Inciting Violence, Part 2

It was a radio personality this time.  He wanted to stop a bus full of nuns and pistol whip them for making a comment with which he disagreed.  He has since, according to his website, apologized to the nuns.  I expect it was something along the lines of, “I apologize if anything I said offended you.”

I found mention of this on one of my favorite websites.  I absolutely adored one of the comments:

OldMayfly says:
They are counting on the nuns being unarmed. Safe bet.
But they’re also counting on the nuns being intimidated.
Not a safe bet.

The Senator the “personality” was interviewing at the time thought that advocating violence against these female members of the clergy was hysterically funny.


The nuns were protesting cuts of aid to the poor, specifically the “Ryan Plan” after Representative Paul Ryan said “his Catholic faith informed his budget,” “The non-partisan Center for Budget and Policy Priorities found that nearly two-thirds of the cuts proposed in Ryan’s budget would be to programs serving low-income Americans, while the his tax cuts would largely benefit millionaires. People making more than $1 million a year would see a 12.5 percent increase in after-tax income but those making less than $20,000 would see an decrease of 0.2 percent or less.”  [Source]  Please read these two articles for more information on the story.

My point is not the reason the nuns are speaking out.  My point is that they decided to do so and in response a person with a microphone and an audience, in the presence of a person of authority, advocated violence against a group of people known for nonviolence.  That the person of authority did not speak in defense of these persons, whether or not they live in HIS district, is a sad commentary of what is happening in our society.

There is a growing lack of respect for each other.

We must respect each others’ rights.  We must respect the right to be different.  We must respect the right to have a different opinion.  We must realized that having a different opinion does not make the other evil, misguided, wrong — it is just different.  Our differences are supposed to make us stronger, but lately they have been ripping us apart.

Folks, we have enemies beyond our borders who would love nothing more than for us to tear ourselves apart from within.  Please, learn to “agree to disagree” and move on to a new topic.  Please, learn to compromise and get our country moving.  Please, learn to vote on the issues and not on which party introduced the bill.


Thanks to Ms Juanita Jean and the girls at The World’s Most Dangerous Beauty Salon, Inc. for bringing this to my attention.

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