Friday, November 06, 2009

The shootings at Fort Hood have of course galvanized the Shithead Right to their vilest spewing of lies and hatred


by Ken

We know that sometimes crisis brings out the best in Americans. Sometimes. Other times it brings out the worst, including to listen to the vilest, worst informed, most bigoted dregs of humanity. And since there has never been a group in the history of the human race as criminally insane and sociopathic as the American Shithead Right, enemies to the death of every form of intelligence and decency, it's not hard to guess which way the wind will blow after a tragic incident like yesterday shootings at Fort Hood.

Since all these devil worshippers know is ignorance and hatred -- or should I say ignorance and hatred and how to make a buck off them? -- the immediate concern is the upsurge of loudmouth (and possibly worse than "mouth") bigotry against Muslim Americans. This is a form of intolerance that is supposed to violate everything that America is about. But of course the merchants of hate, in their desperation to turn the country into a reflection of the shit their souls are made of, don't care what America is about. They look in the mirror and, rightly, see nothing but worthlessness and hatred, but then are seized with the necessity to project their own worthlessness and hatred onto innocent victims.

Remember the first reactions to the Oklahoma City bombing, when the shithead fake-patriots had already launched their anti-Muslim jihad by the time the truth came out, and the degree to which the phony patriots lost interest once it was established that it was a deliberate act of terrorism by the crackpot self-anointed True Patriots of the Far Right, the spiritual forebears of the Teabaggers' Conspiracy.

Spencer Ackerman did a terrific piece on the subject today for the Washington Independent:

Possible GOP Candidate: Ft. Hood Shootings Prove ‘The Enemy Is Infiltrating Our Military’


The Hill reports that Allen West, a former Army lieutenant colonel promoted by the National Republican Congressional Committee as one of its “young guns,” has come to some conclusions about the meaning of Maj. Hasan’s murders at Ft. Hood:
“This enemy preys on downtrodden soldiers and teaches them extremism will lift them up,” West said in a statement. “Our soldiers are being brainwashed.”

The release added that West claims “the horrible tragedy at Fort Hood is proof the enemy is infiltrating our military.”

This is further out there than even Fox host Brian Kilmeade’s slanders on Muslim U.S. soldiers. We don’t know what Hasan’s motivations actually were, let alone that he’s a symptom of “the enemy” “infiltrating” the military. Hasan, it’s worth remembering, joined the Army in 1995, even before Osama bin Laden had declared war on America.

But this is perhaps typical of West’s reasoning, as he was disciplined in the Army in Iraq for actually firing his weapon near a detainee’s head during an interrogation, which is typically a crime. CNN:
In testimony at an Article 32 hearing -- the military’s version of a grand jury or preliminary hearing -- West said the policeman, Yahya Jhrodi Hamoody, was not cooperating with interrogators, so he watched four of his soldiers from the 220th Field Artillery Battalion beat the detainee on the head and body.

West said he also threatened to kill Hamoody. Military prosecutors say West followed up on that threat by taking the suspect outside, put him on the ground near a weapons clearing barrel and fired his 9 mm pistol into the barrel.

To make a point no one should have to make: earlier this year, a deranged Army sergeant named John Russell opened fire near a combat stress clinic -- sound familiar? -- at Baghdad’s Camp Liberty and killed five of his fellow soldiers. No one speculated about any religious motivations. No one suggested he was part of an enemy “infiltration,” or suggested that U.S. troops have been “brainwashed.” Everyone understood that Russell was a deranged lunatic, not an advance scout for a conspiracy to subvert the military internally. It’s funny how double standards work.

Actually, no. It’s disgusting.

Exactly right, Spencer, it's disgusting. And it's likely to be even worse, as any American of "questionable" skin color, who might be suspected of being somehow connected to the Middle East, is targeted for persecution by the know-nothings. It's worth trying to remember just how quintessentially un-American this is.


It's a thankless job, but somebody's got to keep track of the psychotic lies pouring out of the Right-Wing Shithead Noise Machine, and Media Matters, bless their souls, is on the job.

The latest? A Lou "Don't Hate Me Just 'Cause I'm Nuttier Than a Pecan Pie" Dobbs shithead lie: Dems using Ft. Hood shooting as "cover" to pass health reform in House.

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At 7:42 PM, Blogger Bruce said...

Yesterday's murders at Ft. Hood aren't the worst to ever happen in Kileen, TX. In 1991, a man named George Hennard killed 24 people. He was not, apparently, a Muslim, so none of the righty loon crowd called for investigations of people of a similar background to Hennard, nor was there any bigotry expressed toward the man for being a Texan and no connections were made to the then President, who was also a Texan (well, actually, a rich northeastern snob from Connecticut who had infiltrated Texas).
I wonder if Lou Dobbs will be going on about the guy in Orlando today. The suspect's name is Rodriguez. By similar righty logic, that means all latinos are mass murderers.

At 9:09 PM, Blogger KenInNY said...

Well, Bruce, you know how our Lou feels about those damn immygrants.


At 11:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ive read the qu'ran twice now,,,and if you havent you really does badmouth christians and jews..but not only that, it also hides its own violent tendencies through has phrases that sound kind of like the passages of jesus to use as a peaceful front when the muslims are not able to further their cause by any means...A peaceful front that is later tossed aside for very violent acts which discard the peaceful front in order to further drive islam around the world when the people feel they are in a position to do so...its actually a genius plan of world domination...anyone else know a religion that will fight them back when they are ready to keep movong forward..i really dont. Pick up a qu'ran and youl see the the "extremists"are really the true believers...I couldn't believe it myself but they really are bold....did you know that its ok to lie whenever you need to as a muslim if it will help you get into a better postion to push islam around the world...ITS TRUE Read it...and abjugation means discarding one teaching for another more important teaching if the teachings seem to contradict one another...i know there are many peaceful muslims in the U.S. but even they are thought to be untrue by those who actually follow the literal teachings as they were written and re written by the warlord(prophet) myself i just like studying and reading about all religions...but i believe the afterlife is a much more organic matter, and no matter what our faith our spirit body is separated from our dead bodies when its time to go...only the mental state of the person dieing can cause a person to have a good death or a bad death..of course with so many in betweens...but you dont need religion in the world people just love and confidence to do what is right for all..and to die a good death in the end


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