DENVER, COLORADO- Thousands streamed into Civic Center Park to spend Saturday afternoon listening to speeches against President Trump’s MUSLIM BAN. Lots of families with kids so I kept my sign on the fringe pointed outward. I don’t usually favor profanity but this slogan was spotted at New York’s JFK airport last Satruday, then replicated across the country the same weekend. I spotted several at the Denver rally AND in Colorado Springs, because I think, NOT TODAY MOTHERFUCKER says it best. Racism, bigotry and wanton abuse of power is obscene.
Even the nuanced critiques of the CHARLIE HEBDO COMEUPPANCE in Paris begin by disclaiming “of course the cartoonists didn’t deserve to die.” But I wonder, have none among us yet earned our adversaries’ judgment? We western imperialists are quick to decide which of our opponents deserve to die, even as mere collateral in our preemptive justice-dealing. How uncharitable of our exceptionalism to think that only we can direct extrajudicial assassinations. Paris is a front line like any other noncombatant zone marauded by US drones. Our intelligence agencies aren’t bothered to explain who they target and why. Contrast our existential rationalizations with the concrete evidence, much of it rubble, with which anti-imperial defenders can condemn us.
It’s difficult to inject logic into either politics or faith without being the subject of a lynching, but here goes.
There was a statue, 62 feet tall, of Jesus on the side of a highway in Ohio. People would actually pull over and pray to it. So last year about this time it was struck by lightning, caught fire and burned down. Or burned up. Means the same thing. Now, there’s long been a controversy in Christianity and Judaism and Islam over the making of graven images and with special notice given to a statue, picture or whatever of God.
Much Christian blood has been spilt by other Christians with Iconoclasm being one of the issues.
The Hundred Years War for instance. Somebody who was crawling up out of the Medieval Tradition and had learned to read, and noticed that there was a discrepancy of sorts between “Thou shalt not make any graven image” and the Church tradition of making lots and lots of graven images. So, that left no choice but to wage bloody, expensive and generally tragic War for a hundred years, hence the name. There were other issues, mostly having to do with which Christian king got to own which land and the people therein.
So, now, there’s almost completed, another Touchdown Jesus statue being made by the same corporation which makes the fiberglass Big Boy hamburger franchise statues. With the notation of “it’s lightning-proof”.
Here’s where logic should be employed…
Which is a smack to the back of the head to all those who told us in 1984 that the Police State setup from the BOOK of the same name couldn’t possibly happen in America because it was all about Socialist Dystopia and nobody, no not ever, could set up a CAPITALIST dictatorship. God, they’re stupid.
But here’s what the post 9/11 “patriotism” has gotten us. Eight years of a moron for president, an evil moron but a moron. His crew of more intelligent evil people used the occasion to make it unpatriotic to question their plans to deregulate American industries. We’ve seen a 9/11 worth of dead Americans every single month due to denial of Health Care. We’ve seen pollution that al Qa’eda could only hope to inflict on any one small town, done daily and across the nation. We’ve seen our national surplus turned upside down, and many multiples of the amount of that surplus in debt, due to the Wars started by the aforementioned Moron in response to 9/11. The badly misnamed USA PATRIOT Act is being invoked against Julian Assange and Wikileaks in response to their telling the TRUTH about 9/11 and the aforementioned wars, the moron who started them and the morons who still follow his leadership even though it’s destroyed what used to be America. Those Morons have banded together into Right Wing Terrorist Groups such as the TeaParty, Minutemen and other “patriotic” front-ends for the Ku Klux Klan. They’ll be flying plenty of the Hate Flag. By Tea-Klan MORONS such as this couple who made their Wedding into a Hate-fest. Yep, that’s right, they’re celebrating their wedding with symbols of Starting A Racist War which killed half a million Americans in order to keep according to the 1860 census 3,950,528 Americans in perpetual bondage based on the color of their skin.
It’s not the blatant anti-Semitism involved in wanting to set Israel up as a target for near-total destruction, it’s not their arrogance in making money supplying the means, the money, weapons, propaganda, anti-social gospel of indifference, answering the question of Cain “am I my brothers keeper” with a resounding NO, warmongering on every level… setting all the preconditions for an apocalyptic global destruction, the one they make money predicting… predicting the ride of the Horsemen and grooming their horses for them at the same time…
No, the really shockingly delusional part about it is their overwhelmingly conceited belief that Everybody Else on the planet would be so stupid that we wouldn’t notice that.
We’re supposed to not notice that they’re warning of destruction, and sowing the economic seeds of that destruction daily, using the monetary policies that will ensure famines, ensure that natural disasters will have a far greater human scope than would be possible otherwise.
Huge concentrations of people on the edge of recurrent natural disasters, kept there for the profit of a very few.
Mass indoctrination of Hate, to keep the unnatural disasters of War going.
All traced back to a very tiny minority whose faith is in no God or gods but only in money.
They devour the houses of widows and orphans and for a pretense make long prayers.
Their bogus “support” for a Jewish state is just one facet of the evil they do in every other facet of their public and private lives.
Saddling up, out of the shadows of covert participation in the Libyan rebellion against bogeyman Gaddafi might be the US misstep which the Arab movement has been looking for. It’s not enough that Barack Obama’s active suppression of public uprisings in Bahrain and Yemen unmasked his administration as anti-Democratic, now he’s deploying the brute force already visited on Iraq. Bombs against Gaddafi will soon enough yield innocent civilian deaths and America’s War on Islam not only expands in North Africa, it pits itself against the entire pan-Arab revolution. The Qatar-based Al Jazeera Network may have its own motives for beating the drums of war against the loose cannon madman Gaddafi, while sparing the House of Saud similar vilification, but AJ has succeeded in goading the Western powers to put their weapons where their oil is, effectively throwing fuel on a fire that was stalling against the firewall of the dictator’s repressive might. Forget Ben Ali, Mubarak and Gaddafi, the adversary to unite Arabia will be the USA. And while conventional wisdom for Western governance is to announce unpopular policy during the black hole Friday news cycle, our arrogance shows itself tone-deaf to Islam. We might have figured it out watching what happened in Egypt’s Tahrir Square. The secular week-end in the West can erupt as Days of Rage after the reflection of Friday Prayers.
Italy is warning the rest of Europe about Tunisian refugees and others from the wave of rebellion against the Empire in their home Vassal States, coming to Europe and taking over. Like they haven’t been doing exactly that same thing to North Africa since the Punic Wars. Guess it’s different when the shoe and the foot are on the other shore. They DO have some legitimate cause for concern, the last time the Empire got this big and powerful, it was taken over and some say, taken down, by a wave of religious refugees from the Middle East. They’ve even got a church where one of the Imperial palaces, the Vatican, once stood.
Says he doesn’t have anything against Islam, just “radical” Islam, meaning, Muslims who don’t bow down before his Naturally Superior White Culture. He also, as prime minister to ROYALTY, and incidentally the same Royal Family that used to hunt his ancestors, just for sport, babbles much about Democracy and respect for other cultures. Which he says is somehow the hallmark of the British Empire.
You know the first line of the Marine Corps Hymn, ends with “to the shores of Tripoli” So, why, exactly, was Tripoli so important? Well, since American Capitalism was and still is heavily dependent on goods and services produced by Slavery, an important slave-shipping region like the Barbary Coast (North Africa from western Egypt to the Gibraltar Straits) was the “Raw Material” source for American, British and French Capitalism. Slaves. Human cargo. The Bush family and the Harvard trust and the Yale trust got simultaneously Fantastically Wealthy through the ‘necessary evil’.
Capital can only work if the Richest make other HUMAN BEINGS poorer. The “rising tide lifts all boats” bullshit is simply that. In a system of finite resources, and there is no resource which isn’t… the Rich can only gain and maintain their wealth at the expense of everybody else.
Which is a distillation of the basic part of Jewish law. When one brings an accusation against another in before the priests (judges) both parties are supposed to be judged. Equally. Leviticus goes on and on about using the same measurements to sell as you use to buy. Standardized weights in every facet of life especially, in cases before the priests.
Israel says Hamas has Anti-Aircraft missiles.
Sure, if I had hostile people in multi-billion dollar attack aircraft flying low over my family and friends and occasionally SHOOTING at us I’d perhaps want some way to shoot back and maybe keep the Rich Murderers from killing me or my family or friends or for that matter ANYBODY.
It’s a huge leap of arrogance for Ehud Barak to go all crybaby and say Waaaahhh those people we’ve been steadily killing in their own country which doesn’t waaaahh actually belong to waaaaah Israel and Israel has no legal authority to waaaaahhh use high-tech terrorism against their people, mostly civilians, have gotten a waaaahh waaahhhh wahhhh way to keep from doing it sometimes.
No Fair!! Waaaahhhh Waaahhh we’re the only ones allowed to kill waaahh waaaaaaaaaaahhhh!”
Who knows? Gary Faulkner will undoubtedly get more Due Process from Colorado’s courts (Go ahead, Gary, THANK us “bleeding heart do-gooder Liberals” for not just turning over Due Process meekly and without protest to your Fascist Whore-lords) than he was willing to give Osama bin Dead_for_8_years.
Which is more to the point, but if the un-named by reporters female who was alleged to have been assaulted by him (and given more than one injury) is his wife and he did smack her around, Mrs Faulkner, forget that life insurance policy you’re waiting to collect, ditch his crazy ass. It ain’t worth it, baby.
Meanwhile, he made some cryptic statements back in June about “Wait until August, then you’ll see”. August ended a month and a half ago and the most anybody has said about Osama is that stupid faked up picture the F.B.I. tried to push off on the rest of the world.
And an admission, once it was shown to be a retouched picture of a Spanish member of parliament, that they don’t have a single picture of Osama from anytime in the last 8 years.
Almost 9 years now. So, Mr Stupid Crazoid Faulkner, how the hell were you intending to know if the “ay-rab towel head sand-nigger” you would have ended up murdering was in fact Osama bin Laden? The God-Damned Freakin’ Bureau Of Incompetence DOESN’T EVEN KNOW WHAT HE LOOKS LIKE but YOUR stupid ass was going to commit murder in the Tribal Autonomous Region,
Listening to Islamic studies scholar Robert Shedinger taunt the CC audience with whether Jesus may have been a Muslim reminds me of the not-so-old joke about returning the Statue of Liberty to the French, because we’re not using her anymore. At his fundamental, Jesus espoused what we are accustomed to consider were basic Christian Values, but who are American Christians to lay claim to those anymore?
One would think that people who claim to be very pro-Israel (long as them thar jewboys don’t get too uppity) would at least know when the High Holy Days are. Glenn Beck, for instance, Breitbart, Fox News, all of them claiming a victory for Right Wing Lunatic Fringe politics and policies because the Israeli delegation wasn’t at the U.N. on one of the days, Sukkot. These are the leaders of the same fringe groups who tried to make meat of the end of Ramadan being the day before September 11th this year, difference, their Adult Handlers noticed it so there weren’t any Hysterical Shrieks about “Muslim Triumphalists dancing in streets on 9/11!!!”
And MOST of them have dropped their ridiculous pointed slur that Barack must be an exclusively Muslim messianic name… in the face of some people replying to the their Jackass Statements with the notation that one of THE Judges, from the Book by the same name in the Old Testament, was named Barak (although today he would be described as an Unlawful Combatant and Terrorist) and the Israeli Defense minister is named Ehud Barak. One of their “oopsie” moments, one of several (hundred) (thousand) (hundreds of thousands) similar Oopsies.
What got me started on this offering was a TV show on at midnight, only lasted (from my perspective, because the channel got changed quickly) for about two minutes. The show was about 9/11 survivors. One of them said “That’s the difference between America and everybody else… in America when there’s great tragedy and danger people band together and help each other out”. So that means the only people on the entire surface of the planet where people actually have Human Feelings is in America, and everybody else is incapable of actual humanity. Subhumans in other words. Nothing Racist about that? No Religious bigotry either, like when a Muslim preacher orating at a funeral says the deceased is in Paradise, that’s supposedly cold-hearted brainwashing and encouraging the other members of the congregation to do suicide bombings.
Thanks to Friend Tony for pointing out that people who don’t believe the Official Story of 9/11 is actually valid, are so stupid that we don’t merit being read, listened to or answered. This makes somewhere around a hundred times he’s made this comment, after listening to or reading them.
I guess it should be pointed out AGAIN some of the many reasons why the Official Story needs some serious questioning. One is the cult like nature of the Resistance Movement Against Questioning The Official High Priests Of 9/11. Such as the Congressionally appointed commission which was stacked top to bottom with people who reaped enormous profit from touting the official story. War Contractors top the list. Political Hacks whose only chance to survive is by groveling to the War Contractors and taking the bribes offered by said Daddy Warbucks types. Hacks like Bush, and Palin, and Daddy Warbucks types who are ALSO Political Hacks.
Cheney, North, Rupert Murdoch and his cast and crew of Paid Professional Liars, which now includes Sarah Palin.
Tried to buy off the Community Center “ground zero mosque” developers, and thus, in his mind, prove that Money is Truly God and that Everybody would bow before it.
His stupid looking Rich Bitch ass was Rejected.
The words of Simon Peter to Simon Magus “Thy Money perish with thee, you have no part in this”
Or blaming the Crucifixion on Judaism. In other words, bullshit.
But I do know people who are Southern, Christian, White… like the Pastor in Florida… who actually DO blame Judaism for the Passion and who blame the Civil War not on Slavery, but on the slaves themselves.
So go ahead, Pastor, get your Ignorant Damn Bigoted Ku Klux TeaTard “christian warrior” MORONS all frothing at the mouth, burning books, maybe you’ll convince some of the stupid bastards to lynch people for you. AMERICANS whether you or your IDIOT Party have enough courage to allow us the title, or even admit that we and all your other HATE SPEECH targets are Human Beings.
Tell the Bloodthirsty Mob that GOD, Himself, Ordained you to tell them to go out and Burn, destroy and above all KILL in His name. You’ve already gotten your Demented Disciples to burn a community center in Murfreesboro Tennessee, your Rabid Leaders Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck have incited at least one Racist Bigotry Inspired Murder in the past two weeks. A cab driver who didn’t grovel to the Haters and beg their forgiveness for something done by somebody else.
YOU, Pastor, and your Hate Speech Comrades like Palin, Beck, Limbaugh, Malkin, Geller, Ollie North, Gunny Bob Newman, are guilty by your own standard of judgment.
YOU condemn a Billion people on the basis that they shared the same religion with people accused of murder. People, who unlike YOU and YOUR Killer Koward Komrades on FOX and Hate-Speech Radio, did NOT actively incite or inflame or even support the bombing of the idolatrous Temple of Monetary Imperialism.
Saying that moderate Islam doesn’t exist, that al Qa’eda and Taliban operatives would kill anybody who expressed in the Arab Countries any non-extremist position.
What a Fat Load Of Shit.
Again painting Islam as a monolithic entity, no differences between nations or even PEOPLE.
Let’s put that in Christian Western Moderate terms yes? Since the Crusades pitted Christian against Christian more often that Christian against Muslim, and every war since then, German chaplains instructing their soldiers in Both World Wars to go into battle screaming “Gott Mit Uns” meaning, God is on OUR side, and the British Chaplains same way instructing their Cannon Fodder to scream “God and King!” as they marched in an orderly fashion through the portals of Hell…
There must not be any such thing as a Moderate Christian because the Radicals, like for instance Michelle Malkin, and Sarah Palin, and Glenn Beck, would have us all killed if we expressed any form of moderation. Although that IS the ultimate logical end of their truly screwed up mindset.
No, and that’s not why the Christian International Aid Mission was banished from Afghanistan, and why the US invasion reinstated it. Ask its volunteers why they don’t exert their humanitarian impulses for non-religious operations, then you’ll be getting past these pleas of feigned victimization. Missionary-tourism brochures extol bringing your faith “through the witness of humanitarian aid.”
First we need to define a few basic terms. Jealousy and Envy are often used interchangeably. They are not interchangeable. Jealousy is the notion that somebody else wants what you have, whether it’s based in truth or in sick fear. Envy is the desire to possess something somebody else has.
Found on the web: My favorite artists’ conceptualization of a purported Prophet Mohammad, employing contemporary populist art mediums of Croc, some ghetto Croc bling, and post-modern irreverence.
One is that the actions he was taking, along with his comrades, when he won the medal, were War Crimes. The use of Military Force to compel people to obey his Terrorist Government. Civilian People. Making War against CIVILIANS.
What morbid fortuity that as President Obama heads to Fort Hood to commemorate the victims of renegade Nidal Malik Hasan, preparations are being made for the execution of another Islamic avenger, the Beltway sniper. As Americans satiate their blood lust against Muslims in the person of John Allen Muhammad who is scheduled to die tonight by lethal injection, perhaps comparisons to Major Hasan will draw attention to the ideological motives behind the 2002 shooting spree. We don’t have to like them, but it would obviously pay us to listen.