What are we becoming in the United States of America? I've seen videos of campaign rallies where Sarah Palin is speaking. She seems to be able to stir up the crowd in ugly ways. Maybe that isn't her intention, but it seems to be happening everywhere she goes. She will make a statement about Obama and the crowd responds with loud "boo"s. Someone in the crowd yells "kill him" and someone else yells "off with his head". This scares me. i lived through the sixties and seventies, when there was turmoil in this country. There were race riots. Two Kennedys and MLK were assassinated. Students were shot and killed while protesting the Vietnam War at Kent State. I don't want to see that atmosphere return.
The campaign is turning ugly. The angry, bitter look on Cindy McCain's face when she was talking about "a chill going through her body" when she heard of Obama voting against a bill funding the war. Has she forgotten that her own husband voted against a funding bill just two months before? It's not so much what she says that bothers me... it's the way the crowd reacts, booing and yelling, and Sarah Palin standing behind her, nodding her head in glee at the reaction. We are facing very serious issues that require rational thinking to find answers. It frightens me to see irrational rhetoric and people responding with base emotions.
Okay, I hoped I could avoid talking about politics. I do not want to stir up trouble or cause controversy. But until I express these things that are forefront in my mind, I just can't think or talk about anything else. I had to say it today because today both campaigns are coming to Ohio, which is in my back yard. If I see people that close to me acting like a mob, I don't know how I will be able to endure it.