The Sons of Liberty sack the Boston mansion of the Royal Governor of Massachusetts.
So, my name came up in the comments to this story.
"Steve of IL" wrote:
That's it guys. Keep blaming unions and government for all the problems when in fact both those institutions have been in retreat for thirty years.
I never understood people so in love with their own ideas that they lack a basic curiosity about other sources of information and views. In my opinion, it is the height of ignorance to sit in front of FOX all day and then listen to Rush Limbaugh or some other hater/name caller and think one is "educating" ones self.
I have always availed myself of conservative ideas, albeit those expressed intelligently by scholars who have produced respected, peer reviewed research. I have as much contempt for sloppy, inaccurate left wing smear and hyperbole as I do for that on the right!!
People have been subject to a barrage of hateful propaganda by the organized right which is intimately connected to the GOP. This is beyond dispute. Many GOP elected officials routinely stump for the tea parties and repeat the lies and myths often heard on FOX news publicly. They use violent innuendo such as "don't retreat, reload" and “You’ve got to make the fella scared to come out of his house,” a public campaign statement to supporters by Allen West of Florida referring to his election opponent Ron Klein.
Apparently, there are many disciples of the "Sarah Palin School of Public Rhetoric" spewing violent speech. This is frequently called "dog whistling," a subtle message to supporters that what was formerly unacceptable is now ok. In essence, it's a covert plea to take the gloves off.
"West’s mentor Sarah Palin is also no stranger to using violent references in her communications. Palin last month unveiled a national political map using rifle crosshairs to mark the members of Congress across the country who supported healthcare reform. “West and his mentor Sarah Palin are shamefully stoking violent language and symbolism that threatens the safety of our leaders and public officials,” Ceasar said. “The hard working people of South Florida know that inciting people with extreme and violent language sometimes leads to far more violent and monstrous acts. It’s sad that Allen West and Sarah Palin lack the basic decency, common sense and responsibility to realize this.”
Mike Vanderboegh, former leader of the Alabama Constitutional Militia, recently called for hundreds of thousands of gun owners to "point their muzzles at the hearts of tyrants" when discussing ways to oppose recent congressional legislation. Reports have come out linking Vanderboegh's statements to recent violence against Democratic Party offices.
Over the past two years there has been several violent incidents linked to official, organized right wing agitation. Shootings and other violent acts were knowingly inspired by violent public pronouncements by popular figures in the GOP and other conservative activists. The American people are turned off by all the agitation to violence. It isn't part of our heritage.
Two countries. One Zombieland, the other not.