While looking into the American disease of hating each other and our government, I ran across countless blogs and articles explaining how it’s all the Left’s fault. This little doozy from Michael Eden best describes the way the Right is dealing with being called out on their attack against America:
This is hopefully turning into a nightmare for the unhinged left (or should I just dispense with the need for redundant adjectives and simply say ‘the left’?) following their despicable demonization of conservatives as they sought to exploit the tragedy in Tucson, Arizona.
This, like most of the articles from the conservatives, perfectly shows just how broken our country is. The two most common excuses reverberating from the unapologetic attackers of America (promoters of hate speech against America) are: 1) It’s really the Left that has a problem with hate speech and 2) We can’t censor free speech.
Let’s talk about number 2 first. The majority of the “unhinged left” as Eden refers to anyone on the left, do not want to censor speech. However, there are already laws outlawing inciting violence. What we on the unhinged Left want is for the Right to take responsibility for their mistakes and correct them. Quit blaming others for your mistakes. Do like the unhinged left and start condemning those who promote hate in your own party.
The first item, “the Democrats do it too,” is not an acceptable excuse for promoting and causing attacks against our government. The big difference is that the unhinged left condemn those, even on the left who promote violence and attacks against our country. On the right, they just defend them.
Furthermore, when is the last time you heard a Democratic Vice Presidential candidate telling the crazies to “reload”? When’s the last time you heard any of the leading orators on the left, similar to Limbaugh, Hannity, Beck on the right, inciting violence? Sure we on the Left hate to see fools destroying our country but are not inciting violence against our country and our country’s political parties.
Most importantly, if this argument held any water at all, you would see Republican congressmen being assassinated. But, no, almost all political attacks against our government have been against the Democrats or against the government in general such as the attack against the IRS or against liberals or Democrats. These two types of attacks are supported and encouraged by the average Republican spokesperson such as Limbaugh, Hannity, Beck and the rest of Fox, I’m not saying the unhinged Right, I’m saying the average conservative mouthpiece, sponsored by the average conservative.
So, in conclusion, when someone on the unhinged left spouts violence against a political party, conservatives, the government, or anything in general, the unhinged left condemns it. When the same happens on the right, the average conservative will defend it. Do you see any difference here?
Yes, Eden, this is indeed turning into a nightmare for America, just as you wished. When will YOU do something to fix it? When will you turn off the hate on YOUR radio and television? I can only say that I hope you will. I hope everyone will.