It's Hard to get Americans to Riot over a Cartoon

About: digital gap seen in war on terror - world - the washington times, america's newspaper

In the Article Rumsfield bemoans the US lagging in the propaganda wars in the Middle East. Where in the ME are you going to get a mob of Americans to riot and kill eachother over a cartoon? Americans will march for civil rights or black stuff (Million Man March) etc. Americans will go to a parade such as the Mayday parade against the Viet Nam War - or was that a picnic ? Occasionally they will burn down their ghettos as in the Rodney King Verdic riots in South Central LA and some of the stuff in Watts, DC and other areas - poverty & race!  But for a cartoon? Give me a break! 

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  1. riots
  2. cartoon
  3. politics
  4. racism
  5. islam
  6. cartoons
  7. muslim
  8. dennett
  9. politically incorrect
  10. language
  11. censorship

Comments


Seth says
source: above
.... "black stuff" ...
Black stuff?  Is that like the "white stuff" we hear so much about in the cyber sex rooms? 
Your white crap is showing .

But you do have a point, Muslims are hyper sensitive of their iconage.   Me thinks Islam takes itself too seriously.   Perhaps the ayatollahs and imams should rethink some of their dogma in terms of how it affects human behavior.  I doubt that the true spirit of Islam intends this kind of horse shit.

But I say down with all religion.  It is time for the human race to cut it loose. 

Incidentally don't you think that all that stuff about the holy dove in Christianity kind of smacks of beastiality ?


Mark de LA says
The Million Man March was Louis Farrakhan's stuff which is essentially black racism!  I call it as I see it. Look at what is his goals & dogma - it's all there.  It has the same overtones as the KKK only change the color. Your political correctness is showing! How many whites did you see in his audience ? shove your own racism up your 


Mark de LA says
source: ... Incidentally don't you think that all that stuff about the holy dove in Christianity kind of smacks of beastiality ?
That was more like the Holy Ghost - ghostery, or the Holy Spirit - spiritry.  Actually your comment reminds me of the "I didn't fuck no chicken" joke - about the farmer stopped by a sheriff with a dead chicken and a tube of vaseline in his front car seat


Seth says
M 2006-02-18 10:42:30 2783
The Million Man March was Louis Farrakhan's stuff which is essentially black racism!  I call it as I see it. Look at what is his goals & dogma - it's all there.  It has the same overtones as the KKK only change the color. Your political correctness is showing! How many whites did you see in his audience ? shove your own racism up your 

i'm not defending Farrakhan or his stuff - that is just your diversion of attention from the thrust of my comment.  your term "black stuff" grated on my sensitivities when i read it ... it was almost a visceral reaction ... and i would bet that many other people reading it would have a similar reaction.  such a usage tells people more about you than you may think.  that said, i'm sure i have used terms like that silently when i talk inside my head to myself.  but i realize that saying them out loud in public is a political action wich changes the political consciousness of the group in which i am talking.  Our language is our culture, is our consciousness.  such language puts you squarely outside of the circle of those who identify with, or care about, the causes of afro americans. Yes, i am being politically correct ... which apparently is to be touted as a crime in this group ... but you are being politically insensitive ... but a better term might be "politically illiterate".

Mark de LA says
So....in 2 or 3 words how would you characterize the Million Man March if not "black stuff ?" Is it against your hyphenated political correctness to call blacks black?
BTW, I don't segregate my cares about humans into races - those who do are in my mind racists! See uri http://fastblogit.com/permalink/?item=714 .


Seth says
source:  paraphrase of Daniel Dennett in The New Youk Times

Mr. Dennett, anticipating the outrage his comparison will make, suggests that this how religion works. People will sacrifice their interests, their health, their reason, their family, all in service to an idea "that has lodged in their brains." That idea, he argues, is like a virus or a worm, and it inspires bizarre forms of behavior in order to propagate itself. Islam, he points out, means "submission," and submission is what religious believers practice. In Mr. Dennett's view, they do so despite all evidence, and in thrall to biological and social forces they barely comprehend.

Now that is iconoclasm ? a wholehearted attempt to destroy a respected icon. "I believe that it is very important to break this spell," Mr. Dennett writes, as he tries to undermine the claims and authority of religious belief. Attacks on religion, of course, have been a staple of Western secular society since the Enlightenment, though often carried out with far less finesse (and far less emphasis on biology) than Mr. Dennett does; he refers to "the widespread presumption by social scientists that religion is some kind of lunacy."

....

The issues, though, remain intractable and unrelenting. But it may be that the United States has already offered one kind of an answer, creating a society in which faith and reason continually cohabit in uneasy proximity, and iconoclasm is as commonplace as belief.
... sheds some light on the issue.


Seth says
source: cnn
'South Park' aims at censors, hits Bush, Jesus
...


Mark de LA says
seth 2006-04-13 16:47:12 2783
source: cnn
'South Park' aims at censors, hits Bush, Jesus..
I always thought to return the favor (maybe this is something that the could assist with). I would like to have a cartoon depicting the authors & proponents of this kind of "art" with shit splattered all over their faces; or perhaps barnyard animals & pets defecating on them. - I wonder if these people have as much of a sense of humor when they are on the "butt" end of the joke! When Hillary Clinton was supporting the museum that had eliphant dung splattered on the painting of the Virgin Mary I thought it appropriate to sculpt a bust of her all out of elephant dung, but I ran out of requisite material.

Mark de LA says
Anyway, I like south park even though I don't watch it much. I would still like to see them do some muslims proud !


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