I see that the fine white folk of Mufreesboro, TN have come up with their own variation of "shoot them all in the face" and have released their hounds on American Muslims, literally. Now, as we all know, back before our time, the South used to release their dogs on black folk trying to obtain equal rights, as well as fire truck hoses. They even burned down the black man's churches. This was okay because, as all white Southerners know, God is white and would hardly hang out with a congregation of cocoa butter smelling, jerri curl having no good niggers. See, to the South, religion means you are Christian and that all other faiths are of the Devil and, thus, cults with no real foundation in reality. And these Muslims? Why, they are Satan's personal allies on a crusade to destroy America from within with their pagan beliefs so they must be stopped by any and all means necessary. The dogs are just a warning to the Muslims, a message that clearly revealed the dark intent bound within their Southern hearts: If'n y'all think them dog bites hurt, imagine how much more a bullet. Build your mosque and we'll burn it down in the night. Note to klan, white sheets optional.
This is the new norm in America, this virulent hate of everything different. Oh sure, we've had racism since our country began, but this is different. Now it's every fundamentalist Christian white person against the darkies and false gods of the entire world only, unlike the 60s, these zealots better armed, better coordinated and, judging by the media they listen to, quite willing to launch insurrection against the federal government. This new hate is one of the lasting impacts of the illegal Bush administration, another legacy to remember them by. Granted, Bush didn't start the Christian Coalition or make Southern Baptists but he sure knew how to use them and manipulate them and they sure knew how to use and manipulate governmental national policy, a repressive agenda bent on robbing every American of their natural rights as outlined in the Bill of Rights. But...
After rigging yet another vote to crown the illegitimate Bush to a 2nd law breaking term, the Bush folk didn't need the right anymore. It was smooth sailing because the Bush White House was above the law. This made the right angrier and wilder with the Tea party the first expression of this rabid, frothing mob. We see the result. Hate is everywhere. Distrust, suspicion. Talk of revolt and going to war. No compromise. Lies become truth. It is enough to make me want to scream, I get so upset about it. But how does one fight against hate or racism when the haters know they are correct to have all that murderous rage inside them?
Which takes me back to my last post, which I pray no one takes seriously because I was venting my frustration over what I read of the wars everyday. But I realize now how many in the Tea party could take my ironic message to heart Some in government too.
See, whether we like it or not, our history proves we Americans know a thing or 2 about oppressing other cultures. Like giving the Indians small pox blankets to wipe them off the Earth or slavery of the blacks or the wanton slaughter of Filipinos during the turn of the century or the WWII internment camps for the Asian Americans. Today it's Muslims and the Mexicans who look like Muslims.
I guess this is what's bugging me. Regular Americans as eager to get rid of the Muslims as happily as any German hunting down Jews, filled with the same resentment and spirit of hate. That's not America. That's not what America is about.
Maybe it's my own fault for being upset by all this. I choose not to live in fear of other people because they are different. I don't care if 100 9/11's happen, I would still choose to live free than lose any jot or iota of freedom. I'd rather die free than live on my knees or cowering under the covers. To be an American demands bravery and what could be more bold than embracing all humanity as brothers? What would show more courage than holding a few men guilty of their own actions instead of holding a whole race under a dark cloud of seething hatred?
In the Bible is a warning to the followers of Christ that in the Last Days good would be called evil and evil good. How true. Ask those good people of Murfreesboro if what they are doing is good and right and to a person they will say it is and that Jesus would not only be okay with their actions, He would wholly endorse them. Sicking dogs on women and children is most holy.