“It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into”

Jonathan Swift
"The Democrats have moved to the right, and the right has moved into a mental hospital." - Bill Maher
"The city is crowded my friends are away and I'm on my own
It's too hot to handle so I gotta get up and go

It's a cruel ... cruel summer"

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

An Open Letter This 9/11

Dearest John,

I am glad KACV-TV is not observing the anniversary of 9/11 with another “Community Conversation” program. It was embarrassing to see you sit there last time, watching people of three faiths speak amicably and against intolerance while you mumbled1 about being a “gatekeeper” keeping out prejudice, yet all that time your newspaper was (and continues to be) the main public source of bigotry in our community.

Oh I know in your eyes the Amarillo Globe-News doesn’t publish bigotry and even if it did you’d think you’ve made great strides at ethnic and religious education with an article or column here and there. But from this side it looks like less than a token effort with the lies you allow to be printed and go unrefuted. You can deny it, but it’s like hearing the serial killer plead he’s a humanitarian because, after all, he did allow some of his victims to live.

So with Virgil and Dav* and Steve and Ralph and Mary fouling your pages you keep on pretending you’re an enlightened humanitarian.

Oh, and by the by, many of those questions on that show were meant for you. They were from me.

Ta, ta.


Calamus Venenum


1Figuratively, not literally. (Received a complaint.)