Saturday, May 14, 2011

Bigotry and Disappointment

The sheer ignorance of most bigots, not to mention their sanctimonious ravings, just pisses me off. I'm beyond frustration, beyond simple anger; I am livid, apoplectic.

Want a surprise? I'm not talking about Japan, here. I'm talking about a YouTube video which I was referred to today of a "Patriotic Rally" and protest from Orange County in March. "The Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA)... ...released a video of a rally organized... protest a February fundraising event held by an American Muslim relief group for relief work and charity in the U.S."

The invective was truly distressing. Villa Park Councilwoman Deborah Pauly said, "I have a wonderful 19-year-old son who's a United States Marine. (Now, this is a good thing. But then she goes on...) As a matter of fact, I know quite a few Marines who will be happy to help these terrorists to an early meeting in paradise." Jesus! That is an inexcusable thing for a terrorist (excuse me, elected official) to say. Especially since the attendees at this dinner are themselves American. "I'm being told to go back home. I'm actually from Fullerton, so I don't know where back home is for me", said one attendee.

"You beat your women and you beat your children!" Sounds like any cracker to me. "Why don't you go beat up your wife, like you do every night? Why don't you go have sex with a 9-yr-old, marry her." Not only hateful, but unoriginal as well. Any of the kids I went to junior high with could have thought up better insults than that, insults that didn't make them sound like ignoramuses.

One lady (at the 4'21" mark) says, "We are patriotic Americans and we love our Constitution, and it's gonna stay that way. 'One nation under God', not Allah." I guess she loves the Constitution, even if she doesn't understand it. "One nation under God" comes from the Pledge of Allegiance, not the Constitution, and wasn't even added until 1954. The First Amendment of the Constitution specifically prohibits Congress from establishing a state religion, while guaranteeing freedom of all citizens to exercise whichever religion they find most comforting. So, both hateful and ignorant.

Truly shameful!

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