A hateful man made the news yesterday. You’ve read or heard about it, I’m sure.
This hateful old man — born prior to the U.S. entry into World War II — has, for years, spouted hate for others.
This hateful old man has a long history of criticizing Jews. If you search the Internet, you can find his rants.
This hateful old man is a racist, who has made statements that have inflamed relations between blacks and whites.
This hateful old man is a conspiracy nut. Despite serving in the U.S. Navy, this hateful old man now spouts anti-government rhetoric, and blames the U.S. for the events of 9/11.
This hateful old man was a strong critic of President George W. Bush and GOP presidential candidate John McCain. Admittedly, this doesn’t make him hateful, but it does show you something about his political leanings.
This hateful old man made the news recently. And my reaction was like many others that hear or read about him and people like him: “That darn Jeremiah Wright is at it again.”
Of course, his recent comments that made the news were pushed out of the forefront by the actions of another hateful old man: James Wenneker von Brunn, another pre-World War II anti-Semite, who served in the Navy, made inflammatory statements, opposed Bush and McCain, and is a conspiracy nut.
The difference between them is as stark as black and white. But no deeper than color. Beneath the color, there’s not a bit of difference.