I don’t know if y’all saw this over at Pith, but I was discussing how it turns out that the lead lawyer for the assholes trying to stop the Murfreesboro mosque is also the president of the assholes trying to stop the Murfreesboro mosque.
It seems legal but hinky. I mean, lawyers have to eat, just like everyone else, so I get why they would take on unsavory clients. But being your own unsavory client? And then taking the money assholes give you and spreading it around to your friends so that they can do such important things as read websites into the court record?
It just seems like a scam.
But what has really stuck with me since writing this is wondering about the dynamics of the people who give money towards this nonsense. How do you know when you’re a misunderstood Superman and when you’re just a fool standing outside in his long-johns? Is it harder to admit you’re just a fool in his underwear once you’ve given money?
And there’s a weird ego thing going on with the idea that you, small group of Tennesseans, would somehow have secret knowledge that everyone else for the past 1500 years has been too stupid to realize.
But my favorite thing is that basically their whole case, so far, seems to boil down to “There are groups, such as ours, who really hate Muslims and don’t want them to be able to do anything, therefore Muslims shouldn’t be able to do anything.”
They really think that for some reason they can’t quite articulate, probably even to themselves, they should get the deciding vote in how their communities develop.
It’s stunning to watch them willingly hand their money to charlatans who promise to help them defend that right.