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1 Charles Johnson  Fri, Sep 24, 2010 2:40:52pm

Looks great. I see a couple of line breaks in the middle of sentences that you might want to fix -- you can edit it by clicking the little pencil icon at upper right of your post.

2 deranged cat  Fri, Sep 24, 2010 2:51:28pm

That was some really excellent writing. Thank you!

3 freetoken  Fri, Sep 24, 2010 2:51:54pm
American conservatives aren’t any better, even if it fits their agenda to incorporate feminists like Ayaan Hirsi Ali into their fold.

Not sure that Ali has been "folded" into American conservatives. Rather they use her, but only on one issue - how bad Islam is (in their eyes.)

4 Michael Orion Powell  Fri, Sep 24, 2010 7:03:49pm

Charles - I did some heavy editing once internet access improved. I hope it's better now.

deranged cat - Thank you so much for the praise. I really appreciate it.

freetoken - I generally agree. Ali has proclaimed herself a "classical liberal" and has yet to become a new Michelle Malkin, but she is certainly incorporated into the American Enterprise Institute's fold for her hostility to Islam.

5 freetoken  Fri, Sep 24, 2010 7:12:19pm

re: #4 OrionXP

freetoken - I generally agree. Ali has proclaimed herself a "classical liberal" and has yet to become a new Michelle Malkin, but she is certainly incorporated into the American Enterprise Institute's fold for her hostility to Islam.

Ali's atheism is anathema to the American right, but the self declared "conservatives" in this country hate Islam more than they hate atheism (for the moment), so they invite Ali to their gatherings.

If the day comes when the wingnuts and holy-warriors succeed in establishing Islam as forbidden in the US, which is what they want, then... then the dark skinned atheist woman will find herself cast in a different light.

6 Michael Orion Powell  Fri, Sep 24, 2010 7:34:58pm

Well said. There was also an appearance she made on Real Time With Bill Maher where the topic of Rand Paul's creepy Civil Rights Act debacle came up and she was outwitted and not left with much to say. I honestly think she's undergoing a bit of an intellectual evolution.

7 CuriousLurker  Fri, Sep 24, 2010 9:31:38pm

Interesting article—I'm still trying to digest it as it's late and I'm half brain dead. Anyway, welcome aboard the Little Green Sanity Train. As you already know, our conductor is a pretty cool guy, so I hope you enjoy the ride. ;o)

(Note to Lizards: Okay, I'm having another one of my flights of fancy. Now I have this picture in my head of a big green train with a football logo on it, chugging along with a bunch of rambunctious reptiles shouting & throwing stuff at each other and hanging out the windows. Man, I seriously need some sleep!)

8 Michael Orion Powell  Fri, Sep 24, 2010 11:55:34pm

Thanks, CuriousLurker. I think my journey here was probably destined to happen. =P

9 Jeff In Ohio  Sat, Sep 25, 2010 4:41:44am
D'Souza is a great fracture in the myth, reinforced by recent history in the United States, South Africa and Nazi Germany especially, that racism is a "white thing." It's not. It's been falsely reinforced in the last half-century that white people have a monopoly on racial oppression, and that silly, simplistic notion will soon be destroyed with globalization.

The notion that white people have a monopoly on racism is mostly a concept of how power has been historically rooted in America. It is not necessarily prejudice and discrimination, but a deliberate structuring of privilege. The argument goes that as long as white people in America have had the predominant access to the instruments of power, they are the ones able to use that power to thwart economic and social mobility of black people at all levels of American society. While that assertion, which I believe to be true, is becoming disassembled as America becomes more culturally diverse on many economic levels, academics and polemicists pointing it out over the last half-century does not in itself make the assertion false and the only thing about it that has been silly and simplistic are those who attempt to negate it by trotting out anecdotes while conveniently forgetting or marginalizing the legacy of slavery and Jim Crow.

An issue cannot be ignored forever, however, and eventually American liberals, if they are the intellectually daring progressives that they claim, are going to have to delve deep into the issue and just not worry about where their conclusions will take them.

What are the conclusions you wish liberals to make? That Islam is an old religion of ethnically diverse individuals? And some of them are bad people? And for conservatives? That Islam is an old religion of ethnically diverse individuals? And not all of them are bad people?


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Throwing objects such as this are capable of damaging expensive musical equipment and musicians. Any more of this and there will be no more music. -- FZ, Autumn 1981 at Northrup auditorium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. After someone threw a plunger on stage about two-thirds of the way through the show, he stopped the band with a wave of his hand speaking in the general direction that the dangerous object was thrown, while holding it in his hand. This did not prove to be an amusing act and Franks mood hardened. - It was, however, an evening of excellent, serious musicianship around the release of 'Shut up and play your guitar'