- Category: Immigrants
- Created on Thursday, 09 September 2010 12:30
- Written by Socialist Party of Florida
Thanks to Chegitz for sharing this.
A bigoted preacher (with a few dozen alleged followers) can get the world's microphones. And we all are sincerely compelled to announce that, yes, we are against burning the Muslim holy book.
Who shamelessly whips up mindless anti-Muslim bigotry? The imperialist Right grasping for war justifications and wedge issues.
Who benefits when über-isolated Christian nutballs scare everyone? Imperialist Liberals with a shakey hold on power.
Meanwhile Hegemonik wrote:
For socialists, Jones' actions are not the actions of an isolated preacher with a mere fifty congregants; a meaningless gesture by a meaningless man. Jones is the tip of a wave an anti-Islamic reaction sweeping the nation. From protests against the enlarging of a mosque near Ground Zero, to the burning of a mosque in Tennessee, to efforts to stop the building of new mosques around the nation, anti-Islamic bigotry has become a rallying cry for far right reactionary movements, including the fascist movement known as the Tea Party.
In their desperate cry for relief from and their outrage at their failing economic fortunes caused by the capitalist economic crisis, these reactionary movements are seeking scapegoats upon whom to heap their fears and furies, someone to blame for their problems. These feelings of fear and rage have been fed by the ruling class, seeking aglobal enemy in order to justify continued empire building and military spending, the engine of the American economy. In vomiting up this ugly manifestation of American nativism and fascism, the rulingclass is reaping what it has sown.
The Socialist Party of Florida joins with our fellow comrades of other socialist organizations, with anti racist forces, and with justice loving people everywhere, to join in counter-demonstrations to stop this declaration of discrimination, hatred, and repression.