Masking the Mosque with ‘moderateness’
It may be the most misused or perhaps the most fraudulent word in our political language – the word “moderate” that is. We hate it in our own political parties, yet ask for tolerance and respect for it in others. It doesn’t work either way.
A moderate Democrat is either an ultra-liberal, or mostly a Republican, depending on which side of moderate they are on. In my party moderate means a RINO – a Republican in name only, and grounds for ostracizing: bad words any way you look at it.
But “moderate” suddenly becomes unbridled virtue when applied to anything Muslim. It was followers of radical Islam that attacked us on 9/11, not moderate Muslims. It is the moderate Muslims we are to embrace as they seek to build a mosque near ground zero in lower Manhattan, near the attack site.
It is the moderate Muslims we are to embrace, period, according to writer after writer in the national news and opinion columnist trade, even while we are still at war with Islam, a war against the West and civilization in general that Islam declared and started. Pardon me not using the word “radical.” It is unneeded.
No one differentiates between moderate and radical KKK’ers. No one differentiated between moderate and radical Aryan Nation members – simply to belong was to be wrong. A pacifist supremacist was no more tolerated or allowed than a pacifist child molester. They were just wrong per se.
In the business world, is it OK that maybe BP was only moderately in the wrong? Is all forgiven? Maybe we should only fine the radical wing of BP and hold the rest of the corporation harmless to the effects of lower stock value or lost profits? Right.
Let’s build a BP “mosque” in a dead broke fishing community in the gulf and channel the love. Or try to explain how only a relatively few radical partial-birth abortionists give a bad name to regular virtuous abortionists. It is inflammatory from the get-go, a non-starter, and actually an absurd intellectual position regardless of your abortion view.
So it is with Islam. Just as I am a Republican, end of story, it matters not that I disavow some planks in our platform. My position makes me disliked by “real” Republicans and no more liked by non-R’s. The general public gets this. Why is it so hard for the media-elite, the president and many politicos to understand?
I think they actually do understand, and it is the inconvenient truth they simply deny. Regardless, using moderateness to try and mask the reality of an Islamic outpost to be intentionally inserted near where their sect attacked and murdered Americans is not an issue of the First Amendment, but rather a second attack on the same target, intended or not.