Shocked Speechless

06Oct08

I really have been writing way too much on politics, particularly when I want to focus much more on learning about philosophy. However, there’s been way too much going on for me to justify ignoring the economic and political fireworks. We are playing out a Chinese curse; “May you live in interesting times.”

Well, we live there.

After declaring that they would “go dirty,” the McCains have started to go places that I frankly didn’t expect, even after all the lies and the smears.

So we have McCain today getting his crowd riled up asking who Barack Obama is and then apparently giving a wink and a nod when one member of the crowd screams out “terrorist.”

And later we have Sarah Palin with the same mob racket, getting members of the crowd to yell out “kill him“, though it’s not clear whether the call for murder was for Bill Ayers or Barack Obama. It didn’t seem to matter.

These are dangerous and sick people, McCain and Palin. Whatever it takes. Stop at nothing.

h/t TPM

There’s no way to hedge this – I’m livid. When someone starts yelling things like “terrorist” and “kill him!” that go unaddressed, then we start talking about other thing like, oh, incitement to violence.

So far, McCain has shown he’s willing to lie. Now he’s showing his willingness to stoke up anger and hatred. How much further is he willing to go?

You know the answer to that.

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3 Responses to “Shocked Speechless”

  1. 1 reyhn

    Well, we all know that all terrorists need to die. And let’s not forgot that anyone who is against a republican is obviously a terrorist. You can’t put two and two together?

    Ah, I can just see those people who only read that first paragraph and just decide I’m a horrible person.

    Seriously though, that goes a step too far. We have enough insane, madmen in this country to last a century or five. We don’t need them riled up and thinking they’re right. And OH MY DEITY I am sick of McCain shouting off generalities. I could right his speeches.

    “9/11 was bad. Bad because of terrorists. Terrorists who are VIOLENT and against our principles of DEMOCRACY, and PATRIOTISM. Vote MAVERICK.”

    Seriously, does even 50% of the American population even know what a maverick is? Does McCain or Palin know what one is? I’m really getting sick them screaming the same “generally american-stereotypical”, colorful words. I can sound American too if I say words like “FREEDOM” and “JESUS” too.

  2. 2 faeyin

    If you say “Buddha” or “Muhammed” your an American hating terrierist too. We see so many people banging Obama around for havign “Hussein” as a middle name, So, freedom of religion, as long as it’s Christian with Christianish names.


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