Monday, August 23, 2010

The Angry Mob

They are not protesters exercising their right to peaceably assemble. They are thugs. Worse yet, they are out of town thugs.
The day began with hundreds of anti-mosque protesters roaring into Lower Manhattan on motorcycles. Within hours both sides had gathered en masse.
And here's what happened when a guy who looked Muslim-ish walked by:

When these tea party thugs claim they want their liberty, what they really mean is they want to reclaim their right to exercise their bigotry in public. Or as a Balloon-Juice commenter put it, "They got one thing right: Ground Zero is being desecrated. Just not by Muslims."

This wasn't even really about the so-called mosque. It was about hating Islam by people who got their "education" on the subject from Rush Limbaugh. And ironically, the brown skinned guy they were threatening is a construction worker who works at Ground Zero.

What worries me most is I don't think the GOP is going to get the big sweep these guys are expecting in November. When they lose, this stuff is going to feel mild in comparison to what comes next.

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Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Did I hear correctly? Did someone from that rabid mob accuse the man of being a coward? That was courage of biblical proportions, but it was also evil of biblical proportions and if there was a god who destroyed Gomorrah, he would have destroyed That city too.

It's enough to make me hate a country that can produce something like this. We have no right to speak of freedom or justice: to wave flags, to praise ourselves. We have no right to praise a military that risk their lives to defend such monstrous evil. We've been bigots, racists, greedy thieves, liars and monsters for 200 years and it's time we faced it.

11:08:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

I'm in the same frame of mind Fogg. These last couple of weeks have made me ashamed of my country.

11:35:00 AM  

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