Tuesday, January 11, 2011

It's not just the right that advocates violence

Admittedly, some hate speech does originate from the right. But a lot comes from the left as well.

Yesterday, a liberal blogger left this comment on one of my previous posts:  "It's the right that advocates violence." Oh really? This was after his take on the shooting in Tuscon:
As much as I dislike the thought of Sarah Palin, as a politician, I think it is a real stretch to say she had any responsibility in the Arizona shooting, although there is an eerie video with Giffords saying she feels threatened because of Palin's 'reload' comment and finding herself 'in the crosshairs' in Pain's ad.' However, other right wingers, like Sharon Angle, of Nevada, have to share some of the blame. Her remarks, like, 'we need a 2nd Amendment (right to bear arms) solution to government officials' is totally irresponsible, and puts her right up there with Rush and Glenn Beck in inciting the whackos to violence. Words have consequences, and you never know who's listening.
Never mind that the Democratic National Committee also used crosshairs in 2006. Baaaaa go the sheep. This is just a regurgitation of left-wing talking points, by the likes of Paul Krugman, Keith Olbermann, Chris Matthews and their ilk.

Here are a few summaries of how the left has used hate, murder and mayhem. They are easy to find.

Michelle Malkin provides a history of left-wing hate and violence through pictures and video.

Michael Filozof provides a history of left-wing violence in his article at American Thinker.

Hate, Violence, and the Progressive Left (Vanity inspired by KOS rhetoric).

FNC’s Brit Hume rips left-wing ‘habit’ of equating disagreement with liberalism with hate

Return With Us Now To the Peaceful Protest Imagery Of the Bush Years AND How the Left Manufactures Hate For Political Gain

And for those of you who are too lazy to read -- or at least scan -- the articles above, take the time to read David Brook's "The Politicized Mind" published at the NYT. It is an excellent op-ed that provides balance to all the idiotic rhetoric.

And last, but not least, Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT), is using the tragedy for fund raising. A tragedy in which six people were killed -- including a 9-year-old child. Despicable.

So not only do those on the left advocate violence, they practice it too. To claim that only those on the right advocate violence is blatantly dishonest, and I'll leave it at that.


Jim said...

one of the Internet's most popular progressive activist sites targeted Giffords for electoral defeat in 2008 in much the same way as Palin's "cross-hairs" map did in 2010 — with Daily Kos founder and publisher Markos Moulitsas even using the term "bull's-eye."

On the day of the shooting, the Hillbuzz.org website reproduced screen grabs of Moulitsas' posting, noting that "Daily Kos targeted Gabrielle Giffords with a 'bulls eye' back in June of 2008."

"BoyBlue," who claimed he "worked like a dog" for Giffords as a state
representative in Arizona, fumed that "Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is dead to me now. I won't lift a finger, make one phone call, nor will I EVER vote for her in the future."

And the wacko left wants to blame palin....duh.

Jim said...

We all know that the Socialist Democrats don't attack others....well, except for these few examples:








I like how these socialists are blaming Palin, but Palin wasn't even known when this guy started talking about Giffords in 2007.

Of course, these socialists forget that Chris Matthews said that he'd like to see someone put a CO2 capsule in Limbaughs mouth and watch him inflate and explode.

Or the socialist that said she hopes that Clarence Thomas' wife feeds him lots of eggs and bacon so he dies soon from a heart attack.

The list goes on and on, but the socialists on this site never acknowledge that there are nutjobs on both sides. Up to and including Kevin who has threatened people on this site. Hmmm, maybe we should worry that Kevin could be the next mass murderer out there. But then, he'd just blame it as being a right wing political motivation like this kids in Az. Funny thing is that this kid doesn't seem to be political. Just anxious to kill a celebrity It is ironic that if he did choose this for political purposes, he chose one of the very few Conservative Democrats in Congress, who also used to be a Republican.

Jim said...

part of last paragraph was in reference to another web site, sorry bout that.