Wednesday, April 27, 2005

You can Take the Bigotry out of the Coward…

“Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd.” Bertrand Russell
Buzzflash’s morning email update has a link to an article in The Nation that is way worth reading even if you’re already up to “here” with the “Justice Sunday” rally. The more informed we are about the origins of this right-wing vitriol, the more we can intelligently counter it with higher aims. According to The Nation, Tony Perkins, Family Research Council President, and a main organizer of the event, has ties to white supremacist groups and individuals. There are some choice quotes, among them James Dobson:

“ ‘The biggest Holocaust in world history came out of the Supreme Court’ with the Roe v. Wade decision”

I am frightened that there are so many followers of this tripe. Its source is ignorance, so let’s remain informed, with the goal not anger, but truth.

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