Showing posts from August, 2010

"Domestication" is older then we think.

How 'bout building a Quaker meeting house near a Womans clinic whos' doctor was killed by a pro-lifer, would you be offended?

Image via Wikipedia Do to the nature of the issue I don't think there is a distance that would make difference to most that oppose the Cordoba center. The local community had no problem with the building. It made it past the local zoning process.It is with attention it has been given by those outside of Manhattan that has made this a flash point.

Sinclair Louis commented that he saw fascism coming to the US wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross. I'm afraid this is what is happening. Lets look at the language being used. The common thread is that the community that will be using the Cordoba house will be not 'us' that it is being built for 'them'. That 'they' are insulting 'our' memory. This is the language of exclusion. 'They' who are building this community center are 'us'. They are Americans.

There is a general demonizing of Islam and those who attempt it's following. It is language like: 'you can take your "Islam…