I’m going to stress right up front this isn’t a comedy piece, this is a commentary.
We all know this is a joke right? It’s ok to make jokes about the eradication of an entire political ideology for the simple reason of disagreement. I’m sure if I said I was gonna go Pol-Pot on all the conservatives, this man would be screaming for my head on a stick in some archaic Mccarthyesque fashion complete with internment camps for me and my “liberal” associates.
A radio show host in a position of having an audience (I’m speaking about right wing radio listeners as a whole) who’s been known to bring assault rifles to town hall meetings about health care, should think twice before inciting violence against fellow members of his community.
I don’t see how this brings people together as a community to work together to end the problems that face us today. Instead, I see this as a dividing line, I see a man who wishes to have a theocracy separate from the “liberals” where there are no gay people and women are baby machines with no rights to their own bodies and people who can’t pull themselves up by their bootstraps will be helped by their church or they’ll die in the streets because “everything happens for a reason”.
This man is a danger to his community. I don’t want to live in a community where this sort of violent rhetoric is allowed to be on the airwaves. This sort of intimidation on an election year is despicable and echoes of a past I thought was long gone.
Bill Post, you claim to be a man of the Christian faith, tell me, what part of your violent rhetoric goes in line with Matthew 5:44, “But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you”? Perhaps you mean to pray that god do what is right with people you advocate passing judgement on and executing for disagreeing with what you deem to be right?
Bill Post is on the radio station 1430 KYKN that broadcasts out of Keizer, OR. This is a list of their sponsors. I urge you to call or email them and let them know about their financial support of terrorism. To stress that I am not being hyperbolic, here’s the dictionary.com definition of terrorism.
the use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce,
especially for political purposes.
The type of community Bill Post and KYKN is fostering is one of hate and violence and needs to be silenced. I work very hard as a comic and I never have to stoop so low as to make cheap jokes that promote an environment where it is ok to murder people for disagreeing with you.