THE POISONOUS CONSERVATIVE MENTALITY
I cannot state strongly enough how much I delight in every instance of conservative Americans running around as if their heads are on fire in a fit of outrage blaming Progressives for all their hallucinated persecutions. The very same people who are weeping alligator tears for two police officers murdered in Brooklyn this past weekend are the very same people who wanted to see Cliven Bundy’s supporters have a firefight with agents from the Bureau of Land Management. And that’s just one example of the gut twisting hypocrisy that has to exist for anyone to be a conservative in America. Just a bit ago I read this comment from Cluster at BlogsforVictory:
OT, but I think we can properly blame the left wing of the Democratic Party for the murders of the two NYPD officers. Just a couple of weeks ago, there were demonstrations in NY, stemming from the GJ decision where the crowd was chanting – “What do we want, dead cops. When do we want it – now”.
I remember when the tea party was blamed for everything, imaginary or real, by the leftists yet nothing of this horrible magnitude ever developed. When do you suppose Sharpton will make his appearance and proclaim that “Police Lives Matter”?
Here is my full disclosure moment. Yesterday I sat in a meeting with Diane Valencen, Fred Schwartz, Majordomo Pain, Ciu Cava dealth Nixhot, and two attorneys from Pinchon Davies our legal representation to discuss where the limits of our tolerance for bigotry in comments to this blog would be. As a hardcopy newspaper we have a section of the editorial staff review letters to the editor and a few dozen make it into that section every day. Thousands of dozens of others do not. It isn’t the newspaper’s job to print every opinion; it is our job to be a clearinghouse for the rational and the germane.
In that spirit it was decided to ban Neocon1 from commenting after month of bigoted, homophobic and insulting rhetoric that would be better suited on a white supremacist blog than here where we without a shred of shame promote Progressive ideology, politics and values. This relates to the pathology of the conservative mind. Facts are seen as weapons by conservatives that can be manipulated or ignored to fit their desired outcomes, socially and politically. Never would anyone here say that all cops are bad but it never stops a right winger from decrying the universal subhumanity of black Americans, members of the LGBTQ community, women and anyone who espouses Progressive values.
Cluster fails from the very first sentence of his comment. It was not the left wing of the Democratic Party that caused the officers to be murdered it was the culture in America that makes it possible for a man with mental illness to acquire one of the hundreds of millions of guns and travel with it freely to a city and commit such a crime. Sure the TEA Party didn’t exist as an organized entity until FreedomWorks cobble it together after the Right saw the Affordable care Act was going to be passed by Congress and signed into law; but the embryo of their frustrations have been there for decades. In the most recent generation the frustration of the Right has manifest itself in the form of the abortion clinic bombings of Eric Rudolph and the terror attack of Timothy McVeigh in Oklahoma City. Note that I did not include the Newton School massacre in this list despite the fact that the gun culture supported by the Right is the blood that ran through the veins of that tragic event.
As far as the people chanting for the deaths of police officers, I and everyone I know on the Left denounce such calls as counterproductive to the cause of Civil Justice which means respect for police officers and police officer respect for all citizens.
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