It seems not so long ago that a mad-man did the unspeakable. He took a gun and fired it. Lots of times. People died and a nation changed, and a dialogue on dialogue began.
And it got kinda personal.
Rightfully so people were shocked out of their senses. The images on the screen, the TV or, God forbid, right in front of them, were too much. This was the stuff of “other”. Other countries, other people or other times. But not now, not here and not to us.
For a second people, perhaps only naturally, lost their senses and became what we all really are, just human. And we lashed out in our need to blame. And we found it, we found it in that which is most feared. That which we do not understand.
And for the Left, that was conservatives. Especially far-right conservatives. And they named them the Tea Party.
Soon it was all the talk of the town that the violent rhetoric had gone too far, was too much. The crazies were crazy and “How gawd-damned dare they? How DARE they!?!”.
It was too bad then. And just because it was they then doesn’t mean I’m gonna bash on they now. But I WILL laugh at them:
Yesterday, I was advocating for a new Lincoln for the United States to tell the Tea Party like Lincoln told Confederates exactly 1851 years ago to… f*** off.
Today, The New York Times agrees:
You know what they say: Never negotiate with terrorists. It only encourages them. These last few months, much of the country has watched in horror as the Tea Party Republicans have waged jihad on the American people. Their intransigent demands for deep spending cuts, coupled with their almost gleeful willingness to destroy one of America’s most invaluable assets, its full faith and credit, were incredibly irresponsible. But they didn’t care. Their goal, they believed, was worth blowing up the country for, if that’s what it took.
In that short little excerpt, the Liberal Elite* invoked inflammatory speech no less than 3 times. And the he is praised. Right now the Left is apoplectic that the term Tar Baby was used in referring to Obama and his policies. “Words matter!!” they scream from the rooftops. “You ugly ugly people!”
It turns out they are only shouting to themselves. And they aren’t listening.
* I do reserve the right to take writer’s liberty with the word elite.