Sunday, February 21, 2010

"thieves, liars, and self-serving scumbags"

As suggested previously, the rightwingers and liberals are in a flurry of shouting "not one of ours" regarding Joe Stack.

In a social landscape where neither end of the tiny spectrum of mainstream accepted political ideology possesses a narrative that can actually analyze the motivations of Stack, they just shout a quick accusation of lunacy and then ignore all nuances.

The only difference between how the GOP and the Dems handle the rage and frustration of folks like Stack is that the Dems ignore them and write them off as unacceptable partners while the GOP target them, their energy, and embrace them into their fold (and more importantly, into their narrative).

It was interestingly put by Gawker:
When someone who hates taxes and the government kills people, he's a lone nut and anyone who says otherwise is a disingenuous liberal. When a Muslim who hates the war in Afghanistan kills people, he's part of a sophisticated international terrorist conspiracy and anyone who says otherwise is a traitor. The same people who are so strenuously declaiming that anti-tax rhetoric and ideas had nothing to do with his crime were literally days ago shouting that the Alabama professor who shot up her tenure committee was a "'far-left political extremist who was 'obsessed' with President Obama'"—as though we are at risk of a rash of gun crimes from Harvard-educated lefties.


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