Where do people get these ideas? This is incredibly frightening. These people aren't idiots, they can read and write. What's scary to me is that there is some force out there -- the mainstream media, Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, public schools, something -- something that's suggesting to these folks that they should be filled with this level of xenophobia and hatred.
I'm prone to bits of anger, especially if someone driving an SUV cuts me off while talking on a cell phone, but this level of anger seems really foreign to me.