The Water Cooler and the Mosque

For those of you who have been following the story on the NYC Mosque/Muslim Community Center controversy, you have been privy once again to the astounding ignorance of mainstream America. Ask yourself this: Would there have been an outcry if a church or synagogue had been proposed? Oh, by the way, Muslims were killed on 9/11 as well. Then again, if you watch mainstream news, how would you know what is really going on? Amazingly, in 2010, people STILL believe that Saddam had weapons of mass destruction, and that Iraq was responsible for 9/11. Of course, Christians en mass were not targeted after Timothy McVey’s terrorist performance. Oh, I forgot, he was the “black sheep” of the Christians. Hey, what do I know? I’m just a descendant of Native Americans, who had their land stolen, and of Africans were brought here to be enslaved, both perpetrators of whom were White Anglo-Saxon Christians. But of course we all know how benevolent those oppressors were. They gave us Thanksgiving and Christmas! YAY! Look, I know the talk around the water cooler. Whether it’s illegal immigration, terrorism, welfare, or crime, certain folks point to strictly brown and black people as the culprits. So it makes sense that ALL Muslims are considered fanatics and terrorists. Oh, except for Monk. We like Monk. Monk isn’t like THEM! Monk is funny, and quirky, and he speaks so well! Let’s face it. The real terrorists, the real gangsters, have been ruling over this nation since its inception, but since the bulk of the citizenry have a vested interest in becoming like the aforementioned plutocracy, there is no collective outcry transforming itself into massive direct action to overthrow this trickle down regime. No, there will never be a time when the Tea Party will make a massive call to rid this country of the powers that bleed, and all of the films that illustrate how they do it, continue to be chalked up as good cinema, or conspiracy theory. Plus, now we have all the electronic toys and gladiators to keep us occupied and entertained. So why move a muscle for real fundamental change? Let’s just keep doing what we are doing, and vilify THOSE people. And in the meantime we’ll keep Monk and Karzai and whomever else we deem acceptable. In summary, yes, America via FOX News and other media puppeteering machines that are accountable to their shareholders will continue to link Muslims with the KKK and the Nazi Party because after all, ignorance is not just bliss, but good business.

~ by wheresthemic on August 20, 2010.

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