Tuesday, January 20, 2004

CNN.com has got me all riled up again ... Call me crazy (no wait, don't), but I find it to be an incredible stretch of the imagination (or perhaps a hallucination brought on by a serious binge) for the Klu Klux Klan to say that not being allowed to wear their masks and disguises as part of a demonstration is a violation of their free speech. [http://www.cnn.com/2004/LAW/01/20/rights.klan.reut/index.html has the full story in case you care.]

Without even delving into the issues regarding the group itself and its prehistoric ideas about the human race, the absolute lack of logic in their argument astounds me. This is a group that is so "proud" of themselves and what they stand for that they feel the urgent need to demonstrate out in public (in the tremendously diverse city of NY no less!) and yet they want to hide their identities. They want to be free to say whatever they want - as long as no one knows it's them saying it.

Racists AND cowards - wonderful, just what the world needs. Perhaps we should ship the "Christian" klan over to Iraq and see how they like spouting their ideas over there.

(At least the court made the right decision this time - score one for the legal eagles.)


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