I have become keenly aware that deliberately overheated rhetoric and pernicious public speech by our national leaders tacitly grants permission for the weak minded and mentally ill to commit atrocities.
Please, someone, anyone, stop Mika Brzezinski before she kills journalistic integrity again. Ms. Brzezinski if you're reading this, I'm begging you, just google "false equivalency" and read some of the commentaries on the various blogs that pop up.
An overwhelmingly popular President and a rising chorus of Americans are imploring policymakers to replace the culture wars with culture discussions. In this new moment, engaging in partisan warfare seems simply passé.
Let yesterday's attack be a wake-up call: racism, anti-Semitism and Islamophobia are alive and well in America. But like every tragedy, there is always a lesson to be learned: we must change ourselves.
I don't mean to compare von Bunn, who ranted "It's time to kill all the Jews," to Jeremiah Wright, who has done some good things in his career and has supporters whom I consider to be reasonable people.