It was either a terribly hateful person or a deranged person who set off the bombs at the Boston Marathon on Monday. We’ll know the answer in a few days. Until then, we mourn for the dead and those severely injured in that act of madness.
A short while ago I surfed over to JOB’s blog to see what he was writing about and I looked at the links posted there. One caught my eye and turned my stomach when I went there. The person who operates the blog has a serious mental issue and I’m betting that he is not receiving mental health counselling. The symptoms are overt and the thoughts are deranged. I hope that he lives alone and thereby has no power over family members. I’m also betting that he’s heavily armed. I fear for his neighbors. I wonder if the local police have him on their radar.
Was the bomber[s] at the marathon driven to this act of violence through propaganda? Was he so-filled with vile that he decided to act out on his accumulated hate? Where did he get his hateful propaganda?
If an angry, unstable person would happen to find the blog to which I refer, he would be able to absorb quite a lot of overt vile; he would not have to even read the posts there- the photos and the drawings along with the thread topics say it all. At the front page of the blog are 4 WANTED posters- the President, the Vice-President, the Attorney General and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The President is dressed in a Nazi uniform. They are ‘wanted’ for treason.
A post three days ago by the operator of the blog is titled, “This is the Criminal Known as Barack Hussein Obama.”
The question arises as to when the First Amendment guarantee of freedom of speech turns into dangerous rhetoric which could have a serious and deadly effect on unstable minds. We cannot yell, ‘Fire!’ in a theater. Can we scream HATE! at the top of our lungs without any consequences?