Americans enjoy the freedom to be nitwits. I should know that, as I'm an inmate at Bastrop Federal Satellite Camp, but I'm thinking about some specific examples. We've had a steady stream of them lately reacting to an administration they don't like or support.
Kathy Griffin, a D list comedienne, recently held up a bloody facsimile of President Trump's head and apparently thought someone somewhere would think it was funny.
Reza Aslan, a religious writer and host of the CNN show on religion called "Believer", sent out a tweet calling the President "a piece of shit" who is "a stain on the presidency."
Stephen Colbert, a devout Catholic who is paid a lot of money by CBS to be funny, said to the President "The only thing your mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin's cock holster."
Nightly on Fox News and MSNBC we can watch people yell over one another and espouse extremist views that have more to do with hate than news or reality. They're mean spirited, bigoted, and goading. They are highly paid, preppy exporters of terrorism for ratings. They do this either knowingly or negligently and without assuming any responsibility for what they say, at least not yet.
Peggy Noonan recently perceptively pointed out in the Wall Street Journal what should be obvious. Some who listen to this drivel are emotionally unstable. They sell their home inspection business, move to DC, live in a van and shower at the YMCA for a few weeks, then shoot up a softball practice. There are thousands of people in this country who watch TV or read Tweets and then behave as if they have PTSD. Maybe they do have it, not because they served in Iraq, but because of the way they weren't raised. These folks believe the drivel they see, hear, and read. They ain't right, and they need our help.
Who is responsible when hateful speech leads to its logical outcome and people get killed? The radicalized shooter? Colbert, Griffin, Aslan, Hannity, Carlson, Madow? Their advertisers?
Ultimately those who watch are responsible. We have to change the channel or turn off the TV and be a responsible adult on all social media.
Just say NO to the nitwits; help the gullible.