Sunday, January 09, 2011

Frank Schaeffer: The Shooting of Representative Gabrielle Giffords

Frank Schaeffer: The Shooting of Representative Gabrielle Giffords:

"In the shooting of Representative Gabrielle Giffords, make no mistake: we have a mere taste of the deep river of know-nothing sewage that flows just under the American surface that is about to gush into view with the Far Right having having made their takeover of one house of our Congress a reality. This is the 'Second Amendment remedy' they've been rooting for."

Man, I hope he overstates the case. But ...

Another excerpt:
To change the way things are we need to understand why at any given moment about a third of our population doesn't care about what is true -- or even fact-based -- but instead live life informed by self-reinforcing beliefs which are proudly non-fact-based and rooted in deep-seated resentment that can't be cured because what is resented never actually happened.

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