What a lovely idea and worthwhile project. After watching the shenanigans in Iowa over the weekend and listening to Michelle Bachman talk about Real America, I have to wonder, where would Muslim Americans (and Jewish Americans, Gay/Lesbian/Transgender Americans, Atheist Americans, or anybody other than the White Straight Christian Americans).....where would they fit in? Just something to ponder.
Unity Productions Foundation is a "501©3 media and education non profit organization. The mission of Unity Productions Foundation (UPF) is to create peace through the media. Founded in 1999, UPF produces documentary films for television and online broadcast and theatrical release, and implements long-term educational campaigns aimed at increasing understanding between people of different faiths and cultures, especially between Muslims and other faiths. We are convinced of the power of media to empower citizens with greater understanding and to nourish pluralism in America."
Pluralism? Where would pluralism fit in with Michelle Bachman's Real America? Hmmm....it didn't fit into
Anders Behring Breivik's Real Norway.
The emerging Nationalism in America, where are we really wanting to go with this? I've said it before and I'll say it again - If America is a Christian country...what does that mean for me? I'm not a Christian. What does it mean for you? Even if you're Christian, are you the Right Kind of Christian? You should find out, don't you think? Because Real Americans have very specific ideas about this, you know. The Club will start out large because there will be all these non-Christians to deal with. But once they're gone...The Club will focus on itself and it's parameters are certain to narrow. If you're Catholic or Mormon or Jehova's Witness.....I'd be a trifle worried.
Do you know any Muslim Americans? Jewish Americans? Buddhist Americans? Atheist Americans? What place do you see for them in Real America?