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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A Climate Of Hate

Feb 23rd, 2011

The dramatic rise in racially motivated hate activity according to The Southern Poverty Law Center:

"Hate groups topped 1,000 for the first time since the Southern Poverty Law Center began counting such groups in the 1980s. Anti-immigrant vigilante groups, despite having some of the political wind taken out of their sails by the adoption of hard-line anti-immigration laws around the country, continued to rise slowly. But by far the most dramatic growth came in the antigovernment “Patriot” movement — conspiracy-minded organizations that see the federal government as their primary enemy — which gained more than 300 new groups, a jump of over 60%."


  1. The curve appears more linear when looking at the bar graph. However, FOX news has been lathering up this group since before 2000 where the chart begins. But it seems as though it goes up yearly in an alarming manner.

  2. Words have such power. "I hate those people." becomes, "Anybody got a rope?" far too easily. There are no irrelevant thoughts let alone words or deeds. We need to teach more poetry to stress our common humanity and the implications of the "Double Slit Experiment" to understand our true power.