Saturday, January 08, 2011
Someone was watering the tree of liberty today.
My fear through most of the day was that this was a politically motivated assassination attempt by a partisan with the potential of turning the cold civil war between liberals and conservatives in America hot. But from the evidence coming forward, from his youtube videos to statements by people who knew him, indicates that he was mentally ill, and probably listening to the crazyness in his own head, not acting on Sarah Palin's fundraising materials or Mein Kampf or the Communist Manifesto, or Ayn Rand or Orwell.
So why the Jefferson quote? Itching for a civil war? Looking to denegrate Jefferson? Implying that Jefferson was advocating murders of politicians by the mentally disturbed? What's your point?
Was the alleged waterer a "patriot" or a "tyrant"?
By the way, why does jms add Orwell to the list of "usual suspects"? And why does jms avoid the full Jefferson quote put into context? (The post's few words does not reference Jefferson.) Jefferson was involved with revolution as an adult whereas the alleged waterer is a mere 22 years of age and may have been quite distant from real revolution other than in his own mind generated by recent political rhetoric.
This seems to be a feeble effort by jms to pre-emptively defend the "usual suspects." That seems to be his point.
Poor jms just can't help himself. His reflexive hatred of all things to the left of Jim DeMint clouds his judgment. Next thing you know he'll be telling us that Giffords was asking for it because she was "controversial."
Quiddity, are you deleting my posts?
Yeah, the shooter & the rightards calling the massacre a "liberal setup" were pissing on that 'tree of liberty'...