Tuesday, August 24, 2010

One of The Few Who Understands Liberty update I

Ron Paul breaks with GOP on New York mosque: The opposition ‘is all about hate and Islamaphobia.’

Ron-Paul In strongly-worded statement released today, Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), perennial GOP presidential candidate strongly condemned his “fellow conservatives” for opposing the proposed Park 51 Islamic community center near Ground Zero. The outcry over the mosque “implies that Islam alone was responsible for the 9/11 attacks,” Paul said, explaining that the rights of minorities must be protected, even when it’s unpopular. Ultimately, Paul argues that the opposition to the mosque “is all about hate and Islamaphobia,” stoked by “neo-conservatives” who “never miss a chance to use hatred toward Muslims to rally support for the ill conceived preventative wars”:

Many fellow conservatives say they understand the property rights and 1st Amendment issues and don’t want a legal ban on building the mosque. They just want everybody to be “sensitive” and force, through public pressure, cancellation of the mosque construction.

This sentiment seems to confirm that Islam itself is to be made the issue, and radical religious Islamic views were the only reasons for 9/11. If it became known that 9/11 resulted in part from a desire to retaliate against what many Muslims saw as American aggression and occupation, the need to demonize Islam would be difficult if not impossible. [...]

It is repeatedly said that 64% of the people, after listening to the political demagogues, don’t want the mosque to be built. What would we do if 75% of the people insist that no more Catholic churches be built in New York City? The point being is that majorities can become oppressors of minority rights as well as individual dictators. Statistics of support is irrelevant when it comes to the purpose of government in a free society—protecting liberty. [...]

This is all about hate and Islamaphobia.

Paul is the first national Republican leader to break with the party and call out the undercurrents of Islamaphobia in the opposition to the mosque. He is also likely to offend some of his own supporters, as many in the tea party movement have come out in strong opposition to the Park 51 project. (HT: Glenn Greenwald)


update I thanks homer......unbelievable that we even have sheeple so gullible....pathetic......



  1. I've argued on a skeptic's forum exhaustively on this topic, there are plenty of far-fetched rationales for opposition to the mosque that don't rely on a general bad sentiment towards Muslims and I've heard them all.

    Kli's right though, the very heart of the matter is Islamophobia. All the non-hypothetical, real-world reasons being given for opposition hinge on linking all Muslims, even outspoken anti-terrorist Muslims, with the 9/11 attacks.

  2. Silver bumping up against resistance. They need to squeeze Jamie a little bit more.

    JPM and MS were shorting heavy at the open

  3. Temo,

    look at CLDX, yesterday's closing which is very close to 52 week low and today,mmmmmmm

  4. Nice bounce for SGY this morning from 10.60.

  5. kli,

    bounces all over the place today in the market, see how powerful and controlling moslems are, after all GS who controls the market are all moslems, heheeeeeeee!

  6. Important news:

    Bernanke just confessed that his real name is majid al mustafa and now we know it's truely the moslems who control the power structure here including the stock market. I can not believe I have been fooled all my life, darn!

  7. Ben is a tricky fella......and he better get his silver short goin or all hell breaks loose....i have total confidence in majid...

  8. The mosque is a distraction for some, a rallying point for others, a justification or rationalization for yet others. Some are sneaky enough to say its not the Muslims, its the location and respect for the feelings of the survivors and victim's relatives.

    Two good links, IMO, first is funny...



  9. Of course it wasn't the muslims...or the "negroes" (it wuz state rights) hehehe...or those nasty yellow demons the "japs" we put in concentration camps.....hehehe.....or the indians whose lands and way of life we destroyed in the name of christianity...and progress. Or the Irish or the Catholics or the Jews....heheheheheehee soooo funny now many of these ethnic and religious groups are slinging crap at the dreaded MUSLIMS....be afraid...be very afraid....meanwhile I'll pick your pocket.

  10. Joe,

    Looks like CLDX should be a good day trade. I am slowly unwinding my positions and doing scalps since I will be travelling back to the US next month and I dont want to be exposed to the ponzi while I am airborne.

    Buy stops on silver are set above 18.60. If silver hits that then it should retest the previous highs.

    Gold and Silver OPEX is Thursday