Sunday, March 21, 2004

Either with us or against us? The ACLU responds by hiring this guy

Matt Bowles, who once co-wrote

[G]rassroots anti-imperialist activists...stand in solidarity with other oppressed people in the US and around the world....The politically vacuous "terrorist" label is a prominent fragment of highly racialised hate rhetoric used to demonise Third World people of colour in general and Arab and Muslim people in particular.
[sarcasm]Hey, Bowles, how about you show your solidarity for the oppressed by starting with the people of Darfur? Oh, I'm sorry, are Darfur's blacks guilty of demonizing Arabs by accusing the Arab-dominated Sudanese government of discriminating against Darfur because of its largely black African population? They're probably just overreacting to last week's mass rape. No matter, the important thing now is to raise awareness among the people of Darfur that someone has to take the first step in breaking the cycle of violence.[/sarcasm]

Hey, ACLU, any organization who manages to force-feed Rush Limbaugh a healthy serving of humble pie has my admiration and gratitude, but this is a bad call.

via The Volokh Conspiracy


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