Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Is This How Treat Our Fellow Baptized Catholics?

Despite the fact that Jared Lee Loughner has been stalking Congresswoman Giffords for nearly 4 years (here)
Despite the fact that Jared Lee Loughner is described at a "left-wing pothead" by his classmates.(here) 
Despite the fact that Jared Lee Loughner has Demonic inspired shrine in his back yard (here) 
Despite the fact that Jared Lee Loughner was a registered Independant and didn:t vote in 2010 (here).
Despite the fact that Jared Lee Loughner was a 911 Truther (here)
Despite the fact that Jared Lee Loughner was a George Bush hater (here)
Despite the fact that Jared Lee Loughner took photos of himself in a red g-string waving a gun (here)
and says his favorite books include Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf, Karl Marx's Communist Manifesto (here),
described himself as an atheist (here) and adored Che Guevara (here)

Yet Kevin Clarke a blogger at America's In All Things, somehow ties the tragedy of Tuscon to Glenn Beck and Sara Palin and their millions of readers, listeners and voters. This is an excerpt of Clarke's post entitled, The Tuscon Tragedy.
In the dazed aftermath of the mayhem in Tucson, there has been much digital ink spilled measuring out the blame for the attack on the indiscriminate rhetoric of America's permanent campaign culture as if specific percentages of culpability could be affixed to the loose and unpleasant lips of a Glenn Beck or Sarah Palin. I am not about to defend the lazy and toxic hyperbole of the prevailing political culture, certainly there has been far too much talk of tyranny, treason, and "second amendment" responses in recent cultural-political "debates."
Link (here) to read the entire post at In All Things the blog of America Magazine.


TonyD said...

I can't think of any Democrats with the same audience that Sarah Palin and Glen Beck have.

When Palin speaks, it is covered by talk shows, news shows, entertainment shows, newspapers, blogs, magazines, and her cable show.

So it is appropriate to assign more responsibility to those who, by virtue of their platform, have more responsibility for vitriolic speech.

Anonymous said...

The shooter also read Ayn Rand. . .

Anonymous said...

TonyD, the shooter was a mentally ill leftist (almost a redundancy). Only simpletons who desire to politicize the news for leftist advantage would claim that conservative commentary or commentators are in any way responsible for the murders. Because almost all of the left-wing newscasters and commentators are simpletons, they almost all jumped on the bandwagon without a shred of evidence to support the claims. Oh, what about the Ft. Hood shooting? The same left-wing simpleton commentators fell all over themselves to avoid implicating Islam in those murders. So when Islam is definitely a factor in a murder, the news media are silent about it and castigate people who draw the correct and obvious conclusion. When conservatism has nothing to do with a murder, the media blame conservatives. The news is little more than leftist politics by other means.

TonyD said...

Anonymous 6:47,

I agree that the shooter was mentally ill. And I have no opinion about any association between political vitriol and the shooter’s actions.

My point was that it is reasonable for the Jesuit blog to use the most visible examples of vitriolic speech, and that those who use such language are responsible for their own judgment and resulting actions.

I hope it is obvious that my comment relates to religion, not politics.

Jack in Park Slope said...

The board of directors of America Magazine should remission everyone at America from Fr. Drew right down to the janitor.

Anonymous said...

Oh, why is that Jack?

You don't like a learned journal that challenges your narrow world view, do you?

Anonymous said...

I don't like a journal that contradicts the teachings of Christ and His Church.

Anonymous said...

Bravo! Excellent post to assemble the facts - something the leftist media finds too inconvenient.