Saturday, July 31, 2010
"Anti-Jewish Bus Ads" are Unthinkable; Anti-Muslim Ones Are Real. WHY?
My previous post, a tongue-in-cheek "report" on imaginary "Anti-Jewish Bus Ads" appearing in major cities, satirizes a mainstream newspaper report, 'Anti-Islamic' Bus Ads Appear in Major Cities.
My satire appears to have been fully understood by only one of the many people who have commented on it--namely, a Facebook friend who wrote: "That'll be the day LOL. Good one!"
Here is my own comment responding to those who misunderstood the satire:
The double-standard I'm trying to reveal (and annihilate) is so deep-rooted and emotional that most people can't confront it or even contemplate it. The average educated American has been trained to react to any negatively-connoted reference to Jews, Judaism, or Jewishness as if he or she were kicked in the stomach. Yet the same person has been trained to feel an equally deep & visceral mistrust or animosity toward Islam and Muslims.
The 9/11 public relations stunt was designed to coercively instill Islamophobia so deeply into the emotionally-governed American subconscious that no amount of rational-empirical evidence about who really did it would make any difference.
I want to reach into your guts and drag this whole web of visceral emotional programming--this morass of raw, bleeding unconscious feelings--right in front of your face where you can see it and ask: "How did this hideous islamophobic tumor get implanted in me?"
If you noticed that you had a visceral reaction to the laughably bogus "Anti-Jewish bus ad" but not to the all-too-real Anti-Islamic bus ad, your battle against the cancer of Islamophobia has begun.