From Wikipedia – Dehumanization
Dehumanization is the process by which members of a group of people assert the "inferiority" of another group through subtle or overt acts or statements. Dehumanization may be directed by an organization (such as a state) or may be the composite of individual sentiments and actions, as with some types of de facto racism.
Dehumanization is clearly alive and well in the wingnut e-mails, usually disguised as “humor”. A couple of days ago there were two from the same source.
Sort of Racist I guess. Oh well. Whatever!!!!!!
OUR FIRST COUPLE
Party time at the White House!
PARTYING AT THE WHITE HOUSE....Need I say more????
I responded with “The point?”
No point. Just a little humor. Oh sorry I forgot. Anything goes as long as it is directed at White Republican Politicians but God forbid if there is any humor whether well founded or not directed toward Liberal-Black-Muslim Politicians!!!!!
Maybe the wingnuts circulated dehumanizing stuff about George Bush as well? I wonder why they never sent it to me?
That one was offensive and not very funny, but the second was really over the top. It is one thing to belittle and ridicule, another to indirectly praise the idea of assassination. What do you think of this? Am I over-reacting?
Lost faith in the Marines
This came from a Marine's wife. It says it all:
I sat, as did millions of other Americans, and watched as the government underwent a peaceful transition of power a few months ago. At first, I felt a swell of pride and patriotism while Barack Obama took his Oath of office.
However, all that pride quickly vanished as I later watched 21 Marines, in full dress uniform with rifles, fire a 21-gun salute to the President. It was then that I realized how far America's Military had deteriorated.
Every last one of them missed....