So Much Ignorance And Hate In This World

Honestly, every time I turn on the TV and hear people bashing Muslims I just feel we're back in the '50s. McCarthyism is back, people, except this time we're targeting Muslims, not communists.

“When politicians start talking about large groups of their fellow Americans as 'enemies,' it's time for a quiet stir of alertness. Polarizing people is a good way to win an election, and also a good way to wreck a country.”
― Molly Ivins

"First they came for the communists,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a communist.

Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Jew.

Then they came for me,
and there was no one left to speak for me."

-Martin-Niemöller-Foundation


Honestly, I don't know how blind and ignorant people can be. I thought humans were smart enough to not fall for the old "let's team up and fight against our enemies!" technique to win an election. People are more easily manipulated when they are afraid. Politicians think by making us think we have an enemy that will destroy us, they can win our votes because we will be foolish and scared. Sadly, the more I follow European and American politics today, the more I am starting to realize that humans will never learn. I don't know what other kind of tragedy the world will need to see before we finally wake up and realize our real enemies are not the "evil minorities" that are set to destroy us, but the politicians that are turning us against each other so they can have more power over us. WAKE UP PEOPLE!!!! WAKE UP AND STAY AWAKE IN HISTORY CLASS!!!! Don't let history repeat itself!!!!!!
righteouschica righteouschica
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4 Responses Oct 10, 2012

May Allah Bless you! Ameen!

so u are a muslim???what do u think about muslim exactly?

Yes I am, Alhamdulilah

Alhamdulillah me too,,nice to meet u,,im a muslim from indonesia,,,and u???

half Arab, half Persian

itd quite sad when people though muslim are terorist savage with jihad,,,,they wasnt knew what is exactly muslim are,,,,what we are believes,,,,islam is a beauty relligion,,,,

so u stay in US????

Yes

"Every religion in the world that has destroyed people is based on love." -Anton Lavey

You are obsessed with quotes. Whats the matter, dont get any original thoughts of your own? ;)

how about the muslim life at us???

Clearly you are not familiar with my posts if you think this. ;) Your hostility is quite sad.

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The problem arises whenever you target people, and not the flawed ideology. Like McCarthyism, this campaign against Islam is rooted in some reality. Communism is failed, in its purest form, unachievable. It never lets go the tyrant oppressive dictator that is only temporary in concept. But just because the political ideology is flawed, especially in western civilization, that means nothing about the people who believe in it. A person is not defined by their beliefs...unless of course, you yourself hold similar, yet contrasting beliefs. The problem is that beliefs are not independent. They do not live in a vacuum. They shape every other belief and action that person holds to. The problem thus becomes beliefs in general. Christian beliefs shape their view of Islam, and Islamic beliefs shape their view of Christianity, et. al.. It is why secular movements push to remove ALL religious beliefs from policy, education, and law. "It is only by dispelling the clouds and phantoms of religion, that we shall discover truth, reason, and morality." -Baron D'Holbach

Exactly, As I've alreadn told you before, I PREFER a secular government.

Indeed. But secular policy comes only when we stop defending religions. ;)

"Secular" means non religious not antireligious. 1 am defending Muslims, not Islam.

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And I defend people, not their ideology.

Doesnt seem like it.

Because you don't see the difference between a believer and their beliefs then.

No. Did you even read this post? Its about Muslims not Islam. You are the one who came in here condoning genocide by claiming the war on Muslims is justified. Disgusting.

Show me where I condoned as such. Your hostility towards anyone who doesn't accept Islam as good is quite sad.

Read your second sentence. I don't know what kind of hardcore brainwashing you faced in the military, but McCarthyism is generally not considered a good thing by historians.

I never said McCarthyism is a good thing. Try reading it more carefully. ;) being rooted in some reality doesn't mean something is good, or even is true. Conspiracy theories like the 9/11 truth movement have roots in truth as well, yet they in and of themselves are not true. Don't be too quick to label others as your criticize others of doing to you young child. ;)

Funny You'd say that because I have a **** ton of atheist friends. You just have a very flawed personality and love to argue even if you have absolutely no idea what the **** you're talking about

I remember when I thought I knew everything too. ;)

In fact, my ex was an atheist.

And Hitler's mom was Jewish...it didn't make him any less hostile towards them. ;)

You cant pick your parents but you can pick who you choose to **** ;)

Doesn't make your comment any less laughable. It's on par with the "I'm not racist, I have many black friends" statement.

False analogy.

Why, because it doesn't make you feel good? No, it is not a false analogy.

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You're right but I'm not so convinced Islam is helping in creating peace.

I agree with you, Muslim leaders are corrupt dirt bags blinded by greed for oil and money. There is a reason why not a single gulf nation is standing up to Israel despite their wealth, power and influence. to them, money always comes first. religion is just a tool they use to manipulate the masses into subservience.

Right on.