Tuesday, October 9, 2007

More Thoughts on stifling dissent

And that, my friend, is what is truly stunning. I say a lot of nasty things about right-wing crazies such as Dan Riehl. But it would never occur to me to invade his privacy by posting live dispatches about his living conditions from the shrub outside his driveway. What Malkin and her fellow travelers are doing is creepy and immoral, and they don’t seem to give a damn about it one way or another. The idea that these people make up any significant part of our population- even if it’s only 30%- is terrifying to me. Where does this sort of viciousness come from?

I think that this is what happens when a wounded animal is cornered. The wingnuts know that their time is drawing to a close. The American people have seen through the bullshit and are finally realizing what an ugly bunch of folks they have let run their country for the last 7 years or so.

I think this is going to get uglier before it ends and there will be much wailing and gnashing of teeth that we should all just get along but we have to remember one thing. Liberals don't do shit like this. Period.

It is perfectly legitimate to play political hardball and I hope both sides do because frankly it is fun to watch. But this is not hardball, this is the stalking and intimidation of a little kid and his family. You cannot "just get along" with people that are capable of this kind of behaviour. You have to confront them and call them on their bullshit at every opportunity and if that gets you called shrill or angry then so be it.

If you are not angry at what has been happening to America in the last 7 years then you aren't paying attention.

From Sadly, No!

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