Thursday, August 26, 2010

Mosque Madness

It was an unfortunate waste of time, and a considerable expenditure of my wealth. In the aftermath of the 9-11 attacks, while the 9-11 truth movement was still a despised and laughed at minority, a debate raged on whether Islam itself could be blamed for the attacks and others like it, or if these murderers were of the same ilk as the Crusaders and the Inquisitors, et al. And so for 7 years, I delved into the subject. I studied Islam’s core scriptures and writings, amassing more scripture than most Muslims own and, I imagine, even more than you may find at your average small town mosque.

I say it was a waste of time because, as time went by, I eventually discovered that, despite my own verdict on Islam as a religion, it had nothing to do with the 9-11 attacks. Not because its scriptures taught peaceful co-existence – quite the contrary. But because it wasn’t 19 Muslims with boxcutters who were responsible for it all; it was criminal elements within the US and Israeli governments.

Obviously anyone in the truth movement will have no qualms about a mosque near “Ground Zero”, or at least no more qualms than they would have about a mosque anywhere else. It’s completely irrelevant. But there is something deeper and darker about the whole issue that is driving people into a frenzy, and creating a furor of anti-Muslim violence and hate that distracts from real issues that truly affect Americans.

It all begins with the location and substance of the actual institution. Rational people can obviously see it is not built on the ashes of ground zero. In fact it is being built in an abandoned Burlington Coat Factory warehouse, which was built before the 9-11 attacks and obviously was not destroyed by them. It is at least a full two New York blocks away from the “pit”, and if you’ve ever been to New York City you know how massive a block is.

The hypocrisy involved here is staggering, as “conservatives” who proclaim themselves as champions of both religious freedom and private property rights claim that, while still ardently supportive of both, they oppose the mosque because what you have a right to do and what you should do are somehow at odds in a free society. It should be apparent to anyone, and normally is, if conservatives are referring to Christian religious freedom at least, that you do not have a right not to be offended in this country, so there should obviously be no discrepancy between what one has a right to do and what one should do.

But there’s a special exception to this rule, and an exception in the rights of private property, where Muslims are concerned. Not because Islam had anything to do with 9-11, mind you; Newt Ginrich and the rest of the neocon cabal will be the first to point that out. They're not saying it's because Islam is to blame for 9-11, except that they are. They just don't have the moral courage to say so openly. Incidentally, there’s a strip club, a sex shop and a gambling hall within the same radius as the “mosque” (it’s not a mosque, either), and there’s a mosque inside the Pentagon, but nobody has a problem with these "abominations" on these “hallowed” grounds.

Of course, none of this information is privileged, and anyone who bothers to apply critical thinking to the issue would’ve discovered this easily. But in our stupefied, dumbed down and distracted society, people revel in ignorance and stupidity like its a badge of honor, and we cede common sense and intelligence to talking heads and politicians who tells us what to think.

This became obvious when it was revealed the imam that will head the Islamic center (not a mosque) is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. The role the CFR plays in American media and geo-politics is too involved to go into detail here, but anyone familiar with this shadow government can put two and two together when a key player in this issue is from among its ranks.

To further illustrate the circus sideshow aspect of this fake controversy, the number two shareholder in News Corps is a partial funder of the “mosque”; News Corp is of course the owner of the cable news network most responsible for hyping this fake controversy: Fox News. Somehow I doubt Boobus will boycott Fox News until they stop funding the “ground zero mosque”. In fact, there is no doubt. They’re too interested in trivialities to figure this all out for themselves, which would take a whopping half hour away from their time spent obsessing over football or the new Hurt Locker reality TV show. Bill O’Reilly and Hannity and Sarah Palin tell them they have to be outraged and oppose the "mosque", and that is the extent of their critical thinking capabilities.

This is a sad example of the mental state of the average American. Nearly two-thirds of Americans oppose the "ground zero mosque", a massive number of people who are just complete imbeciles. Just when you think, with all the real life events that truly effect all of us; events that show the US government and its puppet masters are far more a threat to the American way of life than some decadent, self-destructive 7th Century warrior’s ideology with no navy or air force (except what the United States sells to them) and no revenue they can spend to threaten us (except for our own petrodollars and the drug money we help them cultivate) that people are finally snapping out of their chemical and indoctrination induced comas, the globalists show us just how hopelessly enslaved we really are.