"The problem here is a totalitarian uniformity, a cult-like mentality such that even allies are enemies if they fail to follow the Exact Party Line. " - Phyllis Chesler

Sunday, August 22, 2010

@ Ground Zero Protesting The Park 51 Mosque

I went down to Ground Zero today. I went in search of the protest sponsored by Pamela Geller but when I arrived at the location the police told me that they had marched to another location.

I saw a lot of media trucks and I thought that was a good thing for a change. Unfortunately I didn't see the protest I was looking for.

If you've ever been to NYC or live here you know how the subways can be on a Sunday. It took me a long time and three trains before I even arrived to find the protest gone.

So I walked toward Ground Zero hoping to find the group. I never found them but I did find another similar group protesting the building of the Park51 Mosque just around the corner from Ground Zero and I joined them.

Let me start by saying that to any baffoon who tries to say it's around the block and so what, blah blah...That area of the City is narrow, tiny and on top of each other. It may as well be the same block. And your argument is weak at best to begin with.

I found this group to be well meaning but a little disorganized. But the emotions were super high. For the first time in my life I heard NYers and some from NJ actually chanting IMPEACH OBAMA. Some used more foul language but after a short time that stopped.  People are mad.

It was pouring but people were there and stayed. We bought umbrellas or stood under the overhangs and we stayed. Right there across the street from Ground Zero.

I met a young man of 33 who said he voted for Obama but truly regrets it now and won't ever vote for him again. We had a short conversation where he told me he just didn't know all these things about Obama at the time and he just listened to what was told on the media.

I had a few hecklers come by and try to start a problem with me over my sign but I know what to say. Basically I told them to ask Ayaan Hirsi Ali why she had to flee for her life and to ask her what is truly inflammatory and what is not.

I wrote at the top of that poster: Park51 is about Conquest.

I'm going to post what I feel is a powerful statement from a very emotional man who lost the daughter of a friend who was working at Cantor Fitzgerald that horribly fateful morning. She was only 23. But before you scroll to that video I am going to be super clear with you, if you attempt to leave comments about this man's sexuality in a negative way I will NOT approve your comments. There is too much garbage in the conservative movement that polarizes the gay community and I won't stand for it here on my blog. The fact that he is so vocal and stands with the correct side shows his true inner strength and I applaud him even more for that.

Islam is a political ideology not a religion.


Mum-me said...

My internet connection won't let me watch the videos - too slow again today. I applaud your courage for attending this protest. I don't know what kind of media coverage you got, but I do know that if it happened here the media would be calling you 'intolerant' and 'racist' and the police would be moving you along fairly soon. I hope the mosque is not built there.

trencherbone said...

The Victory Mosque affair has seriously damaged the image of The Religion of Peace™ in the eyes of ordinary Americans. We can consequently expect a lavish petrodollar-funded campaign of taqiyya (lying about Islam to the infidels) in the MSM, in an attempt to lull the public back to sleep.

So, as a high priority to immunize the American people against the coming onslaught of Islamic propaganda, could bloggers please familiarize their readership with the techniques of lying, deception, feigned moderation, guilt-inducement, diversionary tactics, twisted logic and half-truths embodied in the Islamic practice of taqiyya.

There's a description of the main features of taqiyya HERE ... http://crombouke.blogspot.com/2010/01/twelve-tactics-of-taqiyya.html

BetteJo said...

I just read something online - about the rest of the world just not getting it - what's all the fuss about? I'm so pissed off about what the media chooses to cover and what they don't. What about covering a bunch of Americans who stood out in the pouring rain because they remember what happened on September 11th, and who did it!?!

Aleta said...

It's sad that it took THIS to get NYC to open its eyes 4- what you've been saying all along. I fear that it's too late.

LaurAyn said...

Mum-me- thanks. It felt good to go. Let them call me racist. I know the truth.

Trencherbone, I posted your link on twitter. Thanks.

Bette Jo, the world is ignorant. They sat back and let the Germans mass murder an entire race - well at least attempt to, I'm still here -and they let Darfur happen in our lifetime and many other ethnic cleansings. It seems that it must be in their own faces before people wake up. We cannot afford that. It will be at our own peril if we do.

Aleta, I think those of us who have been silent have had enough after 9 years.