Lessons of Oklahoma City were recalled today by former President Clinton. He noted that heated anti-government rhetoric preceded the 1995 truck bombing that killed 168 people.
“What we learned from Oklahoma City is not that we should gag each other or that we should reduce our passion for the positions we hold – but that the words we use really do matter, because there’s this vast echo chamber, and they go across space and they fall on the serious and the delirious alike. They fall on the connected and the unhinged alike,” Clinton said.
I’m posting this because it’s related to the discussion from earlier this week about the Oklahoma militia “let’s go fight the feds” chest-thumping.
No one wants violence to result from the current political cat-fighting. Except perhaps, the “unhinged.”