Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Determining Who's Off Their Rocker


Apparently the radical right is all up in arms because no one but them is willing to consider a man hitting people with a car a terrorist attack.

Mahablog:
So a fella named Omeed Aziz Popal inexplicably went on a rampage in San Francisco and deliberately ran down fourteen people with his car. Half are critically injured. Popal is suspected to have killed a man in a hit-and-run incident earlier the same day.

Naturally, the righties are shrieking that we’re under a terrorist attack.
Hugh Hewitt ....:
When a man named Ohmeed Aziz Popal runs over 14 people over an hour or two, the best thing to do is think terrorism.
So where is the MSM? The attacks began five and half hours ago.


The best thing to think? The attacks began? As Tbogg says,
Now if Aziz Popal’s name had been, oh, Bozell or Hewitt, they would just being laughing it off as more wacky antics by those drugged-up California weirdos in that crazy liberal town and thank G-d I live in Septictank, Arkansas where we all we do is keep kidnapped hitchhikers in makeshift dungeons underneath the doublewide and meet for Bible study every Tuesday after COPS!. But Popal has one of those names and this surely means that todays incident must be a Very Honda Pilot Kristallnacht.......
Earlier this week I noted that “so many of the loudest drum-beaters for the Right were born in the 1960s and 1970s.” Generally these are people who didn’t become old enough to pay attention to politics until well into the post-Watergate era. There are exceptions — Rush Limbaugh was born in 1951, Hewitt in 1956. But a more typical example of rightiness is this recent Mahablog commenter, who was 19 when he cast his first vote in 1980. He says he was inspired to become a rightie because of the horrors of the Carter Administration.
Yeah, I laughed, too.
I remember when we had big scary stuff to be afraid of, like
global thermonuclear war. Back in the day — 1950s to mid-1960s — Americans thought seriously about what they would do when the bomb dropped. My point is that the Cuban Missile Crisis would have driven these screaming weenies right over the nearest cliff. We were tough back in my day, buckaroos. That’s how I remember it, anyway.

Gee, funny thing. I have noted a number of times how the 20 and 30 somethings are the shrillest, most fearful, most narrow thinkers among the radical right. Someone else noticed too. Although she stretched the age a bit the point is the same. This may be the scariest thing that has happened to America in their life time but it is not the scariest thing that has happened to America..even among the livings lifetime. Their over the top tantrumlike warmongering behavior is childish, immature and something they should be ashamed of. Let's hope the adults regain control of this country again soon.

3 Comments:

Blogger Dedanna said...

I have to disagree with this:

Now if Aziz Popal’s name had been, oh, Bozell or Hewitt, they would just being laughing it off as more wacky antics... But Popal has one of those names and this surely means that todays incident must be a Very Honda Pilot Kristallnacht.....

Because everyone is a terrorist in the rightie's eyes.

12:27 PM, September 01, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fascism seems to be everywhere. The ones not part of their gangs
are their victims and enemies.
The bigger goal seems to be
control of people and reduction
of population.

Good details and analysis at:
www.spitfirelist.com/f564.html.

Larry in Roswell

3:51 PM, September 01, 2006  
Blogger Dedanna said...

Sounds like a lot of what they have been talking about on Coast to Coast --

Other places as well.

Mefears you're right. :(

4:27 PM, September 01, 2006  

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