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|People in receipt of burning crosses, often ended up dead at the hands of the KKK.|
People who found their walls daubed with Nazi symbols, often turned up dead at the hand of the Nazis.
People who found their crackers disrepected, often ended up
being killed by killing, or threatening to kill their oppressors people whose "religion" is that crackers are just crackers.
The similarities are just frightening.
You know of many recent examples?
No I don't, unless you count the recent death threats against PZ, but I'm sure that such incidents live on in the thoughts of previous victims and the people that know them. The symbols would be just as shocking today. I am neither a Jew nor an African-American. If such symbols have been relegated to the trashcan of history as you seem to imply, I would be delighted to hear about it. I haven't heard of any specific incidents recently but I think it would be unwise to assume that racial extremist are no longer a concern.
For the sake of argument, I will take you at your word. Cracker abuse is the last taboo. Nazis are gone, Racists are gone, but how do we handle the PZ-cracker situation? How do we, or should we, respect the rights of people who think crackers are just crackers? I say we
agree to disagree with kill them express our regret that people with similar outlooks to ours might do something we don't exactly sanction but do sort of understand.
I sort of imagine something with Ritz and grape juice- but the rest of the details are murky.
Cheesewiz, there has got to be cheeswiz and big pointy hats.
"Science is the horse that pulls the cart of philosophy."
L. Susskind, 2004 "SMOLIN VS. SUSSKIND: THE ANTHROPIC PRINCIPLE"