The building of a "Victory Mosque" near Ground Zero in NYC is a NATIONAL issue as well as a local one that should be opposed by all 320 million Americans.
In regards to Comrade Mayor Bloomberg: I personally expected from the get-go this gutless wonder would stab all patriotic Americans in the back by allowing this hideous structure built near the site where so many American heroes gave their lives on September 11, 2001.
The very concepts of "hero" and "patriot" are clearly quite alien to scum like Comrade Mayor Bloomberg who worship at the socialist altar of weakness, appeasement and Anti-Americanism.
After all, Comrade Mayor Bloomberg is a life member of the elite Leftist ruling class who have declared war on America decades ago and are in an unholy alliance with the Islamofascists.
I hope Comrade Mayor Bloomberg understands that by this act of treason he has placed himself high on the proscription list of traitors who will hopefully face summary and swift justice before a revolutionary court in the coming years.
This is a very serious matter.
American patriots will never forget or forgive Comrade Mayor Bloomberg 's act of treason.
Mayor Bloomberg Is A Traitor To New York And All Of America
I stated in an earlier post that, with tolerance and amity in mind, I had considered the proposed site of Cordoba, the name of the mosque and community center which is located near ground zero, to be of little concern to me. That point of view has changed.
A few days ago, I saw where someone had said that “tolerance” is a hypocritical form of behavior, and that it really just means that someone full of hatred and bigotry is keeping his or her mouth shut.
That is not at all what tolerance is. The verb to “tolerate” something has come to mean something rather different from the expression “tolerance.” Not to split hairs, but the original word means, crudely put, to endure or put up with something one does not like in the least. It involves a possibly angry state as well, and as such, it is not a very good state of being. We’ve all blown up, and seen others do the same, and on the news, we hear about people who really lose it, and often they have held in deep, dark emotions and simply can do so no longer.
In the case of “tolerance,” as used today, the word means more. It suggests a person or persons who are willing to accept circumstances or people as they are, without real bias, no matter their points of view on certain aspects of those situations or people who they may find contrary to what they see as right. It is indeed difficult to do, until one realizes that acceptance comes from heart and spirit, not the mind. The two can be at odds and still function well, provided the person does come to this point of knowledge and insight. Thus, someone who may not be blue finds it easier to live, work, and even be at ease or leisure with people who are blue. Life can be at its most peaceful and fulfilling at such a time, since one is not smouldering with hatred or anger. “Tolerance,” therefore, means acceptance without reservation. It is to the benefit of all to be so; when one eliminates an entire race or religious group as possible friends, they are cheating themselves of relationships which could be meaningful and fun.
With all of that in mind, I read the articles about the mosque “at Ground Zero,” and found that one writer stated that it would be “blocks” away from the site. I reasoned that, especially in crowded and tall south Manhattan, should be far enough. I was misled.
Today I saw a map, and this one was on MSNBC. It was more detailed than any I have tried to pull up on Google searches. Those eliminated streets that lie between more heavily traveled ones, and therefore depicts the proposed mosque site as three blocks only from the Ground Zero site. This, and the stories I read earlier, are obvious examples of slanted journalism, something we all profess to detest despite knowing very well that it is, has and always will be the usual way news is delivered to us. No author can claim to be inhuman and cold and detached enough to be completely without prejudices in his or her writing, just as I cannot. Even composers for articles submitted to encyclopedias have been rather obvious that they had feelings and opinions about their subject, and over the years this has been less noticeable because people have grown more accepting of it.
Biased journalism may be different things to each of us, but when it comes to this story, I must say that I see the points of view of those who are appalled at the proposed building. It is not only close to the site we revere as Ground Zero, it is practically in its shadow.
On September 11, 2001 both towers of The World Trade Center were deliberately struck by passenger jets hijacked and piloted by Muslim extremists on suicide missions. When they were hit, debris was flung well past where the mosque would be, and when both towers subsequently collapsed, the smoke and dust and noxious fumes shrouded every building in that area. It was all a part of the Ground Zero event, and anyone who says it wasn’t was not there that day, did not watch the extensive news coverage, and is now in a state of complete denial.
The disaster took so many lives and shut down the city so completely and scarred every New Yorker so deeply that there were no TV programs for days except the live coverage and tape of the disaster. As crews worked 24 hours at a time, searching for survivors, smoke drifted up from heaps, mountains of steel and concrete. The Nation and the World watched in total shock, as the people of the city were interviewed and remained in shock, not even able to grieve yet. Radio programs with call-ins allowing people to vent were flooded for two weeks with people calling who could do little more than cry.
I knew people who were there. I’ve spoken to them, read their blogs, and no matter how much detail I got, I knew I would never be able to comprehend what it was like to be anywhere in that city on that day or the ones that followed.
After the tower attacks, news came that the Pentagon had also been struck. Then, somewhere near then, another plane went down in Pennsylvania. Watching this on MSNBC, I was sickened to the point of not knowing what to do first, cry or throw up. Or scream. And I was miles away from the event. Imagine what it felt like to be there. I’ve seen the videotapes, people running, screaming, cursing, calling on God. I’ll never forget watching live as a man above the fires in one tower smashed his office window and leaped to his death rather than be burned alive. He fell among a million pieces of paper wafting down, papers printed out by people who were already dead.
As an American, how am I to forget all of this, and to get past my sadness and heartbreak? If I was not even there, how can I possibly tell anyone that it’s okay to build a mosque so close to where it all happened?
I have no right to say such a thing. Because it is wrong.
The argument for building the mosque is simple: It will bring in money from a site where now sits an abandoned building.
It was not Muslims in the first place who attacked us on September 11, 2001. It was religious extremists.
Islam is a peaceful religion and poses no threat.
All of that is true. But there is a problem.
It would be wrong to build it.
There is no way that the feelings and the convictions of all those who suffered on that day or who lost loved ones can rightly be insulted and derided like this. To all those who knew what it smelled like in that city on that day, this is nothing short of a spit in the face to each and every one of them. It’s wrong.
With feelings and emotions running so high and so intense, this is a horrible idea as well as being a grave injustice. People are aware the Muslims did not attack us, yet it does not matter. The men who did attack went to mosques, too. And that is something they will never forget.
Are there times when tolerance is being used, taken advantage of, pushed too far? It appears so, and this situation is very much an intolerable one. Asking this country and New Yorkers especially to sit for this is way too much. It just is.
When emotions run this high, and are so varied, including outrage, fury and unreasoning horror, asking them to tolerate this building is out of line. In fact, it goes so far out-of-bounds that I agree with Sarah Palin, my favorite political punching bag, who has been very vocal in calling this matter a black eye to all Americans.
While I may be shocked to find myself on equal footing with her on any topic, I want her to keep on yelling and for all of America to join in.
If you should disagree, I ask one thing of you. Go back and look at all the taped coverage of the attacks and their aftermath you can find, and watch every second of them. You may change your mind. I have confidence in that.
Now I have to ask:
Why there, in that place? Why not a bit more uptown? Nobody can give an adequate answer to that. Unless the choice was made to deliberately thumb their noses at Americans or infidels. Some worry that the mosque will be a rallying center for renewed operations by terrorists. I can’t answer that possibility any more than anyone else can, but it is a genuine fear for many, and I feel they are not being heard. Or even listened to.
Mayor Bloomberg is all for the mosque’s construction.
I would like to take this opportunity to call him a creep. And I want to know how much cash has changed hands, or at least been promised, or what other benefits he may receive for his betrayal of his own city?
Tolerance is not a part of this. Because Mayor Bloomberg was not the mayor during the 9-11 attacks or the aftermath. Rudy was; I seriously doubt he would push for this the way his successor has.
Christian good-will and forgiveness will not change how people feel when they consider the attacks themselves unforgivable. Others are not feeling very tolerant right now.
Muslims who are true to their religion should understand this. If they do not… I smell trouble looming just ahead.
This is, after all, New York City we’re talking about. And the City That Never Sleeps has one unspoken credo, no matter what borough you’re in: Don’t mess with us. Don’t mess around near us. You won’t like what happens.
I don’t want things to get worse. I wish this would just go away quietly.
And I’m sorry I was so ignorant on the matter last week, yet posted anyway. It won’t happen again.