The Culture of Bigotry

"The World Can’t Wait organizes people living in the United States to repudiate and stop the fascist direction initiated by the Bush Regime, including: the murderous, unjust and illegitimate occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan; the global “war of terror” of torture, rendition and spying; and the culture of bigotry, intolerance and greed."

-from World Can't Wait's mission statement adopted 2009

To understand the Tea Party and other movements representing the "Culture of Bigotry" also see these topics:

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Real History Lessons

Glenn Beck Could Happen Here

By Harvey Wasserman 

Now that the dust has settled from Glenn Beck’s weekend revival at the Lincoln Memorial, two messages need to be delivered loud and clear.
First: the United States of America has NEVER been a Christian nation, but there are those who would make it so, past and future.
And second: do not discount Glenn Beck becoming president of the United States.
I say these things after having sat through nearly all of the 17-part video rendering of Beck’s rally this past weekend, and having read as many critiques of it---left and right---as I could find.

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“Sacred” Ground Zero

Ground Zero MosqueBy Margaret Kimberley

The controversy generated by the so-called “ground zero mosque” is both illuminating and terrifying.
 
In case there were any doubts, it proves that America is still a vast wasteland of ignorance created by racism and the belief that white Americans must be dominant and measured by standards that apply to no one else.

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Glenn Beck, the "Founding Fathers" ...and A REAL Radical Alternative

Part 1

 
By Revolution Research
 
Over the past few years, Glenn Beck has called the overwhelmingly poor and Black survivors of Hurricane Katrina locked down in the Superdome—in his words—"scumbags." He has ranted that progressives are a "cancer" that have to be "eradicated" from America.

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Protest the targetting of Muslims in Albany, NY

Newburgh FourMuslim Solidarity Committee & Project SALAM Cordially Invite You to:

Rally and March
In Support of
Muslims Targeted by
Preemptive Prosecution
Sunday, July 25, 2010

Meet at the east steps of the Capitol, Washington & State Streets, Albany, NY at 1:00 PM
March to Masjid As-Salam, 278 Central Ave., Albany

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Going to the Tea Party: Confirming Fears and Solidifying Disgust

By an anonymous college student

I infiltrated the tea party rally an hour late because I was feeling sick. Fortunately, a friend came to pick me up while I was making signs. My sign said, "Tea Party? More like WHITE WHINE!" and hers said, "You'll thank me for healthcare later!" She also wore a shirt that said, "Two moms are better than none!"

I met another protester there. She carried a sign that said, "Healthcare is a human right" and we had an excellent conversation after the event.

The rally was much worse than I expected it to be.

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White Nationalism on the March

Editor's note: "Tea Party groups across the country are holding a series of fascistic rallies beginning on April 15 and continuing at least through April 19.  The following two articles, “White Nationalism on the March” by Glenn Ford, and “Slavery-Denial in Old Virginny” by Margaret Kimberley, provide important analysis of this phenomena, and some exposure of the powerful political forces driving this dangerous outburst.

Other articles on our site analyzing the 'tea parties' are “The Battle over the Healthcare Bill... The Fascist Reaction... and the Potential for REAL Revolution” from Revolution newspaper; and GOP & Tea Partiers: "Let's Beat That Other Side to a Pulp!"  by Dennis Loo.

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Government Cover-up Grows in Case of Detroit Imam slain by FBI

By Jeff Garrit

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has declined to investigate the shooting by federal agents on Oct. 28 of Imam Luqman Ameen Abdullah. The reason: the FBI reportedly told her it would not give her office certain classified documents.
 
This unusual action raises doubts that Michigan prosecutors can do a fair and thorough investigation of Abdullah’s death — and raises more fears of a government cover-up.

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The Battle over the Healthcare Bill... The Fascist Reaction... and the Potential for REAL Revolution

This article first appeared on the site of Revolution newspaper

 
Like a shadow play, where the movement of puppets is amplified onto a much bigger screen, the clash over healthcare reveals, and represents, profound and volatile social divides—both in the halls of power and in society as a whole.
 
And it reveals the potential for conflicts at the top and bottom of society to spin out of control, and create unexpected openings for something really radical to burst through.
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Yes, It Actually IS Racism

This article originally appeared on the Revolution website.

On September 12, several tens of thousands of people demonstrated in Washington, D.C. ostensibly against the Democratic Party healthcare proposal in Congress. In fact, this march represented a major political statement by a fascist movement.
 
To give a flavor of this, one reporter noted that “a burly Pennsylvania correction officer named David McElwee held up a poster of Obama photoshopped as a half-naked African native in a hut with a grass skirt and a bone in his nose.”
 
Two days earlier, in Scranton, Pennsylvania: “All around were satanic representations of President Barack Obama in whiteface, as a Nazi, an African witch doctor; a Marxist; a Muslim....” Signs depicted Obama as Osama Bin Laden. A woman in the crowd told a reporter that Obama was putting himself at a godly level, and that she was praying “for his conversion.” Was Obama a Muslim she was asked? “Only he knows.” Adding to her fury: she heard that Michelle Obama had a six hundred dollar pair of shoes. (Descriptions from “Who Is Barack Obama? And why do people say such loopy, ugly things about him? The enduring rot in American politics,” by Philip Weiss, New York Magazine, September 28, 2009)

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Join World Can’t Wait at the National Equality March: No Common Ground with Christian Fascists: LGBT Rights NOW

World Can’t Wait proudly endorses the LGBT Equality March on Washington D.C. on October 10/11. We support the just demand for marriage equality for gay and lesbian partners and repeal of the “Defense of Marriage Act.” 

 

We further support the right to adopt children and an end to work place discrimination; strengthening hate crime legislation; and demand an end to ripping families apart due to ICE’s (Immigration Control & Enforcement) refusal to recognize gay couples.

 

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Obama’s Faith Based Dilemas

By Larry Jones

"In an ideal world, there would be no faith-based office," says the Rev. Barry W. Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State. "But if we must have this office, certain steps must be taken to bring it into line with the commands of the Constitution."
I agree that churches should finance their own social service programs and the government should fund secular groups doing service work to those in special need.
The office Lynn refers to is President Barack Obama’s Office of Faith Based and Neighborhood altPartnerships, greatly expanded and strangely Bush-like in certain aspects. The most contentious is whether religious organizations will be allowed to discriminate in hiring people with whose lifestyle they disagree, as was the case under George W. Bush.
During his campaign in Ohio last July Obama said that “if you get a federal grant, you can’t use that grant money to proselytize to the people you help and you can’t discriminate against them – or against the people you hire – on the basis of their religion.” To fulfill that promise Obama would have to reverse Bush’s 2002 executive order allowing employment discrimination by religious organizations which receive federal funds under the program. As of this date, Obama has not done so. Whether he will remains in question, but until he does his campaign promise remains pure electoral posturing.
 

 

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