Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Irresponsible Ignorance of Sarah Palin

As outlined in my previous post Mosque "at Ground Zero"....I'm delighted to bring you a sterling example of ignorant ramblings of popular American politzerazzi.

Earlier today, Mayor Bloomberg responded to my comments about the planned mosque at Ground Zero by suggesting that a decision not to allow the building of a mosque at that sacred place would somehow violate American principles of tolerance and openness.

No one is disputing that America stands for – and should stand for – religious tolerance. It is a foundation of our republic. This is not an issue of religious tolerance but of common moral sense. To build a mosque at Ground Zero is a stab in the heart of the families of the innocent victims of those horrific attacks. Just days after 9/11, the spiritual leader of the organization that wants to build the mosque, Imam Faisal Abdul Rauf, suggested that blame be placed on the innocents when he stated that the “United States’ policies were an accessory to the crime that happened” and that “in the most direct sense, Osama bin Laden is made in the USA.” Rauf refuses to recognize that Hamas is a terrorist organization dedicated to the destruction of our ally, Israel, and refuses to provide information about the sources of funding for the $100 million mosque. Rauf also plays a key role in a group behind the flotilla designed to provoke Israel in its justifiable blockade of Gaza. These are just a few of the points Americans are realizing as New York considers the proposed mosque just a stone’s throw away from 9/11’s sacred ground.

I agree with the sister of one of the 9/11 victims (and a New York resident) who said: “This is a place which is 600 feet from where almost 3,000 people were torn to pieces by Islamic extremists. I think that it is incredibly insensitive and audacious really for them to build a mosque, not only on that site, but to do it specifically so that they could be in proximity to where that atrocity happened.”

Many Americans, myself included, feel it would be an intolerable and tragic mistake to allow such a project sponsored by such an individual to go forward on such hallowed ground. This is nothing close to “religious intolerance,” it’s just common decency.

- Sarah Palin
Sarah Palin's Facebook Page

Ignorant twit.


  1. Paying attention to Sarah Palin is a very bad sign.

    She has no power, except that which you give her by paying attention to her.

    I have a neighbor who says similar things. I don't worry about him, don't blog about him, don't argue about him with friends. Why? He has no influence.

    Neither does Sarah Palin, not if you examine the real landscape.

    But if you inflate her importance to the level of constantly needing monitoring, you have created a new false reality in which she must "be stopped" before she "hurts us."

    She can't hurt us. She's just a provocateur playing a role.

    And besides, she'd be no worse in practice, as VPOTUS, than Joe Biden. So from nearly every angle, she's pretty irrelevant.

    But feel free to give her more credence than her actual power warrants... if you want her to have more power, that is.

  2. I highly doubt my little piece of the blogosphere is giving Palin any power. I do however, feel it my duty to expose ignorant fear-mongering wherever I find it.....especially when it comes from a public figure so adored by lemming-Americans.

    Though she may have been as inept as Biden is, she represents a far more potent form of cultural politics. Potent and damaging.

  3. BUT! The Tea Baggers fantasize withered old Sarah will touch their wieners if they cheer loud enough. Thus you are "refudiated"...

  4. The right has no standing on issues of real importance so they come up with this nonsense.

    Build all the mosques they want. I don't care as long as they and the Morman's don't bother me.


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