- Abraham Lincoln was a remarkable president - However, his desire to hold our nation together, even at the cost of a civil war, led to such a level of hatred that he was assassinated.
- John F. Kennedy was a remarkable president - However, his powerful vision for the future of our nation led to such a level of hatred that he was assassinated.
- Martin Luther King, Jr was a remarkable national leader - However, his efforts to create a nation where economic empowerment included all citizens of our country let to such a level of hatred that he was assassinated.
- Robert Kennedy was a remarkable national leader - However, his willingness to take on the special interests and his presidential campaign based on premise that our nation must come together across racial and class lines led to such a level of hatred that he was assassinated.
I wonder if Hillary Clinton, John McCain or others recognize the level of hatred that exists in our nation when it comes to issues of race?
I join with other blogs like PlezWorld and Black Political Thought in condeming the Roswell Beacon for putting a picture of evil in the minds of their readers. As Napoleon Hill once said, 'What the mind of man can conceive and believe, the mind of man can achieve'.
For that matter ... I wonder if average citizens like you and me ... recognize the slippery slope that we are sliding into when we see major white liberal bloggers feeling emboldended enough to post images of Michelle Obama ... potentially the next First Lady of the United States of America ... being strung up to a tree, branded like cattle and tortured by KKK members. A slippery slope that begins when mainstream media commentators talk to their radio audiences about sending out lynching parties to string up Michelle Obama.
I join with other blogs like What About Our Daughters in condemning Daily Kos and others that allow such vulgarity.
It hurts me to see the wild-eyed fear that some like Geraldine Ferraro and Pat Buchanan have about the possibility of a Black president. My prayers today are for the effective vigilance of the Secret Service. It just seems that there are too many people trying to create an environment of fear on the one hand ... and an acceptance of unacceptable public images on the other hand ... that could lead to a dark day in our nation's history if we are not careful.
Villagers, am I being too sensitive? What say u?