Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Knee Jerker's Paradise

Oh Please someone stuff a sock in Sarah's mouth.  Maybe use two as she seems to talk out of both sides of it.

"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.


Tom Harper said...

I think using the term "blood libel" is going to sink her even further into the hole she's already dug for herself.

I didn't even know what the term meant until I read this morning's news. A vicious orchestrated lie that probably caused millions of Jews to be ostracized and murdered, and she's comparing that to her own petty problems?

She's even more twisted than I thought.

BBC said...

Most folks don't know what "blood libel" is, I had to look it up myself, stands to reason that a crazy christian like her would though.

It's nuts of her to say that only the wacko is solely responsible for his actions, peoples reasoning and reactions come from collecting things from all over, including from the politicians and political news media, it's all connected.

Of course they want to distance themselves from any responsibility for any of it, "Hey, nothing we said help trigger any of that."

Yeah, right. Most of us do hate our government, and for good reason, but most of us don't go killing others because of it.

Current events was brought to you by the Creatorofshit. Stand by for more shit happening.

Kulkuri said...

I too had never heard the term "blood libel" before it was all over the news yesterday. My thoughts on this term is that one or more of Palin's writers could have put blood and libel along with other words into Google and blood libel popped up. After a quick glance at it decided to put it in the speech because there was blood involved and she felt she was being libeled.

The way I see it, the problem is that the hard core on the right will spread outrageous things and out-right lies and then refuse to listen even when presented with facts to the contrary. Then when someone on the left pushes back harder in an effort to get through to them that they are wrong or mistaken, they say, "See they are hateful too. They all do it."

Randal Graves said...

The terror baby dude said he's going to introduce a bill that'll permit congressfuckers to carry on the floor. I am 196% in favor of that. If there's going to be a bloodbath in America, why not one involving the most bloodthirsty of gangs?

Demeur said...

I agree with Randal. You thought some of the action movies were bloody, imagine an armed Senate. Gives new meaning to the term senate floor fight.

MRMacrum said...

Tom Harper - I had never heard it before either. Palin is a buffoon. Unfortunately she is attracting what I fear are more buffons than I thought existed in this country.

BBC - Exactly. We respond to the environment around us. If a group is spewing hate and discontent, it is only logical that some of it will wear off on the rank n' file.

Kulkiri - Yeah this attitude of "Well Johnny hit me first" is really getting old.

Randal - Capitol idea! ;)

Demeur - I think it would be more fun if we just issued them knives.

BBC said...

Demeur - I think it would be more fun if we just issued them knives.

Only fools show up at a gun fight with knifes.

MRMacrum said...

BBC - Well in that only fools show up to fight period - does it matter?