Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association Wrote a blog post yesterday titled "No More Mosques, Period," in which he proclaimed, "Permits should not be granted to build even one more mosque in the United States of America, let alone the monstrosity planned for Ground Zero. This is for one simple reason: each Islamic mosque is dedicated to the overthrow of the American government" -- and now the post is garnering a lot of blog attention...

Except on the right.

With the exception of the Frum Forum, which excerpts the post without comment, right-wing bloggers seem to be trying to pretend this post doesn't exist. The same goes for those two bellwethers of the GOP noise machine's conventional wisdom, the Drudge Report and Fox Nation. Usually both sites qavidly seize on anything on the Internet that will get right-wing readers' pulses racing. This would seem to be a natural. But not a word.

I think this is where it gets a little too real for the usual propagandists. They've convinced themselves that they're just fighting the evil Democrats hard but fair; it's all just politics, and if it seems rough, well, politics ain't beanbag, but they're not actually doing any real harm to the country.

They don't want to admit to themselves that ideas like Fischer's thrive in the environment GOP propagandists have created. They don't want to admit that it's a short step from what they say to what Fischer says, and if we do what he says, we really are setting off a religious and ethnic clash that disgraces the good name of America and endangers the very notion of the country.

It's all fun and games until an entire ethnic group loses its liberty, or some members of that group lose their lives. The mainstream GOP propagandists see that line being crossed, and it worries them. They don't want to talk about it, not right now, at least. They want it to go away. Things are getting out of their control.

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