Us Black folks have been expressing our anger over the Trayvon Martin case. Now, the Shaima Alawadi case is coming to light. I am sympathetic, because I believe that anti-Muslim hate is asinine and just as dangerous as anti-Black hate. Further, there are many Black Muslims…
As a Black man, I fundamentally agree with this. The murder of Trayvon Martin need not be diluted by lumping it with the murder of Shaima Alawadi. Vicious crude racism stands on its own noxious stink….just as rancid xenophobia. As a committed Leftist who believes in broad based justice, though, I can’t go all the way to say that fighting racial discrimination should only be an assembly-line process where each group tackles their own issues with no corelation or cooperation with each other. After all, the same forces now attempting to apologize for George Zimmerman are the same forces that also are behind the assault on Arab/Muslim people who are perceived as enough of a threat that they must be slaughtered. It may be different aspects of the same “Stay in your place and don’t cross into ours, because we will KILL you otherwise” mentality..but it’s still the same mentality….and it must be fought collectively.
Bill O’Reilly took issue with the notion of the government paying for her “activities,” and said if the activities of women are paid for, what about men’s activities like football or going to public gymnasiums?
“So why, then, won’t the government pay for my activities? For example, I played college football. The government should have bought my equipment. My helmet, shoulder pads, cleats, because if I don’t have those things on the field, I might get hurt. And that might cost society a lot, especially if I don’t have the money to pay for my hospital stay. So surely the taxpayers should have ponied up for my football activities.”
So: Men play football and go to the gym (“male activities”), whereas women just have lots of sex (“female activities”). Who are women having sex with? Presumably other women who are also having lots of sex. With women. Hence the need for contraception.
One question, BillO…was your college public?? If it was, then I figure that your equipment was in fact paid for in large part by taxpayer money, through Land Grant/Pell Grant funds used by most students to pay their way through college.
Also….college and professional teams are heavily subsidized by the taxpayers as well. But, I guess that the government should have also paid you for harassing Andrea Mackris, too….right?? And, for mistaking German massacers at the WWII battle of Malmedy for Americans??
You’re over your head here, BillO..back away before Keith Olbermann drops another house on your ass.
(Thanks to Zinnia for granting permission to reblog this.)