I've been hiding from running anything about the New Jersey-based anti-Semite, racist winger with his own internet radio rant show. He made the national news in the past few days by falling in line with the extremists in Lexington who want to control the school system, the curriculum and library books. He went the tiny bit farther too, by calling for his readers to physically attack the school superintendent.
I research my stuff and did on this, reading the MassResistance screed and visiting the radio guy's site. I listened to his material and read his posts.
Warning: I would not recommend going to the radio site. He is a very disturbed bigot and hard to take.
However, Box Turtle Bulletin has all you need to understand this here.
Sociologists and psychologists will probably be analyzing the writings at MR and the taped comments from the Mad Dad. The latter now has been quoted as saying physical violence is not the answer, but he also said on camera that the call to attack Superintendent Paul B. Ash was understandable.
Ash is continuing his school diversity program that includes picture books for elementary school kids that mention and show that some families have two moms, some two dads, some led by grandparents, some adoptive and so forth. Mad Dad and the radio bigot are furious that the facts that there are homosexuals and that they can legally marry in Massachusetts are included.
The Mad Dad's view on tape uses justifications along the line that Ash "...has to expect that people are going to be extremely angry over what he's doing." Of course, the only ones extremely angry are the tiny set of extremists such as he.
Ash does not have to and should not expect that anyone publishes his picture, addresses, phones, along with instructions to hurt him. For people filled with such hate and illogic, this step to violence is not a big one. The MR site even tries to compare KnowThyNeighbor's publication of the public list of those who signed the petition to overturn same-sex marriage to the radio loon's call to assault.
It is bitterly amusing from here that both the pair who runs MR and the Mad Dad distance and differentiate themselves from the radio ranter. The difference is only one of degree, slight degree, and not of kind.
Tags: massmarrier, Massachusetts, Mad Dad, Lexington