What doesn't help is the following political cartoon I saw today that turns Palin into something less than human. Guy Benson at Townhall.com wrote about this cartoon and some others that employ "heated rhetoric" against the right. Remember, it is much easier to get people to commit violence if you can convince them that the target of their violence is somehow less than human, and I believe this grotesque cartoon accomplishes the mission of dehumanizing Sarah Palin and making her someone who a disturbed person on the left would want to harm:
When I saw this cartoon today, I was instantly reminded of the dehumanizing posters of Jews that the Nazis produced leading up to, and during, World War II. Kind of like this one:
Left-wingers in the media must stop this vilification of those with whom they disagree politically, or sooner or later, some minion of the New York Times, Keith Olbermann, or the cartoonist who turned Sarah Palin into the subhuman caricature you see above, is going to start to think it is acceptable to kill or injure those who are considered to be no longer fully human.
So to these leftists in the media, I say stop the hate! Stop the heated rhetoric!
"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free... it expects what never was, and never will be." -Thomas Jefferson