Thursday, February 3, 2011

Just another isolated incident...

This is older news, and obviously what's going on with Health Care and what's going on with #Egypt is taking precedence right now. But I just needed to document this:

Roger Stockham, a 63-year-old California man, was arrested on explosives charges last week after police allegedly found him with M-80s in the trunk of his car in the parking lot of the Islamic Center of America, a Dearborn, Michigan, mosque.

The short of it is: Crazy dude from Southern California decides to drive all the way to Dearborn, Michigan, to blow up some Muslims with firecrackers. So you might be thinking, are there no mosques in California? Why would this crazy asshole drive all the way to Michigan to try to blow up some Muslims with M-80s?

Indeed. Why would he?

"We're talking about a militant terrorist situation, which I believe it isn't a widespread thing, but it is enough that we need to address, and we have been addressing it."

"My thoughts are these, first of all, Dearborn, Michigan, and Frankford, Texas, are on American soil, and under constitutional law. Not Sharia law. And I don't know how that happened in the United States," [Sharron Angle] said. "It seems to me there is something fundamentally wrong with allowing a foreign system of law to even take hold in any municipality or government situation in our United States."

Emphasis mine.

And this is what we talk about when we talk about eliminiationist rhetoric. It's not about "gun-sights" or taking "killing" out of bill names. It's not about saying "fuck". It's not about nodding ever so politely and saying you "respectfully agree to disagree" when you'd really like to tell that evil motherfucker he's a crazy asshole.

It's about this conspiracy-theory-pushing, paranoia-inducing, threat-to-the-America-way-of-life-screeching, nationalist-chest-thumping, let's-point-fingers-at-those-people-that-look/sound/pray/fuck-different-from-you-it's-their-fault-othering, better-to-eliminate-instead-of-compromise-solutions bullshit that keeps being put out by the usual suspects looking to build an audience over resentments and fear.

I'd throw up a link to Beck now, just to show clearly what it is. Because he is the perfect example. But I think you already know that by now.

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