Thursday, September 30, 2004

What We're Up Against

Friends, this is what we're up against. I got this from Orcinus who found it on a right-wing blog site. I should start reading these but I try to limit my vomiting. This is from a sociology professor at UNC-Wilmington who I suppose puts the feelings of too damn many people into words. God help us. Also, sorry this quote looks so bad--I'm still having trouble with the technology of how to do this.

"I've worked hard all my adult life to provide for my family, to be useful,
and not go out of my way to injure anyone. Like most Americans, I knew little
about arab-muslim culture and believed that the developed nations were partly
responsible for the poverty and authoritarian regimes that infest the middle
east.Things changed on 9/11/01 when you ruined the lives of at least 10,000
Americans.These people instantly became my countrymen and you became my mortal
enemy.Ordinary Americans are arming themselves for war with you. I and many of
my friends have closets full of handguns, rifles, shotguns and thousands of
cartridges.If we had enough ammunition and time, we would kill every last one of
you.We completely support our President and our armed forces. We only wish they
would destroy you faster, but we are certain that they will. We no longer listen
to the insane words of Kerry, Harkin, Kennedy, Clark, and others whom we now see
as ideologues who would sacrifice our country and our lives on the alter of
their vanity and desire for power.We no longer listen to our secular mullahs,
our media fools, preaching hatred of America and sapping our will with their
lies and deceptions.We watch your cowardly methods of killing by beheading. We
are disgusted. But we are not afraid. You turn your women and children into
walking bombs. We are disgusted. But we are not afraid.You shoot and rape
children. You kill their mothers before their eyes. You burn, hang, and tear
apart the bodies of your victims, and then play with body parts. We are
disgusted. But we are not afraid.Why should we fear you? What ARE you to be
feared? You are cowards. Your bravado is a clown mask that hides the soul of a
ghoul. You are not able even to manufacture the knives you use to butcher your
bound victims. One day soon, our planes and missiles will begin turning your
mosques, your madrasses, your hotels, your government offices, your hideouts,
and your neighborhoods into rubble.And then our soldiers will enter your cities
and begin the work of killing you, roaches, as you crawl from the debris.As
cowards, you will have your hands in the air and you will get on your knees
begging for mercy. And we will instead give you justice. Your actions and
your words long ago placed you far from any considerations of mercy. You are not
men.And if you come to this country and harm a child, shoot a mother, hijack a
bus, or bomb a mall, we will do what we did in 1775. Millions of us will form
militias. We will burn your mosques.We will invade the offices of
pro-arab-muslim organizations, destroy them, and drag their officers outside.We
will tell the chancellors of universities either to muzzle or remove anti
American professors, whose hatred for their own country we have tolerated
only because we place a higher value on freedom of speech. But we will no longer
tolerate treason. We will muzzle and remove them.We will transport arab-muslims
to our deserts, where they can pray to scorpions under the blazing sun."

How do we respond to this? How do we fight this? These kinds of attitudes will lead to the rise of a fascist America. It should be said as well that the blog this was posted to approved of this? I'm too horrified to come up with any real solutions right now.

P.S.--This professor now claims it was all an experiment, but that is irrelevant. He is probably lying but even if he isn't, the fact that a Republican site would publish this says enough.