Klan types ride again … only on electron beamsby Hugh Holub on Jul. 18, 2010, under border issues, politics
The Three Sonorans got what sure looks like a death threat on his blog.
David and I are obviously two of the outspoken opponents of SB 1070 and we resist all the racist undercurrents being used to make undocumented aliens and especially Mexicans some kind of demons responsible for all the ills of society.
Reading the comments being posted on our blogs it becomes painfully obvious that there is a group of people who are extremely intolerant of being disagreed with, and demand we be fired or worse. They have their point of view, but they do not want opposing points of view published. They would silence their opposition.
Is that the American way?
Funny that the folks who want to silence those who they disagree with want to use totalitarian tactics to have their way. And they call themselves patriots.
Us bloggers have the ability to delete comments posted.
I rarely exercise that privilege because one of the points of a good blog is to spark intelligent debate.
I like it that my blog becomes a platform for others to point out why they think I’m wrong. Thus one can not only read my opinions, they can also read the counter opinions. I think that enhances the debate about issues like SB 1070.
Some of the threads on my blog posts taken together are wonderful debates, full of good information, thoughtful counter comments, and make a good read.
Some of the commentors really offer unique and helpful perspectives on the issues. And they document their positions with good links.
When they start debating with each other over their comments, it doesn’t get any better than that. This is the best of electronic journalism.
Then there’s another set of people who just flame the writer and offer some really astounding trash comments, including death threats.
Could delete those comments. However I feel like letting these folks expose their hatred and bigotry shows the rest of the world who is behind SB 1070 and what their real agenda is. Let them hang themselves with their own words.
Have you wondered where the ugly side of America’s racism such as the Ku Klux Klan came from? It came from folks wrapped up in fear and hatred who decided the only solution was to burn people out of their homes and lynch them. Other folks let them get away with this intimidation.
One would think that in the 21st century United States of America the Klan type mentality had finally died.
SB 1070 obviously stirred up a segment of our population itching to cut eye holes in their sheets and ride again. Only now they ride on electronic beams spewing their hate and intimidation on the web.
Instead of wearing sheets, they hide behind their anonymous avatars.
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