Sunday, March 31, 2013

Standing Together

Michael Z. Williamson has the long version of this:

First they came for the blacks, and I spoke up because it was wrong, even though I'm not black.
Then they came for the gays, and I spoke up, even though I'm not gay.
Then they came for the Muslims, and I spoke up, because it was wrong, even though I'm an atheist.
When they came for illegal aliens, I spoke up, even though I'm a legal immigrant.
Then they came for the pornographers, rebels and dissenters and their speech and flag burning, and I spoke up, because rights are not only for the establishment.
Then they came for the gun owners, and you liberal shitbags threw me under the bus, even though I'd done nothing wrong.  So when they come to put you on the train, you can fucking choke and die.
This works philosophically though no one is coming for the Muslims. In fact it's pretty much the other way around. Domestic terrorism is downgraded to workplace violence. I'm not an atheist, and for the most part I feel that you may practice whatever religion you want. The best you should expect from your fellow man is tolerance, and then only as long as you do not try to forcibly impose your religion on others.

No one is coming for the gays, in fact it seems that soon Little Bo-Peep and Little Boy Blue will soon be permitted not only to marry each other, but the entire flock of sheep as well. There are endless jokes about ethnicities and regions where this will be welcomed.

No one is coming for pornographers, without whom the internet would be a pale shadow of itself.

Treasonous behavior is currently rewarded with high political office in some states, and is at least ignored in the rest.

Now there's this:

The man, who identified himself as Chris from Willowbrook (Staten Island), said that Sharia law was needed in the United States “because that’s the only way this deviant lifestyle will be corrected,” according to audio captured by
“I’m Muslim and I believe 110 percent in Sharia law.”
“You know what happens in Islamic countries? You know what happens to the gay people, correct? They’re beheaded,” the caller said. “I’m going to fight as hard as I can with all my Muslim brothers and sisters to make Sharia law in the United States.”
 Good luck, guys and girls. I guess that when any group controls the levers of power, you may confidently expect them to abuse that authority to the greatest extent possible.

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