The effects of nuts
Since the Arizona shooting, America has been subjected to hateful and divisive blame storming from the lunatics on the left. These range from the "me first" Krugman, to the "what job?" Dubnik. All have one meme and one talking point - the right is to blame. No evidence, just talking points. But a funny thing happened on the way to popular opinion this time. America is not buying it. Possibly because the meme is getting old and tired. Possibly because the facts (those nasty dirty things) are getting in the way. And possibly because the left really over reached this time with dragging in the Tea Party (their favorite whipping boy, but a darling for mainstream America so far).
In trying to paint the right with their hatred, the only thing the left has done is remind us that indeed there are 2 Americas. Those with compassion, caring and action - and those that hate and blame. But one group seems to be healing the divide. Like the left, the results of their actions are not the intended ones, but it is happening never the less.
The Westboro Church announced they were going to picket the funerals of the dead in Arizona. They have done a lot of despicable things in the past with their hatred, but this one seems to have crossed the line (I think the line was crossed long ago). They are uniting Arizonans as never before! All with a single purpose - STOP THE HATERS.
God works in mysterious ways, and it seems he is working through these people to effect a unity not seen since 9-11. By using their hate, Arizonans are shunning the pundits on the outside and banding together to defeat the hate. Not with violence as the left advocates, but with peaceful resistance. And in that, the healing will begin. Not due to the blame-storming of the left. But due to just the hate of a bunch of nut-jobs from Kansas.
Perhaps the left can learn something from this episode. Perhaps the rest of America will as well. And when the blame-storming starts after the next nut-job starts shooting, America, as a whole, can once again unite for a common purpose. Ostracizing the haters - the blame-stormers. Perhaps then the rhetoric can again be civil, if heated. Where all can talk and not worry about violence and being shut down by those who do not think, just hate.