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  • Journalist Calls For Rounding Up Hate Promoters

    These articles are a few days old, but interesting...

    Here is the original:

    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/...n5083962.shtml

    Jun 11, 2009
    Round Up Hate-Promoters Now, Before Any More Holocaust Museum Attacks

    (US News) By Bonnie Erbe, Thomas Jefferson Street blog.

    Three incidents and counting.

    If yesterday's Holocaust Museum slaying of security guard and national hero Stephen Tyrone Johns is not a clarion call for banning hate speech, I don't know what is. Playwright Janet Langhart Cohen appeared on CNN yesterday right after the shooting, as she wrote a play that was supposed to have been debuted at the Holocaust Museum last night. Her play is about Emmett Till, whose lynching helped launch the Civil Rights Movement, and Ann Frank, whose diary told the story of Holocaust victims in hiding in the Netherlands during World War II.

    She said something must be done about ridding the Internet and the public dialogue of hate speech. I agree. Not only have we had three hate crime murders within the last two weeks (Mr. Johns, as noted above, Dr. George Tiller a week ago last Sunday, and Pvt. William Andrew Long by an American-born Muslim convert outside a recruiting station just before that.)

    Now we have this quote from the so-called Rev. Jeremiah Wright, who used to be President Obama's pastor. Hate comes from among all peoples and all religions. He said this about his lack of communication with Barack Obama since he's been elected president, according to the AP:

    "Them Jews ain't going to let him talk to me. I told my baby daughter that he'll talk to me in five years when he's a lame duck, or in eight years when he's out of office," Wright told the Daily Press of Newport News following a Tuesday night sermon at the 95th annual Hampton University Ministers' Conference.

    It's not enough to prosecute these murders as murders. They are hate-motivated crimes and each of these men had been under some sort of police surveillance prior to their actions. Isn't it time we started rounding up promoters of hate before they kill?


    A response article:

    http://www.examiner.com/x-9462-LA-Ro...hate-promoters

    Journalist calls for rounding up 'hate promoters'
    June 15, 12:47 PM

    Bonnie Erbe who is a contributing editor for US News & World Report and hosts PBS's weekly news analysis program wrote a recent article titled "Round Up Hate Promoters Now, Before Any More Holocaust Museum Attacks." In regards to the recent shooting at the Holocaust Museum, Erbe has a suggestion, "isn't it time we started rounding up promoters of hate before they kill?" She also ties in the shooter in the museum incident with Reverend Wright.

    Recently the Plains State ADL Director denounced the 1st Amendment by saying that "freedom of speech does not extend to racist groups, nor give their supporters the right to threaten and intimidate others or commit acts of violence."

    It is a very dangerous sign when members of the media start calling for rounding up those whose views they find offensive and use a tragedy to support violating the 1st Amendment. Erbe seems to believe in selectively punishing anti-Jewish biogtry while ignoring anti-White, anti-Christian, and anti-Arab bigotry. To her rounding up people to prevent another holocaust makes a lot sense.

    She sounds exactly like the Nazi's she claims to oppose who also used events to call for rounding up those they deemed undesirable or a threat to their political agenda. Many individuals such as Ms. Erbe are using the crimes of the Nazi's to promote their own version of fascism where one can be arrested for their political views. Who gets the power to determine what is hate speech? If you have the truth on your side, which Ms. Erbe clearly does not, you don't need to round people up you disagree with.

    In the 1930's Louisiana Governor Huey Long was asked if fascism could ever come to America. His response was, "Sure, only here they'll call it anti-fascism." Fascism is here in America and it is under the banner of anti-fascism.
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