Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Arabs are too perfect for nightmares part 2

In response to my previous post Benjamin Solah said…
I found your post racist, the West is becoming increasingly racist towards Muslims based on the fact that people think they are terrorists, a kid would never dream of this, it's false and misleading
however depicting American's harrassing a muslim girl for what happened in 9/11 is very true and a representation of what is happening in not only America but my country of Australia too. This video is countering the false stereotypes that the republican media increasingly churns out to create a society of xenophobes
Your response only proves my point. You somehow have it in your head that the West has become some horrible place, where you see racist bigots everywhere you look. I can't speak for Australia, but in America that simply isn't true.

The media has created an image of the West, as a culture of hate and intolerance. The blame for all the world's evils is frequently placed on the straight white male. As a straight white male, I resent this.

The fact that you think a kid would never dream of blowing up an airport, shows how deeply imbedded this image is. Kids are capable of dreaming about anything. It's not unreasonable to think a girl who is repeatedly accused of being a terrorist, might have a nightmare about being a terrorist. This scenario subtly implies that the evil of the West is to blame for the evils of terrorists.

Let me make it clear, that I have no problem with the video itself. Prince can depict the KKK running the white house, and I won't be offended. Prince can depict an army of Arabs invading the country, and I won't be offended. Prince can depict my mother being raped by George Washington, and I won't be offended. What pisses me off is the media shoving its bullshit PC ideals down my throat.

Sure the video's depiction may not be fair. Of course it's incorrect to say, "All Arabs are terrorist." But I think it's also incorrect to say, "all American's are racist ignorant pig fuckers." But so fucking what? People say things that are incorrect all the time, and it's their God given right. But the media only shows moral outrage over the portrayal of certain falsehoods, and I think that's a load of crap.


Blogger Benjamin Solah said...

The media does not try to portray Whites as intolerant, the majority of the media are Bush lovers, (ie. Fox news)
I just don't think it is appropritate to portray an Arab girl as a terrorist when in fact they are a small minority, but in fact there are a lot of white intolerant racist pigs out there because 1. Bush is in (even though he shouldn't be) 2. Blair is in and 3. Howard is in, they represent the racist and ignorant and therefore it is important to portray this message as it is an issue that is not being addressed the right-win media that is a majority.

6:20 AM  
Blogger ShutUpEd said...

Yes Fox News is obviously Right wing. But when you say all the media is right wing, you are simply wrong. Here is just one example. If you keep reading this blog, you will eventually see more, although pointing out media bias isn't really my gig.

I don't know how the media in Australia is, but in America it has plenty of both left and right wing biases. I mean have you ever watched 60 minutes? I'm not just talking about the famous memogate, but every other episode the show has ever aired. It is regularly filled with left leaning journalism. And nearly all of Hollywood leans to the left.

You're saying that Arabs are a small minority of terrorists. Fine. But I'm saying that white intolerant racist pigs are a small minority of Americans. Whether you believe me or not, that's your problem.

9:39 AM  
Blogger Ben Danmytt said...

How dare you us such a proud name as Benjamin and say such stupid ignorant stuff. I suggest you fly your ass over here to america get a real education in reality and stop sucking you father's liberal dick. And one more thing if it wasn't for Bush's Action Australia would be sucking on the ash of there own terrorists attacks.
Do you even remember 9/11? How thousands of people died? All you liberals just love pissing on thier graves don't you. This is what angers me the most. All these Kerry lovers who ignore the fact that Bush saved America and many other countries from terrorist ruin but all you liberals hid in your closests until the fighting was over and then came out and spit on the graves of all those who have died in the name of life and in the name of freedom. Blankly said, "Damn you! Damn you all to Hell!" You suck and if the free world dies it is you tolerant asses fault!

10:01 PM  
Blogger Benjamin Solah said...

Liberal dickhead! being liberal is good thing, I may not know fully whether there is alot of Liberal media, but I do think and I can tell you that blowing shit up doesn't solve anything. Yes all these terrorist attacks are bad, but fighting a war that has nothing to do with terrorism is going to insite more hatred from the Arab world. You dickheads are the ignorant one's failing to see that to solve problems of terrorism you need to be peaceful as well, just because they kill people, it doesn't give you the right to kill others. This is called compasion and humanity.

1:52 AM  
Blogger ShutUpEd said...

Fuck compassion and humanity. That’s all I’m saying.

9:36 AM  
Blogger Ben Danmytt said...

"Here's the greatest irony of all. The things that radical Muslims hate about the United States, apart from their simple jealousy of our wealth and power, are the aspects of American culture that are absolutely the product of the influence of the extremist Left.

Abortion. Sexual promiscuity. Pornography. Open support of homosexuality. Hostility to religion. Denigration of the male sex.

These are the things that radical Islam hates most about America, the reasons they use when they warn fellow Muslims against allowing Western culture to influence them."

This is a quote from Orson Scott Cards War Watch essays. I suggest you goto


and read up on your liberal media

12:57 PM  

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