Friday, May 13, 2011

Climbing out of "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari", (almost) ten years of veiled violent threats.

That's what it feels like in a post-Osama world. The last (almost) ten years have been a bumper crop of ignorance, intimidation, and testosterone fueled bullshit. The veiled and sometimes not veiled threat of retribution, said more than acted on however, was always in the air, from Ann Coulter's statement that liberals now need to know that they too can be killed to Glenn Beck's statement that in the future it may be necessary to "shoot them in the head" regarding Obama supporters and progressives in general. And of course Gabrielle Giffords was shot, and a Glenn Beck fan was arrested in trying to carry out an attack on the "Tides Foundation", an otherwise obscure non-profit that Beck made a target of his tirades. Palin put out the map of gun targets, several congressmen's offices were vandalized (bricks thrown through the windows) in the wake of the health care debate, Tea Party folks showed up with guns at their hips at demonstrations and carried signs advocating violence against Democrats and the President [watering the tree of liberty with blood]. We should never forget this.

The exact quote by Ann Coulter is this:
"We need to execute people like [American Taliban] John Walker in order to physically intimidate liberals, by making them realize that they can be killed too."

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