Sunday, January 9, 2011

A Teacher's View of the Giffords' Shooting

I also want to echo the sentiments of John Spencer Spencer's Scratch Pad: State of Fear. His winning argument,
I don't blame Sarah Palin for what happened, but I do believe that symbols take on powerful meanings and far too much of her rhetoric has been fascist. I don't blame the Republican Party, either. Many of my friends and family members are GOP and they aren't joining a terrorist movement. They simply believe in small government and national security.

Bottom line is that this isn't about politics.

It's about death.

It's about racism and bigotry.

It's about an ideology that sees anything public as a threat to anything individual.

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