Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Just Another Day at Work

Assassination Plot Dusrupted

"Two young men who are believers in 'white power' were arrested in what federal officials described as a plan to assassinate Senator Barack Obama and kill black children at a school."

NYT: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/28/us/politics/28plot.html?_r=1&nl=pol&emc=pola1&oref=slogin

Sarcastic comment: "Yeah, my skin color is better than yours."

Serious reply: "Well, they aren't the only ones."

Wrong answer. True; skinheads aren't the only people out there with screwed up priorities and malicious intentions, but that's not the point. There are fewer ways to damn oneself, in my book, than via chosen ignorance and passing the buck to absolve a guilty party of responsibility.

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