There is no excuse for the tragedy that took place in Arizona yesterday. My heart and deepest sympathies go to all of the families of those killed and injured in the shooting spree by a very disturbed 22-year-old man. All we can do is be thankful that it wasn’t worse, and hope that this heinous atrocity will open the eyes of those that spew the kind of vitriol that stirs up the seriously unstable among us. Unfortunately, I doubt that it will.
Since Obama was elected, rage on the right has gone viral with uncountable numbers of people who call themselves “Patriots”, but are in fact nothing more than hate mongers that call for sedition, 2nd amendment remedies, and flat out armed rebellion against our duly elected government. Hardly the kind of thing that could be considered something a true patriot would do. I have said many times before that sooner or later all this hate and hype was going to stir the crazy pot until someone snaps and does something really stupid. And that is exactly what has happened.
Arizona’s Sheriff Clarence Dupnic said yesterday:
"When you look at unbalanced people, how they respond to the vitriol that comes out of certain mouths about tearing down the government. The anger, the hatred, the bigotry that goes on in this country is getting to be outrageous," said the sheriff. "And unfortunately, Arizona I think has become sort of the capital. We have become the mecca for prejudice and bigotry."
Shockingly, it seems that all these vitriol spewing (so-called) “Patriots” are aghast that the finger of blame is being pointed at them. Well, WTF? This horrific event is exactly what they have been just squirming over their keyboards for. How long have they been calling for all “True Patriots” to step up and “exercise those 2nd amendment rights,” to “lock and load buddy and dare them damn Obots to get in the way”. The vitriol all of these groups spew is absolutely fuel for the crazy fires of mentally unstable individuals like Loughner. And you can all bet your ass that Loughner is not the only one out there. People like this are a nightmare walking.
Loughner was not directly affiliated with a specific tea party group, but he listed Sara Palin and the tea party as two of “his inspirations” on one of his social network sites before it was taken down. He was also extremely anti government, made a pretty creepy video burning a US flag, and apparently was affiliated with the white supremacist hate group “American Renaissance”. Yet these right wing hate spewing so-called Christian Patriots are calling him a lefty?
Over at “AGJ” , …Bob posted an editorial about this tragedy and said:
“The bigger picture here is the fact that America has become a breeding ground for fanatics, haters and yes, terrorists. This was an act of terror today, make no bones about it.”
Gee …Bob, do you really think so? Sort of like the hate filled seditious fanatics you tend to encourage on your website.
“It’s a sad day for honest, God fearing citizens as all the loonies on the Left are going to blame God, the Tea Parties and even me for this killer’s actions simply because the guy was white, from Arizona and the target was a Democrat.”
It’s a sad day all right, and yes …Bob, people just like you who fuel this kind of hate, advocating violence, treason and armed rebellion against this country may not be responsible for this specific act, but you’re all damn sure responsible for fueling the fires of hate in unstable minds.
Just as an example, here’s a comment from that very post.
“Steve in Texas says: January 8, 2011 at 10:38 pm
Bob not to worry I have yet hear anyone invoke your name as the person to blame. Yes this was a tragedy for the innocents, no one can disagree with that, and yes Loughner from what we are hearing from the “trusted” media he is a troubled young man. He isn’t one of us, but if he were I wouldn’t be denying him because I do fell strongly the 111th Congress and Obama has repressed the citizens who care about liberty. The rest are too stupid to know any better, but the rest of us are damn well ready to throw down on Obama and his supporters.
We want a fair hearing, and we want this insidious take over to stop or else this will only be the beginning, even if by a serendipitous wacko. If Boehner is shocked and horrified, I for one am equally affronted by their collective treason.
Am I making myself clear?”
So Steve is ready to “throw down on Obama and his supporters”? Yes, I would say Steve is making himself very clear, and so is …Bob by even posting such a threat to the very life of the POTUS.
Over at Orly Taitz’s website it’s no better. Federal Judge John Roll was murdered in cold blood yesterday and what does Orly do? Why she bashes the courts and judges of course.
“When people stop believing in the court system, when they realize that there is massive corruption in courts, they become violent. If all the corruption is not cleaned in courts, more people will take up arms, as they will believe that this is the only way to defend themselves from criminals”
Yes, and just where do these disturbed individuals get ideas like that Orly? How much hate and vitriol have you spewed on your website? How many times have you called for sedition and armed rebellion against this country? You’ve even called for the military to openly revolt against the government. Of course, to give all dogs their due, as my mother use to say, its probably not been nearly as many times as you have posted how many hits you get when you Google yourself. (What is that, like an egotistical OCD or something?)
Lets not forget to mention the most sickening group of pond scum that plagues this country, the Westboro Baptist Church funeral picketers. There is probably lots of competition for the most hateful hate group, but these assholes are the sickest bunch of bastards I’ve ever seen that had the balls to call themselves a church. There is just no excuse, none what so ever.
Well, one thing is for sure and that is that Loughner will never see the light of freedom again. But I’m sure that’s of little consolation to those whose lives he took, or to their families. The feds have charged him with two counts of murder, and two counts of attempted murder, state charges are still to come.
Again, my heart and deepest sympathies go out to all the victims and their families. And I sincerely hope for Congresswoman Giffords to have the best recovery possible.