Skip to comments.A rising tide of Nativism washes over U.S. (911 Mosque and Arizona show we're bigots)
Posted on 08/13/2010 5:28:28 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Anti-Muslim hysteria and animosity toward undocumented immigrants are grim reminders of the Nativist movement that roiled national and state politics for more than 120 years.
Two millenniums ago, an itinerant young Galilean teacher with a fondness for parables told one of his audiences that no sensible person ever would pour new wine into old wineskins. The skins, after all, would burst, and ruin would follow.
It's an apt metaphor for this increasingly frenzied and foolish moment in our history. Rising tides of anti-Muslim hysteria and animosity toward undocumented immigrants, most of whom are Latinos (the bitter new wine), have conjoined and are forcing us toward an eerie recapitulation of the Nativist movements (the dreary old skin) that roiled our nation's national and state politics for more than 120 years. Ever since 9/11, a sensible rejection of Salafism and other variants of politicized Islamic neo-fundamentalism has been given way in many quarters to a generalized antipathy to Islam itself. Step by step, that prejudice is migrating into the political mainstream, a process that has accelerated with the controversy over a proposed Islamic study center a few blocks from ground zero.
This week, for example, Bryan Fischer, director of issue analysis at the American Family Assn., wrote that 1st Amendment guarantees of religious freedom do not apply to Muslims and that no more mosques should be constructed anywhere in America. As he told a reporter for a leading political website (talkingpointsmemo.com), every single mosque is a potential terrorist training center or recruitment center for jihad and thus "you cannot claim 1st Amendment protections if your religious organization is engaged in subversive activities."(continued)
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SO then Mexico is more bigoted because if you are caught
as an undocumented (=illegal) person there you are thrown in prison and then deported.
Tim Rutten is a treacherous bigot, and should be run out of town ASAP, tar and feathering being option if time would permit!
yeah, we’re bad because we love our country and don’t want to see it turned into some third world crap hole by people that have no clue what it means to be an American.
Maybe. After all, his brain has.
It doesn’t show we are bigots but illustrates, nay, demonstrates they are invaders.
Otherwise they would be more polite and use index logic, not circular logic.
This writer is a lame brained pin headed idiot....and a waste of human skin
He is a boil on the the body of life and needs to be lanced.
Yeah, on 9/12/2001 we really were having a national discussion on Salafism and Wahabism compared to other theological schools in the Muslim world. < /sarc>
Well, at least he didn't use an apostrophe. I will give him that.
Tim is trying to make a name for himself, little past due don’t ya think tim? We are such a bunch of uncaring, racist bigots so in staying with this tone I would like to add to that fat white old guys with beards.
(Unlike Congress. / s )
Take your First Amendment religious freedom idea to Saudi Tim
But before that, go live in a Mexican border town for awhile since I’m sure your neighborhoods since childhood have been overwhelmingly lily white
Then get back with us and let us know how’s it going.
“He is a boil on the the body of life and needs to be lanced.”
Whenever Tim Rutten speaks, something is subtracted from the sum total of human knowledge.
However, he should have said two MILLENIA, which is the plural of millenium.
It would be really funny to have somebody look up this idiot’s address and post it on Craigslist in Spanish advertising “free and safe housing for undocumented immigrants, just show up.” Let’s see what he thinks then.
Timberly needs to pull her panties out and catch a clue.
These liberals are very high minded because they write this crap from their gated communities or academic ivy towers, with someone else footing the bill. Its up to us unwashed bigots to deal with the consequences of the policies they advocate.
Yawn. Another Leftist pitching for the destruction of America. They are a dime a dozen, these days. A dime a dozen.
Didn't want to go there because a lot of folks don't know that "millenNium" has two letters 'n' in it. Sorry.
Yup, we’re xenophobes - not.
The Libs and Left don’t argue on fact; they can only hope to win the argument using denigration.
Mr Rutton ignores reality. Islam is a theoCRACY, not a religion. Ultimately, a theocracy falls back on subjugating. A religion falls back on convincing.
Evidence is the difference between islamic reaction to cartoons of mohammed and Christian reaction to “crucifix in urine.” Artists of the first feared for their lives; artists of the 2d were debated.
A theocracy eventually seeks to overthrow existing government and impose its “order.” A religion operates its convincing mission within many types of governments.
There is no constitutional right to overthrow our form of government through hiding behind a “religion” label when a movement is actually theocratic.
Sentences such as that, loaded with every cheap slur some leftist halfwit can think of, are a grim reminder of how low the left will go to try and smear conservatives, rather than engaging in rational discussion of important issues. The are scared to death of the facts, and avoid them at every opportunity.
It was originally formulated as a combination religion, culture, government and set of laws.
Given the conditions of life at the time it probably was rather progressive, but then they FROZE their laws about 1000 AD.
The civil and criminal code associated with Islam in the Sharia has not changed in a millenium!
I think it's quite reasonable to regulate Islam in this, or any other country, like we might regulate a foreign business ~ and at the same time simply leave the religious part untouched.
The Geneva Convention protects soldiers in uniform from being victims of inhumane treatment in war. It does not apply to groups or persons who either waged war out-of-uniform or without affiliation to a signatory country or both. Obviously, it is not irrational to demonize one’s enemies in uniform in war. But since the Muslim enemy chooses to wage war out-of-uniform and without official affiliation with any country, according to this author, it is irrational to demonize them even after they have repeatedly attacked us. They get the benefit of the doubt that a uniformed soldier from a signatory country doesn’t. What an a**hole.
Don't object to your country's enemies or you're a "nativist." Don't try to protect your laws, your culture, your borders, or you're a "nativist." Don't try to be an American or you're a "nativist," the penalty for which is outraged denunciation and stern posturing from such avatars of intellectual life as Timothy Rutten - to be perfectly honest, it's about as intimidating as threats from a five-year-old.
You are correct: Millennia (with two n’s) has been the traditional spelling. However, as with so many other words, what was once a misspelling has now become acceptable. Thus, “Millenia” now passes muster. I used to be a stickler for traditional spellings and usages, but it got to the point I was fighting a losing battle. It’s sad, really. We have become lazy, and are now accepting things we never would have even considered a couple generations ago. I’m glad you retain the traditional approach: We need more of it.
Thanks, It's often a lonely line to hold but I'm growing into the role of kindly mossback. (It's with a bit of a shock that I recently noticed that on my technical committees I'm often the oldest one there; and I have no plans for retirement soon.)
English spelling is anything but logical but I'm holding to what I've learned, at least until we get new rules. By comparison Gaelic looks complex but is extremely phonetic; learn a few simple rules and you have it. I'd like to see that, but can't get past the mainland vs Taiwan Chinese difference: the communists "simplified" the characters,and it's not clear to me how much either side can read the other's writing anymore.
There is a LOT to be said for tradition, but few are saying it.
Help Texas watch her borders.
Watch live on 14 cameras and report illegal alien invaders.
Night cams in operation
Does it work? Yes.
Best time to catch them is at night.
Recently caught on cam and reported:
String of illegals running through brush with backpacks
Numerous sightings of boats crossing the river
Numerous vehicles late at night in isolated areas
Success...Mecca and Tijuana.
Your Post #21 was spot-on.
People fook up their country and decide they want to fook ours up...and we’re suppose to be happy with that!?
It is not bigotry to object to this. It is self preservation and Western pride. It is self defense and as such is a duty to pursue our survival as a culture.