By Chuck Ring (GadaboutBlogalot ©2009 – 2011)
Quote Freely From The Article – Leave The Pseudonym Alone
I believe you know what is meant by the title. Just in case there is any doubt, let me make it clear that I write about what has gone on, and on, and on for what seems like eons. It actually feels like the atmosphere has been filled with millions of accusatory tidbits. So much so, that every man, woman, child, cat and dog could have a dish full (of tidbits) of their very own.
Although a few reasonable people have cautioned the many firebrands from the mainstream media, there has been little abatement of acidic speech delivered at coloring people on the right with the harshest colors and words imaginable. There have been calls for restrictive legislation on firearms and speech. Maybe next we’ll hear pleas for book burnings or imprisonment of those who are just a little different from the rest of society or those holding religious worship in a way that we don’t believe in.
Who would want to follow the concepts or dictates contained in the Tucson murderer’s favorite reading material? That is, as that material dealt with the disposal of the enemies or followers of the political systems touted by the books loved by the murderer. I’m not certain, but it seems it could be some who have taken up the call for some of the actions listed in the second paragraph above.
I ran across a short video from ReasonTV in which I find no unreasonable statement or theory. I trust you will agree, but if not, you can butter your pancakes on the edges.
- Did the internet kill rhetoric? (economist.com)
- In Defense of Inflamed Rhetoric (politicalwire.com)
- Most Feel Rhetoric Unrelated to Shooting (politicalwire.com)
- Tucson shootings & political rhetoric (geneveith.com)
- The Shootings in Arizona: A Reading List (reason.com)
- It Isn’t The Rhetoric They Fear, It’s The Passion (riehlworldview.com)