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A Grave And Gathering Storm?

By The Reverend Published: February 16, 2009

Are the following words the words of Sarah Palin, Anne Coulter, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity or Bill O'Reilly?

"In a parallel train of thought; It saddens me to think back on all the bad things that Liberalism has done to this country. The worst problem America faces today is Liberalism. They have dumbed down education, they have defined deviancy down. Liberals have attack'd every major institution that made America great. From the Boy Scouts to the military; from education to Religion. The Major News outlets have become the propaganda arm of the Democrat Party. Liberals are evil, they embrace the tenets of Karl Marx, they're Marxist, socialist, communists." Via Digby

The words above are the words of a hate-crime criminal. The words of a cold-blooded murderer.

Last July, Jim Adkisson, 58, walked into the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church in Knoxville carrying a 12 gauge shotgun and began killing people. A 61 year old woman and a 60 year old man were killed and 7 other adults were injured in the hate crime. Adkisson fired 13 rounds at random across rows of parishioners. As the melee ensued, a group of children were singing for the congregation.

It's important to understand what this killer was thinking. He wrote out his "manifesto", as it were, to explain why he carried out such an evil act. Portions of it follow....

But I realized I could engage the terrorist's allies here in America. The best allies they've got.

The UU Church is the fountainhead, the veritable wellspring of anti-American organizations like, Code Pink, and other un-American groups.

They call themselves "progressive." How is a white woman having a niger(sic) baby progress? How is a man sticking his ---- up another
man's --- progress?

Know This If Nothing Else

I. This was a hate crime!
I hate the damn left-wing liberals.

II. This was a Political Protest!
I'm protesting the liberal Supreme Court Justices for give (sic) the terrorists at GITMO constitutional rights. I'm protesting the major News outlets, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, PBS for being the propaganda wing of the Democrat Party....I'm protesting the DNC running such a radical leftist candidate, Osama Hussein OBama, yo mama.

III. This was a symbolic killing!
Who I wanted to kill was every Democrat in the Senate & House, the 100 people in Bernard Goldberg's book....But I knew these peole were inaccessible to me.

In Conclusion:
So I thought I'd do something good for this Country...Kill Democrats 'til the cops kill me.....The only way we can rid ourselves of this evil is kill them in the streets. Kill them where they gather.
I'd like to encourage other like minded people to do what I've done....Go kill liberals. Link

Bernard Goldberg, currently a FOX News commentator and a winner of 6 Emmys while working for CBS, wrote a book in 2005 entitled, "100 People Who Are Screwing Up America." From Wikipedia.....

The book's central idea is to name and blame a long list of specific individuals for making the United States a "far more selfish, vulgar, and cynical place."

Goldberg's book denounces people, mostly celebrities, politicians and newscasters and takes umbrage at high-profile incidents like Janet Jackson exposing herself "in front of one-fifth of all the kids in America under age eleven" during the Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show (p. vi). It decries as "Hollywood blowhards" actors who call American politicians "Nazis" while praising "dictators like Fidel Castro" (pp. vii-ix). Goldberg's chapter for Courtney Love is simply the word, "ho."

The book takes aim at "liberals [who are] snooty, snobby know-it-alls, who have gotten angrier and angrier in recent years and who think they're not only smarter, but also better, than everyone else, especially everyone else who lives in a 'red state' - a population they see as hopelessly dumb and pathetically religious"

I am a free speech enthusiast...after all...I'm a blogger. At the same time, is it possible that the thuggish speech and printed word of our nation's fringe dead-enders on the right could actually be fomenting violence? Is this something we should be concerned about, especially in light of a Democratically led government?

How are Bernard Goldberg's words in the following clip different from the hate-criminal Adkissons'?.....

What about the words of this unhinged teevee head?....



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