If Democrats, Liberals and Progressives wanted to take back our country from the Neo-conservatives and the rabid-right, and we subscribed to the rhetoric of Ann Coulter and Rush Limbaugh - then yes, a violent revolution, one that spared no one who supported the Bush administration would be the obvious position we should take - and while we’re at it, rape and plunder everything in sight as well! Thankfully, most of us in the Liberal/Progressive community do not support such tactics and believe that we should keep our protests and disgust within established social norms and the rule of law. If I were to call for a violent revolution, or perhaps bombing Fox News for their deception of America and continually spinning what they call “news” and subjugating their viewers to constant governmental propaganda, I have no doubt that within minutes of publishing such a statement - there would be Swat Teams surrounding my house and I’d rot in prison for the rest of my life for advocating violence - and might even face the death penalty for subversion and treason! Based on the law as I understand it, those that advocate violence are guilty of a crime, and when it’s suggested to take the violence to a level where it has the potential to endanger human life - that crime could easily be construed as being an accessory to manslaughter or in extreme cases, murder in the first or second degree if their provocations actually lead to the loss of life!
When we closely examine Rush Limbaugh’s recent remarks when he advocated that people riot in Denver during the upcoming Democratic Convention, if you examine his statements closely, he wasn’t joking at all, but planting the seed hoping that those who listen to his filth will in fact cause trouble, and if they pose as Democrats, it would effectively derail any chance of a Democrat winning the upcoming Presidential election:
Rush Limbaugh Calling For Riots In Denver
DENVER — Talk show host Rush Limbaugh is sparking controversy again after he made comments calling for riots in Denver during the Democratic National Convention this summer.
He said the riots would ensure a Democrat is not elected as president, and his listeners have a responsibility to make sure it happens.
“Riots in Denver, the Democrat Convention would see to it that we don’t elect Democrats,” Limbaugh said during Wednesday’s radio broadcast. He then went on to say that’s the best thing that could happen to the country. MORE
After several people called-in and denounced his remarks, Limbaugh partially recanted what he said by stating that “I am not inspiring or inciting riots, I am dreaming of riots in Denver.” Even that statement demonstrates what a disgusting piece of excrement Rush Limbaugh actually is, and it is my opinion that anyone that “dreams of riots in Denver” is un-American and should be held accountable for his statement(s). Is the Justice Department asleep at the wheel, or do they condone his remarks as well? We know that he has a huge audience among the Neo-conservatives and nut-cases that support Bush and his endless wars - and believe me, they were listening, and now the seeds have been sown; we have to hope that Limbaugh’s statements were not carefully orchestrated to cause such an event in a message that was clear and concise:
Limbaugh said with massive riots in Denver, which he called “Operation Chaos,” the people on the far left would look bad.
“We do, hopefully, the right thing for the sake of this country. We’re the only one in charge of our affairs. We don’t farm out our defense if we elect Democrats … and riots in Denver, at the Democratic Convention will see to it we don’t elect Democrats. And that’s the best damn thing that can happen to this country, as far as I can think,” Limbaugh said.
Where’s the outrage from every corner of America? This sick #@**%!! was serious as a heart-attack, and it’s more than obvious that he said exactly what he believed in, which is contrary to everything that our society (except the rabid-right) believes in, yet he hasn’t been pulled off the air or even been asked to apologize to the American people for attempting to incite a riot - which is exactly what he did, and even if he was only “dreaming of riots in Denver”, that should be proof to anyone with a conscience or half a brain that Rush Limbaugh and his radical beliefs are a danger to a country that is boiling with anger and disgust - on both sides of the isle!
Think back and remember how many “shock-jocks” have been temporarily suspended and only received their jobs back after profusely apologizing to the public, but if you’re in favor of the Iraq War and the suspension of our constitution and civil liberties, our own Justice Department turns a blind-eye to those that condone violence - as long as it’s aimed at Democrats, Liberals and Progressives! Can anyone spell FASISM?
Another example, perhaps even worse than Rush Limbaugh, was Ann Coulter when she called for the bombing of the New York Times - and then attempted to play it off as satire. Now that she has reaffirmed her statement, it is more apparent than ever that she was serious, but again, because her incitement of violence was aimed at what the Neo-cons perceive as “traitorous” behavior by the Times, she remains free to spew more filth and garbage, a double-standard that Americans should refuse to endorse or tolerate! Examine her words closely, and if you believe her remarks were “satire”, especially after she reaffirmed that she meant exactly what she said - there’s something wrong with your reading comprehension!
Ann Coulter: Still Bomb N.Y. Times ( She Won’t Back Down )
This weekend, Editor & Publisher magazine featured this story: “Coulter Affirms Previous Statement About Bombing ‘NYT’ Office.”
Coulter had stated that her “only regret with [Oklahoma City bomber] Timothy McVeigh is he did not go to the New York Times building.”