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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Neo-NAZI Attacks Holocaust Museum

Story link here.

The guard that was killed, Stephen T. Johns, was a six year employee of the security company that protected the museum, and left behind a young son, also named Stephen T. Johns. In an interview on GMA, the younger Johns called his father a hero.

Now I wonder how the Rush Limbaugh's and Michael Savage's of this world will spin this? This is, after all, the extreme product of their tirades. Are they in any way, shape or form personally responsible for this kind of thing? Of course not. However, when you preach a constant gospel of "Obama Evil", "Obama ending US _____________", you have to know that some people are going to take that, couple it with their already insane ideas about race, religion, etc. and eventually find "the end justifies the means" rationale floating in their heads. The same is true for the abortion doctor killer: his actions were emboldened by a extremist agenda that preached a constant spew of hatred.

Does this mean that right-wing talk radio should be censored, moderated, "equal-timed"? Absolutely Not! What it does mean though is they have to be publicly held up for their views for all to see. I'm a firm believer that sunlight is truly the best disinfectant, so let's make sure that every extremist nut, be they right or left wing, is fully bathed in light.

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