Friday Feedback: These Folks Are Armed

istock_000001483014xsmall.jpgFridays the LA Progressive features a comment that was particularly noteworthy. This week we are featuring a comment submitted by Brown Bear, commenting on “Teabaggers in the Mist,” by Charley James.

Here are Brown Bear’s comments:

These signs are good for a laugh, but I agree with Sharon that there is also cause to be very frightened – especially since many of these folks are armed. It is only a matter of time before they escalate to violence and this violence will surely be aimed at minorities and “demorats”.

Actually they have escalated to violence as seen in the fatal shooting at the holocaust museum. I am very afraid these types of attacks will continue. Obviously there needs to be a higher body count than one African American security gaurd for this violence to be taken more seriously. Will it take a whole museum full of murdered children for people to take this violence seriously?

What struck me during the presidential campaign – as I worked to educate people about Palin’s destruction of the Alaskan ecosystem – was how violent her supporters were. Death threats (via email) with graphic details of my torture were received almost daily. I was stunned that political discourse had turned into a fight to the death – literally – for a lot of people. Mixing such a high level of political agression with the ubiquity of guns in this country can only result in violence.

Published by the LA Progressive on September 25, 2009
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