Some guy in
, at a business not far from a
Subway Sandwich Shop, put up various blankets for sale, one of them was of this
True, there are many other images that can attract attention, such as the face of Marilyn Monroe or Shaquille O'Neal, but somebody decided to make a blanket of this racist flag, and the man you see decided to buy it and put it up for sale--along with his other blankets. Even if the Confederate blanket doesn't sell, if it attracts attention and customers to buy his OTHER blankets--the purchase and display of the Confederate blanket was a good investment.
Now that this white man's face is on my blogsite, will anyone make a big issue of this? My advice, as a black African, is to simply ignore the white man and silently boycott his business. Likewise with Pastor Terry Jones, of the
Dove World Outreach Center,
of a state in the southeast corner of the . Americans have in their constitution a First
Amendment which guarantees freedom of expression (free press, free speech, free
Internet, and even the right for an American to burn an American flag). USA
Until just recently, I didn't even know who Pr Jones was. But now every one in the world does. My advice is to just let him burn copies of this paper holy book and ignore him. Further advice: boycott all religions.
What puzzles me is this: "The top
has warned that troops' lives will be in danger if an American church sticks to
its plan to burn copies of the Koran.
Gen David Petraeus said the action could cause problems "not just
in Afghanistan , but
everywhere in the world". BBC, 7 Sept 2010.
to do with its many wars in the world? Are they trying to protect
something? Maybe spread some sort of
ideology by force onto other countries? From
their many contradictory explanations, I read that one of the reasons is to
protect democracy. Democracy must
include freedom of unpopular expression.
The US Supreme Court has upheld the right to burn an American Flag, and
even though conservative congressional representatives tried to make a law
against burning the American flag (which their Supreme Court would strike down
anyway as unconstitutional), the law was never passed. So if an American can legally burn their
flag, then they can legally burn the Judeochristian bible and they can legally
burn the Qur'an. And that's the way it
But various bleeding heart christian liberals in the
are crying out for
all of us to respect people's religious beliefs. They are nuts! ALL religions promote violence. I'm sorry, as
long as I have any remnant of sanity left in me, I will never respect any
religion and the human division, hatred and violence that all of them
promote. I am an atheist, I am a
People in East Africa are sick and tired of Christian fanatics like Joseph Kony, the white American fundamentalists who come to East Africa to teach Africans to hate and kill one another, and here in
we still haven't recovered from the Islamic-led bombings of people watching TV
football. More than 80 people have died
here in Kenya
because of the 11th July 2010 bombings.
And we're suppose to respect the moslem religion? Truely, all those who call for respect of
people's religions are silly and should be dismissed as lunatics.
When I tell xtians that I don't respect their religion or the moslem religion, they instinctively say: "Well, then there's no reason to respect your religion." One problem: I don't have religion. I don't have a soul to be saved, I am not going before any god on "Judgment Day", I won't be going to "heaven" or "hell". In short, religion is nonsense. Worse, religion is hateful and violent. I respect human rights, democracy, and peace--and religionists don't.
So don't be telling Pastor Terry Jones to not burn the Qur'an. It's his constitutional right to do so in
. If moslems don't like it, they should burn
copies of the Judeochristian bible. It
should be their right to do so. As an
atheist, I do NOT approve of destruction of property and people's lives as an
act of protest. America
Some guy in