10 January 2011

Yet Again, PZ Is Spot On

If you don't regularly read Professor Myers, you should. His rhetoric is sometimes overly colorful; but, it would be a drab world without color now, wouldn't it?

What we have here is an attempted assassination of a politician by an insane crank at a political event, in a state where the political discourse has been an unrelenting howl of eliminationist rhetoric and characterization of anyone to the left of Genghis Khan as a traitor and enemy of the state…and now, when six (including a nine year old girl) lie dead and another fourteen are wounded, now suddenly we're concerned that it is rude and politicizing a tragedy to point out that the right wing has produced a toxic atmosphere that pollutes our politics with hatred and the rhetoric of violence?

Screw that...


Tracy said...

Screw that? It's been a toxic atmosphere for a while and the ugliness comes from the right. How wonderful it would be to have intelligent adult conversations in our political forums.

Tracy said...

My apologies. I misread the excerpt.