Monday, January 10, 2011

Toxic speech has consequences

According to Bill Press:
And it’s no accident something like this happened in America after a season of gun-filled rhetoric from right-wing politicians. Sharron Angle called for “Second Amendment remedies.” Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) urged her constituents to be “armed and dangerous.” Jesse Kelly, Giffords’s Republican opponent in November, invited voters to shoot a fully automatic M16 with him in order to “Remove Gabrielle Giffords from Office.” And, of course, there was Sarah Palin’s disgusting crosshairs map.

Make no mistake about it. Words have consequences. This is one more case of anti-government hate rhetoric leading to violence against government officials. And the more we tolerate this kind of toxic talk from politicians and right-wing talk show hosts, the more of this senseless violence we’re going to see.

4 comments:

Cargosquid said...

While you're doing all this searching for "dangerous talk," don't forget to point out decades of violent rhetoric from the left, the actual violence from the left, and the fact that this shooter wasn't political.

wv: pastab stab, weird, even the wv is hateful....

Star Womanspirit said...

Cargosquid....the progressive circles that I've traveled with for decades have NEVER been guilty of talking or doing violence onto others. The right can yell and scream all the inaccuracies they want to in order to muddy the waters but it's the right that wants guns, ammo, etc...not the folks I hang with.

I don't sanction any violence against anyone...and I encourage all those hotheads out there who preach war and guns to please tone it down...it's not acceptable.

I care about everyone NOT just "American" lives and have't seen a war in my lifetime that I support....so how can you come to this blog and spout such crazy nonsense? Your time might be better spend posting on blogs that promote hate speech and violence.

Star Womanspirit said...

Cargosquid....the progressive circles that I've traveled with for decades have NEVER been guilty of talking or doing violence onto others. The right can yell and scream all the inaccuracies they want to in order to muddy the waters but it's the right that wants guns, ammo, etc...not the folks I hang with.

I don't sanction any violence against anyone...and I encourage all those hotheads out there who preach war and guns to please tone it down...it's not acceptable.

I care about everyone NOT just "American" lives and have't seen a war in my lifetime that I support....so how can you come to this blog and spout such crazy nonsense? Your time might be better spend posting on blogs that promote hate speech and violence.

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