Friday, August 20, 2010

The Mosque: Most Are Missing The Point

I tried my best to stay away from the ‘Mosque near Ground Zero’ controversy. My reasoning is simple, as a Black American who was raised in the 1950’s; I know first hand what discrimination feels like and how it affects those who have been, and those who are continuously being discriminated against today. Nearly everyone on both ends of the spectrum are misconstruing what the real controversy is about. Since Barack Hussein Obama became President, race relations in America have plummeted to an all time low; it’s not his fault because he was born Black. The descendants of indentured servants need to get over it.

Everyday since the ‘Mosque Near Ground Zero’ became a focal point in the media, it became apparent this would blossom into a controversy. Now all of a sudden the debate is whether or not President Obama is a Muslim is the news story of the day. The majority of Americans know the President is a Christian, but the media gives the low percentage of poor White trash of Americans a platform to spew their hatred towards this President. Rev. Franklin Graham, the son of the late Rev. Billy Graham is feeding hatred to those of the ‘Birther Movement’ of whether or not the President is a Muslim. The President rightfully weighed in on the Mosque controversy, albeit sloppily put, but the right thing to do never the less. Now all of a sudden, the left wing and the right wing poll numbers shot-up to show that now they believe the President is a Muslim. Where in the Constitution does it say that one has to be a Christian to be President of this diverse great nation?

We have, mostly Tea Bagger members shouting about they want their country back. This kind of rhetoric is the reason why our youths lag behind the rest of the industrialized world in intelligence. For some reason somebody forgot to inform these descendants of indentured servants who sailed to America, only to discover the American Indians was already here, and therefore they don’t have a country to reclaim.

I hear left wing and right wing people talk about, it’s not about whether or not Muslims have the right to open a Mosque near ‘Ground Zero’; it’s about sensitivity. Let’s discuss sensitivity for a minute or two. Since the attack on 9/11 touched approximately every religious denomination that lost their lives on that day, should we protest against a Christian Church or a Synagogue being constructed near ‘Ground Zero’? Then we hear these same people, left wing and right wing, have the audacity to say, “the majority of Americans are against the Mosque being constructed near Ground Zero, so therefore they should move it farther away from Ground Zero.”

There was a time in this country when the majority of Americans believed Blacks was merely a piece of property; do with them whatever their ‘SLAVE OWNER’ saw fit.

There was a time in this country when the majority of Americans believed Blacks shouldn’t have any ‘Freedom of Rights’ in America.

There was a time in this country when the majority of Americans believed it was a good thing when there were ‘Black Only’ signs and ‘White Only’ signs posted throughout every government building and places of public businesses.

There was a time in this country when the majority of Americans believed ‘Women’ shouldn’t have the same rights as men; kind of borders on the same line as Talibanism.

Does this mean since the majority of Americans believe the Mosque shouldn’t be constructed near Ground Zero, we should just say, “Oh well, the majority has spoken, so let it be written, so let it be done?’ I could go on and on about why ignorance seems to prevail in this country, but it should be obvious to everybody, if the parents are stupid, their children will likely be just as stupid.

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