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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Blame America Firts!

Sometimes people read a news story and become convinced the story proves, once and for all, that their prejudices were founded.

For example, check out these two reader responses to Monday's story about the explosives found near West Chester's Mostellier Garage.

From "Just An Observation" of West Chester:

"There is a trend here and while the numeous bomb threats at the Courthouse and Government Services buildings don't always make the paper, it appear the VOICE of Chester County seems to be silent on a lot of things. The truth is we are growing too fast here and everyone is profitting off the boom in West Chester not to mention that there is a lack of sensatrivity to the needs of those that live here in the borough.

"What's the big picture story here and why don't we feel safe in our little town any longer? Well the truth is with popularity comes unforseen issues that we often take forgranted and then progress breeds other issues.

"After 25 years in West Chester, I tend to miss the old woolworth days when things were kinder and gentler here in 'Sleepy Hollow'

"This incident has reminded us that we need to be aware and that not just the borough is a target we have a university here that could be a target too...WHOSE MINDING THE STORE and with all those cameras up town how is it that the Police didn't see this stranger walking around the garage...YES THEY HAVE STREET CAMERAS in WC and they eye the borough...

"Progress...ask yourself how much are you willing to pay for progress?"

This writer seems to be implying that with population increases come bombings. This is an extreme form of a common sentiment: "We, the longtime residents, are good and peaceful people. You, the developers and development-happy goverment officials, will make it possible for who knows what kind of riff-raff to come to our community. (In Tredyffrin, substitute "riff-raff' for "apartment dwellers.")"

From Raoul Deming, of Chester Springs:

"The old "Declare War On America" Students For A Democratic Society are coming back to WCU. The same SDS that went around their 60's convention holding up four fingers like a fork and exchanging the phrase "FREE MANSON" as in Charles Manson.

"Why? Because Manson's followers KIlled The Rich, where SDS would just chant "Kill The Rich".

"Pretty sick stuff, when you find out that SDS Bernadine Dorhn had the SDS doing that to show solidarity with Manson, when you realize that the rich was a pregnant Sharon Tate who pleaded for the life of her baby.

"And why a "fork salute"? Because one of the manson followers stuck a fork in Tates stomach after they killed her.

"And oh yeah, SDS had their NYC townhouse explode back in the day. They were building bombs for use at an NCO dance at Fort Dix, which would have killed hundreds of Soldiers.

"And take a look at the Chester County Peace Movement. The CCPM's Tompson Bradley, who went to Europe back in the 60's to meet with the Vietnamese Communists was not al that long ago on a panel at Swathmore with Carthrine Wilkerson, one of the SDS'ers in that townhouse working on bombs to kill Soldiers.

"CCPM has members who travel to meet those countries hostile to the USA. They go not to defend our country but to show solidartity with the America haters. Go to YouTube and find "VFP Calutes Chavez" to see Veterans For Peace leader John Grant grovel for Hugo Chavez.

"Other CCPM members go to Syria, Iraq, Iran and Lebanon, even North Korea. And CCPM's leader Karen Porter even commented on the meber's North Korea trip that she "covets it".

"It's take a hard look at the "Blame America Firts" crowd. In the 60's, the SDS leaders were frustrated over their lack of public support for their anti-war ideas and they went underground, as in Weather Underground. There they "Declared War on America" and were directly tied to 250 bombing, with the suspected number as high as 500.

"Can WCU's SDS Faculty Adivser for SDS, Prof Davidson, account for all his charges yesterday? Or was Davidson out of town visiting the dictator of Syria again?"

Yes, of course! The Chester County Peace Movement members are responsible for the attempted bombing. Or, if not them, then the more liberal, America-hating WCU students.

Anoter person who posted on the comments section worried that the rest of Chester County would try to blame someone from Coatesville.

The moral is, in cases of attempted bombing, blame the person or group you hate the most (Fat Paul ... )

And, as always,

Blame America Firts!