Monday, February 20, 2006

Let freedom reign.

Sorry about the lack of posts lately, the sheer number of issues to write about has me a little stunned. I'm starting to think that Bush is just never going to get what's coming to him, regardless of what he does to America and it's people.

Anyways, I felt it was time for a little fun, or horror depending on how you look at it. This Freeper thread, entitled: Making Islam illegal -- is it the West's only choice?" is probably the most ill-informed and disgusting thread I've ever seen on any conservative site. Even the traditional conservatives are sickened by the commentary of others. From the featured article:

So, the question becomes are we at that time now? Are we fast approaching a time when Mosques will be closed and banned? Have we come to a time when Islamic literature is turned away from our borders? Have the childish and dangerous reactions of Muslims to this cartoon in a Danish newspaper proven that Islam cannot be trusted to be a vital, peaceful, and law-abiding segment of society?

It is looking like yes is the answer to these queries.

Naturally, most of the readership of Free Republic agrees:

Yeah, but we don't set fire to embassies and shoot people over it.

We've got to quit burying our head in the sand about this. The sooner we realize that this is a war of good v. evil the better off we will be.

So *that's* what it must have been like in germany, circa late 1930's. I've allways said reading comments on Free Republic is like using a time machine that only goes backwards.

While the moral implications of having to completely subdue, or wipeout, a billions Muslims is daunting, the followers of the schizophrenic, pedophile-founder of this Cult must be made to understand that our generosity and patience are limited.

You heard it here first, the genocidal massacre of a full sixth of the world's human population is "morally daunting". You know, I hate to keep using Nazi analogies, but if you throw me a slowball, I'm taking a swing...

The First Amendment prohibits this.
Not a problem. We already have a precendent in the U.S.

In 1836 Missouri's govenor issued an extermination order against all Mormons in Missouri, based on nothing more than lies and innuendo.

The federal government at the time said nothing about this order being unconstitutional. To the contrary, the federal government was complicit and a willing participant in the actions against the Mormons.

Several years later when the Mormons were in the Utah terrirtory they sent an army to "keep an eye" on them.

Why can't we now do at least the same to a "religious" group that has a proven track record of violence and terrorism?

I guess everythings wrapped up in a nice little package then, call the army!

Well, you get the Idea. I don't think any more needs to be said.


Blogger teh l4m3 said...

"In 1836 Missouri's govenor issued an extermination order against all Mormons in Missouri, based on nothing more than lies and innuendo."

And this is the example they want to follow?

Do these chuckleheads even read what they type?

9:00 PM, February 22, 2006  
Blogger Timmah420 said...

Naw, then the terrorists win...

Seriously though, the prevailing attitude seems to be "Well, this is horrible and terrible and inhuman and it needs to be done and the sooner we do it the better everything will be..."

12:03 PM, February 23, 2006  
Anonymous Pinko Punko said...

I love the whole deal about us "allowing" them to exist. Total cockwads.

9:37 PM, February 24, 2006  
Anonymous Doug said...

You know, the lack of historical knowlege is truely staggering here. The 1st Amendment prohibits Congress from interfereing with the free exercise of religion, not the states. The US Bill of rights was not applied to the states until the passage of the 14th amendment in 1865, 29 years after the Missouri incident. Furthermoere the "army" that was sent to Utah to keep tabs on the Mormons was sent to ensure freedom of religion in a US territory, one that was governed by the federal government.

It is interesting that you seem to be very anti-American, yet Canada's #1 trade and defense partner happens to be the US. Might I suggest that you work on changing your own government's trade and defense policies before you comment on those of the US. Furthermore, taking an extreme example from a far right wing website and extrapolating it into possible US policy is intellectually dishonest at best.

5:16 PM, February 25, 2006  
Blogger Timmah420 said...

My country isn't engaging in an ill advised occupation that has cost countless lives and acted as the catalyst for a bloody civil war.

While I do agree that taking these sort of extreme examples and drawing attention to them can be distasteful, we're not talking about a bunch of protestors calling bush a nazi, we're talking about a thread from a popular right wing website that got over a thousand comments, where most of the readership made the case for the extermination of a sixth of the world's population.

Two, three years ago I would have agreed with you that there is no possibility that that could become the policy of the whitehouse, but frankly, when I see abortion being made illigal, thousands of people held without charge and sometimes tortured, when I see them advocating abstinance over condom usage in Africa, I begin to think nothing is beyond Bush and his cronies.

7:26 PM, February 26, 2006  
Blogger AssParrot said...

doug, there's a pile of sand nearby that's got an invitation for your head to swing on by ... oh, I see you've already received it. Timmah's got every right to comment on such evil, eliminationist rhetoric on one of the most popular rightwing sites.

You total tosser. I guess you'll be refraining from commenting on the trade and defense policies of any country but the U.S. from now on ... not a chirp will be heard from you on, say Venezuela, Iran or North Korea, right, cock-for-brains?

9:25 PM, March 02, 2006  
Blogger Timmah420 said...

Ouch, hope you left your ego at the door there doug...

3:25 PM, March 03, 2006  

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