The Blow-up About Tyson

3 08 2008

I’ve been reading the story at the Shelbyville Times Gazette regarding the Tyson’s plant removing the Labor Day holiday and replacing it with Eid al-Fitr.

The comments at that story are so filled with hatred and anger that it honestly just sucks the oxygen out of the room.

I can’t say anything that hasn’t already been said by other people in Tennessee.

When are people going to treat others, despite their race, religion or the sexual preference, the way that want to be treated. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, that Golden Rule thing is a good one.

Treat people the way you want to be treated. And you don’t get to pick and choose what religion they are or what color they are. It goes for everyone.

Southern Beale has a post on this as well. She writes this:

Remember:

“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

I guess I missed the “except if you’re Muslim” line in that poem.

Well said.

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5 responses

3 08 2008
pshaw

Jeez…. what horrible, horrible people commented on that story. How do they think what they are doing is positive?

3 08 2008
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3 08 2008
squirrelqueen

So. Beale highlighted one of the phrases that I consider to be the most uplifting and patriotic. Lady Liberty is a sign of open arms, not a closed mind.

3 08 2008
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4 08 2008
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