OK, I rarely write anything political in here, but I’m so riled up by recent events, I feel compelled to do so. I don’t care if anyone reads it or agrees with me, but I just need to spew my thoughts out in the hope of getting it off my chest.
I do not believe for one second that Sarah Palin (or her aides or her design firm or anyone else involved) intended those crosshairs to be surveyor’s symbols. It’s bullshit. Anyone with even a shred of honesty and intelligence in them knows it’s bullshit. There is only one way you can change my mind on this: invent time travel, go back 9 months, and ask her. I feel supremely confident that the “invent time travel” part is the most likely to happen.
I’ve worked on enough design projects to know damn well that IF those were not intended to be crosshairs, someone would have brought it up.
“Would anyone outside the profession know that those are surveyor’s symbols? They could easily be mistaken for crosshairs. Maybe we should use little stars or donkeys or something. I’d sure hate for anyone to think we were encouraging gun violence.”
The extreme right wants more violence against the left. Period. Don’t believe me? Look it up. The facts will bear it out: the extreme right WANTS MORE VIOLENCE against the left. If you support them with your votes, your money, your words or your actions, then you are supporting violent acts against fellow Americans. Period.