[The genesis for this post comes courtesy of belatedly reading Kurt Nimmo's post from yesterday, over at Another Day in the Empire. Thanks, Kurt!]
Here is what's coming from the right-wing, some of it old, and some of it fashionably current. We've just seen the right-wing fog machine go into apoplexy about a quote made by Ward Churchill nearly three years ago. Just last week, some Limbaugh-wannabe, filling in for that uber-patriot, El Rushbo, supposedly in Afghanistan to give his listeners a report on the U.S. work in that country (I bet he was being kept in the most secure bunker the U.S. establishment owns in this devastated country), spent a couple of days rehashing the Churchill debacle and calling for a purge of all professors not able to pass the conservative litmus test.
Daniel Pipes, whose been extremely vocal as the head of Middle East Forum and their project Campus Watch, is doing all within his power to smear Ward Churchill and other scholars who don't subscribe to their zionist phobia of Islam and ideology of hate.
Pipes has been quoted as saying, concerning the immigration of Muslims to western European countries, "Western European societies are unprepared for the massive immigration of brown-skinned peoples cooking strange foods and maintaining different standards of hygiene ... All immigrants bring exotic customs attitudes, but Muslim customs are more troublesome than most."
Then there's U.S. Representative Sam Johnson (R-Texas), who wants the the military to launch a nuclear strike against Syria. Can you just imagine? A member of Congress advocating nuclear war! It defies analysis. I can only imagine the fallout if Senator Kennedy, or some other prominent Democrat had issued a similar pronouncement. So far, no condemnation coming from the President, his press secretary, or any other member of the administration. No calls from Johnson's Republican colleagues for his resignation, either. Such a surprise?
There's Ann Coulter, who gives new meaning to "ideology of hate", with her now infamous quote, concerning Muslim countries, "We should invade their (Muslim) countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity.” Yes, Ann; so biblical--very Old Testament-ish. Not finished yet, Coulter than pilloried Helen Thomas, one of the most senior reporters of the White House press corps, when she said, "Press passes can’t be hard to come by if the White House allows that old Arab Helen Thomas to sit within yards of the president.”
I mean, I could go on for the rest of the afternoon here, but I'll end with Rich Lowry, that non-ideological, non-partisan senior editor at the National Review. Lowry talked about the benefits of nuking Mecca, the Muslim holy city.
The right-wing choir of hate has got some 'splainin' to do about the bad, ugly and hateful things they say about Arab and Muslim peoples. I hate to throw the "racist" label into the ring, but on just these few (I never bothered to get to Stephen Plaut and his moonbat theories, Michelle Malkin and her historical revisionism concerning Japanese internment during WWII, or Jonah Goldberg [he also of the National Review!], I think I could make a pretty strong case.
There seems to be an awful lot of scapegoating being practiced by the right concerning Arabs and Muslims. I know this racist view of the world works well for those holding to an imperialistic view concerning America and her foreign policy decisions, but for those of us who don't, it's just fucking ugly!