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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Sunday, October 04, 2009


The Fear of Thought

By Robert Ringer

Last week I received a heart-warming e-mail from a reader that said, in part: “You are among the most insane voices in this insane world. … You should be crushed like the bug that you are … along with your cohorts, Beck, Hannity and Limbaugh — all reptilian bugs who will soon become obsolete as their silly, screaming, obnoxious voices become a whimper and die out while the wise, compassionate, and coherent voices of the left finally own their power. [RR note: If you like run-on sentences, try topping that one.] Please keep your poison to yourself!”

Hmm … no one’s ever called me a “reptilian bug” before, but it does have a nice ring to it. I’ve become somewhat immune to those who extol the virtues of progressivism but want to “crush” dissenting voices — preferably through the barrel of a gun.

I was at the 9/12 rally in Washington, and I can tell you that, trite as it may sound, the men and women there really were everyday folks — people you see at the supermarket, at work, or at ball games. They were angry, to be sure, but polite and civil almost to a fault. And an awful lot of them had signs indicating that they watch or listen to the likes of Beck, Hannity, and Limbaugh — those “silly, screaming, obnoxious voices.”

By contrast, what never ceases to amaze me is the anger and violence that are... MORE


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