Did I miss the national dialogue and soul searching over the FRC shooting?
Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 09:48am 30 Comments
I was somewhat distracted the past couple of weeks getting College Insurrection up and running.
So I guess I missed the national dialogue and soul searching over anti-Christian rhetoric and the War on Christianity being conducted by the SPLC and various groups which cite the SPLC as the authority on what is hate speech and who is a hate group.
The shooting at the Family Research Council now is out of the news. We’ve moved on as a nation and a people.
Funny how that happened.
I really need to pay better attention to things.
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They are only killing “right-wing, extremist, religious fanatics” so it doesn’t count…
It’s ironic (by a competing faith’s standards) that religious people exhibit a superior comprehension of the natural order and evolutionary principles. They seem to understand that there are behaviors which should be normalized, while others can be tolerated, and others yet need to be rejected. The competing faith (i.e. selective reality) is committed to normalize behaviors which simply have no redeeming value to society and humanity. Hardly legitimate candidates for normalization.
The left has always believed it is acceptable to silence dissent through violent means.
Rest easy, professor, you didn’t miss it. At half the effectiveness of LI, CI will be worth ten times more valuable than six months of “national dialogue and soul searching” by the media . . . about anything.
“We can get this thing done.” Paul Ryan.
Why is the SPLC labeling traditional values advocates hate groups? For the same reason Obama switched sides on gay marriage. With the SPLC it is always about the Benjamin$. As for the lack of coverage of the FRC shooting. It’s to be expected. The media always protects its own creations.
What you missed was the Presidents very strong speech condemning the growing incidence of extreme language in leftist politics. He is particularly concerned with groups, like MoveOn or SPLC, that have a habit of calling other groups “hate groups” whose only sin is peaceful political disagreement with the left, as when (for example) Vice Persident-to-be Ryan was called a “Nazi” last week for voting to preserve the Hyde amendment (along with 30 Democrats). The President was magnificent as he spoke out in favor of “turning down the rhetorical temperature” as we enter the guts of election season.
Oh, wait…I missed that speech too.
I noticed a short article saying that the shooter plead not guilty. That’s about it from the media.
Here’s how it’s worked since the boomer inmates took over the media asylum:
1. Lone-wolf shooters who are verifiably insane or animated by their own private demons are driven by right-wing hatred.
2. Shooters who aim at right-wing targets because they’ve been fed left-wing hate speech are lone wolves.
3. Shooters who shout “Allahu akhbar” as they mow down innocents have no perceivable motive — unless they’re killing Jews. In which case it’s Israel’s fault.
I think that about covers it.
You may have missed one: Right-wing targets bring the violence upon themselves (“had it coming” in other words) because as we all know they foment hate.
Since it’s Saturday:
Minority-on-minority violence? I blame white racism!
It’s the boy who cried “lone wolf”!
Those lone wolves tend to travel in packs.
There was a shooting at Family Research Council? When did that happen? Was anyone hurt?
Just some guy who wrestled with the shooter and took his gun. But he’s not an actual human being because he works at the FRC.
In the same week, three trans women of colour were shot dead. Of course the FRC labelling them as paedophiles who should be imprisoned, exiled or executed had nothing to do with that.
Who can have a national dialogue when Romney is making hurtful birther jokes?
How can we begin the healing as a first step to that needed national dialogue when callous conservatives are joking about Romney’s joking?
How about partial-birther joking?
I’ll check with the commissar of humor, headquartered at Daily Kos.
LoL! That’s my best chuckle so far today.
We need to keep pointing out their hypocrisy of their contrived outrage whenever a incident is thought to have been caused or influenced by the Right. We need to keep asking about the absence of their concern about Clinton’s war against women by predatory actions (not just words) against women, about Obama’s diversion of 700 billion from Medicare weakening senior’s healthcare, about ignoring shootings of Christians. The list goes on and on.
We also need to mock those who continue to fund the SPLC as naive rubes taken in by a clever con man. Here is what noted civil rights attorney Stephen Bright from the Southern Center for Human Rights wrote to the dean of the School of Law at the University of Alabama when he declined an invitation to speak at their commencement and present that school’s Morris Dees Justice Award
“… I decline that invitation for another reason. Morris Dees is a con man and fraud, as I and others, such as U.S. Circuit Judge Cecil Poole, have observed and as has been documented by John Egerton, Harper’s, the Montgomery Advertiser in its “Charity of Riches” series, and others.
“The positive contributions Dees has made to justice–most undertaken based upon calculations as to their publicity and fund raising potential–are far overshadowed by what Harper’s described as his “flagrantly misleading” solicitations for money. He has raised millions upon millions of dollars with various schemes, never mentioning that he does not need the money because he has $175 million and two “poverty palace” buildings in Montgomery. He has taken advantage of naive, well-meaning people–some of moderate or low incomes–who believe his pitches and give to his $175-million operation. He has spent most of what they have sent him to raise still more millions, pay high salaries, and promote himself. Because he spends so much on fund raising, his operation spends $30 million a year to accomplish less than what many other organizations accomplish on shoestring budgets.
“The award does not recognize the work of others by associating them with Dees; it promotes Dees by associating him with the honorees.”
Link is here.
Other links to Harper’s articles on Dees the con man are at
Dees has a lot of people fooled. A Jewish friend of mine always assumed Dees is Jewish because all the direct mail he received from the SPLC over the years was signed by Morris Seligman Dees. He was surprised to learn he is not. Dees was born and raised a Southern Baptist and is now a Unitarian. Seligman was the name of a friend to the family.
There was a two part “soul searching” on the Left triggered by the FRC shooting and the aftermath; but it is being held privately. First and foremost, the Left wanted to know how they lost control so badly. The media failed horribly in its mission to cover the thing up completely. It actually, despite their best efforts, became a matter of public knowledge to some degree. Heads will roll over this one.
Second, there are top level sessions going on right now I am sure. Somehow the shooter, despite being an archtypical progressive, failed in getting by security undetected. They want to know what went wrong.
I posted this link to the tip line yesterday but I believe it’s apropos here.
They agree with the shooter, therefore there is nothing to talk about. No shame needed in this incident.
Godbotherers. Nothing to see. Move along.
Oh btw, they bystanders shot at the Empire State Building were all shot by the cops. Opps. Maybe Bloomberg should work on some range training for those peace officers of his.
Your suggestion for range training is on target, unlike their shooting. Police, of all people, need to practice gun control when other citizens are in the area.
Obviously meant as a reply to you EBL.
Did I miss the national dialogue and soul searching over the FRC shooting?
I’ve been wondering, too. Also, has DHS added militant gays to their terrorist watch list?
Professor, I understand the need to expose these liberal hate mongers for their hypocrisy and projection. But the best way to defeat them, which is not to say exposing their hypocrisy if not worthwhile, is to always be on offense, to make them defensive about their hatred, projection, lies, propaganda, etc, in our approach, strategy, tactics, and implementation of that strategy.
It is us who should be making a list of hate groups / organizations, people, etc., for it is the truth and state who, what, where, and why they are hate groups, post it and affirm it.
This is but one example of what I am talking about, as it applies to all areas in and of the political and social arena.
Otherwise, we will never defeat them in the minds of the public perception war.. For when you are attacked and do nothing but play defense, if that, you only play into their hands, and eventually lose that war..
False accusations, allegations, etc, instills in the minds of the public the perception and image of those accusations and remains there unless countered immediately, repudiated, and so on..
To avoid those propagandist lies from being instilled in the minds of the public in the first place, you must be on offense and make your assertions of their hatred and despotic dogmatic ideology of truth first in the minds of the public.
This is a crucial strategy that Republicans just are not willing to do, for they pretty much spineless jellyfish in a sea of parasitic piranha’s and sharks.. This what and why Conservatives are always the ones who have to fight the battles for Republicans, while they sit back and spit in our faces, and side with liberals in attacking us, and take credit for all we do to win elections and political battles all across the Nation.
Huh. Compare and contrast.