Sunday, January 23, 2011

Still in Denial?

Take a gander at this Interactive Map put up by the folks over at Crooks and Liars showing the incidence of rightwing violence -- terrorism -- directed at "liberal" and government entities just since July 2008.

I realize that I've posted before on this topic, but it's important to keep these cases in mind.

If we remember no one else from this litany of horror, we ought to remember Jim David Adkisson, the well-armed wingnut who shot up a Unitarian church in Knoxville, Tennessee, in July 2008, killing two persons and wounding four others because ... well, in his own words:

Know this if nothing else: This was a hate crime. I hate the damn left-wing liberals. There is a vast left-wing conspiracy in this country & these liberals are working together to attack every decent & honorable institution in the nation, trying to turn this country into a communist state. Shame on them....
This was a symbolic killing. Who I wanted to kill was every Democrat in the Senate & House, the 100 people in Bernard Goldberg's book. I'd like to kill everyone in the mainstream media. But I know those people were inaccessible to me. I couldn't get to the generals & high ranking officers of the Marxist movement so I went after the foot soldiers, the chickenshit liberals that vote in these traitorous people. Someone had to get the ball rolling. I volunteered. I hope others do the same. It's the only way we can rid America of this cancerous pestilence.
I thought I'd do something good for this Country Kill Democrats til the cops kill me....Liberals are a pest like termites. Millions of them Each little bite contributes to the downfall of this great nation. The only way we can rid ourselves of this evil is to kill them in the streets. Kill them where they gather. I'd like to encourage other like minded people to do what I've done. If life aint worth living anymore don't just kill yourself. do something for your Country before you go. Go Kill Liberals.
There you go, in his own words. Still don't think that the lunatic fringe of the right has declared war on you?