This is exactly why I no longer live in the States. Footage like this (and yes, it is edited to make a point, but there’s plenty of material there to choose from) makes me sad, it makes me horrified, and it makes me angry. These are people who have been spoon-fed a diet of hate, of bigotry, of fear by their government, by the powerful lobbies in the United States, by their churches – all groups with ulterior motives and venal hidden agendas.
This is not my country. I turn my back on this country and these people. My country is a place where hard work and innovation is prized, where people from any background can make a life for themselves. My country is a land of immigrants, a giant melting pot where diversity breeds discovery and a rich culture.
Ok, so it’s also a country of small-minded religious bigots. It’s the land of Fox News. And that makes me very sad.