Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

Friday, October 17, 2003

Religious Intolerance Update - Same As It Ever Was

Oh, the Protestants hate the Catholics,
And the Catholics hate the Protestants,
And the Hindus hate the Moslems,
And everybody hates the Jews.

I'm reminded of that lyric from Tom Lehrer's National Brotherhood Week when reading two significant stories making the rounds on lefty blogrolls this week: this religious nut spouting off (remember folks, since these Cabal loonies have come to power it's really been two sides of the same coin, "our" religious fanatics versus "theirs" with all the sensible people caught in the crossfire) and Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad making the observation that "Jews rule the world by proxy. They get others to fight and die for them." (Not true if you've ever known anyone in the IDF or even the JDL; there are some scary militant Jews out there, and they all do their own fighting. Now, if he'd said that we wield disproportionate financial and political influence compared to our tiny percentage in the world's population, I think many of us would readily agree!) And people wonder why I generally have no use for organized religion... But you know, pieces like this one found by Lis Riba do give me hope... Update: J.C. Christian has returned to his blog after two months just to weigh in on Boykin, thanks to Billmon.