See, we all have to censor our speech now, again, in an effort to be PC.
This practice fell out of favor during Clinton as people realized, "Fuck you, I'll say what I want!" The left spared no speech in their attempts to get Bush killed with extreme prejudice. But they don't own guns, so screw them.
We're not supposed to say this guy was crazy. Crazy ain't PC. We're no longer supposed to mention guns. We're no longer supposed to use "violent rhetoric." It doesn't matter that this guy had nothing to do with the Tea Party or Sarah Palin and wasn't "political" in any recognizable sense. Because violent event = TEA PARTY! Our peaceful rallies are nullified by a lone gunman with no political agenda except that the government is controlling grammar and he has lucid dreams. Don't retreat - reload! which obviously meant "VOTE THEM OUT!" now means "KILL THEM" even though the guy was clearly unaware of this statement himself. It's contributing to a climate of hate. Representative Bob Brady is writing a bill to censor political speech, and when asked about people who might be against such legislation, he sincerely asks "Why would you be against it?" Apparently he missed the first amendment part of the reading of the constitution on the house floor the other day. The Constitution is hate speech anyway. (After all it was written by gun-owning insurgents who shot people in the quest for liberty, making them no different than Loughner.)
THE SHERIFF (and why weren't there police at this event???) blames conservatives immediately despite this NOT BEING HIS JOB AT ALL, and we find out HE KNEW LOUGHNER INTIMATELY and KNEW the guy was violent and dangerous...did nothing. He painted blame in order to excuse himself for any ACTUAL blame.
MarKOS of The Daily KOS is fomenting hatred by blaming the Tea Party for thisand especially Sarah Palin's "Target Map" despite using the exact same imagery himself and he decries "Target Lists" as violent despite using target lists extensively on his own site. Markos is a newfag asshole who never gives an inch and will blame the right for everything from global warming (er. climate change) to the cream in his coffee containing simplesse. As these people decry violent rhetoric and the climate of hate, they call us all murderers without a qualm. Yes, they're that stupid.
4-chan's Anonymous happily jumped on the bandwagon, not to make a political statement but to start trolling Palin's Facebook (and Giffords' if she has one), making posts about killing Palin, asking for pix of Giffords' bloody head, pretending to be Bristol Palin, and you know - just general mischief. They don't resemble V except insofar as they wear the masks in person. Markos is silent on the matter.
Through all this Penn Jillette made the most coherent and meaningful Twat I think I've ever seen - [b]"Fuck Civility. Hyperbole, passion, and metaphor are some of the most beautiful parts of rhetoric. Marketplace of ideas cannot be toned down for the insane."[/b] YOU GO PENN!
But just in case newspeak takes the day, we have (with the help of Iowahawk) rewritten some violent imagery in popular references. Johnny Cash has been rewritten to say "I hugged a man in Reno/just to watch him smile..." and movie titles "12 Slightly Disgruntled Men and/or Womyn" and art to "The Non-Sexual Aiding of the Sabine Womyn". Gotta be careful or these neuro-atypicals will non-violently take over by hugging people in the face.
On a happy note, Loughner YOU FAIL! YOUR WOMAN LIVES! OUTLANDER!
God bless Giffords for living. And keep fighting the good fight. I can't figure out how to make that statement non-violent, so FIGHT! (Passively resist? Ok, PASSIVELY RESIST, GIFFORDS!) As Giffords passively resists for her life, let's all just give up our free speech and condemn Sarah Palin as a murderer. Nothing nasty about that now, is there? And now your moment of Zen - the non-violent left and their non-violent rhetoric (which they claim we will not find no matter how hard we look) - oh gee, they better tone it down!
(On a serious note, none of these people are responsible for this atrocity - left or right. Loughner's responsible. In his lucid dreams. But you wanna play that game fucknuggets? THEN PLAY.)