A McCarthy Witch Hunt: Radicalized Muslims are Among Us…Along With a Lot of Other Crazies

or: Here kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty. I’ve got a nice little filet of religious discrimination for you. Mmmmmm, it tastes so patriotic and pseudo-comforting

Well, it is that time again, for another farce of a series of hearings about a subject in which no one involved in moderating possesses any expertise. It is that time again to start trumpeting party lines, playing roles of good and evil representative for the people, and to tread ever so carefully over the Constitution and level-headed discourse. The probative hearing on the subject of American radicalized Islam began on March 10th, spear headed by Rep. Peter King, the Chairman of the United States House Homeland Security Committee. Yes, the IRA bedfellow that brought you such great quotes as, “If civilians are killed in an attack on a military installation, it is certainly regrettable, but I will not morally blame the IRA for it,” in regard to 600 civilian casualties during the Troubles in Ireland in the eighties, compared Gerry Adams to George Washington, and now thinks that “85% of American Mosques are run by radicalized Muslims,” despite not being able to cite a single report to support such a claim. We find ourselves in a war with a religiously radical group, so it is that time for a complete and utter hypocrite to take the reigns and single out a diverse populous and dig deep in to their closets to find out if they are Communist sympathizers…I mean Muslim extremists. Sorry, I got my ridiculous and embarrassing public hearings of history confused…

…What I find fascinating is that we are looking in to “community’s response” to the radicalization of their religion. We expect that muslims will seek out the extremists in their own groups and do the work of fighting terror as much, if not more so, than anyone else. Didn’t we create an entire branch of the government to do just that? Don’t we already have a half-dozen organizations and federal groups tasks with just this same goal? Maybe the real reason behind these hearings isn’t anything more than a set up for a possible run for NY Senate in 2012. It sure would help Rep. Peter King to have a “tough on terror” platform when running in New York. Preying on people’s emotions by alienating the perceived enemy and taking a hardliner “no” on a Ground Zero adjacent Mosque after vetting the owner of that proposed house of worship just before an election year where the Democratic base is looking ever weaker as time goes on would not be advantageous, would it? Oh, that wouldn’t make any sense, a potential candidate for a powerful political seat setting himself up in a city that stands as a victim of terror by going after terror at home…there is no way a campaign slogan could come out of that along with some juicy soundbites. Ya think?

Joseph "Tail-gunner Joe" McCarthy on the left and Peter King on the right

Where are the hearings for the other groups not curtailing and punishing those that are extreme or illicit in their acts? Where are the hearings for all Catholics pertaining to the predilection of pedophilia in their leaders? When will I get to see the Baptist community under the microscope for the deplorable actions of Westboro Baptist Church? When will there be a hearing as to the homophobia and persecution by Christians and Republicans on the freedoms and equal rights of fellow American citizens? Why aren’t there hearings of stock brokers who didn’t blow the whistle on the Ponzi schemes? I wanna see a family man bean counter from Connecticut under the interrogation lights of a public court because he wasn’t looking in to Goldman-Sachs on his off-time…

…If, in fact, 85% of Mosques were run by radicalized Muslims, then I would think the propensity for suicide bombings in this country would be much higher. Where are the suicide bombers? When did a martyr detonate himself in a market in this country? If they really are recruiting for Jihad, where are the suicide bombers we see overseas? How widespread of a problem can he have if no one is blowing themselves up on street corners in America? Has domestic production and innovation fallen on such hard times that we can’t even make for good religious extremists? Do foreign nations have to be better at everything? I bet if we really tried we could be the best damn terrorists out there, but instead we keep farming our extremism overseas. We are most definitely the best a crazy, Charlie Sheen proved that, but we have got to step up our terrorism game if we can ever hope to keep up internationally…

…I get the philosophical ideals behind fighting imperialism and having such a venomous hatred for America. I understand, and can almost respect, the efforts of a group that has been able to grow over the years. Of course Muslim extremists are as upset as they are, America has been nation-building and imposing it’s will on the people and politics there, for more than 30 years. We armed Afghanistan against Russia all those years ago, and since then we have been screwing with commerce, religion, politics, and been destroying and interrupting daily life. There are men in their 40’s who have known nothing but occupation and the terrors of war as nothing more than the condition of life. Children have become men under foreign occupation and are raising kids under that same iron fist…a connection like that easily spans seas, and of course some American Muslims will see the plight of their people and act out to support the cause.

I can sympathize with the struggle of those wanting nothing more than to be left alone. That is the most basic issue that terrorists have with America. We have not left them alone their entire lives. Not a day has passed without the threat of military action or the installment of one puppet dictatorship after another….

…Terrorism is defined as the “use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims.” These trials are yet another shameful example of political terrorism. This is a case, not unlike the McCarthy Trials to find pinko sympathizers, which we now know was ridiculous and outlandish, to the end of the persecution of civil liberties. These hearings are a government using intimidation and stump speech politics to control it’s people through fear. How better to garner support for a course of action than through inciting fear in the proletariate? How better to get a vote than by preying on the very same fear you instilled? Terrorism is quite likely being grown in select Mosques centered on extremism, you can’t refute the possibility, but right now there is a committee of terrorists trying to control you, the American people, through tactics of intimidation and fear, to control their desired outcome, and that calls for a war declared against it. Edward R. Murrow, a hero of mine, said this of McCarthy’s investigations when it was all said and done, “We will not walk in fear, one of another. We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason, if we dig deep in our history and our doctrine, and remember that we are not descended from fearful men.” I for one will not be terrorized, not by radicals of any stripe, but most certainly not by my government out on a lark for the purpose of scrutinizing my fellow Americans for political gain.

One thought on “A McCarthy Witch Hunt: Radicalized Muslims are Among Us…Along With a Lot of Other Crazies

  1. Why doesn’t this Peter T. King investigate the “Home Grown” radicalization of Irish Americans, who support the tradition wing of the IRA (Irish Republican Army), or Noraid (The Irish Northern Aid Committee), and being recruited by “Enemy Overseas” or worse “Enemy Overseas” the “Catholic Church ”, where they radicalize the priests into raping our young American boys, what about that you hypocrite scumbag.

    Peter King is a hypocrite, he supported the terrorist group IRA, who killed innocent British people, but hey I guess that was OK, right? Killing innocent people is OK, as long as they are not born is the United States, yup that sounds about right. I guess Jesus Christ would give all you extra points for that, NOT!

    No, there are no dancing in the street when Catholics hear about a pedophile priest, but there has been a concerted effort to Deny, Deflect, Defend this “Enemy Overseas” the “Catholic Church ”, I don’t even think you could deny that fact. What would Jesus Christ, say about this so called Church, I have a few thoughts myself.

    http://www.thedailyshow.com/full-episodes/thu-march-10-2011-trey-parker—matt-stone

    47 seconds in;

    http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/377120/march-10-2011/peter-king-understands-violent-radicalism

    http://www.thedailyshow.com/full-episodes/thu-march-10-2011-trey-parker—matt-stone

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