August 22, 2010 § Leave a comment
With all the nonsense surrounding the NYC “mosque” recently, one might think that there wasn’t much important going on in this country. The two wars, the economy, unemployment, foreclosures, environmental disasters, immigration and the violence in Mexico…on and on it goes. Instead, we have a whole lot of oxygen wasted on the topic of whether or not a community center can/should be built a block or two from ground zero.
America is a great idea that embarrasses herself too often in clumsy spectacle on the pages of history. It is too bad, really, that our principles of “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” are too readily discarded in favor of mob rule and fear. Newt Gingrich, Rush Limbaugh, and the like, are parasites on our nation’s irrational. They are blood thirsty predators looking for the crippled prey among the citizenry.
We are also blessed at this point in history with a president who seems to not really know what he wants to be when he grows up. Not good timing. And his is an awkward service, one that seems blind to its great strength and yet always striking out when and where it is weakest. Hey dude, seriously, stay out of the local politics, quit trying to spin the economy, and grow some freaking cojones and stand up to the conservative lynch mob that has been trying to kill you before you ever escaped the womb.