There was a big hulabulloo recently in regards to the Mexican Independence Day celebration in downtown Santa Ana that was scheduled to take place on September 11th of this year. The Orange County Register used its platform to stir the pot and throw red meat to the scores of bigots and racists that make up a good chunk of their readership by questioning whether or not the event should take place on the 9th annivesary of the terrorist attacks.
My question is: Where were the folks at the Register and the others so steadfastly opposed to this event being held on that day back in 2004, when it was held on September 11th of that year?
I think that it is quite clear that the Register and company are just jumping on to the bandwagon of hate and anger that we are seeing in our country. They are simply trying to seize upon this climate that we have seen created by right-wing extremists and their friends in the media like Glen Beck and Rush Limbaugh.
With this constant nasty vitriol being aimed at healthcare reform, immigration reform and anything President Obama supports it doesn’t take much to stir these folks up. Just knowing that a Black man is in the White House is usually enough to many of these folks blood boiling. Continue reading