George R.R. Martin (grrm) wrote,
George R.R. Martin
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Scary Stuff

I know that there are a lot of people out there who opposed health care reform, for a variety of reasons (witness the 400 + responses to my health care post)... but the stuff that's going on right now across the country is scary. Congressmen who voted for the bill are receiving anyonymous death threats to them and their families, bricks are being thrown through their offices, right wing blogs are publishing their home addresses and urging people to "visit" them. And more... it's all over the news, I won't go into details here.

However you feel about the new health care reforms, I hope that all of you reading this -- be you Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians, liberals, conservatives, socialists, anarchists, Greens, Reds, Blues, tea baggers, latte drinkers, or what you -- will join with me in totally condemning this behavior and all those who engage in it.

And shame, shame, shame on the "respectable" leaders who are encouraging and excusing this sort of stuff, or trying to shrug it off with feeble half-hearted condemnations.

I hope the people throwing bricks and making death threats will all be found, arrested, tried, and punished. This kind of crap has no place in our political process.

People who express their political opinions by throwing bricks through windows are no better than nazis. Google "Kristallnacht" for a scary sense of deja vu.

Surely THIS is something that all decent people, be they right or left, can agree on.
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