Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Saddened and Sickened

Today a madman opened fire at the Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C., killing the guard and wounding at least one other person.
There are hundreds of news stories and OpEd pieces about this all over TV news and in the Blogworld, so I won't rehash the details.
I believe the rightwing has become emboldened by rightwing pundits, entertainers and politicians whose hate speech and fomenting of violence has to stop.
Furthermore, I believe Americans have proven that gun ownership among responsible, sane citizens is quickly becoming eclipsed by insane murderers who make their political statements at the click of a trigger.
We lefties are at a disadvantage here.
We don't tend to shoot groups of people with whom we disagree.
We don't clog radio airwaves with hate speech that prompts racists, xenophobes and religious fanatics to take deadly action.
I think sooner or later, maniacs like Rush Limbaugh, Bill O'Reilly, Ann Coulter and so on will have to be indicted as co-conspirators in one or more of these hate crimes before any of them will start to tone down the rhetoric.
It's wrong to think this, but I don't know that I'd be that upset if someone got so sick of the hate mongering, they put a bullet in Limbaugh's fat head.
Is that what it'll take?
Causing massive terror in public is terrorism. These maniacs are terrorists.
One major hate crime per week is getting to be too goddamn much.


JimBob said...

But you know the minute you indict
Rush or any of those pinheads for inciting this shit, they'll start screaming FREE SPEECH! FREE SPEECH!

Friggin' Repubes. Punk asses make me sick.

FranIAm said...

Oh - I literally just learned of this moments ago.

This makes me very ill and ill at ease.

It is tragic - a lot of violence of late, not good.

Karen Zipdrive said...

And when you consider which side considers itself closer to God, why is it always the conservatives?
These people are more Satanic than they are Christian, Muslim or Jewish.

Dawn on MDI said...

amen, sister.

Anonymous said...

A post from a dear friend. He is a dual citizen Canadian-US:

" Saddened and disgusted by the events in Washington today. I'll never understand this gun fetish that exists in the United States wherein any sociopath, psychopath, misfit, moron or suicide can, at any time, and without any warning, end the lives of harmless and peaceful people. More guns do not make a safer society folks! And that officer, when he left for work this morning, was just looking forward to the weekend."


Fran said...

Too damned much for sure.

The shooter was a washed up hate monger 88 years old. His claim to fame on his way straight to hell?
He is in critical condition, may not live to face trial.

What a sick mind to pick a place of tolerance to showcase his intolerance.

bigsis said...

And to hundreds or maybe thousands of people the bastard is a hero sent by god, what the fuck is that about? This is a horribly dangerous and alluring message to all the nut jobs out there. The US is one mob scene away from being Pakistan.