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Smoldering Ramblings & Rhetoric: Origins of a Congressional Assassination

08-Jan-11 09:46 pm EDT Leave a comment Go to comments

From: Ross Holder
Sent: Saturday, January 08, 2011 9:13 PM
Subject: Smoldering Ramblings & Rhetoric: Origins of a Congressional Assassination

http://m.youtube.com/watch?gl=CA&warned=True&client=mv-google&hl=en&v=PnNx0WThoF0 

Why is it every time a multiple homicide story comes out, the suspects fit into one of a certain set of profiles and/or have a creepy website the that linked above – but everyone is so surprised? Perhaps even more puzzling are the furious denials by America’s right-wing political demographic. Within minutes of the story breaking on CNN, the “blame the left” punditry that is oh so unavoidable to the point of distraction in the US was washing its hands in unison of any culpability for provoking such an act. Some bloggers of this same ilk took to joking about the irony behind Gifford (a Democrat) arguing against tighter security measures in the “war on terror” suffering due to a lack of security.

Clearly, there’s no accounting for taste amongst the neocons.

But if you find yourself worrying about growing political unrest in the United States thanks to the acrimonious tone of political discourse originating from media personalities sympathetic to the Tea Party or the Republicans (such as Glen Beck and Rush Limbaugh), you are in good company. Particularly if, like me, you’re a Canadian whose fortunes are dependant on a strong, stable America. (Or if you’re an American citizen rightfully fearful of ending up in some kind of civil unrest or perhaps even another civil war.)

The only silver lining to this story I can imagine is that there is now a spotlight on the inflammatory rhetoric and those who’re peddling it. Perhaps now we’ll see a few more public figures outside the Democratic Party line up next to John Stewart (who really did all anyone could do to sound the alarm about something like this happening last year and prior) in denouncing the nonsense being rebroadcast by Fox News and returning a long-overdue dose of sanity to the national political theatre.

Perhaps we’ll see fewer rallies with tea partiers being invited to bring their guns and more rallies where the greatest drama is the satire of someone like Stephen Colbert offered as comic relief.

Sent from my Windows 7 Phone

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