Friday, March 20, 2015

One nation under Allah

Right-wingers at Fox 'News' are furious - their word - about saying the Pledge of Allegiance in an American high-school. Are they upset about violating the separation of church and state? Not exactly:
Students at Pine Bush High School in Pine Bush, New York, knew right away there was something not quite right about the Pledge of Allegiance. That’s because the pledge was being recited in Arabic.

“One nation under Allah,” the student body president announced over the intercom system on Wednesday.

But you can understand why they're so angry, right?
The school said the pledge was recited in Arabic as a way to honor National Foreign Language Week “and in an effort to celebrate the many races, cultures and religions that make up this great country.” It said the pledge had been recited in other languages throughout the week. ...

“Thanks to the illegal invasion and the concept of ‘celebrate diversity,’ English is becoming a foreign language in America,” one critic wrote on the local newspaper’s website.

What? Don't they know that English is God's language? Obviously, that's why he wrote the Bible in English. Duh!

All those other languages in the world? Who care's about them? America is exceptional, after all. If you don't believe it, just ask us.

And, of course, "English is becoming a foreign language in America." Yup. Why, just the other day, I saw a business with "taco" written all over it - blatantly, with no shame at all, apparently.

I suspect that, if I'd actually been willing to patronize such a satanic place, I might have heard the word spoken there, too! As it is, I didn't heard anyone actually speaking anything but God's good English that day, but clearly, America is under attack when people are allowed to put four-letter words like that - who knows what it might mean? - right out in public view.


Sorry. I tend to think I'm funny, but others seldom agree. I guess they just have no sense of humor, huh? :)

Anyway, the really funny thing about this is that "under God" - which wasn't added to America's Pledge of Allegiance until 1954 - has generally been permitted by U.S. courts, despite our constitutionally-mandated separation of church and state, by claiming that it's not about Christianity, or about religion at all, but only "ceremonial" and "patriotic" in nature.

Of course, that's complete bullshit. "God" is not religious? Well, this right-wing freak-out shows just how stupid that really is. "Allah" is just the Arab word for "God." Ironically, it's even supposed to be the same god that Christians worship!

So how can right-wing Christians get hysterical about "one nation under Allah" while completely dismissing atheist objections to "one nation under God"? Only by being complete hypocrites, obviously.

And how in the world could anyone get upset at reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in other languages? We're a nation of immigrants! Nothing could be more American than that, you'd think.

Oh, well. I don't know why I'm bothering to write this, anyway. No one understands English in America anymore, right? LOL


jeff725 said...

Off-topic, but I thought you should see this. Here's another example of what I call "Republicans don't abort their young, they EAT their young."

WCG said...

Thanks, Jeff.