Washington Post’s Eugene Robinson is the absolute King of Left Wing Adherence. Nearly every word that appears in his Pulitzer-Prized column is pre-chewed at the White House for easy consumption by the drooling morons who still read the Post. Today’s missive is equally digestible by the chirping heads;
But for the most part, far-left violence in this country has gone the way of the leisure suit and the AMC Gremlin. An anti-globalization movement, including a few window-smashing anarchists, was gaining traction at one point, but it quickly diminished after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. An environmental group and an animal-rights group have been linked with incidents of arson. Beyond those particulars, it is hard to identify any kind of leftist threat.
By contrast, there has been explosive growth among far-right, militia-type groups that identify themselves as white supremacists, “constitutionalists,” tax protesters and religious soldiers determined to kill people to uphold “Christian” values. Most of the groups that posed a real danger, as the Hutaree allegedly did, have been infiltrated and dismantled by authorities before they could do any damage. But we should never forget that the worst act of domestic terrorism ever committed in this country was authored by a member of the government-hating right wing: Timothy McVeigh’s bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City.
Yes, the Far Left political violence has somewhat dissipated since 9-11, with some notable exceptions Amy Bishop who shot up her peers in a meeting at her Alabama College, also an Obama acolyte, Andrew Stack who crashed his plane into an IRS office after leaving a suicide note referring to Marxism, the damage the protesters left in their wake in NYC this year and in Pittsburgh late last year. The planned terrorism at the RNC in 2008 that was disrupted by law enforcement.
But that’s all penny-ante bullshit, right? In order for Robinson to find some real Right Wing terrorism, he has to reach back 15 years (which is before 9-11, too, Gene, since 1995 comes before 2001 in my calender) to Oklahoma. It serves two purposes, it raises the specter of the military-trained killer gone wild and it scares the straights away from anyone with a right-wing ideology.
McVeigh was in my unit in Desert Storm, so if it’s the military that made him that way, I guess there’s a few thousand more of us out here who’ve managed somehow to avoid blowing up Federal Buildings with fertilizer bombs in a rental truck. I wonder how we beat the odds? Nothing McVeigh did that day had anything to do with his military service – no matter how much the militia crews wish that were true.
Almost half of the country voted against Obama, yet a very minuscule number have managed to get themselves arrested for making a nuisance of themselves in public in regards to the President. Thousands gathered in Washington DC over the past few months and beyond some ill-conceived signage, they haven’t damaged one little bit of Federal property or injured one person.
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.
Not like Eugene Robinson’s daily fear-mongering for the idiot class that reads the Washington Post. The same idiot class which, in the comments section, said that John Brown’s raid on Harper’s Ferry, funded by wealthy New Yorker Republicans is further proof of Right Wing terrorism.