Saw Garrison Keillor at the zoo last night. Sadly, most of his voice-crew was not with him, so it was mostly a msic show, but the band, as usual, was great.
The News from Lake Wobegon segment was a very familiar rehash of long-told stories - nothing new for veteran listeners. Still, it was nice seeing him in person, and, unlike any other zoo concert, he wandered out into the crowd.
But that's not what's on my mind this morning.
I just read a web piece about 'why americans mistrust Islam'. All I can think about is how it was for Jews throughout history, when you never knew if the non-Jew you just met would be a bigot when your identity came up.
Same with blacks - would the next casual encounter be hostile? Now it is Muslims.
They are the Feared Outsider of these times. Perpetually on guard for the sudden insult or ignorant stereotype.
And Glenn Beck's crowd wants to 'restore honor'. I can think of several areas where this clan could begin.