The grounds of the U.S. Capitol were the site of a conservative rally on Saturday that drew tens of thousands of protesters to Washington, D.C. The immediate occasion for the protest is the health care reform effort, but it quickly became obvious that some of the protesters’ complaints were of more antique vintage. What united them all was their animus towards the President and, sadly, it is time to ask how much of a factor racism is playing in these Tea Party protests.
Link (here) to the myopic opinion / editorial piece by Micheal Sean Winters in the In All Things blog.
Dear Fr. James Martin, S.J. ,
Can we please get a second opinion that does not sling the racism word around so cavalierly? The Taliban are racists, not my 70 year old Catholic retired firefighter uncle who participated in the Tea Party / Washington event. Oh, and the word "fetish" really should not be used at all, in any America piece.
Some more info on the "Big Message" event in Washington
Michele Malkin's, "The Tea Party Grows"
Micheal Sean Winters issues a retraction (here) over his racism post. It is good to see a more civil discussion at America. America is not the Daily Kos, The Huffington Post nor MoveOn.org. It represents the 500 year holy history of the Society of Jesus. Winters forgets that his paper in which he inks is built on Jesus Christ and His Company, not his radical left wing temper tantrums.