I don't wish to get all political, but anyone that has ever flicked around the radio dial while driving through the United States knows how damn scary the experience can be.
Crackpot doesn't begin to do justice to many of the voices you hear (mostly on the right, which is not to suggest there aren't wacko lefties out there too). They spout out whatever hateful crap they feel like while appealing to the most cynical, disgusting base that you can imagine. Although I am a big proponent of absolute free speech--it's better to have ugly attitudes exposed for the world to see than to sweep them away to protect delicate ears--I do find it sad that the loud mouths usually end up profiting from their stupidity.
We live in a society where a teenage girl can be suspended from high school for saying the word "vagina," but you can make a living by suggesting that Magic Johnson "faked AIDS" for sympathy.
And that's just sad.
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