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04-05-2009 12:37 PM  9 years agoPost 1
minan

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Lately I’ve been consuming as much conservative media as possible (interspersed with shots of Pepto-Bismol) to get a better sense of the mind and mood of the right. My read: They’re apocalyptic. They feel isolated, angry, betrayed and besieged. And some of their “leaders” seem to be trying to mold them into militias.

At first, it was entertaining — just harmless, hotheaded expostulation. Of course, there were the garbled facts, twisted logic and veiled hate speech. But what did I expect, fair and balanced? It was like walking through an ideological house of mirrors. The distortions can be mildly amusing at first, but if I stay too long it makes me sick.

But, it’s not all just harmless talk. For some, their disaffection has hardened into something more dark and dangerous. They’re talking about a revolution.

Some simply lace their unscrupulous screeds with loaded language about the fall of the Republic. We have to “rise up” and “take back our country.” Others have been much more explicit.

For example, Chuck Norris, the preeminent black belt and prospective Red Shirt, wrote earlier this month on the conservative blog WorldNetDaily: “How much more will Americans take? When will enough be enough? And, when that time comes, will our leaders finally listen or will history need to record a second American Revolution?”

Representative Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, imagining herself as some sort of Delacroixian Liberty from the Land of the Lakes, urged her fellow Minnesotans to be “armed and dangerous,” ready to bust caps over cap-and-trade, I presume.

And between his tears, Glenn Beck, the self-professed “rodeo clown,” keeps warning of an impending insurrection by saying that he believes that we are heading for “depression” and “revolution” and then gaming out that revolution on his show last month. “Think the unthinkable” he said. Indeed.

All this talk of revolution is revolting, and it hasn’t gone unnoticed.

As the comedian Bill Maher pointed out, strong language can poison weak minds, as it did in the case of Timothy McVeigh. (We sometimes forget that not all dangerous men are trained by Al Qaeda.)

At the same time, the unrelenting meme being pushed by the right that Obama will mount an assault on the Second Amendment has helped fuel the panic buying of firearms. According to the F.B.I., there have been 1.2 million more requests for background checks of potential gun buyers from November to February than there were in the same four months last year. That’s 5.5 million requests altogether over that period; more than the number of people living in Bachmann’s Minnesota.

Coincidence? Maybe. Just posturing? Hopefully. But it all gives me a really bad feeling. (Where’s that Pepto-Bismol?!)

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/04/o...r=1&ref=opinion

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04-05-2009 04:15 PM  9 years agoPost 2
Dennis (RIP)

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What are you afraid of?

After all, according to our new Attorney General, we are all a "Nation Of Cowards"

Liberty once lost, is lost forever.

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04-05-2009 07:41 PM  9 years agoPost 3
DavidR

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Now go read the left wing websites, and look at it through the eyes of a conservative and tell us you don't see the same thought process about left wing issues.

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04-06-2009 05:08 AM  9 years agoPost 4
baby uh1

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Now you know how we felt about all of the venom and hate speak aimed at Bush and Chaney over the last eight years. The democrats of the far left that are in control of that party have been professing their hate of America and now those same people are ruinning our economy and running down our country all over the world leading us into a socialist future that goes against everything it was founded on.
Don't expect us to be happy about it!

Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about!

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04-06-2009 06:47 AM  9 years agoPost 5
MikeS

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Minan are you serious your first sentence states you are consuming
as much conservative media as possible and all your quotes are from the NYtimes...come on !!! what a JOKE !!!

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04-06-2009 08:01 AM  9 years agoPost 6
ch-47c

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Minan are you serious your first sentence states you are consuming
as much conservative media as possible and all your quotes are from the NYtimes...come on !!! what a JOKE !!!
Very observant.

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04-06-2009 08:15 AM  9 years agoPost 7
nitro fun

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with this liberal government I'm beginning to feel what it is like to live in a lunatic asylum

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04-06-2009 12:52 PM  9 years agoPost 8
baby uh1

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According to a lady who lived through it, this is just like the first days of Stalin's rule. He made the same moves to consolidate power in the government by taking over the banking system and the large businesses.
Anyone who knows history should be worried.

Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about!

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04-06-2009 08:34 PM  9 years agoPost 9
1stPlace

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Minan are you serious your first sentence states you are consuming
as much conservative media as possible and all your quotes are from the NYtimes...come on !!! what a JOKE !!!
Very observant.
You guys should consider a reading comprehension course. Minan even gave us a link to the article. They are not his words, they are the words of CHARLES M. BLOW. (Fitting name, eh?)

Diejenigen, die nicht lernen aus den Fehlern der Vergangenheit bestimmt sind, zu wiederholen.

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04-07-2009 04:46 AM  9 years agoPost 10
ch-47c

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You guys should consider a reading comprehension course
It is the NYTimes reference. Pinchy Solsberg is an @sshole with his BS rag.

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