The sixth word in the first paragraph above says it all - RACISTS! I know, I know, they're not all racists. Why there is this one guy who works with a Muslim he really likes, and this lady who likes middle eastern food, and...
And there is President Obama and the brave Democrats who just can't come right out and offer their support to those who want to build the center there. Wouldn't be prudent. Mainstream American might be upset.
Tell ya what...mainstream Americans can take a hike as far as I'm concerned. I'm sick and tired of people who won't take a just stand because the mainstream isn't on board. Doesn't matter if those American are right or wrong, just need them on board. Screw em. Mainstream Americans aren't or weren't on board in the fight to abolish slavery, end Jim Crow, end gender bias, stop the genocide of the American Indians, or even fighting the Nazi's...and a whole lot more.
I know, maybe, if we are all real nice, maybe one day it'll be better...
Screw that, too.
Maybe if we had been less nice there might be more Indian people living and thriving on their land today, maybe centuries of brutality and murder of African American might have never happened, maybe too many women too count around the world might not have lived their lives with the scars of rape and abuse stamped on them, maybe a guy named Mark might not died of AIDS while he was so young, maybe I might of known some of my very own relatives who died in the ovens.
Why should those oppressed by racism, religious intolerance, gender bias, homophobia have to wait for the mainstream bigots to catch up.
I mourn for those thousands who died in the Twin Towers, but there deaths are no more sacred then millions of others cut down by all the hate and the relatives of those who died on 9/11 aren't the only ones who have lost those they loved.
Give me a break already and to hell with the mainstream.
The following mishmash is from the New York Daily News of all things.
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