Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Knee Jerker's Paradise
"Especially within hours of a tragedy unfolding, journalists and pundits should not manufacture a blood libel that serves only to incite the very hatred and violence they purport to condemn," she said in the video released on her Facebook page. "That is reprehensible."
The righteous indignation coming from the talking heads on the Right is well, I guess it is typical. Typical of them to not see how hypocritcal their indignation is regarding the questions of political motive for the recent shootings in Arizona. The Limbaughs, the Hannity's, the Palin's read political motive into everything if it even hints at serving their purpose, which is to defeat Obama and the evil Left no matter the cost. And they have the balls to be huffy about questions of their possible influence on someone who might be one of their own. Gimme a break. The Right has been so hate filled and angry for so long, it is no wonder those on the Left bring it up. Suck it up Palin and don't whine about it. You reap what you sow.
Come on now. Just what the Hell did they think would happen after they told their minions it was okay to pack a firearm to a political rally? What kind of result did they think would happen by placing targets over the faces of their political rivals. Sure 99.9% of us took it is as intended. But do not deny the obvious logical leap that there are enough unbalanced minds out there who might pack these extreme political stunts in their "why I do the things I do" quiver. Insanity needs little provocation. The loudmouths on the Right and the Left do not seem to care.
Incitement is incitement, even if it somehow squeeks by the legal measuring stick. What is the point of bringing a firearm to a political rally anyway? Personal protection? Right. It is because their exalted leadership told them it was their right and in some cases told them it was their duty.
This tendency to read political undercurrents into everything is also found on the Left. But no where to the degree or with as much vicious hatred the Right seems to generate. The Right has perfected the between lines reading to a new high. They have also, through their various propaganda media outlets, been able to get away with dispersing outright lies as fact, repeating them long enough they are sucked up as fact by folks who do not want to think for themselves.
Why do we allow these flounders to even be on our radar screen? Do we really think they will fix whatever perceived problems we are having? Or do we just like being told what we want to hear?
We have become a nation of knee jerkers. Quick to assume and quick to blame someone who is "on the other side". We have become slaves to the notion of instant gratification in not only our pleasures, but our anger also. You want to blame someone for this country's situation? Look in a mirror. And please stop blaming all our problems on one group. Nothing that is wrong is all any one group's fault, it is the nation's fault. If you are a citizen, you and I own some of it.
Okay - Rant over.....................I'm feeling better now.