Wow! A couple of days ago, I asked the rhetorical question "...What's next, wholesale body bags?" to address the wave of terroristic violence that has overtaken the country since the last election. In our society of mega-extreme-new-improved-more-bigger-better-faster-now provocation to consume, my fear is that there's only one direction that wave can go. Bigger.
I started pondering the question of what we could do right after the assassination of Dr. Tiller by a religious extremist. I felt that it wasn't enough to call for boycotts of right wing commentators who spew their hate, because that did not really address the core problems.
In fact as a former right wing religious "pro-life" leader I felt compelled to publicly apologize (in the Huffington Post) for the "America-is-like-Nazi-Germany" rhetoric that my late Evangelical leader father and I helped create in the 1970s and 80s that inexorably led to justifying violence in the Tiller case.