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Leonard Pitts, Jr.: Secession not just about geography (Faux hillbilly letter-to-editor alert)
The Lawrence Journal-World ^ | April 25, 2013 | Leonard Pitts Jr.

Posted on 04/25/2013 1:02:48 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Ordinarily, I’d thank you for writing.

But truth is, I am not grateful you wrote; your note last week was one of the more troubling things I have read. I do not blame you for leaving it unsigned.

“We stand together,” I had written. “We stand defiant. And we stand with Boston.”

You disagreed.

“Your wrong pal we do not STAND TOGETHER.OH MY GOD we need a CIVIL WAR.The American people against the LIBERAL DEMACRAT SCUM that we have let allow SCUMBAGS like those that would BLOW UP people in BROAD DAYLIGHT to be here ... WE NEED A CIVIL WAR.Those demacrats that happen to still be breathing after that CIVIL WAR will have a choice. BECOME NORMAL or you are LEAVING with the 11 million illegals that ARE GOING HOME ... THIS IS SO CLOSE TO HAPPENING THAT EVERY LIBERAL IN THIS COUNTRY SHOULD START LOSING SLEEP ... THERE IS A CLEAR REASON WHY WE ARE ARMED TO THE TEETH ...”

And you know, there was a time, not so long ago, I’d have laughed off your semi-coherent, misspellings-riddled rant. But I don’t laugh so much anymore, because you concretize a question I have been struggling with: Is America sustainable? Can a nation pulling so energetically in opposite directions survive?

We call it hyper-partisanship, polarization, balkanization. But those are SAT words, polysyllabic expressions that make abstract what they describe. So let us face what you embody and call it by name. It is hatred. And it is contempt.

It’s not just you. It’s Arkansas state legislator Nate Bell tweeting, “I wonder how many Boston liberals spent the night cowering in their homes wishing they had an AR-15 with a hi-capacity magazine?” as the hunt for bombers closed that city down....

(Excerpt) Read more at 2.ljworld.com ...


TOPICS: Heated Discussion
KEYWORDS: banglist; civilwar; cw2; glennbeck; palin; rushlimbaugh; secession; talkradio
Anyone here believe that (A) he received such a letter or (B) that it truly had all those misspellings?
1 posted on 04/25/2013 1:02:48 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Photos along with the postmarked envelope, or it didn’t happen.


2 posted on 04/25/2013 1:04:41 PM PDT by RobertClark (My shrink just killed himself - he blamed me in his note!)
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To: RobertClark

Even then, he or a confederate could’ve sent them while traveling or some such. Look how that guy in Mississippi was easily framed for the ricin mailings.


3 posted on 04/25/2013 1:06:19 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’d believe it. With over 300,000,000 people in this nation, there really are a fair number of crazies at both extremes.

I’ve wondered how long it will take until we end up with a few guys who go all Michael Douglas. After all, a LOT of men are “Falling Down” these days. It only takes one or two, and many of them are not restrained by a love of Jesus.

I think the liberals are right to fear “crazed conservatives” if it gets bad enough. It only takes a few and they are like cancer cells. We all have em, but if you exacerbate the situation, you actually “get cancer”. Same thing can happen as more and more people fall into the situation described by Gerald Celente: “When people lose everything and have nothing to lose, they lose it.”


4 posted on 04/25/2013 1:11:21 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wut miss spellinks?


5 posted on 04/25/2013 1:11:34 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“We stand together,” I had written. “We stand defiant. And we stand with Boston.”

You disagreed.

“Your wrong pal we do not STAND TOGETHER.OH MY GOD we need a CIVIL WAR.The American people against the LIBERAL DEMACRAT SCUM that we have let allow SCUMBAGS like those that would BLOW UP people in BROAD DAYLIGHT to be here ... WE NEED A CIVIL WAR.

 

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A little (OK a lot) of sanity is needed here. Some balance.

Boston created, cultivated and is responsible for the climate and culture that prompted two terrorists to blow up the Boston Marathon. I DO NOT stand with Boston.

Nor do I yell "WE NEED A CIVIL WAR" and carry on in that fashion. While it may be coming, and if it does; it will be a result of liberal agendas, I pray I'm dead and gone before that day.

6 posted on 04/25/2013 1:12:04 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This is as real as the lesbian that was 'attacked' and had hate words carved into her.

/johnny

7 posted on 04/25/2013 1:30:11 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Leonard is a liar, but he just may have gotten a letter from some nut. He’s using it to tar everybody who disagrees with his far-left agenda. Profiling.


8 posted on 04/25/2013 1:36:13 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Responsibility2nd
Boston created, cultivated and is responsible for the climate and culture that prompted two terrorists to blow up the Boston Marathon. I DO NOT stand with Boston.

Did you stand with New York on 9/12? How about Shanksville, Pennsylvania or Arlington, Virginia?

9 posted on 04/25/2013 1:48:41 PM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: Responsibility2nd; rockrr
A little (OK a lot) of sanity is needed here. Some balance.

I guess that's the new sign a really wacko comment is coming ...

And here it is ...

Boston created, cultivated and is responsible for the climate and culture that prompted two terrorists to blow up the Boston Marathon. I DO NOT stand with Boston.

Tom Menino, terrorist mastermind -- who could have guessed?

10 posted on 04/25/2013 1:51:49 PM PDT by x
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; x

All I can say (to the alleged author) is Stand Watie, is that you?!


11 posted on 04/25/2013 1:56:02 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: 0.E.O

Do you not know Boston is a liberal town? Have you never heard of politicians like Ted Kennedy, Barney Frank, Mitt Romney and worse?

They made their bed. Now they must lie in it.


12 posted on 04/25/2013 2:17:34 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: x

Do you blame the victims?

Cleary, I don’t. So what exactly is your problem?


13 posted on 04/25/2013 2:19:27 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Anyone here believe that (A) he received such a letter or (B) that it truly had all those misspellings?

Color me highly skeptical. Pitts is a stereotype-bound, racist, liberal moron most of the time. But he doesn't have a monopoly on it, so anything's possible.

14 posted on 04/25/2013 2:24:41 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Responsibility2nd
A Saudi student was charged with planning a terror assault in Texas a few years back.

Was that somehow because of Texas politics? Or did it have more to do with Islam or the Middle East?

Same thing here. Did this have more to do with Chechnya and militant Islam or with local Massachusetts politics?

15 posted on 04/25/2013 2:26:16 PM PDT by x
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To: Responsibility2nd
Do you blame the victims?

Cleary, I don’t. So what exactly is your problem?

Not so clear, though. Not from what you wrote.

16 posted on 04/25/2013 2:27:59 PM PDT by x
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To: x

A Saudi student was charged with planning a terror assault in Texas a few years back.

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I’m drawing a total blank here. I’m sure if you told me, I’d remember. But the point is that Texas is not conducive to radical islamo-facist ideology. Boston is.


17 posted on 04/25/2013 2:54:40 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
My guess is Leonard's little “hate filled letter” is like Broncho Bamma’s girlfriend in his autobiography (written by Bill Ayres), a compilation. A compilation of words and phrases from several letters disagreeing with him. In fact, I am surprised that he did not include the usual "death threats" that liberals seem to receive daily. The left is in a duck & cover mode after their projections of the Boston Bombers didn't work out so well.

My answer to Leonard is:
PTTTS OFF!

18 posted on 04/25/2013 3:01:36 PM PDT by Tupelo (The Government lies, then the media lies to cover up the government lies.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari.

Also Hosam Maher Husein Smadi.

Also, Manssor Arbabsiar and Gholam Shakuri.

Stuff like this gets planned in different parts of the country, not just in Boston.

I wish we could get beyond exploiting it for political gain, but if you can't, people aren't going to automatically assume that you're not attacking the victims.

19 posted on 04/25/2013 3:23:13 PM PDT by x
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To: Responsibility2nd
They made their bed. Now they must lie in it.

Ahh. The old chickens coming home to roost meme.

Ward Churchill, is that you?

Your approach also has a good deal in common with Michael Moore's being upset that the killers on 911 attacked NYC, which didn't deserve it. Why didn't they attack Dallas or Mobile, which did?

20 posted on 04/25/2013 4:15:03 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Responsibility2nd

So is New York City. Did they deserve what happened to them in 2001?


21 posted on 04/25/2013 4:21:52 PM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: 0.E.O

Allow me to answer your question, please.

Yes, New york did deserve what happened on 9/11. Why do I say such an outrageous thing? Because when I look back I see an America that was sold out to the highest bidder.

The Saudi’s came at our leaders with cash and they gleefully put out their greedy hands. The northeastern colleges with their inflated prices today eagerly serve the wealthy 50,000 Saudi students trying for a four year degree.

Our soldiers can defeat the Germans but can’t secure our borders. We can put a man on the moon but we can’t stop the drug dealers?

When I look at 1600, the Congress and the Senate I see a bunch of corrupt men and women with bags of cash in their arms willing to give it to anyone who will vote against individual freedom.

ObamaCare, Obama phones, you name it and the Muslim bastard at 1600 will give it to you if there is a voting group demanding it. The progressive communists in the Congress and the Senate are doing their best to get the illegals lined up for the next election. The traitorous Gang of Eight is the front team for the destruction of America.

You can pray in prison but you can’t pray in school. Who needs prayer more, the kids or the convicts? Maybe if the kids prayed they wouldn’t become convicts.

I have watched the collusive and corrupt legislators do their best to bring forth the debilitating effects of Agenda 21 under many names, Smart Meters, Green what have you, electric cars, wind power and solar power. You name it. If there was a way to waste the taxpayers dollar these bastards did it and will keep on doing it.
Yes, we deserve everything that happens to us because we refuse to stand and fight for what’s right.


22 posted on 04/25/2013 5:24:39 PM PDT by B4Ranch ( There's Two Choices. Stand Up and Be Counted ... Or Line Up and Be Numbered.)
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To: B4Ranch

So those 3000+ American people who were just going about their business deserved to be crushed, to be burned alive, to be crashed into buildings, and to have buildings dropped onto their heads?

Chilling.


23 posted on 04/25/2013 7:05:33 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: rockrr

Individually, of course they didn’t deserve it. But as American citizens who voted for personal gain rather than for the good of fellow citizens, for the good of our nation, yes we did deserve it.

Conservatives refuse to march on their state and federal offices to get their views across to the legislators. I know people who have never called, emailed or penned a note to their congressman yet complain as loudly as college kids.

America deserves the government she has and the lack of security we have too. We voted for it or we stayed home and couldn’t be bothered to vote.


24 posted on 04/25/2013 7:26:32 PM PDT by B4Ranch ( There's Two Choices. Stand Up and Be Counted ... Or Line Up and Be Numbered.)
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To: B4Ranch

I spend a fair amount of time reading political and news forums. I had the TV service disconnected a couple of years ago because I realized what a dunce I was for financing the propoganda machine. Reading forums at least gives a range of opinion on current events that is somewhat free of the threat of censorship.

However, in the past year I have had to face the fact that whatever entities have orchestrated the fall of this nation have all but succeeded and their strategies. They have been brilliant and well timed.

Your post struck me immediately as one that projects a rare understanding of just what is happening to us. Therefore I am moved to do something that I rarely do anymore and profess my admiration for an insight.

Communism and Marxism have overtaken a once great nation without much fanfare or commotion at all. That’s because there are no soldiers or warriors left to defend it. Instead of putting on their individual armor, taking up the cause and marching together against a common enemy, with force and resolution, we have been brilliantly conned into a twenty-four/seven, all consuming war of words with each other.

So peck away at those keyboards everyone! Lay waste to those who disagree with you on some vague political point. Count yourself the righteous victor in the realm of virtual reality! Meanwhile, your real enemies have already taken most of the freedoms and values you claim to hold dear.

War, in the end, involves physical resistance and force. America’s judicial and electoral systems, meant to replace or reduce the need for it, have been corrupted or dismantled while we were facebooking and twittering about what to do.

The border will never be secured without force. Neither will families, businesses, materia goods and homes from the elements of society that have always sought to steal or destroy them. Americans have lost the characteristic bravery that nipped such things in the bud before they had a chance to proliferate. When someone knocks on your door and informs you that you are a ward of the state, it will be too late to fight. A handful will go the way of Patrick Henry but not many, I’m afraid.

Thankyou for sounding a brave premise.


25 posted on 05/05/2013 10:34:03 AM PDT by Aleya2Fairlie
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To: Aleya2Fairlie

My conclusions about the terrible depths that our beloved country has fallen to were not reached in the last few days, weeks or months. I have been watching this degradation for decades, wishing that I had an answer. I have been hoping and praying that someone would have the key to defeat the well coordinated efforts of the socialists and elected progressive communists within our legislative houses in their desire to bring about the New World Order.

How can we permit third world refugees to determine how we as American citizens should react to their Moslem religious beliefs? They come over here with four wives and a dozen children. Put them all in separate houses and demand federal assistance for them as single, unwed mothers. What gives them the authority to demand as immigrants that they should receive all the benefits of our Constitution and social programs? Saudi Arabian money, that’s what. America and the free world have been sold out by traitors in the progressive democratic party and the slimeballs in the republican party.

Then we elect an unqualified man as president who just happens to be a Moslem himself. He loads his Cabinet with more devout Moslems. There is no possible way that he could have accomplished everything he has without the full cooperation of the putrid republican party and a corrupt legal system.

The big push for Obamacare and the quiet acceptance by the republican legislators indicated to me that they were in collusion with the progressives to make it happen. When the SCOTUS gave their stamp of approval to it, I knew America was seeing her last days of freedom.

It is so obvious that the current immigration reform bill is also a corrupt piece of legislation. The lack of border enforcement is truly criminal. All of these items are necessary for a North America Union to come about. I keep praying that Senator Ted Cruz will throw a big wrench into the gearbox and bring it to a halt.The one key item for the creation of the NAU, gun control, thankfully was not achieved.

The nationwide restrictive crush on Christianity in our public schools, colleges and universities is crippling our younger citizens. They won’t have the required faith in God to feel they should continue the fight for freedom of their fellow man. I understand that it is all by design but one would think that the world’s Christian leaders would fight harder.

The collapse of America has been well planned and well financed by many people to whom individual liberty by the common man is a sin. They knew about the apathy that most people have developed in the last four decades. It is going to take more than a team of well trained snipers to alter our course. We already know what our destination will be. Misery, hunger and pain.

The corruption and collusion amongst our legislative leaders is disgusting. The republican party needs to change their symbol to the eel. The majority of their representatives have lost their spine and forgotten their oath of office.

I’d like to thank you for your comments. I wasn’t expecting to see any support on the thread. Normally that comes by email or telephone. I’m wondering if we have similar personalities. Why? Because you are the only person on this forum who is bold enough to step out of line and publicly stand beside me. I don’t believe you are too concerned with other people’s opinions of your opinion. LOL Neither am I, but you already knew that.

Take care and thanks again.


26 posted on 05/05/2013 4:41:21 PM PDT by B4Ranch (http://www.theycometoamerica.com/)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who is this “we” Pitts refers to? And what do “we” stand for? As far as I can tell, Pitts and his ilk don’t stand for much of anything I stand for. The letter writer is exactly right. The philosophy of Pitts and crew is why we have massive amounts of invaders and anti-Western hatred in this nation.


27 posted on 05/05/2013 5:01:51 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
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