Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Right Wing Terror


Accessories? Time to tone down Hate Talk Radio?

Earlier today Hebiclens, the artist who persuades all the Republicans to put on clown make-up so he can photograph them for DWT sent me the two above, along with a question: "How many more innocent people have to die because of the hate that these Right-wing Pundits spew out into the public airwaves?" Good question. Another one is why is Obama being so weak on domestic right wing terrorism? When Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security, warned about this kind of thing, the extreme right wing noise machine crucified her. I haven't heard Limbaugh or O'Reilly or Hannity or Coulter apologize. I haven't heard the right-wing zealots like Virginia Foxx or Michele Bachmann or Patrick McHenry or Pete Sessions go to the press and withdraw their vicious innuendoes about her and praise her foresight. Joan Walsh made much the same point at Salon:
Presciently, the report said the top perceived threat was a "lone wolf": "White supremacist lone wolves pose the most significant domestic terrorist threat because of their low profile and autonomy-- separate from any formalized group-- which hampers warning efforts." DHS, meet James von Brunn, whose wife divorced him because of his hatred, racism, paranoia and violence.

But the right-wing echo chamber went nuts about the report. Rush called it "crap," thundering, "There is not one instance they can cite as evidence where any of these right-wing groups have done anything." Rep. Michele Bachmann crowed: "To me, it looks like the extremists are those running the DHS." John Boehner called it "offensive" and said, "Unfortunately, Secretary Napolitano still has a lot of explaining to do." Newt Gingrich harrumphed that "the person who drafted the outrageous homeland security memo smearing veterans and conservatives should be fired." And Rep. Peter Burgess said Napolitano herself should "step down, and let's move on."

Will any of them apologize to Napolitano now? Dream on.

I'm sure you know by now that yesterday a far right white supremacist, James W. Von Brunn, walked into the Holocaust Museum in the middle of Washington DC, with a fucking rifle-- special thanks to John Ensign and most of the U.S. Senate for that-- and shot two people.
On a Web site he apparently maintains extolling a "Holy Western Empire," von Brunn says he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, worked for 20 years as an advertising executive and film producer in New York and then became "an artist and author" living on Maryland's Eastern Shore.

Police sources said the suspect had a notebook listing other locations that law enforcement officials presumed were possible targets.

One of the most respected bloggers writing today, Dave Neiwert, just released a new book, The Eliminationists: How Hate Talk Radicalized the American Right, dealing exactly with this kind of crap. Dave writes at Crooks and Liars and this morning he asked the question about motivation. Dave points out the perp was a "sovereign citizen," something right wing terrorists and lunatic fringe addicts of Hate Talk Radio call themselves-- just like the murderer of Dr. George Tiller. Speaking of Tiller's killer, I wonder why they haven't waterboarded him since he seems to claim he has information he won't give up about more planned right-wing terrorism-- the imminent kind. And I haven't heard a peep out of the Cheney family on this. As Dave pointed out, Von Brunn has been in trouble with the law before. Here's a description von Brunn wrote of one of his own cases:
In 1981 von Brunn attempted to place the treasonous Federal Reserve Board of Governors under legal, non-violent, citizens arrest. He was tried in a Washington, D.C. Superior Court; convicted by a Negro jury, Jew/Negro attorneys, and sentenced to prison for eleven years by a Jew judge. A Jew/Negro/White Court of Appeals denied his appeal. He served 6.5 years in federal prison. He is now an artist and author and lives on Maryland's Eastern Shore."

Another empty Hate Talk personality, homophobic bigot, Carrie Prejean, was fired as Miss California by Donald Trump today. The pageant gave her the boot for violating her contract-- not getting clearance to do extracurricular stuff-- no not the soft core porn again; this time she was breaching her contract by anchoring one of Fox News' hate talk shows. I guess she could move to Lake Hayden and become Miss Idaho.

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At 7:22 PM, Blogger lahru said...

Here we are, we now have Americans committing justifiable murder (snark) over a difference of opinions and how much worse will it get before someone gets involved (POTUS) and calls these people out for what they really are. We are on a slippery slope to arguing and murdering and torturing and God knows what else to impose opinions and values on each other. There is no end game to all of this and so they ( right wing terrorists-left wing believers) just cannot see nor understand how we are destroying our mutual living abilities. Me I'm lucky as I realize what's going on and can ratchet down my responses to their violence and irrational actions.

At 10:58 PM, Blogger Timcanhear said...

Thanks for introducing us to Hebiclens, (the clown artist for DWT). I love this person's work.
But I must say, he/she was a bit soft on Laura Ingraham.
Have you noticed how she wears the symbolic cross on her neck while constantly delivering hate speech?
She needs to be called out on that
ironic twist.

At 10:39 PM, Anonymous me said...

O'Lielly apologize?? Hell, he ought to rot in prison for this.


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