With all the debate over Cordoba House in New York, something we never hear about is actual concerns. I’m not talking about the “all brownies are terrorists” kind of crap the GOP and FOX News pushes, but rather if there are any serious zoning type complaints.
An example of this can be seen in Connecticut, where there is some genuine concerns about a mosque being built:
A Muslim group that wants to build a mosque and community center in a Connecticut neighborhood says most of the plan’s critics appear genuinely concerned about potential parking and traffic problems, but there has been some anti-Islamic sentiment.
Now these are serious concerns for a neighborhood. Don’t you wish you could actually hear some serious concerns like this about the Cordoba House? Put all the crapspiracy theories, hate mongering and religious insensitivities aside, and let us hear honest to God logistical concerns about the project.
But this is America. We are a nation gung-ho on outrage. Our lust for reality television has overflowed into our actual lives and that is fueled by a never ending urge by the media to increase their ratings. We can’t be serious at all, and that will lead to the eventual demise of our once great nation.