Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Tuesday Night Music 4 5 11

i don't believe you're listening...

Good old Terry Jones -- accused spiritual abuser, possible cult leader, and definite homophobe. After the brouhaha he stirred up last year, threatening to burn a Quran on 9/11, then reconsidering, then not, then again, we kind of hoped he'd just crawl under a rock and stay there.

No such luck.

After claiming he never would even consider burning a Quran again, Jones up and did it, anyway, after a show trial in which the holy book was found guilty. Some Muslims in Afghanistan didn't take too kindly to that, and, as he was warned might happen, people died because of it.

I guess when we need a situation worsened, or a problem created, we now have our go-to man.

Now it's obvious that Jones didn't hold a gun to anyone's head and make them storm that UN building. As such, we can't directly blame him for what happened, any more than we can blame someone for causing a stampede when they yell "free candy!" outside a Weight Watcher's meeting.

After all, if someone yells "Movie" in a crowded fire, is anyone really to blame for what results?

But then it's also obvious that no one held a gun to Jones head and made him light that holy book, either. So he can't directly blame Islam for making him engineer an event to prove how violent the faith is by doing something that is considered so abhorrent to most faithful Muslims that someone, somewhere, was doubtlessly going to get violent when he did it, thus making Jones burn a Quran just to prove his point.

You see what I mean, right?

If not, then don't feel bad. Most op-ed people who are saying that maybe Jones shouldn't have done this, but it proves he was right, don't get it either.

If you don't see why not, stand outside a church this Sunday and light up a Bible as the service is letting out. See how much forgiveness and love you get handed.

Also, wear fur to a PETA meeting.

The good news is that, now that Jones has done this thing, and certain things have resulted, he really has nowhere to go but, well, nowhere. You can only pull an outrage once or twice before the people you're trying to incite to riot realize they're being played, and stop taking the bait.

(We hope)

But then we are also told that the next trial Jones plans to hold is the Prophet Mohammed, himself. Hopefully the Prophet will show up to take the stand, himself, as I'm certain this will forestall the next logical trial -- Allah, himself.

And you know that's just not going to end well at all.

But it's Tuesday night, and that means music. For Terry Jones and those like him, we have a tune from my favorite EBM pioneers, Front 242. This is Welcome to Paradise. Jesus is here.


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