Have I got your attention?
My web surfing today has revealed a singular theme. You guessed it: hate crimes. How powerfully this meme travels one way on the two-way street of political discourse. When bullies gang up on some poor feller because he is Muslim, that is a hate crime. When some loser gang types brutally assault and torture some folks because they are suspected of homosexuality, that is a hate crime. Hate crimes against Catholics or Protestants are not quite so newsworthy, though. The hate crimes of one victim group against another (Muslim against homosexuals, for example) don’t even exist, do they?
Discussion point: wouldn’t most crimes be hate-motivated in some fashion or another?
Goodness knows Byron Williams is a hater-type criminal, the existence of which the left will use inexhaustibly for political purposes.
Goodness knows that Byron Williams was created by Glenn Beck’s violent rhetoric and hateful speech, and he should totally be taken off the air by the Hate Crime Police. (Just check my last link if you think I exaggerate.)
I want to write so eloquently and so powerfully about this issue. Alas, I am tired and ready to bid this day “good night.”
If you feel that the right is full of “hate speech,” just bear these links in mind:
Look At This F*cking Teab*gger. (Do you reckon they know each other? Or did they just have the same brilliant idea to demean people about whom they know nothing?)
What are we to take from these websites and quotes like this:
“Just look at this hateful little man. Every time he looks in the mirror a racist bigot stares back at him but he’s too blinded by his rage to recognize it. Unfortunately for him and Tea Baggers like him we don’t have the same problem, recognizing hate.”
Calling some guy you don’t know “hateful” because he has different opinion than yours about the President isn’t hateful, in and of itself, you know. The left is never hateful. Not even when it blows up children.
However, Pamela Geller’s concern about the Cordoba Initiative is definitely hate speech:
“The speaking event . . . brought over fifty students and local activists, many of them from the Delaware Valley Veterans for America, International Socialist Organization, International Action Center and Socialist Action to denounce Geller and Spencers’ documented hatemongering against Muslims.”
Okey-dokey then. (If you want to make up you own mind, please listen to their speeches for yourself and decide how hateful Geller and Spencer are.)
How about this example. Is it hate speech? “You’ll rot in hell and you’ll be made to drink blood and puss. That’s what happens when you provoke someone’s religion.
Rot in hell you bastard.”
How about “Kill Geert Wilders?” Hate speech? I guess not. It is just righteous indignation at Mr. Wilders’ hate speech, you see.
Does your brain hurt yet?
If not, then click here, and see how the left can make a hero out of a nasty murderer like Che.
If still not, then click here, and see how even a knitting blogger hates the horrible hating “teab*ggers”:
“the hatred of these miserable simpletons who call themselves Teab*ggers makes me pukified.
I suspect that many KnitDweebs are Teab*ggers. Simpletons whose brains are trapped in a vicious cycle of ignorance.
Feel free to add your own Teab*gger knitting project to the comments. Let’s have some f*ckin’ fun with this!
Thank God there are no Teab*gger or Teaparty groups on Ravelry. At least, none that I could find. Presumably, Teab*gger knitters aren’t very techo-savvy.”
Whiskey tango foxtrot? I am a “miserable simpleton” who is trapped in a “vicious cycle of ignorance.” No particular facts were offered to support this general claim.
I am a tea-party-type conservative. Can you find anything in my very own posts to support this claim?
Go ahead, support it. Use specific facts to demonstrate how dumb and hateful I am, and how smart and loving you are.