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Tom Coburn is a Big Fat Jerk


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Tuesday, February 01, 2005

And by the way: Zionist Occupied Govt, Anti-Semitism, Etc.

If you're a teacher or in some other kind of a job where you're in a position to openly discuss anti-Semitism and all the wingnut conspiracy theories floating around, now is the time to do it.

A subterranean strain of anti-Semitic, white supremacist movements is in the process of going mainstream. Of course, you can guess why this is happening, given the Bushinistas have legitimized hatred in all its gory [*l* intentionally deleted].

Note, for example, recent posts by Seeing the Forest and Orcinus, not to mention, the coopting-to-the-wingnuts behavior of the Bush administration and Cheney.

I use every opportunity to talk with (not at, with) my students about this stuff. The trick is to position it as a matter of free and intelligent choice, and never to lecture, but simply dissemble the radicals' arguments and positions. I make sure to leave the door wide open so the students can make their own minds up --- often, they're tending to these beliefs simply because they don't know any better and not as a matter of actual, conscious choice.


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