Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Nazis Racists Militias Oh My

Nazis, racists, militias, oh my. Another cycle of scare campaigns appears underway. SPLC must be house-hunting for a larger mansion.

Right-wing violence is serious stuff, and deserves to be treated seriously--not rolled out as canned campaigns targeting consumer demographics to build fat bank accounts.

Unfortunately, gullible Americans consume scary news exactly like children consume ghost stories, only as pseudo adults they are willing to shell out serious money to wallow in the spooky spins that pose little danger to themselves. Effectively engaging in their communities to prevent bigotry from gaining a foothold, however, is almost totally outside the framework offered by the scary story industry.

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