"All mankind is of one author, and is one volume; when one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language...No man is an island, entire of itself...any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee." - John Donne
It doesn't really matter if he can be "trusted" or not. One does not have to be honest to apply for a building permit. His personal opinions really don't have any bearing on this, and in fact are a simple attempt at diverting the issue at hand, which is the push for discriminatory policies against Muslims.Originally Posted by Barbbtx
Rather honest, if you ask me. I mean it's blatantly clear: they verbally attacked a black man for looking like a Muslim. How much more obvious could you get?Originally Posted by Barbbtx
Sorry Rev, this has long been known to be fake for years. It was a father and son street performer. Hell, even looking at the photos it's painfully (lolpun) obvious that this is fake. Sort of like most of the various justifications for anti-Muslim bigotry that are thrown around here.Originally Posted by The "Good Reverend"
Not surprising in the least that j-mac thanked you, though. Laila appears to have believed it too.
He doesn't have to take anyone's feelings into consideration if he doesn't want to. If he wanted he could construct a giant middle finger pointed straight at Ground Zero because property laws aren't based on personal religious/political beliefs, no matter how much you bigots want them to be.Originally Posted by Barbbtx
This was in fact one of the main arguments against the direct action implemented by the civil rights activists in the 60's. They were pleaded with by "reasonable" people to "consider the feelings" of the bigots who wanted to keep them in oppression.
"I do not claim that every incident in the history of empire can be explained in directly economic terms. Economic interests are filtered through a political process, policies are implemented by a complex state apparatus, and the whole system generates its own momentum."
Wait so let me get this straight, pointing to the words and actions of a very specific Muslim and saying that this isn't right is an act of bigotry now?no matter how much you bigots want them to be.
AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.
If you want to play word games, go back to grammar school -- this board is for adults.
Stop watching FOX. There, I said it. Or at least mix it up and get some different points of view.