Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The Waste of Destructive Conversation

It is dishonest for right-wing commentators to insist on an equivalence that does not exist, writes Eugene Robinson, and I would suggest, or anyone for that matter.

Robinson suggests the dangers of political violence in this country come from one direction primarily -- the right, not the left. The vitriolic, anti-government hate speech that is spewed on talk radio every day -- and, quite regularly, at Tea Party rallies -- is calibrated not to inform but to incite. My “deaf” neighbor sits on his back porch with his radio blasting loudly proclaiming such commentators quite frequently.

It makes me quite aware that we should all take to heart quite seriously the words of Jesus. What was it he said about the issues of the heart coming out of the mouth? Seems to me a lot of people are stuffed full of a lot of garbage they would rather not admit to, judging by what comes out of their mouths.

Such talk destroys a lot of trust and builds up no one (except the speaker's pocketbook).

That’s my take on it for today. Wayne

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