Last week ,I linked an article by Wayne Gladstone from Cracked on Facebook and Twitter. It’s about the proposed “ground zero” mosque. I was amazed that the most poignant coverage I’ve seen on the matter has been from Cracked, a comedy website that specializes in dick jokes, and The Daily Show, a comedy show that specializes in snark and sarcasm…and dick jokes.
If you’ve read anything on this site you know it’s about pop culture. Stuff that, in the long run, isn’t really that important. I don’t intend to politicize this site, and I hope that this will be my only political post. But I felt compelled to write something after hearing ignorant rhetoric upon ignorant rhetoric. Reading that article gave me the push I needed to go through with writing this.
I completely agree with Gladstone and Jon Stewart. It’s un-American to oppose the building of this Islamic community center, which happens to include a mosque. It appears as if a majority of Americans oppose it, though. I can see the reasoning behind that. Three-thousand Americans died on American soil due to a terrorist act born out of hatred and cowardice. It was something that hadn’t been seen since Pearl Harbor.