April 27, 2006
— Ace They can't release a movie about a massacre conducted by Muslims without asking "Why do they hate us?" Michelle vid-blogs at Hot Air.
I wish they would also put up a transcript.
Posted by: Enrak at April 27, 2006 09:31 AM (dTk8H)
I hope no one literally said this. A couple of years ago I had had enough and started telling people off the bat that I was tired of hearing such an outrageious question and I promised to cold cock the next person who said it to me. A promise is a promise . . .
Posted by: shawn at April 27, 2006 09:37 AM (wvZPG)
The discussion board is entitled "Why Do They Hate America?", which I guess is technically different from "Why Do They Hate Us?"
The answers they come up with are somewhat predictable agitprop, but even then some of it is surprisingly incoherent.
Posted by: caspera at April 27, 2006 09:44 AM (jylGY)
Posted by: morning wood at April 27, 2006 09:45 AM (+aNmG)
Posted by: srl at April 27, 2006 09:46 AM (f0z2W)
They believe it will turn their women into whores and that Muslim men will lose their power to control their women.
Hollywood film makers are the reason they hate us. Without Hollywood, Muslims would leave us alone.
Posted by: Jake at April 27, 2006 09:50 AM (XOf7A)
Posted by: joeindc44 at April 27, 2006 09:56 AM (K0x/A)
Posted by: shawn at April 27, 2006 09:58 AM (wvZPG)
What's with the "us", paleface?
I don't give a flip why "they" hate you, but I know why I hate you narcisistic hedonist hollywood A-holes?
Posted by: Reddish Moron at April 27, 2006 10:07 AM (KeOQp)
1. Hatred is of course wrong in and of itself so they need to stop. (if necessary, I add 'Do we ask why Hitler hated the Jews?' or 'Do we ask why Stalin hated kulaks?'
2. Hatred begets hatred. Do you want the question to become 'Why do we hate them?' Especially since the answer will be obvious.
3. People/cultures full of hatred are the problem, not the objects of their hatred - ask the Jews, ask the former landowners in Communist countries, ask the Buddists under the Khmer Rouge etc.
4.You don't excuse racial bigotry, nor should you, so why do you even worry about why a religious bigot hates you? Shouldn't you be concerned about trying to change them rather than feeling guilty yourself? That's how you handle racists.
Unfortunately, in the end these points usually lead to the subject being changed - the 'citizens of the world' who hate America first and foremost are already emotionally on the side of 'them' (the haters) and are just happy to have a new club with which to beat America.
Or as I have said before, our 'self-hating Americans' have now become 'hating Americans' and are happy to, at the least, find excuses for anyone who also hates America.
Posted by: max at April 27, 2006 10:18 AM (EhDj0)
Posted by: Captain Chaos at April 27, 2006 10:31 AM (zVHNC)
The discussion board is entitled "Why Do They Hate America" and then goes into the Crusades and whatnot. It is entirely inappropriate given that it is part of the "press kit" for a movie which at the very least should not pour salt in the wounds of the families of the murdered. Even the supine movie Munich didn't have an official web page entitled "Why Does Everybody Hate the Jews?" that immediately went into medieval usury, the 1949 UN Resolution, etc.. For me, mealy apologetics for the mass murderers of Semtember 11 are as infuriating as the full-throated kind.
Posted by: caspera at April 27, 2006 10:43 AM (jylGY)
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 27, 2006 01:16 PM (1Vbso)
Think either of those would be made now?
Posted by: srl at April 27, 2006 01:36 PM (f0z2W)
Posted by: Jenny at April 27, 2006 03:17 PM (ofzm+)
Posted by: Jenny at April 27, 2006 03:18 PM (ofzm+)
Posted by: spurwing plover at April 27, 2006 05:35 PM (kexrr)
The Islamists have made it very clear why they hate us. People who ask this pretentious question are not listening.
Posted by: nuthin2seehere at April 27, 2006 05:58 PM (blNMI)
The Movie homepage, in the last paragraph, poses the question about the founding of Isreal ticking the Muslems off. Excuse me? Isreal pre-dates the Muslems by what, 1000 years? Gimmie a break! What is sh*t like that doing on a movie promo page?
Aaah Hollywood, about as subtle as a skunk in heat...
Posted by: 5cats at April 27, 2006 08:02 PM (cVijR)
"Have you read bin Laden's Letter to America? No? Well, do so, because he answers your question succinctly. They hate us because of all the things that you so fervently advocate: The abolition of slavery. The emancipation of women. The separation of church and state. Free speech. Free scientific inquiry. The lending of money at interest and the making of profits - i.e., capitalism. In brief, the idea that human beings are free, autonomous individuals with inherent rights that no state, church, religion, or god can deny. The hate us because we deny, root and branch, their philosophy of submission to a scripture and its prophets and immams. They hate us because our accomplishments leave theirs in the dust.
"They hate us not for what we've done wrong, but for what we've done right. If you truly cherish the principals that you liberals so love to proclaim, then you should realize that these people don't just hate America: they hate you. Deal with it."
I wish I could say that this helped a glimmer of light break through the moonbattery. No such luck: too far gone. Oh, well; as Jack London said, "There's no coming between a fool and his folly."
Posted by: Brown Line at April 28, 2006 02:13 AM (IOcD7)
Real liberals are men like Christopher Hitchens. Socialist radicals are men like the moonbats who post here and the ones in charge of the Democrat party. These are people who have lost all sight of the principles that they claim to stand for.
United 93 is the only movie since 9/11 that actually has islamic terrorists as bad guys. Think about that in the perspective of WW2.
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 28, 2006 05:44 AM (1Vbso)
We want to take away their rivers of chocolate.
Posted by: Pixelflash at April 28, 2006 08:02 AM (O+1/6)
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