"If I'm gonna say anything about John Edwards in the future, I'll just wish he had been killed in a terrorist assassination plot" -- Ann Coulter on ABC's GOOD MORNING AMERICA, June 25, 2007
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Today's foiled plot in London, which could have taken many innocent lives, is a very serious reminder of the outrageous threat to innocent lives that terrorism presents.
Yet right wing author and commentator Ann Coulter continues to joke about terrorism, and even encourage new attacks on American soil against public figures such as John Edwards that she disagrees with -- with her outrageous and offensive brand of hate speech humor. If anything, the plague of terrorism, and those like Ann Coulter who seem to encourage it with their brand of hate speech humor, need to be some things that all right thinking persons should reject. There should be no place in American culture for those who promote, justify or joke about such violence to further their extremist political views.
Coulter's comic support for domestic terrorism and political assassinations, even if it's meant in humor to be funny, is a wholly unacceptable value for an American society which allows an open dialogue for any viewpoint -- as long as it is peacefully expressed. Anyone who advocates terrorism to advance their political opinions is simply not following the peaceful principles which the Founding Fathers established based on free speech and free elections. The views of both Coulter and potential terrorists are so far out of the mainstream that it is perhaps frustration that fuels their intensely angry and militant views. But that should tell these extremists just how wrong their views actually are.
The foiled London bomb plots seemed to be aimed at "soft targets", something that terrorism expert Clark Kent Ervin has predicted may become more likely in the future, as airports and government buildings and other high value potential targets of extremists become more protected and secure. When idiots like Coulter seem to endorse terrorism, even in their dark humor, it is unfortunately "soft targets" like innocent civilians that could potentially suffer the most.
"I've never seen people enjoying their husbands deaths so much", -- Ann Coulter on the wives of 9/11 victims in her book, GODLESS: THE CHURCH OF LIBERALISMUnlike controversial social comics of the past like Lenny Bruce or Mort Saul, there is nothing clever or meaningful about Coulter's brand of low-brow hate humor. Coulter is not a brilliant satirist, but simply a hate-monger, who endangers innocent Americans with her writings and humor when she comicly advocates for violence. All right thinking persons should pressure ABC-TV and other media to not give her a platform for her dangerous brand of humor.
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