Wednesday, November 5, 2008

any aggression against Muslim and Arabs is A-OK

In other news, Jeffrey Goldberg supports blaming all Arabs and Muslims for the tiny fraction of either group who perpetrated the 9/11 attacks. And seems to justify the aggression and violence by the United States against hundreds of thousands of innocent Muslims and Arabs because of the actions of a few dozen Muslims and Arabs. Classy. Someone might want to inform Mr. Goldberg that many, many times the number of people killed on 9/11 have been killed in Muslim and Arab countries since we began getting our revenge. But perhaps that can all be explained by appealing to American trauma, which is apparently justification for anything, while Arab trauma is justification for nothing. Once again, the fact that people can string the words "moral" and "equivalence" together is somehow mistaken for an argument, and even for an effective one, that American actions have no morally content whatsoever.

Of course, when you're Jeff Goldberg, and your entire career is dependent on associating yourself with 9/11 and "never forget"-ism, it's kind of important to keep demagoging Muslims. It takes a small man to take American pain in the wake of 9/11, and the fear of a further attack, and turn them into grist for a journalism career. As long as you can cloak yourself in the mantle of phony righteousness, though....

1 comment:

Matoko said...

No comments there Freddie, so do you mind if I throw down on Jeffery right here?
He acts like we were all pure as the driven snow and ol' Bin Laden just dropped on us like ugly on an ape for no reason.
So sorry, Goldberg, but how about Operation Ajax?
How about that shah, huh?
Our support for Uncle Saddam during his war with the Iranians?
Iraq wasn't the first Grand Misadventure of the Manifest Destiny Of Judeoxian Democracy, yah know.
Mind you, I'm not saying that the innocent souls in the Twin Towers deserved that, but the US has historically supported the tyrant class in MENA.
So step on Jeff.
Btw, I'm a muslim.
;)