Thursday, January 18, 2007

D'Souza Tha Louza

Are American Liberals to blame for 9/11 or is neoconservative mouthpiece Dinesh D'Souza inventing a right wing conspiracy theory to avoid the truth and responsibility that ultimately leads to the real reasons we were really attacked in 2001?

Ultra-Conservative Indian American Dinesh D' Souza has risen a few eyebrows and perhaps even a few fists with a new book that blames Liberals (what else?) for the attacks of September 11, 2001.

I am guessing D'Souza's next book will blame Liberals for killing the dinosaurs.

The book, "The Enemy at Home: The Cultural Left and Its Responsibility for 9/11" should be offensive to all Americans with an ounce of decency and a sliver of logic.

But, before attacking the inaccuracies of the new book, let's take a look a D'Souza's track record of bigotry.

Though he is an Indian American and a minority himself D'Souza has the audacity to attack African Americans, who unlike he, were actually born in America.

In an older book written by D'Souza ironically titled "The End Of Racism" D'Souza wrote "Am I calling for the repeal of the Civil Rights Act of 1964? Actually, yes." What an appalling thesis.

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawed discrimination in America based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin, and to call for a repeal of it is to call for a return to the Dark Ages of America.

In the same book D'Souza also claims that “The American slave was treated like property, which is to say, pretty well.”

Pretty well???? I didn't realize selective breeding, routine beatings and forced labor was a "pretty well" way to be treated. Furthermore, being treated like property is perhaps one of the worst ways to be treated and perhaps on of the worst crimes to commit.

If that doesn't simultaneously disgust and disturb the reader D' Souza has also stated that he does not believe slavery was a racist institution.

Really? So that's why there were not any white slaves in America? There were African slaves, and even Native Indian slaves but I don't recall reading about the plight of the white slaves in the history books, so yes, it was a racist institution.

D'Souza must live in AmeriKKKa, not America. Because D'Souza is a minority himself I really have a difficult time understanding his inherent racism.

D'Souza also wrote Caucasians who were accused of being racist were not racist but only responding to the so called deficiencies of minorities. To me, that just sounds like a false basis for a false justification for racism, period. Actually, that sounds like something Hitler would have said.

These are some of the most heinously racist statements I have ever had the misfortune of hearing, and it is all inside of a book titled "The End Of Racism". It would have been more appropriate to title the book "The Revival Of Racism" by a guy who knows squat about America.

D'Souza's new book "The Enemy at Home: The Cultural Left and Its Responsibility for 9/11" rolls Liberals into a mass that can alone be blamed for the attacks of September 11, 2001.

Never mind that Anti-Israel and Anti-American militant organizations that attack always declare the same reasons, Israel and Palestine, American Imperialism, American troops in the "Holy Land", "Christian Crusaders", and most recently, as with the 7/7 bombers in London who blamed their attacks on the War in Iraq.

Militant Muslim groups often claim that "the West" is in a "War against Islam" being led by "Christian Crusaders" in pursuit of "imperialism" in the "Holy Land". It's that simple!

As for D'Souza's remarks that rampant sexuality offends traditional Muslims, I will not disagree with that assertion and to a certain extent does factor into the equation, but they are the secondary, not the primary modus operandi of terrorist who are attacking the United States.

If one were to blame the terrorist attacks on Liberalism alone, which is absurd by the way, one would have to ask why very Liberal countries in Europe had never been attacked by Islamic militants.

There are counties in Europe where newscasters actually strip their clothing and gay marriage is legal - so if Liberalism and rampant sexuality were to blame it would only be natural to question why these countries had not been attacked, or even threatened.

Is it because these countries have never meddled in the affairs of the Middle East, which we have been doing quite frequently, extensively and unsuccessfully for the past six decades?

But, as written I will give D'Souza a shred of credit, to point out that yes, rampant sexuality does offend right wing militant Muslims, traditional and even moderate Muslims, it offends Christians and Jews as well.

But Liberalism is not the basis of the terrorist attacks against us, there are real reasons behind their attacks and if we are ever to put an end to militant Islam we must address the real problems and the real basis of their attacks if we are to ever hope to change the future.