Saturday, January 08, 2011

Political Assassination Attempt?

It may be too soon for some to declare the shooting today as an assassination attempt. It seems apparent that even if the shooter had some mental issues that there was a political angle. Politics have become divisive and the only option is to vote and organize to counter the irrational attitudes and actions now. This seems clearly more than just someone going after a public figure. The corporate sponsored misinformation that is put out everyday is a part of this.

We need to return to reasonable yet passionate discourse in order to move our society forward. Violence is not conducive to democracy. My heart goes to those who were thinking they were going to have an opportunity to talk to their elected official and were hurt or murdered in that process.



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