Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Video: Protesters Outside Obama Town Hall Want Illegal Immigrants Sent Home "With A Bullet in the Head"

The people in this video are a prime example of the absolute hatred that is being highlighted at various town hall meetings. One man cried out we should “Send them home with a bullet in the head the second time” when referring to illegal immigrants and the proceeded to say that we should “Read what Jefferson said about the Tree of Liberty - it’s coming baby.” Meanwhile, the person next to him is claiming we have to do something before Obama "becomes a dictator."

All of this hatred is being preyed upon by insurance companies and organizations on the extreme right who are giving people talking points and sending them to various events to channel their anger. Of course, if all these eventually leads to violence (which many of us are worried it will) the right will immediately claim that's not what they intended to happen. But they would be just plain stupid if they didn't realize that feeding people's fear like this and sending them to town halls with the specific mission of using dangerous rhetoric will eventually lead to violence.

Perhaps the best way to prevent the situation from getting more out of hand is to have people from both sides of the aisle engage each other in a respectable manner. After all, it is possible to disagree without being disagreeable. Plus, if we are able to come up with a solution to many of the issues facing our country then people won't have as much to be afraid of. If the right keeps feeding this type of extreme behavior, however, things are simply going to get worse until we have a tragedy.

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