Saturday, July 31, 2010

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds

Talk radio and FOX News have been full of attacks against the Mosque proposed for a location a couple of blocks from the World Trade Center.  A lot of the talk tried to link the promoters to jihadists though there seems to be no link that I’ve found.  As that talk has died down, the new argument is “yes they have the right, but it will offend the victims of 9/11.”

Palin on the mosque: "Peace-seeking Muslims, pls understand, Ground Zero mosque is UNNECESSARY provocation; it stabs hearts. Pls reject it in interest of healing"

Beck on the mosque: “I don't know, how that might be a little insensitive to open and dedicate a 13 story mosque on the lip of the hole that is still there, the scar that is Ground Zero? You don't think it's a little insensitive to dedicate that mosque on 9/11 at Ground Zero?”

Now, the NRA has announced that it will participate in the Glenn Beck and Sara Palin “Restoring Honor” rally at the Lincoln Memorial on the 47th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. 

Glenn Beck on the date “coincidence:”  “I believe in divine providence. It was not my intention to select 8-28 because of the Martin Luther King tie. It is the day he made that speech. I had no idea until I announced it and I walked off stage …. I believe this is a reason, because whites don't own the founding fathers. Whites don't own Abraham Lincoln. Blacks don't own Martin Luther King.”

Sarah hasn't weighed in yet though I'm sure she will.


Wes said...

It's not even a mosque!


fermicat said...

Your post is just another data point to prove that irony is totally lost on some people.

Not unlike a certain person who repeatedly uses the word "lame", including when complaining about other people using the word "retard".

Anonymous said...

So the new rules are that you can't exist next to somebody who wishes you didn't, because it would be rude? The only thing we'll tolerate is intolerance?

Frogette said...

This whole debate is just ridiculous. What ever happened to Sarah Palin & the Fox News crew defending religious freedom? Thomas is right, I guess it's okay until someone is offended and then it's not. Crazy.

Wes said...

Religious freedom only applies to white Christians, silly! Just as JEEEEzus! and the Constitution intended!