Mosque Protesters Do Not Reflect NY
First of all I am New Yorker from da Bronx. I lost a close friend on 9/11. A Muslim friend. What about his family’s pain? What about mine? Oh we are people of “color” therefore nothing that matters to us matters to “them”. You know who “they” are. The people from other parts of the country bussed in to make it seem like there is this big uprising of anti-Muslim sentiment in MY town.
They do not speak for me nor, I dare say most New Yorkers. New York is the original melting pot. The home of the Statue of Liberty dammit. Do the words on her book mean nothing any more?
“Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
Are we not who we say we are to the rest of the world. The right says they hate us for our freedom. LIES, they hate us for the hypocrisy. We say we hold religious freedom as a high ideal then persecute, Jews, Catholics, Irish, Asians, Muslims, Middle Easterners, Blacks, Mexicans and any one else who is not of Caucasian European descent. Even those Europeans from whom most of the right wing fringe are descended are held in contempt.
So much energy wasted on hate, fear, and ignorance. Here we are faced with the worst economy in decades and instead of pulling together we are looking for reasons to hate each other. This is the poison that other countries older than ours do not want polluting their cultures. Can’t say I blame them. This aspect of Americana is is the most vile and ugly side of a shining city on a hill that George Bush I believed in, That Reagan believed in. That every red blooded American Patriot still believes in.
No we are not perfect. Neither is any Family. Look at your own. We are Americans we are family. We are soo much better that what we are showing to the rest of the world. We were once the envy of the world. Our goods in demand world wide. Then we stopped making things, became our children’s friends instead of their parents, stopped demanding excellence in everything we do and the magic was lost.
I am old enough to remember those glory days when excellence in everything we did was expected like breathing. Some where along the line, money, the top 2 percent, the Skull and Bones, the robber barons, the bigots, the ignorant and the fools took over and destroyed the greatness that was once America. The America I love. An America where the Constitution is not a document to be cherry-picked apart to further one’s own narrow-minded spew; but a document to be revered, held sacred, guarded and protected to the dying breath of by those we elect to office. Hey Supreme Court, What corporation is even remotely interested in this reverence?
“I want my country back” is the rallying cry for the addle minded, bigoted, scared, sheep that the right call it’s base. Dems you are no better. You were given a mandate to get things done. To friggin fix what is broken and you allowed them to water down and de-fang everything that we asked of you in the name of this mythical allusion called bi-partisanship? Do you get it yet? They want nothing more than power back!! They will help you do nothing even to the detriment of the people they claim to represent. Do you friggin see who you are dealing with yet? Enough with the bitchassness. Start thinking for yourselves, Americans and stop swallowing the “kool-aid” that the talking point merchants keep repeating as fact and for God’s sake stop watching Fox and listening to Limbaugh. That programming has been proven to cause brain damage and and an intellectual laziness we simply can not afford to let continue.
I WANT MY COUNTRY BACK!!
The country of excellence where American exceptional-ism is not a buzz word but a fact.
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Originally posted 2010-08-24 00:11:01.
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