Arizona Murders: Both Good And Bad
Right-wing hate more responsible for Arizona murders than the killer, Jared Lee Loughner
By Sinclere Lee
ATLANTA (BNW) Words matter and when your words are taken to heart by a sociopath whose out to commit murder, then you're just as responsible as the crazy who pulled the trigger. Everybody is pointing fingers at Sarah Palin, but she isn't the only one who should share the blame in the murder of an innocent nine-year old girl, Christina Green. Right-wing hate was more responsible for the Arizona murders that took her life than the killer, Jared Lee Loughner.
However, right-wing radio talking heads like Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, and Sean Hannity have shared blame for their ongoing hate and encouragement of acts of violence against their opposition Democrats/Liberals. The right-wing wants to force change on the government and defeat the first Black president in 2012.
Defiant as usual, Rush Limbaugh defended himself against suggestions that the heated rhetoric sometimes found on political programs influenced the shootings in Arizona. Since the violent incident last weekend, a debate has erupted in the media about whether political talk shows influenced Jared Lee Loughner, the man accused of killing six people in Arizona and critically wounding Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Talking about Loughner on his radio program, Limbaugh said, We know he listened to heavy metal. We know he was influenced by this
Do you think this guy actually listens to me or reads Sarah Palins website? Highly unlikely.
Limbaugh said that it seemed more likely that the accused gunman liked talked show hosts associated with more liberal viewpoints. It makes more sense. To me, anyway, Limbaugh said.
Sarah Palin is in hiding right now; she has been criticized for placing Democrats including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords under crosshairs during the 2010 election. A Palin aide denied that the crosshairs had anything to do with violence or guns, even though the former Alaska governor referred to the "bullseye" list on at least one occasion. Scroll down for a video as well as the full text of her remarks.
A number of Jewish leaders have responded to Sarah Palin's statement, particularly taking issue with her use of the expression "blood libel," a religiously-charged phrase traditionally used to falsely accuse Jewish people of using the blood of babies to perform religious rituals.
There are those who claim political rhetoric is to blame for the despicable act of this deranged, apparently apolitical criminal. And they claim political debate has somehow gotten more heated just recently. But when was it less heated? Back in those "calm days" when political figures literally settled their differences with dueling pistols? In an ideal world all discourse would be civil and all disagreements cordial. But our Founding Fathers knew they weren't designing a system for perfect men and women. If men and women were angels, there would be no need for government. Our Founders' genius was to design a system that helped settle the inevitable conflicts caused by our imperfect passions in civil ways. So, we must condemn violence if our Republic is to endure, Palin said.
O'Reilly has turned his wrath to the New York Times, which strongly condemned Republicans and the right-wing press in heated dialog. "Conservatives encouraged Jared Loughner to pull the trigger," he said sarcastically. "Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, Fox News, all spurred the psychopath to kill the six people. The merchants of hate who are peddling this stuff should be accountable."
If the right-wing, Fox News and racist talk-radio hosts are not responsible for the senseless murders in Arizona, I dont know who is! And, that poor littel baby did have to be shot down like a dog for just going on an outing with a friend.