Still, the last two topics discussed here are particularly incendiary. Christopher Hitchens is a beloved figure among the internet atheist community, precisely because he was one of the few atheists who ignored that community's trademark silence — and injunction against rabid group partisanship — and discussed his non-belief whenever he could shoehorn it into the conversation.
Ron Paul and race is likewise a touchy subject, an especially exhausting one for his fans. Too many opportunistic "journalists" have insisted on publishing smears about his racism just because he happens to be a candidate for President of the United States, and they have no compunction in slinging that slur around despite only having a paper trail of evidence. Personally, I don't think he's a racist myself. I take the same attitude toward Ron Paul that I took toward Bill Clinton when he said, "I did not have sex with that woman." If denial from a public figure accused of something negative is no longer good for us, where have we gone as a people? What boundless, featureless extremity can we not be pushed toward?
Still, I recognize I've ruffled some feathers just by doing my job, so in the Christmas spirit, I contacted my videographer, Cody, and asked him to put together two peace offerings. The first about Christopher Hitchens; the second about Libertarianism, Objectivism and the words of both Ayn Rand and Ron Paul. Hopefully these go some way to lightening everyone's spirits.
Lastly, since there's nowhere else to really put this, a lot of people in the comments section have wondered "who the hell are you people?" being the sorts who have been asked (or have chosen) to go after Hitchens and Paul. You could just read our "about page," but even then that's sort of vague. Suffice to say, all of us are black Muslims. All of us live overseas, as either European citizens or alien residents of Europe, except me. I recently moved to the state of Florida for a PR job with the Walt Disney Company.
Thank you, and Merry Christmas, everyone.