The mosque at Ground 0

I’ve been a little hesitant to approach this subject, because, frankly, I don’t see how to fight City Hall–especially a nuttocracy like NYC–from a conservative point of view.  They live in a different world from the rest of us outside the liberal enclaves where they gather in huge numbers to tell each other stories that, regardless of how irrational, seem to morph into “facts” for Libbyworld.

Here’s a piece by Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post:

The right wing, blinded by its own hysteria

First, please note the Frankfurt School technique of exaggerating everything your opponent says to make him seem silly.  For example, there have been literally hundreds of leftist op-eds on the rights of the Imam to build the mosque–a point that no conservative has ever brought up.  There have been charges of religious bigotry and even CNN ran a piece on “Intolerance in the USA” where they juxtaposed opponents of the mosque to Nazis and the KKK.  They’ve preached about religious tolerance, but are only concerned where they can use it to bash their political opposition.  There was no hue and cry for St. Nicholas’ Church, a Greek Orthodox, that was destroyed in 9/11, being denied a permit to REBUILD ON LAND IT ALREADY OWNED.  But there wasn’t any way to turn advocacy for that permit into a stick in the eye to conservatives.

Such is the stupidity of the left. There’s no hysteria. There’s only advocacy for those who are being ignored and who are the real victims in this whole thing–the families of the victims of 9/11.

And read the op-eds on this controversy and tell me who’s “in hysterics.”  Maureen Dowd, no less, is so desperate she’s asking GWB to step in.

All I’ve seen from the right is strident defense of an area that many–many more than the press in NY would ever admit–consider a sacred sight from an act with dubious intentions that is exclusively for Muslims. If the Imam were really interested in building bridges, he would make it open to the public and allow other religions the opportunity to lease space.  But we know that won’t happen.

So spare me the theatrics from the left. Anytime the right dares to say a word, they’re accused of some irrational state of mind. It’s the same old tactics, same old propaganda.


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