Sunday, January 16, 2011

Body counts

It is interesting that when you bring up the fact that right-wing terrorists are killing people here in America, the first thing that right-wingers do is shout, "Bill Ayers!" There's one major issue with their comparison, however:

Mr. Ayers, like every other left-wing terrorist in the past 60 years in the United States, targeted *PROPERTY*, not *PEOPLE*.

The “Weather Underground” targeted property, not people.
The “Earth Liberation Front” targets property, not people.
The “Black Bloc anarchists” non-organization targets property, not people.

Are you starting to see a pattern here?

There is only one set of terrorist groups here in America that target people rather than property, and they are ultra-right-wing groups.

  • Osama bin Laden’s group? Ultra-right-wing (wants to impose Sharia law).
  • The Dominionist groups that bombed abortion clinics and kill doctors? Ultra-right-wing (wants to impose Mosaic law).
  • The militia groups that want to kill immigrants and liberals? Ultra-right-wing.
  • The racist hate groups that want to kill racial minorities? Ultra-right-wing.
There is not a single left-wing group in the whole bunch of folks who want to kill, kill, kill. And there is a reason for that. Left wingers have a fundamental respect for human life. They want human life to be better. Right wingers, on the other hand, believe property is more important than human life. They want property to be protected from all those awful people who might actually, like, *need* it in order to even survive. Thus right-winger Jan Brewer’s death panel in Arizona, which cut off the transplant funding for Medicaid there and has thus far killed two people… the amount of money required would have been literally 10 cents for every Arizona taxpayer, but 10 cents in the pockets of Arizona taxpayers is apparently more important to right-wingers than human lives, which right wingers consider worthless, apparently.

Right-wingers disagree with this, whine that their ideology isn't what causes all these dead bodies on the ground. Yeah right. Bullshit talks, but I look at the reality on the ground, not bullshit. Those dead bodies simply *are*. Whether it is children pulled from the rubble of the Oklahoma City federal building or bodies pulled from the rubble of the World Trade Center or the people killed by Jan Brewer's death panel, these are bodies resulting from right-wing ideology. Left wing ideology results in live people. Dead people vs. live people. Results *matter*. And if I must embrace an ideology, it will *not* be one that results in a trail of dead bodies.

- Badtux the Body Count Penguin


  1. Yeah -

    One of the fundamental differences between progressives and regressives is that progressives care about people, regressives are about things.

    Those things can be property, traditions (Tevye disowning his daughter Chava, frex.) abstractions, and institutions.

    Good point about bin Ladin. Few things are more regressive than an attempt to take the entire world back to the conditions of 7th century Arabia.


  2. Left wingers are immediately arrested. For using threatening language and pointing a camera.

    AZ Shooting Victime Arrested At ABC Town Hall for Threatening AZ Tea Party's Trent Humphries

  3. "A true revolution of values will lay hand on the world order and say of war, "This way of settling differences is not just... A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death."
    - Martin Luther King, Jr.


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