- This is a copy of a comment I just posted over at Think Progress(.org) :
I just made the mistake of following the link over to Redstate….
Amazingly I made it most of the way down the first page.
Most of the comments read like they were written by dangerous psychopaths. Some of the comments border on threatening violence and hate speech, and I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if some of them would actually act out their hatred if given the opportunity.
This is not covered under ‘freedom of speech’ and they should realize that.
On the right there was a link to “Conservatives are more tolerant that lefties”, and to the left of that was nothing but comments filled with intolerance and hate.
The nastiness and venom is so thick there, but it’s worth remembering that their actual numbers are thankfully small and closed, as are their minds. That does not mean that it’s to be tolerated or accepted. Decent people have the obligation to say “We don’t accept this, this is wrong!” as loudly and forcefully as we can.
We will prevail in the long run, but not by tolerating this kind of malevolence.
This is one case in which I will not be tolerant!
Comment by TRDaggett — October 13, 2007 @ 11:51 am