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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Right. Violence Is Unique To the Right.

Really smart Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson:
The episode highlights the obvious: For decades now, the most serious threat of domestic terrorism has come from the growing ranks of paranoid, anti-government hate groups that draw their inspiration, vocabulary and anger from the far right.

It is dishonest for right-wing commentators to insist on an equivalence that does not exist. The danger of political violence in this country comes overwhelmingly from one direction -- the right, not the left. The vitriolic, anti-government hate speech that is spewed on talk radio every day -- and, quite regularly, at Tea Party rallies -- is calibrated not to inform but to incite. 

It is disingenuous for mainstream purveyors of incendiary far-right rhetoric to dismiss groups such as the Hutaree by saying that there are "crazies on both sides." This simply is not true.
It's only "not true," Eugene, if you choose to forget all the truths.

 Anarchy in the streets of Seattle during the WTO conference

You're always right, Eugene.

Except on those frequent occasions when you're wrong.