of FOX“news”. Ok so now we have established that some American money is backing this PRIVATE enterprise (oh is Capitalism only good when it is doing what you want it to do? Yeah the notions of private enterprise can be a bitch when it isn't doing what you want it to.... sorry... tell that to the Jamaicans, they know). Ok so its clearly well within the bounds of our God of Capitalism. What about Capitalism's God-bitch, Democracy, how does she feel about it?
Weelllll...... considering the fact that America was born on immigration and freedom of religion, one would think that it fits in ok. I mean, isn't that why the first (or maybe second depending on what you call the native Americans) immigrants came to this country? The right to freedom of religion and freedom from religious persecution? It's kind of like the two BIGGEST American foundation myths. Doesn't it seem to suggest that building a Moslem rec center should be allowed? Its not like the tax-payers are funding this... FOX“news” certainly made that clear.
Ok, so it's fine by Capitalism and her bitch Democracy, what about the American character? How does it fit into our national character and our emotions?
Well... this requires a littles escapade into the land of crazytown. The cause that I was talking about earlier (yeah the one that looks really impressive and forbidding with its over use of CAPS and !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) people are saying some very funny things. I will share a few,
Johnathon Scott Steed writes:
“One nation under God, not Alah. Somebody needs to remind president Obama what this country was founded on, to build a mosque in the place where we were attacked is a slap in the the face to every true american. God have mercy on our souls.”
First of all, Allah is spelled with two Ls.... second, America/ns is supposed to be capitalized. And I have always heard that when you capitalize something it means you respect it (subconciously) and when you don't you subconsciously do not respect it. What does this guys non-capitalization of “american” say? Just curious.
In Response to J. Steed I say this:
You fucking idiotic ignoramus – this country was FOUNDED ON RELIGIOUS FREEDOM AND TOLERANCE – ARE YOU A MORON? (isn't all CAPS impressive? I can do it too!!!!!!!!!!!!!) actually please don't answer that. You are clearly one of the DUMBEST people in America (I respect my country). The fact that you even bring up America's foundations as a means to justify not allowing a Moslem rec center to be built just shows how insanely dumb you really are. Please do not procreate. I do not want your stupid children to be a part of the next generation that will someday run this country. Maybe go jump off something really high, or bang your head against a wall. And please, “God have mercy on our souls”? Dude... its over used... stop being fucking dramatic... seriously go bang your head against a brick wall.
That is all.
Tracy Patmore writes:
“What an offensive proposition. My thoughts go out to all the people who died on that terrible day. What kind of message does that send?”
My response (she at least can spell and string words together and use correct capitalization):
Clearly it sends a message of Tolerance. You know that little thing that America was founded on? If we really want to beat the extremists that threaten the world (um and not just Moslem extremists, have ya heard of a little group called the Westboro Baptists? Or what about those fucking idiots in florida (I don't respect florida I guess) burning copies of the Quran on 9/11) then we have to walk the walk. Sure America talks a great game, freedom, democracy, human rights, blah blah blah, but do we actually DO it??? ummmm sometimes? Yeah lets get a little street cred in the world and fucking walk the walk... there is hope for you Tracy, think a little bit more and you may actually become something. Good for you.
Glenda Kimbleton writes:
“Why should these people be allowed to build a mosque at Ground Zero or anywhere else in the U.S. We as Christians can not go to any of their countries and build a church or even speak of God. Let them go back where they came from and build all they want and cant until they fall out. Te were not invited to come to tis country and they are welcome to join us as Americans and Christians or they can go back as quickly as they came. Let the ones who come here learn to speak our language and worship our God or go backw\
ok wow....... first of all.... learn to spell or maybe type.... seriously there is too much wrong with this to get into.
Glenda.... oh Glenda, Glenda Glenda.... you should really look into things before you say something. There are Christians in the Middle East that have Churches. Also have you not ever heard of a little thing called missionaries? Yeah its this small-scale movement, maybe you haven't heard of it where you come from in Dumbshit America. You know Christians (usually white men actually) kind of go to these places and relieve the poor savages of their backward ideas about life and Gods and their whole existence, and bring them into the fold of the Almighty. They tend to build churches in these place and preach about God and worship God and generally talk about him. Did you know that there are Arab Christians???? Yes! Really! There really are! Fucking Shocking right?!?! Oh Oh Oh and did you know that Moslems also revere Jesus???? did you??? ohhhhhhh and lets not forget that by your logic we should kick out all the Jews in America because they are not Christians, hell even those crazy Moslems look up to the dude... but the Jews... not them... so America is Christian and only Christian huh? Wow...... did not know that... I am SHOCKED. Does that mean that Buhddists are not allowed here? Sooo.... the Dalai Lama not welcome here???? interesting.............. and as far as your beautifully constructed sentence (which wow... made so much sense) “Let them go back where they came from and build all they want and cant until they fall out.” Building requires money, infrastructure, a stable government....... you know small things like that.... Let me tell ya a little something, America kinda fucked em over dude... yeah... wow... I said it. Iraq, well we stopped them from nationalizing their oil, took out the dude in power that had any sort of legitimacy and installed Sadam Hussein!!! yeah! Not Joking! And Afghanistan, where a shit ton of the terrorists come from, we funded them! The CIA did... it was a proxy war, (have you heard of those? Look into 'em there was a lot of shit that went down) Charlie Wilson... there is a movie about it, maybe if you don't want to pick up a book and read about it you will be able to convince yourself to watch a movie with Tom Hanks... very good, I hope your minuscule brain can handle it. The US and Israel gave the people weapons to kill Russians! And not just any people, but organized Moslem groups, known as offshoots of the Moslem Brotherhood (the one and the same group that Osama bin Laden came from... Holy fucking shit!!!!!) sooooo yeah let them go build until they fall out (I have no fucking idea what that even means Glenda... you need some edumakation my friend) with all that money that they have... cause yeah well oops they don't really have any... ha! Here is an idea, why don't you go meet J. Steed from above and bang your head against a wall with him! You know, become a productive member of society for once!
There is more.... much much much more.... if you are curious, please go look it up... I mean you can't make this shit up... here! This is the link!
(sorry last one, no comment... its just fucking funny. Preston Hitchcock writes: “America need to kick out them damn muzlam and tare down all mosques and burn the karan”) it speaks for itself.
So anyway back to our national character. It will be good for Americans. We as a nation need to keep growing. There are clearly still FAR too many idiots out there.... the only way we are going to keep growing up is to go through the painful changes. America NEEDS this Moslem rec-center to be built. Its simple.
On a more serious note.... I am going to go have a banana yum!