That’s right, you read that correctly. We live in a strongly divided nation. One where Americans hate other Americans. Timothy McVeigh, the terrorist, bombed the Alfred P. Murrah building in Oklahoma killing 169 Americans which included seniors and little children and he felt no remorse.
In took weeks of sorting through debris to find the victims. In all, 168 people were killed in the explosion, which included 19 children. One nurse was also killed during the rescue operation.
Recently, Scott Roeder, believed it was perfectly acceptable to walk into a church and shoot another American because he hated him. Mr. Roeder did not know the man he killed. He never even met this man until he faced him with a gun. Jim David Adkisson walked into a church in Tennessee and started shooting because he hated liberals. Mr. Adkisson was encouraged to hate liberals by the authors of books that he read.
The media gives us Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Michelle Malkin, Ann Coulter and Bill O’Reilly. All of these people preach the hatred of other Americans, especially liberal Americans. Some have even gone as far as suggesting that Supreme Court Justices be murdered and promoted the poisoning of the Speaker of the House. This isn’t just freedom of speech. This is promoting violence. This is pitting Americans against Americans and it isn’t humor or funny.
Where did all this hate other Americans begin? It started with Ronald Reagan and his designating liberal as a dirty word and lying about poor people on welfare driving Cadillacs. Yes indeed, Ronald Reagan loved to divide this nation into the conservatives that were real Americans and that other group known as the liberals. Reagan preached that the 11th commandment was to never speak ill of another Republican but it was certainly acceptable to trash non-Republicans. What is really disturbing about Reagan’s words is that he was President of the United States which includes every American and not just Republicans. Rush Limbaugh is an admirer of Ronald Reagan and Rush is always telling Americans to hate other Americans. He even went as far as stating that he hopes America fails at a time when Americans need to pull together. Ann Coulter has gone as far as stating that college liberals should be beaten up and pushed around.
“When contemplating college liberals, you really regret once again that John Walker is not getting the death penalty. We need to execute people like John Walker in order to physically intimidate liberals, by making them realize that they can be killed, too. Otherwise, they will turn out to be outright traitors.”
Many Americans are out of work, lack health insurance and are at risk of losing their homes, yet the media keeps tearing this country apart by providing the disciples of hate a platform from which they can preach their hate.
It seems like the real enemy is within our own nation. When we pledge allegiance to America, we say “one nation…, indivisable… “. Our military fights and defends this one nation. If can’t learn to live together and accept each other, then we will become our own worst enemies.
“We can agree to disagree without being disagreeable.” – Barack Obama