Arizona, editorial, Gabrielle Giffords, political rhetoric, United States House of Representatives
I have nothing new to add to all the countless reports and analysis given by so many. I am shocked, sickened, and deeply grieved, for all who were personally touched by this senseless tragedy.
I worked out most of it in a post at Walking in the Shadows. Although couched in “religious” language, I think the thoughts are universal to the human condition. Read it if you care to.
WORDS MATTER DAMMIT
the news yesterday just knocked all the snark right out of me….. nuts and guns and hate…… and then this morning I read that the wonderful folks at the Westboro
Baptist Church plan on picketing at the victims funerals….. hoping to incite more violence, I’m sure….
Yeah I read about Westboro too. Gosh where does all the hate come from in this country? Compared to most, we live pretty decent lives, yet we are swimming in a cesspool of such hate that it is really scary. Has been I guess.
Oh , here in Iowa, as of Jan 1, anyone licensed to have a gun, can carry it openly anywhere. Nice huh?
there is too much acceptable hate in this country, too much hate passed as entertainment
there are too many guns in this country – the NRA stops every single piece of legislation – no matter how reasonable – before it goes anywhere
there is too little treatment of the mentally ill – there are people who still believe it is a made up illness
mix them together – Tucson
I do agree DC. I’ve been upset about the outrageous simulated violence in entertainment, which I think simply desensitizes us. We are never willing to pay the price to address the causes of things, we only slap bandaids on the wounds and wait for the next triage to come along. It’s suicidal, but I guess that’s who we are at this point.
Free spech has consequences, the Sheriff said. While an emotional man with personal ties to the Congresswomen, he’s right. The shock jocks, the bloggrers, the snarky comments…us…dial them down and maybe the truly unbalanced will not be triggered into action.
It seems a reasonable conclusion doesn’t it? And even if not true, what is so bad about some common decency returning to our discourse?
Has no one noticed that the Radical Right hasw ‘preached’ Violernt overthrow of ‘marxist Obama styaff’, including Killing them ‘if necessary’?
2 Teabaggers wendorsed by Palin (Odonnel, DE) Evewn said Killing Leftist leadfers ‘if necessary’. No one noticed?
Glenn Beck typically lied 2 days before the Assination attempt that ‘The Liberals are threatening (planning) the violent overthrow of the government……We don’t have George Washington to help us.’ Fox/Glenn have been ‘preaching’ Violence against Musdlims since 9/11. The Very Source of ‘preaching violence’ against ‘liberals/marxists/socialists’ EWtc, Etc. Has been the Fox Network and Limboo. Limboo said it’s Ok to kill marxists/liberals’, etc.
No one rememebers that the same Arizona Congreswoman had her home office in AZ Shot into, during the Preaching Violence FOX/Teabagger Campaign 3 monthsw ago?
It’s not Religion that caused the shooting; it’s the Radical Right Big Money Agenda to kill Any People Programs, to enrich the Richest Big Business , Biggest Money. Few know thast the entire USA Economy (Gross Domestic Ptroduct); The Entire Economy, is 35% our Heathcare b Busines, For Profit; Over a Million Health Businesses. And USA Health System ranks 28th to 37th now.
Obamacare is Hated by Big Insurance, Fes
derally Subsidized as ‘all Big Monmey’ is, after GW Bush/Chaney radical reversal of USA People/Growth Priorities.
And Obama Administration has done ‘nothing’ to Change; only furthert
ed Big Money Agenda, like 30,000 mkore Marines to Afghanistanm, to ‘win’ the Native Uinsurrection, as we tried in Viet Nam.
Biggest Money Rules DC/Congress/Obamas.
The Right always forgets that it ever has a thing to do with anything that goes wrong. It’s always on the “right” side didn’t you realize that Tony? That is why we live in this misery–they just write their own script of reality and feed it to their ever ready minions.