Political leaders continue employing the language of hate and violence in order to secure votes. Today, it might result in more people supporting one’s ideas, tomorrow, it might lead to some nut case being inspired to kill in the name of preserving society against–THEM! Former Norwegian Prime Minister Thorbjon Jagland, warned those in charge of governments to reconsider their language in order to prevent other murderers such as Anders Breivik from arising. “Political leaders have got to defned the fact that society has become more diverse. We have to defend the reality, otherwise, we are going to get into a mess. We should be very cautious now, we should not play with fire.”
Each night and day on Fox News, a coterie of hate mongers such as Beck or O’Reilly or Palin shout fear against Muslims or Liberals or whomever is on their list of “un-Americans.” So easy to use these words, so difficult to avoid people from being inspired to act on words rather than act on reason. The fire next time from a weapon will not result in 70 deaths, but possibly 700!