March 9, 2011
Ann Coulter may laugh when someone brings up racism since she believes racism no longer exists. It’s possible to say that we’ve cleared away a lot of the old racism, but racism is still here. Yes, we elected a black president, but that gets rid of racism much like going to college means you develop common sense.
It just doesn’t happen.
The wave of Islamophobia moving across the country, everything from the Park51 project, to the vandalized mosques across the country, and even to the new “high birther” comments from Mike “Selective Outrage” Huckabee, show that racism is alive and well. We once targeted Catholics, the Irish, and Jews, and blamed the country’s problems on minority groups with little to no representation or way to get their message out.
And if you think Islamophobia is just a legitimate concern over real terrorism, then please explain this video.
In case you skipped it, we now have video of two state representatives saying, among other things, that they would be willing to let Muslims go to paradise by force (do I have to spell it out) and that they were proud of the protestors.
Yes, I can see how you would be proud of protestors heckling and shouting insults at women and children a worthy cause.
Women and children… This was a fundraiser to build a women’s shelter and help the poor. Now, granted, one of the speakers was linked to the 1993 WTC bombings and has some anti-Semitic viewpoints, but does that taint the entire group?
I know Mexicans who would love to invade Texas. Does that make me dangerous radical because I too hail from the land of tequila?
Of course not. My anarcho-humanist tendencies and the fact that I know how to build an A-bomb with smoke detectors is what makes me dangerous.
And for the twelve federal agencies monitoring internet content, that last line was a joke.
Watch that video again. Multiculturalism is bad. Islam is bad. Muslims all support terrorism. Muslim men beat their wives. Muslims are pedophiles. Death is the only solution.
This is the mentality of the Far Right, but it’s only because the Far Right doesn’t mind being exposed. It doesn’t care what others think of it. There are people who espouse similar beliefs and cloak them under the guise of academics and logic.
Representative King’s congressional inquiries into the Muslim community are one such case of “high class” racism. It’s the same old, bigoted arguments in a new cloak. Make no mistake. These are two sides of the same coin.
Racism is alive and well. It just got a new suit and got elected on the Tea Party ticket.
Let’s get some links to wash the taste of dumbass out of your mouth.
- Guillermo del Toro’s much-anticipated adaptation of H. P. Lovecraft’s At the Mountains of Madness got axed. They had major power on their side but the studio didn’t want to release it as an R-rated horror movie. Really?! Are they that afraid of the MPAA?!
- If this is true, that means that the twist ties on bread hold secrets… like when your bread got baked.
- I know that, on the scale of human history, computers are still fairly new, but these ads prove just how far those magical numbers boxes have come.
- A box that closes itself? Okay, I can’t stop staring at this, and it’s not as dumb as it sounds.
- You know in cartoons when you hit someone so hard they have a delayed reaction? It does happen in real life.
- What’s it like working from home? Oh, you know…
- Okay, so we’ve got robot border enforcers overseas and now we have a very convincing robot that could pass for a human on a dark night… I for one welcome our new robot overlords.
- I’m thinking about getting one of these for Mary…
- And finally, I am not a fan of Apple products in general. I like iTunes and my iPod. That’s about it. And yes, I’ve worked on Macbooks and used Apple products for work. Don’t like them. Don’t like the iPad, so I really got a kick out of this little video… Anyway, I’ll see you Friday. Keep sharing links, folks!