Even days before the appearance of the movie 'Selma' a racist slime ball had to telegraph his white hatred of blacks by setting an IED off at the NAACP chapter in Colorado Springs. This happened Tuesday and fortunately the chapter was able to re-open Thursday. Carol Chippey-Raynes, a volunteer manning the phones said "We're all good!"
Meanwhile, the FBI held a news conference at 4 p.m. yesterday, announcing an investigation into the incident which certainly looks like a deliberate bombing of the civil rights organization. My take is that no one in his right mind bombs an NAACP office unless he is a certified, died-in-the wool racist. The national outrage in the wake echoed that take, and yesteerday witnesses came forward to describe a "balding white man in his 40s" observed near the NAACP bldg. with a package just before the incident.
Fortunately, no one was injured in this lone wolf right wing terror attack and a neighboring barber shop suffered only minor damage. Also, fortuitously, a gas can placed next to the device did not ignite though the explosion was so loud - to one bystander - he described it as a shotgun blast going off near his head.
Coincidentally, as this occurred, I noted one comment to my blog (awaiting moderation) in which the content was one long rant against the movie 'Selma' - actually claiming it was trying to foment "white guilt". Hey, Bozo! It was whites that fire hosed black marchers in Selma, also whites that killed white civil right worker Viola Liuzzo, and bombed the church in Birmingham, AL - killing five little girls. So don't hand me that bull shit about "white guilt" - there is more than enough to go around and denying it won't do you any good.
Of course, this is exactly why I moderate comments, in order to put a control on speech (not allowing 'drive bys') and ensure some kind of QA, and responsibility. For as I said before, there is no genuinely free speech without responsibility.
That also went for another daffy comment where the character actually asked: "Where in Matthew 25, and Ezekiel does it say 6 million Jews died". Uh, hello! The six million was documented from the concentration camps registries as well as monies in bank accounts seized by the Nazis and then dispatched to Switzerland (See: 'Unholy Trinity: The Vatican, The Nazis and the Swiss Banks') No ancient text would or could have known or predicted the holocaust - which is exactly why we take their content with a grain of proverbial salt.
Bottom line: If comments are informative and not nutso drivel, they will be published- otherwise deleted.