Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Political fallout from the Gifford's attack

Four days ago US Representative Gabrielle Giffords and nineteen other people were shot.  Six of them, including a nine year old girl and a federal judge, died.  In four days a moment of tragedy turned into a witch hunt, and yet another lecture about how the importance of civility in politics.  Four days is all it took for the same people who warned us to not "jump to conclusions" when an Army sergeant screamed "Allahu Akbar!" and opened fire on US military personnel to lay the blame for the attempt assassination of Giffords solely on the feet of Palin and the Tea Party.

And just four days is how long we had to wait to find out that Jared Loughner had no political motivations in his attempted assassination of Representative Giffords.

To suggest that the liberal opportunists who have attempted to use this tragedy to their own ends actually care about the truth - if it came in four minutes, hours, days, or years - is a comforting falsehood.  This was never about the truth, and it was never anything more than an attempt by a group of people who were either desperate or so separated from reality that, to them, there was no difference between the insanity Loughner spewed, and the rhetoric of their opposition.  The former have the capacity to recognize that what they are doing is disingenuous, while the latter are truly lost in their own delusion.  Discerning between the two is unnecessary as both are nothing more than the lowest form of scum.

Had anyone within the mainstream media cared for the truth it would of only taken a little patience to find evidence that Loughner wasn't completely there.  Within a few hours of the shooting his youtube channel was discovered.  By avoiding the videos for a moment and focusing on his list of favorite books you can discover that his favorite books include We The Living (by Ayn Rand), The Communist Manifesto, and Mein Kompf.  His videos provide no more clarity than his contradictory choice in books:

All of his videos that I saw stick to this same nonsensical, pseudo-philosophical, rambling, which is apparently the norm for this kid:

A former classmate of Loughner at Pima Community College said he was "obviously very disturbed."

"He disrupted class frequently with nonsensical outbursts," said Lynda Sorenson, who took a math class with Loughner last summer at Pima Community College's Northwest campus.

Sorenson doesn't recall if he ever made any threats or uttered political statements but he was very disruptive, she said. He was asked to leave the pre-algebra class several times and eventually was barred from class, said Sorenson, a Tucson resident.

Another Pima classmate, Lydian Ali, said Loughner would frequently laugh aloud to himself during the advanced-poetry class they attended. Only about 16 people were in the class, so Loughner's behavior stood out, Ali said.

I recommend reading the rest short article here as it provides some further insight into how insane this guy was.

It'd be too much to quote all the instances that either prove his insanity, or disprove his non-interest in politics, so here's a quick summary:

Jared Loughner was not driven to violence over politics.  He did not listen to Palin, Beck, Limbaugh and decide to go on a shooting rampage.  He was not an angry Tea Partier taking out his rage on a Democrat.  Jared Loughner is a nutcase, someone who obviously needed help and yet, for some reason, never received it.

Despite all the evidence that Loughner had nothing to do with the Tea Party, or anything conservative for that matter, the attacks have not stopped, and the liberal opportunists remain unapologetic (Read this for the clearest demonstration of this).  But how surprised can we be?  There was never any reason to think that the right had anything to do with this attack other then the woman who was attacked happened to have a D next to her name.  These are people who are blaming Palin because she posted this:

Gifford's name is fourth on the list.  How anyone seriously thinks that this posting lead to a deranged man attacking the Congresswoman is beyond me.

Meanwhile Newsweek is saying that the DHS warned us about right wing extremists, Slate is discussing how the hateful rhetoric of the Tea Party lead to this act of violence, Hillary Clinton is blaming the attack on extremists and the "crazy voices that sometimes get on tv", Bob Kerry is blaming the attack on the health-care bill, and Clyburn is claiming that the birther outburst during the reading of the constitution was the cause.  If you have a moment I suggest glancing through some of these links so you can truly experience just how surreal all of this is.

Palin supporters - and conservatives in general - are used to this kind of attack from the left, and it is no less insulting and enraging every time it happens.  To think that this thought is contained within the realm of the elite, political class, liberals would be foolish.  I've seen at least one person on facebook attack Palin over this posting, directly blaming her, and the note in question was filled with support.  If you head over to Yahoo you can see comments of people chastising Palin for defending herself (seemingly unaware that she was accused of anything), and others blaming her for the attack itself.

My friend posted a quote that sums up all of this pretty well.  I invite you to read her outrage over all this as well:

“Those who purport to care about the health of our political community demonstrate precious little actual concern for America’s political well-being when they seize on any pretext, however flimsy, to call their political opponents accomplices to murder.”

1 comment:

  1. This whole situation was a tragedy. However, due to the inclusion of politicians in this incident, there has been a terrible amount of political spin put behind the story. Nonetheless, it is impressive as to what lengths people are willing to go to make a quick profit or boost their own political standings during what should be a time of mourning.