Monday, April 19, 2010

Fifteen Years Ago Today...

Fifteen years ago, domestic terrorism in the form of an Ultra-Right fanatic reared its terrible head in Oklahoma City. Some 168 people, many of them helpless children, were murdered by the filthy coward Timothy McVeigh. The picture you see above reduced many people around America to tears, and it emotionally tore my heart out.

These are the consequences of mindless hatred and violent rhetoric. And now we see that militia groups are on the rise again.

The demented Glenn Beck screams "Communist!" and "Racist" at Barack Obama on Fox "News", claims that FEMA is building concentration camps for conservatives, and openly discusses the "hypothetical" possibility of a civil war ONE MONTH into the Obama presidency.

Limbaugh openly compares the President to Hitler on Limbaugh's hate radio show. Borderline psychotic Michele Bachmann says Obama is preparing "re-education camps" for young people.

The Governor of Texas openly speaks of "secession" while 1 million Texas "patriots" sign a secession petition.

Newt Gingrich brazenly lies that the new health care law calls for 16,000 new IRS agents to enforce it, when nothing like that has been proposed.

Lying propagandist con man Sean Hannity, fresh from ripping off his own "veterans' charity", edits videotape to portray the President as sympathetic to the 9/11 attackers, changing the President's meaning by 180 degrees.

Despite the fact that President Obama has just been given an "F" from the nation's most prominent gun control group, screeching NRA-extremists still rant that the Obama administration wants to confiscate their guns.

And Fox "News" and right wing lunatic hate radio pour out vile, lying attacks on President Obama 24/7, allowing every raving Right-wing fanatic in America air time to vent their utterly ridiculous, incredibly dishonest, and unfounded accusations against a decent, intelligent, good-hearted man who is trying desperately to pull America back from the brink of the abyss to which conservative economic and social policies have moved it.

Minds are being poisoned by these lies. People are being put in terror by these lies. Mentally unstable people are being provoked by these lies. I am convinced that the vast majority of conservatives intend to commit no acts of violence. But it cannot be denied that there is a very active Right-wing fringe that hates President Obama with such passion that they are willing to "defend America" by killing their fellow Americans.

Yes, 15 years ago today, Ultra Right terrorism reared its head.

And those same forces are gathering today.

Keep your eyes open. And if another terrible Oklahoma City incident erupts, you'll know where to look for its inspiration.

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