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Fucking Idiots

Bonnie Erbe is a moron. I don’t toss around ad hominims like that often.

Three incidents and counting.

In the last few weeks. So fucking myopic.

If yesterday’s Holocaust Museum slaying of security guard and national hero Stephen Tyrone Johns is not a clarion call for banning hate speech, I don’t know what is. Playwright Janet Langhart Cohen appeared on CNN yesterday right after the shooting, as she wrote a play that was supposed to have been debuted at the Holocaust Museum last night. Her play is about Emmett Till, whose lynching helped launch the Civil Rights Movement, and Ann Frank, whose diary told the story of Holocaust victims in hiding in the Netherlands during World War II.

Banning any speech is anti-liberty. Letting people say ‘bad’ things is part of living in a free country, whether you agree with it or not, and especially if you don’t. You can’t have a true dialogue if everyone always agrees.

She said something must be done about ridding the Internet and the public dialogue of hate speech. I agree. Not only have we had three hate crime murders within the last two weeks (Mr. Johns, as noted above, Dr. George Tiller a week ago last Sunday, and Pvt. William Andrew Long by an American-born Muslim convert outside a recruiting station just before that.)

The internet is built in such a way that censorship is virtually impossible.

Now we have this quote from the so-called Rev. Jeremiah Wright, who used to be President Obama’s pastor. Hate comes from among all peoples and all religions. He said this about his lack of communication with Barack Obama since he’s been elected president, according to the AP:

“Them Jews ain’t going to let him talk to me. I told my baby daughter that he’ll talk to me in five years when he’s a lame duck, or in eight years when he’s out of office,” Wright told the Daily Press of Newport News following a Tuesday night sermon at the 95th annual Hampton University Ministers’ Conference.

Well, yeah, but quoting Wright gives him legitimacy. But the reality is that Obama won’t talk to Wright because Wright is bad for Obama in the religious political realm – it would prevent him from maintaining an unbiased or neutral ground. He is not prevented from talking to Wright, he chooses not to.

It’s not enough to prosecute these murders as murders. They are hate-motivated crimes and each of these men had been under some sort of police surveillance prior to their actions. Isn’t it time we started rounding up promoters of hate before they kill?

But it is enough – murder is murder is murder, regardless of motivation. Rounding up people because they disagree with you (disregarding whether or not they are correct, which these hate-promoters are certainly not) is fascist and was a key component of the domestic policy in Mussolini’s Italy (who kicked people like Evola out because they didn’t hate the right way).

Bonnie Erbe, why do you hate America so much?

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