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  •  So, in other words (0+ / 0-)

    you mean to tell me that post911 Islamophobia has nothing to do with this NotMosqueNotAtGroundZero shit?

    Tax the rich, feed the poor, until there are no rich no more.

    by kestrel9000 on Mon Aug 30, 2010 at 01:25:14 PM PDT

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    •  no. (5+ / 0-)

      I mean to tell you that inherent xenophobic american racism... the kind that is as american as mom and apple pie... is the primary source of that post 9/11 Islamophobia.

      Islam is a "devil of convenience" as are Latinos, currently and as blacks and native americans have been pretty much since 1608... but if all of the above were to go away tomorrow, the same people ginning up fear would turn on germans or romanians or some other group they can declare "not white enough".

      It's not about Islam, in spite of 9/11; it never was.

      9/11 just made it convenient for the neo-cons and the Becks and Limbaughs and palins of the world to peddle their particular brand of hate and discontent.

      DISCLAIMER

      I am not signing on to any 9/11 CT; I am merely pointing out that for some of the most vocal and most strident agents of hate, that set of events was Christmas morning and they are still opening the presents from it...

      •  So if it wasn't that (0+ / 0-)

        it'd be something else, but it's that in spades because they did the carpe diem.
        I can get with that.

        Tax the rich, feed the poor, until there are no rich no more.

        by kestrel9000 on Mon Aug 30, 2010 at 01:41:40 PM PDT

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