What is sad is the number of Americans who do harm with the belief they are patriots who are trying to save their nation from itself. One wonders where they get such ideas. When Henry the 2nd was angry with his one time friend, Thomas Beckett, the Bishop of Canterbury, he is said to have angrily said, “Can no one rid me of this turbulent priest?” And four of his knights took those words and went to kill Beckett.There are many angry people out there. When they read forums like this and even more strident ones, it effects what they think. If they hear enough people calling for radical action, they begin to feel that if they take those actions, they will become matyred heroes, like Tim McVeigh and Eric Rudolph.Without civil discourse, calm voices cannot be heard over the violent din of uncivil and viciously angry cries for change, no matter what the cost.Perhaps these people hope that the actions they take will inspire more to join their cause. How many of GC’s commentators are ready to rise up against their gov’t if they can get enough people to join them?curiously,but Respectfully,C.
Apr 12, 2017