Thu, October 9, 2008
I’m just really scared now.
I don’t know what else to say. Who knows what’s going to happen in these swing states. I’m afraid for all of us.
I cried when I got to the end of the first video, seeing just who they were hurling those hateful epithets at.
My utter sadness watching this goes far beyond the election. To think there is such hate and ignorance and misdirected anger in this country is just tragic.
I don’t know if it’s worse that people think Obama is a terrorist…or that when pushed, they admit that they don’t think he is, but are willing to say he is anyway.
Such anger and twisted “truth”
It really is like we have two countries.
I use to live about 15 minutes from where the first video was taped and now only live about 45 minutes. It scares me to think that there are such hateful people so close to me. It scares me to think that we cannot have a simple conversation about TRUTH and differences without hurling insults. I am disgusted why we cannot simply talk about WHY we find one candidate more appealing than another by way of what we feel is best policies. I am truly saddened. And frightened that hate is so close.
Isn’t it interesting and terribly, terribly disconcerting that most of those people, when pressed, couldn’t support their own opinions with facts? Such hatred. And it’s all unfounded. Such willingness to hate based on rumormongering and outright ignorance.
I am just so…astounded. Not that I didn’t think this stuff existed…you think we’re in for another revolution?
Susan-it does seems as if we live in two different countries. I agree.
Where is this hatred coming from? Perhaps that sounds a bit naive. And it is rather interesting how these people got incredibly defensive when they couldn’t support their claims of terrorism and ….communism.
This makes me sad, but for my black daughter, though part of me wants to be, I refuse to be afraid. Our country is being forced to confront this ugliness and in the end we will be better for it. And as Donna Brazile recently said, we are not going back. (I recommend this video of Donna to get your Hope back up! http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/festival/2008/10/brazile-campaign.html)
Gah. I can’t even write coherently about it. Really. I’ve written and erased three different comments. Really. Gah.
I taught public school too long to be surprised by the deep-seated racism and ignorance of the average American.
Top this off with a lot of frightened people who are happier being sheoples and believing in a failed status quo than trusting in the unknown of change. People hate change and therefore its instruments.
It’s not hard to believe people like this exist. After all, it was people like these folks who didn’t understand mortgages or how credit works, remember?
Yeah, Obama is not a lock. There is still reason to fear. There is a good reason McCain picked Palin
Yeah, I am terrified that the thing that is going to stick about the “terrorist friends” meme of the McCain campaign is not that people will actually believe it, but that it is a useful hook for them to hang their racism on.
People, with the mindset of those interviewed in these clips, have no idea at all first, what they are talking about and second, how misinformed and ridiculous their comments are either. Pathetic, just pathetic, to see such ludicrous actions and reactions spewing forth. We all know this is nothing but blatant racism trying to hide under the guise of a so-called informed and educated society. How does a different name make one automatically a terrorist anyway? If that is the case, I’m sure all of us have an ancestor or two somewhere back in our history with a rather strange sounding name too. Were they all terrorist and/or communists too because of that? Just a lot of very sick and perverse people in the world today, for sure!
These are ignorant, scary, vicious people. It truly makes me wish that they weren’t living in the same country as I am. I am also scared, just as you are.
One thing that scares me is not only could McCain-Palin win and vindicate the frightening, fascist campaign they are running, but they might win through fraud (as we all believe may have happened in 2000 and 2004). Which makes me think we may be near a revolution because if that happened and we all believe it happened, I’d like to think that we would try to do something about it. Which might be civil war.
Another thing I am scared of – and I hate to admit being this paranoid – is that the GOP will somehow engineer or allow a terrorist attack before the election to give them an edge since McCain, bewilderingly, is still thought of as better on foreign policy and terrorism by the ignorant masses in our country.
This is one of the scariest times I can remember in my lifetime except for the Cuban Missile Crisis and 9/11.
It is so sad and disturbing to see us move toward the end of this election. I proposed a little thought experiment on my blog today, to try to get us all to chill just a tiny little bit.
My husband and I are an interacial couple. We are MD transplants in TX and we are scared here because of people like that. Go to my blog and read “Why Yes, My Husband is BLACK” Anyway… Ignorance and HATE is alive and well in our country! How sad and pathetic that educated people are so fearful of a black man leading that they would resort to rumors of “he’s a terrorist” or that ACORN is the reason our housing market failed. Banks being deceptive coupled with morons who bought more than they can afford (yes, I said MORONS because I believe we know what we can afford) — collapsed the market. Big Wigs who take all profits and spend our tax dollars… well, I don’t need to tell you!Anywhooooooo great videos. Real eye opener!emily
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