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A Note on the Giffords Shooting

I can't say that I didn't see this shit coming. The brownshirts just haven't picked their uniform yet.

From my predictions on terror:
The biggest terrorist acts in the US will be from home-grown, non-Muslim, right-wing radicals, and will be virtually ignored or downplayed by the corporate media as "lone wolf acts". Those who do investigate will find that some elected government officials are involved, but they will be shouted down as "conspiracy theorists" or "engaging in character assassination".
This is not the first (the Tiller assassin was a right wing terrorist, downplayed by the media as a "lone crank"). It won't be the last, unfortunately. Not until we as a nation get a spine and start indicting people who advocate "reload"ing, "locked and loaded" and "dead liberals" under sedition laws.

If Palin, O'Reilly, Limbaugh, Bachmann and their ilk were Muslim, they would be in Gitmo right now. But they're not, they're "Christian", and they wave the US flag and Christian Cross. So they get a pass from the corporate media, our law enforcement, and our society. That's Christian privilege. So is the fact that a gunman following their exhortations is described as a "lone nut", but if a Muslim (or anything else) advocated the same crap, and someone followed through, the whole race or religion would be tarred with the same brush (like what bigots say about the mythical "new black panthers".)

Welcome to fascism, people. It's here. I'm just waiting for our Kristallnacht. This isn't even it, BTW, but it's getting there.


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Jan. 9th, 2011 10:04 pm (UTC)
I am watching the rhetoric with marginal interest.

I am fond of dark gray for uniforms. Hides dirt well.
Jan. 10th, 2011 03:02 am (UTC)
The killer is being described here as a left-wing radical.

Jan. 10th, 2011 07:22 am (UTC)
Interesting, considering I've read quotes from his video on the UPI site, and he sounds more like a right wing conspiracy theorist. But maybe all nutjobs converge, eventually.
Jan. 10th, 2011 08:36 pm (UTC)

Reality doesn't matter. The right wing wants to blame this on liberals. Already the twisting of the truth has begun.
Jan. 12th, 2011 05:06 am (UTC)
Only by the right wing, who desperately wants to avoid looking in their mirrors. Left-wing radicals don't go off about the gold standard and inventing their own currency.

Left wing radicals go off about "The Man" ala the 1960s, civil rights for animals, or spiking trees to stop logging.

This guy wasn't a PETA member, sorry.

Edited at 2011-01-12 05:09 am (UTC)
Jan. 10th, 2011 06:50 pm (UTC)
Not surprised at all. The rabid right has been advocating these tactics for almost 3 years now, although the shooter may not fit in with their agenda. He does seem to have the "gummint" conspiracy thing down though. And Palin saying that their graphics weren't intended to be seen as "crosshairs"? Well then why did she call them crosshairs? Oh yeah, we were expecting adults to act like adults and not children.
Jan. 10th, 2011 08:35 pm (UTC)

I wish I could disagree with this. *sigh*
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