Burn, Baby, Burn

Okay, this Quran-burning dick. Fine. Look, I feel about this blatant attention-whore the same way I feel about half the shit Hitchens says, Piss Christ, Draw Muhammed Day and any number of other cheap-ass stunts designed to do nothing but IGNITE A FIRESTORM OF CONTROVERSY. Yadda yadda, defend to the death your right to do so, yadda. It makes me profoundly tired that people get to peacock around about this crap while the smoke rises over Rome.

Burning books. Nobody’s ever done that before. What a novel statement. What infuriates me about this nonsense is what always infuriates me about it: You are making a very boring and oldsauce point — Islam sucks — via a method designed not to stimulate discussion of the merits of said point but to focus debate on yourself and your actions and the wisdom thereof. Witness that we are not now talking about whether Islam (or Christianity for that matter) is a force for good or evil or Chaotic Neutral or whatever term we’re using these days. We’re talking about if some goddamn lunatic’s barbecue is going to cause soldiers to get blown up more.

This two-bit circus clown already has what he wanted most in the world: TV cameras at his door. Fucking performance artist. Look at me, look at me, look at me, aren’t I scary? And if you turn away, out of sheer disbelief that anybody would want to make you watch while he jerks off in public, you’re just PROVING how bourgeois you are, how enslaved to conventional thought.

Didn’t everybody date this guy in college? And didn’t everybody get tired of being the Best Supporting Actor in his fucking story? Just me? What can I say, 18-year-old me was a sucker for poetry-writing cokeheads. Anybody who struts around being shocking so that he can shock people into being shocked and then make fun of them for how shocked they are can eat a bag of dicks, in general, and specifically as it relates to this individual.

And as for liberal guilt with regard to supporting the “Ground Zero mosque” but not advocating in support of this fucknut:

Liberals couldn’t care less about the First Amendment. To the contrary,
censoring speech and religion is the left’s specialty! (Any religion
other than Islam.)

They promote speech codes, hate crimes,
free-speech zones (known as “America” off college campuses), and go
around the country yanking every reference to God from the public
square via endless lawsuits by the ACLU.

Whenever you see a
liberal choking up over our precious constitutional rights, you can be
sure we’re talking about the rights of Muslims at Ground Zero, “God
Hates Fags” funeral protesters, strippers, the New York Times
publishing classified documents, pornographers, child molesters,
murderers, traitors, saboteurs, terrorists, flag-burners (but not
Quran-burners!) or women living on National Endowment of the Arts
grants by stuffing yams into their orifices on stage.

Points for use of the word “yams” which is like my favorite word ever. FAIL on the rest of it, though:

Wright is a political ideologue that would stop at NOTHING to gain an
advantage over his political opposition, including causing harm to

Because intent matters, not to the law, but to public opinion (or it should). It matters what point you’re making. This isn’t a contest of who’s being the most provocative and Jeffrey Wright is winning so fuck him. It matters to me if you’re building a mosque in Lower Manhattan to promote tolerance and openness or if you’re starting a bonfire to fuck with imaginary jihadis and call attention to yourself.

I may defend your right to do both, but don’t expect me to applaud the latter.



7 thoughts on “Burn, Baby, Burn

  1. I hope when the next “lone nut” with a bookshelf full of Glenn Beck and Ann Coulter gets all hopped up on hate and Jebus and decides he’s going to blow up a mosque during services or something, this guy gets his share of blood on his hands for incitement. I mean, yeah, it’ll never happen, but I canhope, right?

  2. Wonderful point that the intention matters. Building the Muslim YMCA on Park Ave has so many potentially positive effects for the area, plus the possibility of using the horrors of 9/11 to promote good things.
    Burn a Koran is strictly an attempt to incite.
    Also, NPR news tonight it was reported that the Burn a Koran guy has announced that they have won as the Imam of the Park Ave facility has agreed to move; the burning will be cancelled.
    Only thing is that the Imam’s representative said no such decision has been made. The Imam agreed to meet with the guy if he flew up to NYC.
    Now I ask, as Koran burner seems to be using threats to prevent lawful action, wouldn’t that be a terrorist?

  3. do they really think they can appease mr FL stupid head?
    i guess he will give them the good nuz abot jebus.
    and this is all the gnews fualt for giving him what he wanted. let the jones baby have his tantrum, IGNORE HIM.

  4. Hi Pansy,
    You are quite right. Olbermann provided an update on this. Jones is now saying he is just delaying the burning.
    And if they appease him, what is to stop me for holding a Quran above the flame until they bring back double dip ice cream?

  5. ugh. questions at the AM press do and the fuctard who asked if Gates calling the nitwit was elevating jones. i hope in his brain obama BREIFLY considered blaming THE FUCKING GNEWS for that. no, it’s the internwets that did it.
    too bad he didn’t suggest the gnews to ignore him tho.

  6. I would like to note a different connection: that between the desire to move the Park 51 project and Quran-burning. Both are based on the same flawed premise, namely that Islam is somehow at fault for the 9-11 attack. Not Osama bin Laden, not al-Qaeda, not even “religious extremists” but the entire religion of Islam itself. How else could a Mosque be considered insensitive? Why else desecrate a book revered by 1.8 billion humble worshipers? In truth Newt Gingrich, Joe Lieberman and Pastor Terry Jones express the same philosophy; they only differ in matters of degree. The real hypocrisy is among those who would support moving the Park 51 project and yet disavow the plans by Dove World Outreach. You cannot endorse one action without implicitly endorsing the other.

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