January 10, 2011
Confronted with the fact Jared Lee Loughner was not a Tea Party supporter – or for that matter your garden variety leftwinger or Obama devotee – the liberals have shifted tactics.
|Loughner is nothing more than a catalyst for liberals so they might equate opposition to the state to murderous extremism.|
“Based on what we know so far, the Tucson killings look like more like politically tinged schizophrenia,” writes Jacob Weisberg for Slate. Loughner, according to Weisberg, is a product of Arizona’s “anti-government, pro-gun, xenophobic populism.” In short, the predominant political atmosphere of the Grand Canyon State made Loughner do it. Personal responsibility is not part of the equation.
“Extremist shouters didn’t program Loughner, in some mechanistic way, to shoot Gabrielle Giffords. But the Tea Party movement did make it appreciably more likely that a disturbed person like Loughner would react, would be able to react, and would not be prevented from reacting, in the crazy way he did,” Weisberg continues.
Loughner is merely a rhetorical device for Weisberg and the state-loving intelligentsia. Mr. Weisberg follows SPLC talking points to the letter and dredges up the extensively documented false flag event conducted by the government in Oklahoma City more than a decade and a half ago in order to demonize political activism against the government in the here and now:
At the core of the far right’s culpability is its ongoing attack on the legitimacy of U.S. government – a venomous campaign not so different from the backdrop to the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995. Then it was focused on ‘government bureaucrats’ and the ATF. This time it has been more about Obama’s birth certificate and health care reform. In either case, it expresses the dangerous idea that the federal government lacks valid authority. It is this, rather than violent rhetoric per se, that is the most dangerous aspect of right-wing extremism.
Loughner is nothing more than a catalyst for Weisberg and others so they might equate opposition to the state to murderous extremism.
It is crucial for Mr. Weisberg and crew to fallaciously connect the dots – principled opposition to government leads to murder – but only when Republicans are in control. Obama’s continuation of neocon wars and mass murder campaigns is irrelevant.
As the patriot community has demonstrated on numerous occasions, the federal government has overstepped its constitutional bounds, especially in its dealings with the states.
Nancy Pelosi and establishment Democrats have revealed nothing short of brazen contempt and animosity toward the Constitution. Both Republicans and Democrats are woefully ignorant of the founding document. The most obvious example of the latter occurred when Republican John Boehner – now Speaker of the House – mistook the Declaration of Independence for the Constitution. It is no longer required for those claiming to be our servants to read and understand the nation’s founding document.
For establishment politicians, the Constitution is little more than wallpaper – or as George W. Bush allegedly declared, it is nothing more than a goddamn piece of paper.
For Mr. Weisberg and crew, the Second Amendment and the admonitions of the founders on the pervasive dangers of tyranny and the power of a centralized and unchecked state serve as excuses for mentally unstable individuals like Jared Lee Loughner.
Moreover, according Weisberg, Loughner was only capable of wantonly killing people because of a lack of state power over the individual and because the nation has yet to effectively force health care at gunpoint on citizens:
First you rile up psychotics with inflammatory language about tyranny, betrayal, and taking back the country. Then you make easy for them to get guns. But if you really want trouble, you should also make it hard for them to get treatment for mental illness.
It cannot be stressed enough – Weisberg and the state-loving intellectuals are adamantly opposed to the Constitution, as Ezra Klein demonstrated last month when he declared on MSNBC that the document does not have “binding on anything,” least of all the coercive and violent character of the state.
The foundation and academy nurtured intellectuals represented by Weisberg and Klein are part of a traitorous breed that feels empowered to freely speak their minds now that Obama is in the White House. They are not opposed to the state’s monopoly on power and violence, although many of them claimed to be when Obama’s twin George W. Bush was in office.
This article was posted: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at 5:36 am