I just read two articles back to back that need to be read back to back. The first is about Dr. Mila Means and how she has struggled to fill the void left in the provision of abortion services in Wichita Kansas after the murder of Dr. Tiller in his church by a bat-shit crazy anti-abortion zealot, of which there are many in Kansas. Dr. Means' life has been made a living hell by these people.
The second is about all the people who hate in America and how they are anti-American. I can't tell you how relieved I was to read this. It actually brought tears to my eyes. These are the people who have targetted Dr. Means and who are turning the United States into an inexplicable place, a place I thought could only exist in fiction. They are racist, classist, misogynist, homophobic haters. They hate science, they hate logic, they hate brown people, they hate gay people, they hate disobedient wives and sexually active daughters, they hate sex, they probably hate vegetarians. They hate. That's what they do. Why does anyone listen to them?
Call them what they are. Haters. It is my most sincere hope that America can be brought back from the brink, a brink that these haters keep trying to push it over. It is my most sincere hope that this hate stops spreading to Canada like the virus that it is. We see their tactics being used flagrantly here now. Rob "McCarthy" Anders calls veterans seeking homes for their unfortunate brethren Communists. Robo calls try to suppress the liberal vote. Parliament is prorogued. Dissent is squashed in hundreds of ways. It must stop.
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