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The Consequences Of Words

By The Reverend Published: January 14, 2011

I'll have more to say later about the perpetrator of the Tucson massacre.

For now.....conservatives have been correct this week in pointing out that there is no evidence that Jared Loughner had any truck with Tea Party groups in Arizona nor that he was directly influenced by Foxian rhetoric or Sarah Palin crosshair maps.

Having said that, I would challenge all readers to consider three examples from the last two years which portray the consequences of the use of revolutionary and violent language. In these examples, please take note of the common thread theme of the perpetrators....Democrats are socialist-marxist-communists threatening the country and, therefore, worthy to be killed.

On Sunday, July 27, 2008, 58 year old Jim Adkisson pulled a shotgun out of a guitar case and opened fire during a children's performance at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist church in Knoxville. Two were killed and seven more were injured.

Here is a portion of the killer's "manifesto", written before he did the deed....

"Know this if nothing else: This was a hate crime. I hate the damn left-wing liberals. There is a vast left-wing conspiracy in this country & these liberals are working together to attack every decent & honorable institution in the nation, trying to turn this country into a communist state. Shame on them....

"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. I'd like to kill everyone in the mainstream media. But I know those people were inaccessible to me. I couldn't get to the generals & high ranking officers of the Marxist movement so I went after the foot soldiers, the chickenshit liberals that vote in these traitorous people. Someone had to get the ball rolling. I volunteered. I hope others do the same. It's the only way we can rid America of this cancerous pestilence.....
Go Kill Liberals."

Apparently, Jim Adkisson took Bernie's book seriously. The consequences of words.

On March 23 of last year, a man by the name of Charlie Wilson called Washington State Democratic Senator, Patty Murray's office and left a message.......

"Just remember that as you are politicing for your reelection. It only takes one piece of lead. ... Kill the fucking Senator! Kill the fucking Senator! I'll donate the lead. ... Now that you've passed your health-care bill, let the violence begin. Let the violence begin."

"By your attempts to overtake this country with socialism, somebody's gonna get to you one way or another and blow your fucking brains out, and I hope it does happen. If I have the chance, I would do it."

Charlie Wilson's cousin filed a letter with the court on his's a portion...

What happened later with Charlie is something I think I can understand. He became basically housebound due to illness and his small world became even smaller. His brother got him a computer and he was able to stay connected with family. And he watched television and found Glenn Beck... I found Glenn Beck about the same time Charlie did. I understand how his fears were grown and fostered by Mr. Beck's persuasive personality. The same thing happened to me but I went in a different direction with what I was seeing. Rather than blame politicians for the current issues, I simply got prepared for what Glenn said was coming. I slowly filled our pantry as Glenn fed fear into me. I did not miss watching his show and could not understand why the rest of the world didn't get it -- Glenn became a pariah to me. But I was finally able to step away and realize the error of my ways. The media lost its grip on me. But it still held very tightly to Charlie.

He was under the spell that Glenn Beck cast, aided by the turbulent times in our economy.

Words, in this case the words of Glenn Beck, have consequences.

July 18, 2010....

.... Byron Williams, a convicted felon, engaged in a shootout with police after being pulled over on I-580 in California. Williams was heavily armed, wearing body armor and wielding "a 9mm handgun, a .308-caliber rifle and a shotgun." After being taken into custody, Williams reportedly told investigators that "his intention was to start a revolution by traveling to San Francisco and killing people of importance at the Tides Foundation and the ACLU."

Williams had learned of the unknown Tides Foundation from Glenn Beck....

During an interview with reporter John Hamilton after his arrest, Williams said: "I would have never started watching Fox News if it wasn't for the fact that Beck was on there. And it was the things that he did, it was the things he exposed that blew my mind. I said, well, nobody does this." Williams continued: "You need to go back to June -- June of this year, 2010 -- and look at all his programs from June. And you'll see he's been breaking open some of the most hideous corruption.....

Williams knew exactly why Glenn Beck spoke his revolutionary and inciting words in the clever and coy way in which he did.....

Williams also said that "Beck is gonna deny everything about violent approach and deny everything about conspiracies, but he'll give you every reason to believe it. He's protecting himself, and you can't blame him for that. So, I understand what he's doing."

And what I say is that if the truth incites violence, it means that we've been living too long in the lies.

....when your society has come to a standstill, and cannot grow anymore, you're becoming socialized, everything, you know -- companies are moving overseas, what do you think is gonna happen?

The direct consequences of words. In these three cases are seen the direct consequences of words from Fox celebrities. Celebrities who tell their audiences that Obama and Democrats are dangerous socialists, enemies of America, who must be stopped.



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