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First Amendment in Action: Press and Religion in a Time of Conflict

Pat Hickey 7 June 2010 2 Comments

What do Helen Thomas, Bill Maher and Eric Zorn all have in common? Helen wants Jews to leave the homeland from whence they built civilization and were forced to leave in 670 BC by the Babylonians and then by the Romans in 70 AD only to return in 1947 AD. Bill Maher wants to use his detestation of religion (all religion because Bill Maher needs the field) to tell people to shut up other than those who fully agree with him in his HBO studio. Eric Zorn invites everyone to shut up.

Go Home and Shut Up – that is Progressive Doctrine. Hegel and Dewey set the framework for progressive cheerleaders. The cheerleaders Helen Thomas, Bill Maher and Eric Zorn have been given handouts – redactions of thoughts – from their gurus in the Progressive Movement –Noam Chomsky, Ward Churchill, Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn.

I have never yet met a Progressive who

  1. Had an original thought or frame of reference of their own
  2. Had an inclination to actually help another person
  3. Had any real sense of history
  4. Had an once courage or conviction – cover and camouflage yes to be sure courage and conviction? – not a jot.

Progressives should not be confused with liberals who tend to believe that politics is a means by which to shape culture and improve lives – the arts should be publicly funded, health care should be free, the unemployed should be given work. Liberals tend to understand that there is a middle ground and often work and play very well with people who believe that shared beliefs and culture are what give politics its impetus – conservatives. Protection of human life from conception to the grave is root of culture. Shelter begets shared communications. Human beings in a warmer and safer shelter share thoughts of what is beyond them. They think of the other person in the cave – share meat, fire and ideas. Eventually, ideas turn to what is beyond the cave and beyond the horizon – God. Shelter begets architecture. Architecture is all about God – whether you are a Jew, a Babylonian or a Roman.

Bill Maher seems to have been the class suck-up altar boy who will go along to get along. He had his butt handed to him by George Will and writer S.E. Cupp, because Maher was unprepared for a conversation about finance policy and religion. Helen Thomas is and has been a hateful old troll in a red dress, but went a bit too far shooting her bazoo off to a Rabbi journalist. Helen Thomas hates Jews. Progressives with Jewish parents also are required by Progressive Doctrine to hate Jews and will aid Gaza terror as well. Jan Schakowsky cooed that Helen Thomas is awesome.

Jews, Baptists, Muslims and Catholics say God is awesome.

Helen Thomas, Bill Maher and Eric Zorn are Progressives – talk comes first. Talk comes from them and the only thing that they share is what they speak and they speak the same thing.

Eric Zorn wants to smear Tom Roeser for speaking his mind on the radio show that Tom Roeser hosts. On Sunday, June 6th Tom Roeser had Progressive Alderman Joe Moore as a guest. Joe Moore speaks the very identical things that Helen Thomas, Bill Maher and Eric Zorn speak – Progressive Doctrine (see above).

On “Political Shootout” Sunday night on WLS AM 890, the conversation turned toward protests in New York City about a proposed mosque near the site of the former World Trade Center.

Chicago Ald. Joe Moore (49th): You think the government should step in and prevent somebody from constructing a church or mosque or synagogue?

Host Tom Roeser: I’ll tell you, somebody ought to blow the damn thing up.

Eric’s point, aside from the one that sits on his tiny neck, is this. Tom Roeser hates Muslims. Nope. The Mosque planned for Ground Zero is as much a dodge as the Gaza Humanitarian Aid Flotilla. It was planned and funded and launched with the intent to cause harm. However, the parsing (Progressive Disambiguation Thesaurus) of the Cordoba House mission statement reads, “proposed project is about promoting integration, tolerance of difference and community cohesion through arts and culture. Cordoba House will provide a place where individuals, regardless of their backgrounds, will find a center of learning, art and culture; and most importantly, a center guided by Islamic values in their truest form – compassion, generosity, and respect for all.”

Yep, but the project was launched by “The Imam, Feisal Abdul Rauf, told the New York Times — which put the story on its front page Wednesday — that he has assembled several million dollars to turn it into ‘’an Islamic center near the city’s most hallowed piece of land that would stand as one of ground zero’s more unexpected and striking neighbors.’’
The 61-year-old Imam said he paid $4.85 million for it — in cash, records show. With 50,000 square feet of air rights and enough financing, he plans an ambitious project of $150 million, he said, akin to the Chautauqua Institution, the 92 Street Y or the Jewish Community Center.

The origins of such monies are unexplained; neither are the countries or entity advancing such huge donations. Most US mosques, including many in Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx are funded directly or indirectly by Saudi Arabia the country to which 15 of the 19 hijackers who bombed the World Trade Center belonged. The UAE, Qatar and Iran are other major sponsors across the USA.

The money trail is an important question that must be answered by the Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg with more than a bland comment by one of his spokesmen, Andrew Brent, who quipped to the Times, “If it’s legal, the building owners have a right to do what they want.”

At the moment, the location is not designated a mosque, but rather an overflow prayer space for another mosque, Al Farah, at 245 West Broadway in TriBeCa, where Imam Feisal is the spiritual leader. Call this creeping annexation. On 9/11, the Burlington building, with 80 employees in its basement, is where a piece of a plane plunged through the roof, from either Flight 11 or Flight 175 crashing into the south tower at 9:03 a.m..

One of the investors for future oncoming funds is listed as the Cordoba Initiative, defined as an ‘’interfaith group’’ – and founded by Imam Feisal. Cordoba is the name militant Muslims often invoke when they recall the glory of Muslim empire in the centuries they occupied Spain.”

Tom Roeser stated his remark to Alderman Joe Moore and Joe Moore immediately, I believe, called pencil neck Progressive cheerleader Eric Zorn to toss up an “ Oh, Wow, That’s so Cold. Wow, how can people be so cold? How can People Be So Heartless” piece at the earliest possible date.

The Dude abides. Free speech.

It does not take 19 Islamists Terrorists with three jets crashing into the World Trade Centers; it only takes Progressives to really make sure that every one goes home and shuts up. They don’t.

Eric Zorn’s post

Analysis of the Mosque Building near Ground Zero


  • Dan Kelley said:

    The effort to construct a mosque, so close to “Ground Zero,” the site of the former World Trade Center, seems to be a deliberate provocation.

    For all of those progressives defending the proposal on First Amendment grounds, how many churches and synagogues are issued building permits in Saudi Arabia?

  • Pat Hickey said:

    Every person needs to dispense with superfluous water. Most folks use what is called a ccmmode.

    The Progressive will take aim at the average person’s bowl of Wheaties and parse that it is only natural.

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