Thursday, December 23, 2004
land of the fearful and home of the bigoted
I just noticed this disturbing news post on AngryAsianMan.com... it cited a poll who results show that 44% of Americans Say It's OK To Limit Muslims' Rights. WTH?!
To quote the well-written summary on AngryAsianMan:
The survey indicated that 27 percent of the respondents said they supported requiring all Muslim Americans to register their home address with the federal government. Twenty-two percent said they favored racial profiling to identify potential terrorist threats. And 29 percent said they thought undercover agents should infiltrate Muslim civic and volunteer organizations to keep tabs on their activities and fund-raising. Sound familiar? Why didn't the poll just go all the way, and ask if respondents supported rounding up all the Muslim Americans and sticking them into internment camps? Somebody get Michelle Malkin on the phone.
The survey also found that Republicans and people who described themselves as "highly religious" were more apt to support curtailing Muslims' civil liberties than Democrats or people who are less religious. What kind of hypocritical crap is that? For others, suppressing the very religious freedom that allows you to live out and practice your own religion? Mind you, I think they're forgetting that some of the earliest European settlers came to America fleeing religious persecution.
Researchers also found that respondents who paid more attention to television news were more likely to fear terrorist attacks and support limiting the rights of Muslim Americans. Thank you, Fox News.
Pshhht. How disappointing that "religious" people (and sadly, people probably claiming to be "Christian") are so bigoted and racist. I fear the next time a terrorist attack hits the US... it'll be "internment camps" all over again.
On a lighter note... anybody wanna buy a P-P-P-Powerbook?
It's sad that history repeats itself. Ignorance, one of the worst things, in my opinion, (and also one of things Dickens says to beware of), does reappear with every generation. It's so easy to go into that mode, because we live in a fallen and broken world, where everyone who is not careful can make a big mistake.
The name of God is blasphemed among the gentiles because the people who claim to know God just do wrong things. Me included.
All I can say is, the struggle will never end, until the end. But what we have to do is try to make things better. I appreciate how you have written to newspapers and made your voice heard G. Words are powerful. But what is more powerful is our actions.
What we do as America, and what we do as individuals say more about us than all the words that come out of our mouths. Don't get me wrong, words can influence our actions. Words are very powerful. But we all have choices to make.
Also note, when I talk about "people who claim to know God," I mean mostly Christians, but it's true for all people who make that claim.Post a Comment
For those of you who don't know what I mean by Gentiles, I mean nations.