Posted from The Citrus Report
Regardless of your opinion of Michael Moore, he isn’t trying to destroy America or make expose America as fraud. He has been trying (and of course he benefits greatly from his findings) to create a new discourse in America’s mainstream that questions the powers that be. Hey, if you are an educated lefty, chances are, you know exactly what Michael is going to say on a subject. But if you are a Wal-Mart shopping, air-conditioned mall on Saturdays kind of family, then Michael is aiming at you to learn about what is really going down in Washington and beyond. That is what Michael Moore is good for.
He wrote a good essay on Sunday about the controversy over the Mosque (actually, community center)being built near Ground Zero, titled, If the ‘Mosque’ Isn’t Built, This Is No Longer America. We think you should read it, as it brings up very nice points.
Here is one of those points.
1. I love the Burlington Coat Factory. I’ve gotten some great winter coats there at a very reasonable price. Muslims have been holding their daily prayers there since 2009. No one ever complained about that. This is not going to be a “mosque,” it’s going to be a community center. It will have the same prayer room in it that’s already there. But to even have to assure people that “it’s not going to be mosque” is so offensive, I now wish they would just build a 111-story mosque there. That would be better than the lame and disgusting way the developer has left Ground Zero an empty hole until recently. The remains of over 1,100 people still haven’t been found. That site is a sacred graveyard, and to be building another monument to commerce on it is a sacrilege. Why wasn’t the entire site turned into a memorial peace park? People died there, and many of their remains are still strewn about, all these years later.