The lies people even of stature, who should know better, perpetrate make me furious. If, however, they make me furious the right wing know-nothings and racist psychotics succeed in doing exactly what they want to do and that is to foment discord and hostility in the nation. I try to tamp down my anger but admit I do not always succeed nor do I know what the remedy for the vicious mendacious assault on the right against our president of color is. I have thought often about the vulgarities of our culture. It is curious to me that the so called "family values" advocates exude some of the most hateful, profane speech and perpetrate the ugliest deeds.
The late 60's, a time I admittedly loved, did usher in a new freedom which the so called "moral majority" was dedicated to oppose. It seems, though, the right has harvested a grain of filthy verbosity and made that part of their own repertoire the Sixties communication revolution advocates never expected. They baked their own right wing cake of poison with a concoctive mixture of blindingly twisted racist hate and spewed it upon our African American president caring nothing for the grandeur of the office of the presidency itself sometimes even alluding horrifically to a radical elimination of this president couched in Second Amendment fury. What to do? Maybe the answer is to spread articles like K.F. Stone's far and wide, hope it gains traction and sticks. I suspect those who most need to read and understand it will not.