Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Active Ignorance

These protesters are woefully ignorant of the American Constitution they so readily cite in justifying calls to deny basic rights to their fellow citizens. Their actions make a mockery of America's promise to support and protect individual freedoms. And the politicians who foment this ugly nationalism for personal gain are among the greatest threats to our democracy today. In this disturbing video one can see connections to an earlier time when self-serving politicians convinced a nation to murder millions of fellow citizens for no crime other than being different.

“As we are, so we associate. The good, by affinity, seek the good; the vile, by affinity, the vile. Thus of their own volition, souls proceed into heaven or into hell.” Ralph Waldo Emerson, An Address Delivered Before the Senior Class in Divinity College


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