If All You See…

…is a horrendous golf course which evil rich deniers play on, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is Jihad Watch, with a post on how some Muslims reacted to the destruction of Notre Dame

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28 Responses to “If All You See…”

  1. Bill Bear says:

    And now Porter Good is helping the raging Islamophobes spread hatred of Muslims.

    Tell us again how you are not a bigot, Porter Good.

    • Kye says:

      Actually….according to Webster a bigot is someone who is obstinately or intolerably devoted to his own opinions and prejudices especially one who regards or treats members of a group with hatred and intolerance. Like you do to Teach and us conservatives.

      To me and I’m sure many others here that description sounds like you! Especially when it concerns whites, Trump supporters, Republicans, conservatives, Christians, non ethnic Americans, Joos and many other groups not currently part of the leftist intersectionalization of victimhood.

      You Bill Bear, are the biggest bigot here!

      • Professor Hale says:

        I prefer the historical definition. Bigot: A person in the allied forces who was in on the plans to invade the Normandy beach in WW2.

    • Jl says:

      So an allegedly truthful report on how some Muslims reacted is “Islamophobia”? Uh, no.

    • formwiz says:

      With a picture of a girl golfing?

      Get f*ucked.

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        Ignorant old northern redneck,

        Teach posted an article from JihadWatch claiming Muslims were celebrating the Notre Dame fire. So there was more than a picture of a girl golfing.

  2. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Has tRump tWeeted yet about him seeing thousands of Muslims cheering the conflagration?

  3. Kentucky Headhunter says:

    Her hip rotation must be amazing, otherwise I don’t see how she could swing a club.

  4. samoore says:

    Nice back, uh, swing, yeah, that’s it.

  5. The Neon Madman says:

    For f@#k’s sake, you have to ruin these threads, too?

  6. Bill Bear says:

    Decoding the far right’s language about Notre Dame and ‘western civilization’

    notre dame fire

    Far right agitators and conspiracy theorists have seized on Monday’s horrific fire at the famed Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, using the tragedy to push baseless conspiracies about the end of “western civilization.”

    Leaders around the globe have referred to the fire, which likely began as an accident, as a significant loss to world culture and French history. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin referred to the building as a “treasure,” while other world leaders — including the Pope — mourned its partial destruction.

    “[Notre Dame is] an architectural jewel of a collective memory,” he said, noting its significance to Catholics around the world.

    Some on the far right, however, are using the incident to push baseless conspiracies, including claims that the fire was the result of arson, and that it further represented the decline of “western civilization.”

    The latter is a recurring theme on the far right, and one of its least accurate, historically speaking.

    In the immediate aftermath of the fire, for example, white supremacist Richard Spencer tweeted that the tragedy may have been worth it if it spurred “the White man into action — to seize power in his countries, in Europe, in the world.” Far-right Rep. Steve King (R-IA), a white nationalist himself, tweeted that the cathedral was “priceless to all of Christianity and all of the West.”

    As The Daily Beast noted, two separate Fox News guests on Monday speculated that the fire might have been caused on purpose, though both guests were immediately shut down by hosts Shepard Smith and Neil Cavuto.

    And on the virulently Islamophobic website Jihad Watch, one columnist wrote that police in Paris had foiled a terror plot involving a young Muslim woman near the cathedral. The incident in the article, which quickly gained traction on Facebook, was actually from 2016. A disclaimer stating “this post is not about the fire at Notre Dame” was only available after users clicked through the link to the story. Other Islamophobes began widely circulating a video of the fire at Notre Dame overlaid with unrelated audio of people shouting “Allahu Akbar,” before YouTube, Twitter, and other platforms removed it from their platforms.

    Key to each of those examples is the idea that “western civilization,” represented by the iconic Notre Dame, is under attack from non-“western” individuals or forces and echoes many conspiracies propagated by white nationalists.

    Earlier this year, King was stripped of his House committee assignments for asking in a New York Times interview when terms like “white nationalist, white supremacist, [and] western civilization” became offensive. The far-right Proud Boys gang requires members to state in their initiation that they are a “Western Chauvinist and … refuse to apologize for creating the modern world.”

    There is no evidence, of course, to suggest that the Notre Dame fire was anything more than a tragic accident. Experts also say the notion that Notre Dame’s destruction represents some sort of attack on western civilization ignores France’s diverse history, presenting it instead as homogenous, Christian, and white.

    “[The far-right emphasis on ‘western culture’] is not using the past for the past’s sake,” said Matt Gabrielle, professor of Medieval Studies and chair of the Religion and Culture department at Virginia Tech. “It’s using the past to mobilize a political argument that doesn’t care about historical accuracy but about what the emotional response is and the evocation that generates.”

    “Europe has never been homogeneously white, we have architectural and contextual evidence of people from all over the place in Europe for the Middle Ages, the late Roman period and continuously through them,” he added. “The idea that Europe was a homogeneously white space is weaponized nostalgia.”

    Suleiman Mourad, a religion professor at Smith College, specifically called out the far right’s baseless fear-mongering about the cathedral fire on Tuesday. “They want to legitimize their discourse by referring to the past, to make their political claims more convincing.”

    Mourad also noted that the the idea of “western culture” as a single, monolithic entity did not exist until well into the 18th and 19th centuries, when academia started using it as justification for colonization and colonial expansion.

    Cord J. Whitaker, an English professor at Wellesley College specializing in Medieval literature, added that many of the improvements in Medieval European architecture which helped create Notre Dame would not have been possible without exchanges between European architects and Islamic architects. The racist and Islamophobic discourse surrounding the far-right’s discussion of Notre Dame, he said, misses the point.

    “Many people see that building as a symbol of care and sanctuary for all people, regardless of faith or culture,” he said. “To that extent I do think it should be a global project to take care of it — we run into problems when it becomes viewed only as a sign of western culture or European culture, [language] that feeds this fear-mongering discourse.”

    • formwiz says:

      Jeffery the Commie is happy to see a monument to God and Western Civilization go up in smoke, but knows an act of terror, celebrated by Moslems around the world, is bad for business, so he tries to tell us it’s all paranoia.

      This is the same dodge used for decades when Conservatives said there was a plot to take over the country. Well, there was.

      Note the sources for this nonsense piece are all professors from the Seven Sisters.

      • formwiz says:

        PS Note the bear suit had to use Think Progress as a source. Dr Evil must blame the Frawgs as much as us for the death of his beloved Fuhrer.

        I take it The Nation was a little slow on the draw.

        And all Teach did was note Moslems all over the world are dancing in the streets at the news. That the Moslems are dancing is what speaks to thinking human beings. Bunny and bear don’t qualify.

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        Edward Dutcher …

        3 lies in his first sentence.

        Two lies in his second paragraph.

        And always his random word generator.

        • formwiz says:

          Cat’s out of the bag.

          No good Commie and Moslem apologist is sad to see a great cathedral go (and spare us the Alan Colmes routine).

          And Think Progress is Dr Evil’s Spawn of Satan.

  7. Mangoldielocks says:

    Bill Bears take on Notre Dame………THEM MOTHERFUKKING NUCONS ARE BIGOTS WHO DONT BELIEVE IN GLOBAL WARMING…….SEEEEEE The fire started cause its HOT. DAYUM HOT. IT’s SO HOT The plaster melted.

    Well Thanks for that report bill Bear. Tell us again how hot it is Bill.


    Well back to you NUCONS, BILL is Sweltering.


  8. Liljeffyatemypuppy says:

    What do Boo Boo, the little black fella in st. louis, and that Omar chick have in common?


  9. formwiz says:

    We’ll take that as a strong NO from the wiz of prevarication.

    I’ll take that as a strong HE CALLED MY BLUFF AGAIN from the bunny of lies.

  10. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    And let’s not forget Holden Matthews, the 21-year-old white boy, and sheriff’s son, who allegedly torched 3 predominantly Black churches in Louisiana.

    Fortunately, just as in Paris, no one was injured.


  11. Liljeffyatemypuppy says:

    There’s Bernie, then there’s this hypocrite…


    Why are dem candidates cheap lying hypocrites?


    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      Is this why tRump is taking the release of his tax returns all the way to the Supreme Court?

      Is that why tRump lied to the American people?

      I bet with tRump it’s much, much worse than him not giving much to charity…

      What do you think? Money laundering for international criminals/terrorists? Big money from the Russian oligarchs? Tax fraud? Maybe he’s a millionaire, not a billionaire (nah, it’s something illegal, and it’s big).

  12. Bill Bear says:

    “Why are dem candidates cheap lying hypocrites?”

    One could ask the same of Porter Good… but none of his ass-kissers ever do.

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