posted on Aug, 16 2012 @ 09:43 AM
This is very easily resolved through basic observation. Take an image of ANY large scale gathering of the Right and compare it to ANY large scale
gathering of ANY group simply to the left of the hardcore right wingers. Look carefully at the picture. The one on the Right will almost exclusively
be white people. It might as well be a skin head rally. Any other non Right group you will see made up of many races, ethnicity and creeds. That
pretty much sums it up -- one group's intolerance is easily reflected just as other groups' tolerance is easily reflected in the pictures.
I don't play the false equivalency game of "Gee, they all do it." That is an apologists view. Humans can and should make continual value judgments on
groups in their midst, especially groups seeking power.
In the U.S. among liberals or progressives, you can name VERY few prominent true bombasts and public hatemongers and none with widespread support.
Maybe Alan Grayson, who holds no office and is not by any means prominent. Don't give me names like Rachel Maddow -- anyone who's seen her shows or
watched her interviews know she is patient, thoughtful, respectful and factual (I challenge anyone to find me a Rachel Maddow piece proven to be false
or a piece where she is bombastic and nasty like an O'Reilly).
On the Right the list is endless of those who really trot out hate and vitriol in a belligerent way, and this is key, to the applause of their fellow
righties. We saw it clearly in the Repub debates, where the gay soldier was booed, where the sick person without healthcare was booed, in town halls
around the country where reality nasty stuff said by the Right gets raucous applause. A very small partial list?
Look, anyone who is honest can see it and EVERYONE outside the U.S. with half a brain sees it.With the American Right, it is MAINSTREAM to be EXTREME.
In fact, being moderate will get you insulted to no end, threaten with death and badly beaten in a primary. Here are a few examples of moderate to
center right highly respected Republicans who were chased from office by extremists -- Lugar, Bennett, Shay, Christ, Castle, Murkowski, Specter, etc.
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