I Hate Canton apologizes for going AWOL. We didn't plan to. We were a little behind and then we got a lot behind. When we returned we were promptly bulldozed by the pretty little hate machine spitting out malignancies all over the pages of the Rep and got worn out just thinking about it. Sometimes we wish we were not a proponent of free speech. Sometimes we want to stick a sock in it.
It's hard to know where to begin commenting on the latest hatefest. It seems pointless to try to catch up, so we won't try. It will only get worse anyway.
Tomorrow we'll start over, but some things just can't be ignored.
This is old, but here's what we mean.
On July 26, Tom McGlynn of Canton wrote a letter to the editor: Likening Obama to Hitler is Wrong and Irresponsible. Of course it is, especially for the sane and reasonable, of which the writer appears to be.
Mr. McGlynn wrote in part:
Mr. Manley certainly has the right not to like Obama and his policies, but to compare him to a madman who murdered 6 million innocent Jewish people and plunged the world into war is wrong. Liberals and conservatives can agree to disagree without being hateful.
Here's some sample responses to Mr. McGlynn's sane and reasonable letter:
About the letter -- Obama's supporters need to quit making the comparisons easy. ''..Obamas standing above the country, above above the world. Hes sort of god.'' -- Evan Thomas from Newsweek And now the lyrics to a Hitler Youth song:
And now the lyrics to a Hitler Youth song:
We are the happy Hitler Youth;
We have no need for Christian virtue;
For Adolf Hitler is our intercessor
And our redeemer.
No priest, no evil one
Can keep us
From feeling like Hitler's children.
No Christ do we follow, but Horst Wessel!
Away with incense and holy water pots.
And a song for Orphans:
Silent night! Holy night! All is calm, all is bright,
Only the Chancellor steadfast in fight,
Watches o'er Germany by day and night,
Always caring for us.