The tea party is is made up of puppets being run by an elite group to serve their needs and not the needs of the people
By: SayNoToTea , 2:29 PM GMT on August 06, 2012
Ignorance Breeds Fear and Fear Breeds Hate
Unfortunately hear at Wunderground we are shown this very fact daily by those of the far right who revel in their ignorance and spew blog after blog filled with lies and hate. Yes, they in their small way are responsible for this murder
Hate breeds our own terrorists, too
By Peter Gelzinis
Monday, August 6, 2012 -
Two weeks ago, it was a movie theater in Colorado. Yesterday, it was a Sikh temple in the Milwaukee suburb of Oak Creek.
This time, the shooter did not surrender to police as James Holmes did after he allegedly massacred a dozen people who came to watch a Batman movie.
No, this time police were forced to kill the gunman during a firefight that nearly claimed the life of one of the first responders.
And this time, local police did not hesitate to call it what it was: “domestic terrorism.”
It may take a bit longer before we hear about what strain of hatred, or delusion, that compelled another citizen bent on mass murder to enter a house of worship, where people were exercising a fundamental American freedom, and kill six of them.
Oak Creek’s police chief, John Edwards, did not elaborate on his definition of “domestic terrorism.”
But then he didn’t have to.
Certainly not to those shocked and heartbroken members of a Sikh congregation, who felt deep in their hearts that they had been ambushed by an all too familiar hate.
In the scramble to provide some context to this latest burst of slaughter yesterday afternoon, members of the Sikh community had to define themselves to a national TV audience by reminding us of who they were not.
Sikhs are not Muslims.
But of course that didn’t stop the same hate-filled people who screamed about “towel heads” after the bombing in Oklahoma City from focusing their vengeance upon Sikhs in the weeks and months after the 9/11 attacks.
Last night, news helicopters hovered above an address where teams of FBI agents secured a warrant to the dead suspect’s home, just as they had two weeks before in Aurora.
Once again, the same government agents on that never-ending hunt for foreign terrorists among us were in the process of excavating the twisted story of yet another domestic terrorist who, again, may look a lot like the guy next door.
Perhaps the deeper meaning of “domestic terrorism” is that within the space of two weeks, another group of people in our country going about the simple business of living their lives, were cut down. Can there be anything sadder, or more terrifying?
The dead of Aurora have hardly been laid in their graves, and we must brace for another round of stories about lives lost to savagery ... as well as lives saved by extraordinary acts of courage usually reserved for a battlefield.
And the worst part of all is that I’m sure this latest piece of insanity will be followed by the obscene logic that this tragedy could have been averted if only one member of the Sikh community had come to the temple yesterday carrying a gun
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