Here’s something that might surprise you, since 2000 our nation’s hate groups have grown by 54% (according to a CNN article). How could we have possibly let this happened? These maligned groups are supposed to be in decline. We’re supposed to be banning together, not breaking apart by allowing these groups to exist within our ranks.
The article made it sound like the election of President Obama shoulders much of the blame, along with our hard economic times, but I think it is more than that. For a brief shining moment after 9/11, we joined together as one nation. Since that moment ended, we have been disagreeing and infighting. Is it any wonder that in an environment such as that, that hate groups are allowed to flourish and grow?