Last month, in a column entitled, “Some Ramblings on the Fringe,” we compared the Amanda Knox-Raffaele Sollecito “guilters” and Frazier Glenn Miller, Jr. – the white supremacist who opened fire outside two Jewish community facilities in Kansas – to the Holocaust deniers. We got some criticism for that, particularly from those who disagree with us about who killed Meredith Kercher in Perugia, Italy. The white supremacists, not surprisingly, didn’t bother to respond. We wonder if many of them can even read.
But while we don’t take either of these groups too seriously as intellectual threats, we do take their comments extremely seriously, particularly in this age of Internet ubiquity. And two new incidents this week will help demonstrate why.