Tuesday, January 11, 2011

"Arizona The Tombstone of America" & Right-Wing Media and Rhetoric To Blame For Shooting

UPDATE: 2:43 PM. Jan. 11, 2011.

Pima County Sheriff Says AZ Has Become 'Mecca for Prejudice and Bigotry'

Sheriff Dubnik's reaction is quite reasonable given the state of affairs in Arizona where bigotry and racism reins supreme.

Sheriff Dupnik interviewed on Countdown April 29, 2010. Calls Arizona immigration law racist and unconstitutional.
Countdown: Sheriff Dupnik, Pima County AZ

His reaction is at odds with the other well known Sheriff Arpaio of Arizona who plays on bigotry, racism, paranoia demonizing immigrants and anyone who criticizes him. I have blogged about Sheriff Arpaio and the anti-Immigrant movement and their media fellow travelers such as Glenn Beck, Lou Dobbs, Fox News etc.
The Tea Party/Republican crowd insists that everyone in America be permitted to carry guns anywhere they want even to bars, to university classrooms to political meetings , town halls etc.
These right wingers while insisting there be no gun control in America increase their anti Obama rhetoric and calls for an armed insurrection.
They use language such as "The tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants from time to time".
They call for a second American revolution but whenever someone takes them seriously and acts on their call to arms they then claim it has nothing to do with them.

Glenn Beck now insists that the founding fathers of America were right to defend slavery and to treat slaves or black people as a little less than human as non=persons.
So Beck is upset that the US government criticized and outlawed slavery. The Civil War he and his fellow travelers believe was wrong and unnecessary.

In similar fashion they believe the US Supreme Court had no right and acted outside of its jurisdiction to attack the Jim Crow segregationist' laws in the Southern states.

For example see my posts:

Thursday, September 09, 2010
Gov. Jan Brewer 's "Headless Bodies" , A Painful "Pause" & Nazis Killed Daddy & Alligators in NY Sewers & Pam Geller Spreading Hate

Sunday, May 02, 2010
Sheriff Joe Arpaio The Big Winner With The Passage of Arizona's Apartheid Style Anti-immigrant Law

August 06, 2010
Lady Gaga Condemns Racist Arizona Immigration Law & Others Chime In at SNL & TYT & In Living Color & the Liberalviewer

Brave Woman Who Grabbed Clip from Shooter Blames Right-Wing Media and Rhetoric ... In Fox News Interview" By Julianne Escobedo Shepherd via Alternet

In an interview on Fox, the brave woman who helped stop Loughner calls out right-wing media for creating an environment that encourages violent impulses.

“It is our right and our duty to criticize the people who have put the fate of our country in peril,” Rush Limbaugh said this week on his syndicated radio show.

Arizona Sheriff Slams Right-Wing Media and Gun Laws: "Arizona Victimized by Gun Lobby" ... Conservative Media "Make Millions Inflaming Public" by Amy Goodman via Alternet ,Jan. 10, 2011

Arizona Sheriff Dupnik stood by earlier comments that the right-wing has created a climate of hate that can lead individuals to violence.

... Well, I think that when the rhetoric about hatred, about mistrust of government, about paranoia of how government operates, and to try to inflame the public on a daily basis, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, has impact on people, especially who are unbalanced personalities to begin with.

I have never been a proponent of letting everybody in this state carry weapons under any circumstances that they want. And that’s almost where we are. The legislature at this time is proposing that students and teachers be allowed to have weapons in schools and in college. You know, colleges ought to be run by the college presidents, not the Arizona legislature. But that’s the ridiculous state to where we have become.

Democracy Now! Amy Goodman interviews Sheriff Dubnik

also see:

"Hate Spewing Shock Jocks Whine about Criticism in Wake of Shootings" by rory O'Connor via Alternet Jan. 10, 2011

The nation's right-wing media stars struck an embattled tone against accusations that they create a climate of hate that could fuel violence.

“It is our right and our duty to criticize the people who have put the fate of our country in peril,” Rush Limbaugh said this week on his syndicated radio show.

...Rush is right…sort of. It is our duty to speak out! But Limbaugh’s assessment of who “has put the fate of our country in peril” is cockeyed. He says Democrats and progressives, who are trying to silence conservative voices, are to blame – but I say it’s El Rushbo and his fellow purveyors of hate speech on America’s public airwaves who are America’s real enemy.

Tomorrow Belongs to Me- question for Dick Armey and the Tea Party Fox News gang & other right wing Agitators- "So do you think you can still control them?"

also check out my posts:

September 15, 2010
Geller of SIOA & Fascist Geert Wilders & Klayman of Freedom Works Threaten Violent Insurrection & Geller's Antisemitic Genocidal Serbian Friends ???

May 07, 2010
UPDATE: 8:08 PM.-BP Worked With Dick Armey's Faux Grassroots Freedomworks Exclusive Think Progress & BP Worst company & Rebranding Faux Green

September 05, 2010
Anti- "Ground Zero Mosque" Professional Agitators Support UK's Vile & Violent Racist Organizations BNP & EDL

October 05, 2010
Are We Safer ? David Cole Redux The Obama Administration, the Pentagon Ignore The Lessons of The Failed Neocon Policies of The Bush/Cheney Regime

September 23, 2010
Religious Right Putting Pressure on GOP and The Tea Party Movement To Take On Social/Moral Issues To Restart The Culture Wars

and so it goes,

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