Here's a great article on the current climate of fear and hate that's been whipped up by right wing media and the tea party movement. The Southern Poverty Law Center does a great job of tracking racist and hate groups on their Web site; http://www.splcenter.org/blog.
Liberal author and radio host Thom Hartmann (http://www.thomhartmann.com) interviewed Lamar Waldron (www.legacyofsecrecy.com) on his show today. They had a powerful discussion topic, "Is the climate of hate being fostered by Tea Parties and Republicans today as dangerous as the climate of hate in the 60’s that led to the assassinations John, Robert & Martin?"
“It demands great spiritual resilience not to hate the hater whose foot is on your neck, and an even greater miracle of perception and charity not to teach your child to hate.” ~James Arthur Baldwin"But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you" ~Jesus (Matthew 5:44)