Why Liberals Should Support the Right to Armed Self-Defense
In the runup to the election, a common prediction among the right wing and conservative blogs was that if Obama lost the election that the negroes/liberals/commies/Obama-supporter
s would riot. Not like a burn down a few stores riot, but like a serious “totally lose their shit” riot. Nationwide. Many were preparing for such an eventuality.
I didn’t really think anything like that would happen. I thought it more likely that the right-wingers would riot if Obama won than the left-wingers if McCain won. There were no anti-Obama riots, I was wrong.
There were no instantaneous riots, but I said “The McCain/Palin campaign is unleashing some very ugly forces in this country that, combined with some dark economic days ahead, are going to be very hard to put back in the bottle.” And it appears that it might be the case.
From Throwingstardna on LiveJournal
As a pseudo left winger at times, and a bona fide “Northern Yankee Liberal” I just don’t get those who are so averse to exercise their 2nd Amendment right to carry a weapon. Its your right to do so and if the government local and federal says ok, then you should take advantage of it. Of course in today’s world it is something that possibly could save your life and the lives of others if you do carry.
In today’s society though, with the 2nd great depression and all of the instability in the U.S. and the world it seems to be more prescient. Of course there always will be the odd crank who will go nuts with a bunch of guns and kill a bunch of people, but, it seems lately with all the stress out there that this is happening a bit more frequently. This week has seen what, two or three of these events in the world?
Of course what this entry portends is even more scary in that I too have seen this trending not only from the run up to the election, but also now post election. All those crazy right wingers have been slathering rabidly at the jowls with a fervor that I can only say is akin to the old south around 1861. Sure they use “Socialist or Commie” but, the sentiment is much the same; “We want to remove the current administration any way we can!”
Quite frankly its scary.
So, insurrection? Are the Alex Jones set going to finally unveil the “New World Order” and cause a 2009 version of the “Turner Diaries” ? Are the Rushies lead by their corpulant and fatuous leader going to somehow facilitate the Obama administrations “Failure” ??
I don’t think so…
But it’s only going to add fuel to an already smouldering fire in the minds of all those trailer trash, dentally challenged, 5th grade educated, and mentally unstable morons out there who vote, shout, and slather over Rush. One can only hope that the light of sanity can outshine the dark of the uneducated ensorceled Rushies.
Bread and circuses my friends…