Sunday, September 20, 2009

Conservative rhetoric encourages left-wing violence

So conservatives should STFU. That's what Eric Boehlert appears to be saying in this post at Media Matters:: "A President was killed the last time right-wing hatred ran wild like this." Oswald was a Communist, as you know, Bob. Or Eric.

Althouse calls this "Cahrayzee! Crazy... and desperate."

Mark Hemingway says "The Reality-Based Community's Having a Breakdown." Jonah Goldberg quotes an apposite passage from his book. And Hemingway follows up.

In a somewhat related post, Neo-neocon says that

we are suffering from a generalized national false memory syndrome about our history and the history of the world, aided and abetted by the press and academia. After all, these two institutions are tremendously instrumental in giving us the bulk of our information as to what’s happening as it occurs (the so-called “first draft of history”), and then in further filtering, explaining, analyzing, and therefore shaping and ultimately defining our memories of historic events, even events that we ourselves have lived though. And these two institutions have in recent decades been ever more strongly taken over by liberals and the Left.
It's Gramsci all over again.

Ric Locke has some thoughts on alternate histories, and mentions Jack Vance.

Also, it's another step towards Media Matters losing all credibility. Keep the crazy coming, MM.

Update: Neo-neocon has another post addressing this directly, in which she quotes from the first Hemingway link above.

Andrea Harris says "This is what Orwell meant," and links indirectly to this post by Kathy Shaidle.

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