Jerry Kane has posted a great article at American Daughter by that name. I strongly advise you read it, then call your Senator. Hate crimes legislation has its roots in the communist-inspired, so-called Frankfurt School founded in Frankfurt, Germany by Bolsheviks in the 1920s. One of its leading lights, Herbert Marcuse, opined that the prevailing Western social order is repressive by definition and discriminates against minorities simply by existing. This creates a phenomenon he called "repressive tolerance" because even though other views are allowed within Western culture, the majority view is still permitted. It goes without saying that Marcuse considered that to be unacceptable. Instead, he proposed what he called "partisan tolerance," i.e. tolerating the views of those "repressed minorities" only, while completely shutting out the views of the majority. So now we have a word for Democrats' eyepopping hypocrisy when they wrap themselves in the mantle of free speech while simultaneously attempting to suppress conservative, or even just plain American, expression. So now we have an explanation for why so many college campuses, supposedly the society's heart of open-minded intellectual inquiry, actively, even violently intimidate conservative speakers - when they let them onto campus at all. They have been practicing "partisan tolerance." Marcuse came to the U.S. in the 1930s and was brought here by none other than Edward R. Murrow under a program to resettle intellectuals facing Nazi repression. According to Wikipedia, Marcuse worked at the OSS, the State Department and taught at Columbia, Harvard and Brandeis. He has been called the "Father of the New Left" and it is easy to see his Frankfurt School influence in speech codes that dominate today's college campuses. The Frankfurt School was dedicated to the destruction of the West. One of its founders stated "We will make the West so corrupt it stinks." It explains so much of today's sick popular culture. So this is the last piece in the Manufactured Crisis puzzle. It seems apparent from Kane's article that "Hate Crimes" legislation is the vehicle by which free speech will be permanently silenced in America. And after that, the thugs will be firmly in charge. You need look no further for proof that Marcuse's "cultural Marxists" are in charge in Washington now. Since it is their intention to destroy this country, intellectual appeals to them will fall on deaf ears. The only recourse is to lobby Senate Republicans and those few remaining Democrats with a shred of integrity, if indeed there are any. We are witnessing the death of our country.