Friday, January 14, 2011

In Short: Conservative Killer Causation

If anyone's tired of hearing from every right wing tool that there is not nor has there ever been proof of any getting all kill-y over conservative rhetoric, send them to this post over at Slate.
In the comments on the roundup of recent political murders by right-wingers, reader Andrew Bockover points out that I missed a big one. In July of 2008, unemployed truck driver Jim Adkisson opened fire with a shotgun during a performance of "Annie" at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, killing two people and wounding several others.

Adkisson attacked the church because he identified it as liberal, and he had specifically planned to go out and assassinate liberals. "This was a symbolic killing," he wrote in a four-page manifesto. "Who I wanted to kill was every Democrat in the Senate, + House, the 100 people in Bernard Goldberg's book. I'd like to kill everyone in the Mainstream Media. But I knew these people were inaccessible to me."

More at the link, but I'd say that's pretty much case in point.


Lemmy Caution said...

Anyone who pushes this lame "both sides are guilty of violent rhetoric" crap has been living with their head up their ass.

Death panels, guns, revolution, targeting, government overthrow, 2nd amendment remedies, reloading, and holding fundraisers with weapons and the like......there is no 'leftist' equivelant to that garbage from this past couple years.

Ricky Shambles said...

Well said, Lemmy. I guess that's what is not just disturbing but downright scary: I'm not on their side, they have most of the guns and very little of the intelligence. Yipes!