I’m especially shocked by the horrendous attacks on Judge Sotomayor’s character, her intellect, her legal record, her race and gender.
I want those of you who are decent, sane people to think about what I’m going to say.
Do you belong to a racial/ethnic group?
Are you Jewish, African American, Irish, Italian, Polish, Greek, German, Muslim, Hispanic …?
Do you belong to the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association, National Council of Jewish Women, B'nai B'rith, NAACP, Slovene National Benefit Society, Ancient Order of Hibernians, National Council of La Raza, Order Sons of Italy in America, Polish Roman Catholic Union of America or other ethnic organization where you network, celebrate your heritage, help people of like heritage get jobs? Is your organization charitable; provide educational assistance to your members? Do you have celebrations or special holidays to celebrate your heritage (for instance, St. Patrick’s Day)?
How about your religious affiliation? Are you Protestant, Unitarian, Baptist, Lutheran, Catholic, Methodist, Episcopalian...?
NONE OF THESE GROUPS ADVOCATE VIOLENCE OR SCREAM RACIAL EPITHETS!
Then why are we seeing an increasing number of right wing radicals, who know very little about Judge Sotomayor, spewing venom and racial epithets at this woman because she celebrates her heritage, gender and ethnicity?
President Obama, a kind, just, husband/father/man who seeks balance and peace, is called everything but a child of God; and the poor man has more to deal with than any other President … and what does he get … constant vocal assault … from the right wing.
These right-wingers have nothing good to say about the President. You know you’re dealing with radicals when all they spew is hatred and criticism.
Now you have Dr. Tiller murdered. These right wing radicals and their spokesmen are frightening and they are intimidating good, decent Americans. Some of the spokesmen of whom I speak are Dick Cheney, Rush Limbaugh, Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity, Tom Tancredo, Randall Terry, David Duke, Army of God, etc.
Remember what they used to say … “You can’t yell fire in a crowded theater”. Well, you can’t incite violence, … and these right wing radicals are inciting violence.
I’m hoping Homeland Security, the FBI, the Secret Service, local police, etc. are watching these nut jobs, because they are truly dangerous people.
Over 900 hate groups and right-wing whack jobs are in the United States and we’re worried about Al Qaeda in the Middle East.
WE HAVE LOST OUR MINDS!