• [opinion] Analysis: Sri Lanka church bombings stoke far-right anger in the West
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https://files.facepunch.com/forum/upload/219058/150525af-54d1-4262-b197-0bc19c247f9f/image.png Members of the Pakistani Christian minority and Muslim clerics light candles on April 22, 2019, in Lahore, Pakistan, to commemorate the victims of the Sri Lanka blasts. (Rahat Dar/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock) https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2019/04/22/christianity-under-attack-sri-lanka-church-bombings-stoke-far-right-anger-west/?utm_term=.d26d2b775739 Sunday’s bombings in Sri Lanka marked the country’s deadliest violence in a decade, leaving 290 dead and more than 500 injured. But the attacks, which targeted a religious minority in a predominantly Buddhist country, also resonated abroad — especially in Europe. To some, it was further proof that Christians in many parts of the world are under attack. Several churches were targeted in Sunday’s bombing attacks, along with hotels and a banquet hall. At one Catholic church in Negombo, more than 100 people were killed. The attack took place on Easter, one of the most important dates on the Christian calendar.
I've seen plenty of people freaking out because Obama's and Clinton's tweets about the matter refer to the victims as "Easter Worshippers" instead of "Christians", or whatever special title they prefer. Which is strange, because I'm not sure what an "Easter Worshipper" is OTHER than a Christian. It's pretty hilarious / sad seeing just how hard these people want to be the victims. They clearly don't give a single shit about the REAL victims. They just want take a horrible event from the other side of the globe, and put it through the lens of U.S. politics, just so they can get epic zingers on their partisan "opponents" on twitter. [quote=dumbfuck] Calling them “Easter worshippers” is a political ploy designed to tamp down realities of radical Islamic terror targeting of Christians and Christianity. But this is what those of the far left do. This is how Muslim apologists roll. [/quote] https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/apr/22/barack-obama-hillary-clinton-tip-anti-christian-ea/ Fucking pathetic. They're trying to spin it like if you're a Christian you should be fearing for your life for sake of a terror attack from the evil Muslims. The same people who would laugh in your face and call you crazy for saying climate change is a serious threat are more scared of a "War on Christians" and "The Great Replacement" than the fucking double barrel we're collectively staring down as a civilization. I sometimes wonder if I would be better off if I too worried about "Muh Gays, Illegals, Abortions, and Muslims!", instead of thinking about real problems. What's the point if the majority of Americans are too stupid to grasp the concept of climate change, or have a basic understanding of what scientific method even is?
I've thought about this too. It's a serious misappropriation of priorities. I think the biggest issue is that they've just been conditioned not to believe it, because the identity and brand they've bought into requires them to do so, and it requires them to do so because said identity and brand is constructed on the dollars of oil companies and corporate interests. The degree to which corruption and corporate money has worked its way into the right wing in the west is really breathtaking. It's at the point where they've somehow managed to convince people that the bible says that the world is theirs to use up like a paper towel and throw away, apparently. I remember having a conversation with someone on this very forum who accused me of "Just wanting to let all the Mexicans in!" a few years back, and as worried as that individual is about that, I sincerely doubt they believe in Climate Change, which is sad. The funniest thing about Climate Change as a subject is that I seriously fucking wish I was wrong, and that the scientists were wrong. I'll bet the fucking scientists wish they were wrong too. But when the data keeps coming up the way it does, it's absolutely undeniable. Nobody wants this to be the case, nobody's hoaxing it, it's not somebody's... Fantasy or whatever. Why would anyone want to believe in this sort of thing? It's literally the most depressing thing imaginable.
The right wing are professional victims. It is always a perception of victimhood that oppressive elements and fascists use to justify committing atrocities. So it was for Nazi Germany, so it is today for Israel against the Palestinians, so it is for America and its ruling right wing.
Why didn't they just say christian in the tweets? What's the reasoning behind saying 'Easter Worshippers'?
I had just sorta' figured that it was meant to refer to the fact that the victims were killed while worshiping on Easter. It seems like a huge stretch to try and come up with some profound meaning behind it.
Prolly cos they were participating in Easter-related services at the time. It's not like there's any other religion that celebrates Easter.
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