Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Politics of Censorship

One of the reasons I am writing a lot of this anonymously is that I am currently in a job that would, well, come to a very public end if I were outed as supporting anything other than the political right.

I am about to move to a new job at which no one will care about my politics. I CAN'T WAIT!

Until then, I continue to receive emails like the following:

Professor Joseph Olson of Hemline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, points out some interesting facts concerning the Presidential election:

  • Number of States won by: Democrats: 19 Republicans: 29
  • Square miles of land won by: Democrats: 580,000 Republicans: 2,427,000
  • Population of counties won by: Democrats: 127 million Republicans: 143 million
  • Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by: Democrats: 13..2 Republicans: 2.1

Professor Olson adds: "In aggregate,the map of the territory Republicans won was mostly the land owned by the taxpaying citizens of the country. Democrat territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in government-owned tenements and living off various forms of government welfare..."

Olson believes blah, blah, blah...

OK, not only did Olson not write this but the numbers are wrong. This is the kind of crap I have received daily from Conservatives of every flavor for the last five-plus years. I have, on occasion, pointed out to certain individuals that their emails are incorrect and have requested to be removed from mail lists, but have not been able to go further, afraid to out myself and lose my job.

And for those thinking that this is paranoid in itself, please take a look at what happened to Jim Zumbo, formerly of Outdoor Life, and Dan Cooper, of Cooper Firearms. I'm telling you, the firearms world will eat their own young to survive.

LGG
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