I stopped reading after this (which for your posts is further than normal).rhubroma said:Of course the major point your rather puerile and purely instrumental comparison neglects to make, is that none of these folks would probably have acted upon, or in any case have not acted upon, such sentiments. This can not be said of the right-wing nutter/s in question. A key point which you have conveniently overlooked.
But of course there are lots of examples that contridict your assertion, here is but one;
Google is your friend, Prof. As an educator, I expect better.
There are crazies on the fringes of political parties all over the world. To suggest one side has more or is worse really misses the point. Had Bush been assassinated (or any other elected official) would it have been any less tragic?