Thursday, June 02, 2005

A matter of lexicon

Interesting how Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) didn't hesitate to compare Democrats to Hitler on the filibuster issue, yet back in March Santorum criticized Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV), who made remarks likening the Republican plan to block filibusters to the Nazi party. Also see how the GOP recently flipped out over Amnesty International's recent report comparing Gitmo to a gulag.

Yes, I do happen to know my history. I realize that millions perished in Stalin's gulags. I also realize that by using a deliberately inflammatory word, Amnesty International is seeking to bring renewed attention to Gitmo.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Patrick said...

Gee, now we see the Quran was stepped on, peed on and kicked. But so long as it wasn't flushed, then apparently that's OK. What hypocrites.

June 04, 2005 4:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am kind of confused by where the hypocrisy comes from by what Patrick had to say....

If anything there is hypocrisy by the way this is all treated. I am confused by why the Koran is treated like it is the only religions bible, and that no one should treat it badly, while the bible and other Catholic, Christian, or Jewish symbols can be systematically defaced without as much as a blurb from anyone. Case in point, Piss Christ,
(http://www.poppolitics.com/articles/2001-04-04-serrano.shtml) - take a look at it. It is Jesus Christ in the artist’s urine. Nice, uh? I have yet to hear anyone say, maybe the Koran was mishandled once or twice - and maybe the accusers have a vested interest in causing all of this turbulence, but let's take a look at the slander that other religions have had to deal with. Hell, even Condi Rice was calling it the Holy Koran for a while. Palestinians defaced the tomb of Abraham over in Israel but defecating on his tomb. I am sorry – was this widely reported? No? But, hell, if a guard doesn’t ware gloves while handling the bible, or doesn’t use to hands to handle the bible, (by the way, look closely at news footage of Muslims protesting on the news) they aren’t holding the Koran the correct way either. They mustn’t receive the memo. Please. If there is any hypocrisy it is when the ACLU fights to get a small little cross removed from the California state flag, while also fighting for the right for Piss Christ be displayed in public places because it is art – while guards and the military are criticized for placing the Koran on top of the TV. (By the way, I wonder if they have cable TV.) I would be pretty amused/upset to find out they are making waves about the Koran while at the same time watching MTV Cribs.

June 16, 2005 8:03 PM  
Blogger Xavier and Peter said...

There is no cross on the California state flag, and it's been that way since 1911. Are you referring to the L.A. County seal? If so, it's funny how the ACLU didn't object back when the seal was first approved 48 years ago, but somehow find it a First Amendment violation now that we've reached the 21st century.

June 19, 2005 10:44 PM  

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