As the disinformed and hypnotized crowd of angry protesters in downtown New York chant "No mosque here!" over the weekend, a black man in a white hat strolls through and the crowd instantly turns on him. "Ya'll don't even know my opinion on shit," he's forced to reply in his own defense as the tension rises and the possibility of violence becomes imminent. "I'm not even Muslim!" shouts the man who, it turns out, was apparently a construction worker at Ground Zero.
A commenter at Ballon Juice may have said it best (h/t Glenn Greenwald on Twitter): "They got one thing right: Ground Zero is being desecrated. Just not by Muslims."
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Mosque protest ugly scene, watched around the world. Moral high ground vanishes.
I’ve tired of commenting on the mob mentality of the right wing, and their penchant for shredding the Constitution every time they feel offended or fearful. So instead I’ll let Bradblog and the YouTube video below do the talking.