Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by bugscoe, Sep 23, 2010.
And the newest one in the news today, chanting âUSAâ at a football game is now offensive to Muslims.
The mental recession deepens.
What? No way.
The truth is, without the sensationalism of Alex Jones is that this is an orchestrated effort.
I have read this book, top to bottom. Both my parents are college educated with advanced degrees. Both have taught in a large city for an extended period of time, this book is long and well documented, regrettably most people will never read it all the way through.
Block-I chant portrays âneither patriotism nor remembranceâ
David Green, University Academic Professional
Posted: September 15th, 2010 - 10:29 PM
The vast majority of 9/11 observances in this country cannot be seen as politically neutral events. Implicit in their nature are the notions that lives lost at the World Trade Center are more valuable than lives lost in Afghanistan, Iraq, Palestine and elsewhere; that the motives of the 9/11 attackers had nothing to do with genuine grievances in the Islamic world regarding American imperialism; and that the U.S. has been justified in the subsequent killing of hundreds of thousands in so-called retaliation.
The observance at Saturdayâs football game was no different. A moment of silence was followed by a military airplane flyover; in between, Block-I students chanted âUSA, USA.â This was neither patriotism nor remembrance in any justifiable sense, but politicization, militarism, propaganda and bellicosity. The University is a public institution that encompasses the political views of all, not just the most (falsely) âpatriotic.â Athletic planners should cease such exploitation for political purposes. They might at least consider how most Muslim students, American or otherwise, would respond to this nativist display; or better, Muslims and others that live their lives under the threat of our planes, drones and soldiers.
The overwhelmingly white, privileged, Block-I students should be ashamed of their obnoxious, fake-macho, chicken-hawk chant, while poverty-drafted members of their cohort fight and die in illegal and immoral wars for the control of oil. University administrators need to eliminate from all events such âpatrioticâ observances, which in this country cannot be separated from implicit justifications for state-sponsored killing.
University Academic Professional
Wow, so being proud of one's country is a bad thing now? I could see it if they said USA while burning effigies of Arabs. But a bunch of college kids???
What is really sad, is that if he saw any of his students in that thong of people, they are fukked, regardless of academic performance.
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