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Funny thing...

I'm reading a bunch of right wing goofballs saying that objections to the Cordoba mosque aren't about the restriction of religious freedom but rather about respecting the discomfort and anguish we still feel about the 9/11 bombings. Odd, then that when blacks complain about the discomfort caused by flying the Confederate flag, they're told to grow a thicker skin. (Of course, the analogy falls apart since the Confederacy was actually about trying to retain the right to keep slaves, and Sufism <> Wahabism, but whatever. I refudiated the original point, so there.)

Similarly, in Perry v. Schwartzetc, if the argument is that objections to Walkers ruling are rooted not in bigotry, but in disagreement with a judge's ability to overrule state level legislation, would you like to revisit Heller? Yeah, didn't think so.

Date: 2010-08-14 11:24 am (UTC)
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Just curious... where exactly are blacks being told that? Because here in Georgia, we had to change our state flag YEARS ago because it incorporated the Confederate flag. Not saying we should have kept the old one, but for the most part I see people falling all over themselves to try not to be perceived as racist.

I also don't know a single person IRL who would dare to speak against that mosque, even if they didn't really agree with it. The backlash would be too great. Given that this is the prevailing attitude here in the Deep South, I'm wondering where it could be so radically different.

(Granted, I do realize that Atlanta is a relatively large - and Southern in name only - city. But you're in the North. Is it really so different there?)

This isn't meant to be bitchy. It's honest curiosity.

Date: 2010-08-14 01:33 pm (UTC)
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re: Cordoba: Links for Palin, Guliani, Gingrich, ADL, Weisenthal center, Limbaugh, Pat Robertson, Peter King then I lost my stomach for it, so I couldn't dig up the links I'd seen from Coulter and McArdle.

re: blacks/confederate flag - I've seen that more on political bulletin boards than I remember hearing it from national politicians.

I'm in Florida, FWIW.


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