Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Extremism Real And Imagined

One of the arrogant and lazy mainstream media's favorite topics is "Right Wing Extremism." Much like the words racism and racist, the fingersniffers in the media and the lemmings who haven't learned to tune them out have worn out the words extreme and extremist. Who could forget the FORMER MSNBC commentator Keith Olbermann's attempt to tie Holocaust Museum shooter James Von Brunn to the Right or ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfztwxLtN3w ) or former Enron shill Paul Krugman's nonsensical claim that that the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was politically motivated ? ( http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/01/08/assassination-attempt-in-arizona/?src=twt&twt=NytimesKrugman )
As is often the case with the arrogant and lazy meainstream media's patriot-baiting, the talking heads were wrong. James Von Brunn, the museum shooter, and Jared Loughner, Gabrielle Giffords' would-be assassin, were psychopaths that were, if anything, left leaning. Von Brunn's website was filled with all kinds of anti-Bush rhetoric and Loughner's website showed that he was a fan of Karl Marx. In other words, Von Brunn and Loughner would be far more comfortable posting in crayon at Moveon.Dork or MotherBleeperJones than they would be discussing free market economics at Townhall or FRee Republic.
Now don't get me wrong, proving our incompetent press wrong is as fun as playing Legends of Wrestiling II after a few Jack and Cokes, but there is a frightening component to this. No one is looking is looking for ACTUAL and DANGEROUS political extremism, like this article from the International Socialist Review, which described Wisconsin's public sector union hubbaloo:

"Sick outs by Madison teachers were initiated by the rank and file. By Tuesday
evening, so many had called in to say that they would not be at work the next
day, that the school district cancelled classes. The teachers stayed out for the
rest of the week and the following Monday, with union leaders scrambling to
catch up, and teachers from other districts around the state joining the action
as the week progressed.
The occupation [empahsis added] of the Capitol building began on Tuesday night, with hundreds
of protesters staying inside demanding to testify before the Joint Finance
Committee, which was required to hold hearings on the bill. The occupation [empahsis added] was
initiated by students, but soon had enthusiastic labor participation, with
particular unions designating certain nights for their members to sleep over.
This huge and militant [emphasis added] response led all 14 Democrats in the Wisconsin Senate
to leave the state on the third day of the protests, depriving Republicans of a
quorum necessary to pass Walker’s bill. For nearly three weeks the legislature
was gridlocked. In response to threats of layoffs, the South Central Federation
of Labor passed a resolution saying that it would support a general strike.
Others pointed out that the budget deficit would disappear if corporations and
the wealthy paid their fair share of taxes.
The mood to escalate action was there [emphasis added], but union leaders were terrified of
things going too far. From the beginning most said they would accept the
economic concessions contained in Walker’s bill in exchange for the preservation
of collective bargaining and other union rights, sacrificing their members’
paychecks to defend their own positions.
After the teachers returned to work, union officials were unwilling to call more
job actions, and instead starting channeling resources into recall campaigns
against eight GOP senators. This allowed Walker to wind down the occupation [emphasis added] by
slowly making access to the Capitol more difficult. Rallies continued outside,
but on March 9, in a legislative maneuver, the Senate detached the anti-union
sections from the rest of Walker’s bill and voted to pass them without the
Democrats present.
The result was a huge and spontaneous outburst of anger around the city.
Several thousand of us retook [emphasis added] the State Capitol in the early evening, climbing
through windows and pushing past cops [emphasis added], who eventually gave up trying to stop
people from entering. The mood was electric, and the many teachers who had
joined the occupation were waiting for word from their union to walk off the job
again the next day. If that had happened, other workers might have joined them."

I don't remember anyone pushing past cops or occupying anything at a Tea Party rally, do you ?
It should be noted that the author of this article, Phil Gasper, was not just an ordinary participant in the mayhem in Madison. He is the editor of The Communist Manifesto: A Road Map to History’s Most Important Document.
Now, I know what you're thinking. This is old news. Who cares ? You're not Glenn Beck. That may be true, but what will happen if the Weeper of the House, John Boehner, grows a set of Spauldings and refuses to allow Chairman Obama and his socialist allies to raise the debt ceiling ? What will the Psychotic Left do when the next President of the United States repeals Obamacareless in 2013 ? What will happen to the country when Leftists decide to occupy Capitol Hill ?
For those who say I'm a conspiracy theorist or my tinfoil hat is too tight, I leave you with this thought:
We no longer live in times that allow us to shrug our shoulders and say "Naaah, That can't be true." We live in times that FORCE us to scream "Holy crap! I hope that's not true!"
God help us all.


Life Coach Kevin Blake said...

This article gave me some useful information. I also have a new respect for anyone who speaks their mind, but I still feel like everyone in congress lies to us. when you wrote

" We no longer live in times that allow us to shrug our shoulders and say "Naaah, That can't be true." We live in times that FORCE us to scream "Holy crap! I hope that's not true!"

these words will replay in me head for as long as I live. go to www.LIFECOACHKEVINBLAKE.COM to find out more about what I think!

Absolutely Nobama said...


They are all liars. Remember, the first 3 letters in "Congress