Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Mountains Out Of Mosque Hills, Part 2
I honestly don't think the beliefs of over a billion people should be indicted by it's fringe elements.
I also believe, as I personal lifestyle choice, that I will not be ruled by fear. And no matter what the polling numbers are, the numbers are skewed by fear, not a rational thought process.... it's bill of goods designed to illicit a knee jerk reaction.
These are my opinions, of course.... but history has shown, that by demonizing a system of belief, a race of people, or the denizens of the lowest strata of an economic subset, IT ALWAYS TURNS OUT BAD!
The building of Minarets has been banned in Switzerland. A Burqua Ban, passed in the assembly, and sponsored by President Sarkozy, is projected to make it's way through French parliament.
I ask all of you: How do you think this is all going to end up? Put on your predictioneering cap, and come up with the best educated guess as you can.
World wide promotion of xenophobia is a losers game, in the end. America, and it's ideals, should be a beacon of enlightenment... and I feel this whole mess is just a small indicator of what is to come, if we allow that xenophobia to wash over us.
It will snuff out that guiding light, and that, in the end, is the concept, ideals and consensual philosophy contained in The Constitution that must be protected and preserved at all costs.
The "enemy" are not the followers of Islam. The enemy is a part of us. This issue is just another societal self inflicted gunshot wound, propagated by people who aren't really interested in protecting those ideals.... and in part, yes perhaps even the majority of our society is allowing the trigger to be pulled. That doesn't necessarilly indicate its the proper action.
There will be no televised galvanizing moment ala Joseph Nye Welch baldly asking Joseph McCarthy, "....Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?"
Things are way too fragmented. There are 1000's of channels, instead of 2 or 3 as there were in 1954. The attention of the American populace will never again have a riveting moment of communal introspection such as that.
There will be no "shot across the bow" that will cause us to awaken from our collective dream state.
Divide and conquer is the strategy and order of the day. Rule by fear. Keep everyone scared, misinformed, and confused. If truth is inconvenient to agenda, then by all means necessary, lie.
By all means, let's further open the floodgates of corporate lobbying dollars to further corrupt an already compromised Governmental system, and then force Government to work by 21st century corporation policy, where at any cost, all risk and liability of action will be assumed by an unknowing, uninformed, and unvoiced general population: All the while framing the argument that somehow, this agenda is sound policy, and then sell it to the unsuspecting.
The point of this exercise was to perhaps reveal that this is just an indicator: a tip of a very large iceberg that is breaking the water line.... and we can't figure out that we are all on the same Ocean Liner slowly headed straight for it.
Instead of grabbing the wheel, we seem more concerned with figuring out what tune the band is playing and artfully re-arranging the deck chairs.