A recent series of hate crimes can be attributed to several factors. The large number of guns out there in America makes it easy to commit hate crimes. Additionally, we live an increasingly morally and intellectually deteriorating society where reason is being crowded out by hate. That is the legacy of the Bush years. Lowering standards of living with no hope in site leave many alienated and frustrated. Those are the ones willing to through their lives away by seeking vengeance against some scapegoat. Further inflaming them is the hateful rhetoric of one party that is willing to incite this element. And most of that hate is directed at Barack Obama.
This concerns me greatly. And it should you. It is a culture of hate reminiscent of the Kennedy years. And it could end up the same way. And if it does, the Republicans will be largely to blame.
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Update: This article by the well known NY Times columnist, Frank Rich, echoes my words. I did not read it until after I had written the above.