August 17th, 2010

domestic dissent

"There is no 'Ground-Zero Mosque'"

Keith Olbermann is a national treasure. His Special Comment section often says exactly what needs to be heard amid the roar of right-wing idiocy. For example, here he discusses why there's no such thing as the "Ground-Zero Mosque," and why we must all oppose the racists who are trying to stop construction of the Islamic culinary school and prayer center they're hoping to build a few blocks from the World Trade Center site:

(Transcript available here if you'd rather read it than listen.)

The money shot: "In America, when somebody comes for your neighbor, or his Bible, or his Torah, or his Atheists' Manifesto, or his Koran, you and I do what our fathers did, and our grandmothers did, and our founders did, you and I speak up!"

I'm speaking up.