Liberty is an inherently offensive lifestyle. Living in a free society guarantees that each one of us will see our most cherished principles and beliefs questioned and in some cases mocked. That psychic discomfort is the price we pay for basic civic peace. It's worth it. It's a pragmatic principle. Defend everyone else's rights, because if you don't there is no one to defend yours. -- MaxedOutMama

I don't just want gun rights... I want individual liberty, a culture of self-reliance....I want the whole bloody thing. -- Kim du Toit

The most glaring example of the cognitive dissonance on the left is the concept that human beings are inherently good, yet at the same time cannot be trusted with any kind of weapon, unless the magic fairy dust of government authority gets sprinkled upon them.-- Moshe Ben-David

The cult of the left believes that it is engaged in a great apocalyptic battle with corporations and industrialists for the ownership of the unthinking masses. Its acolytes see themselves as the individuals who have been "liberated" to think for themselves. They make choices. You however are just a member of the unthinking masses. You are not really a person, but only respond to the agendas of your corporate overlords. If you eat too much, it's because corporations make you eat. If you kill, it's because corporations encourage you to buy guns. You are not an individual. You are a social problem. -- Sultan Knish

All politics in this country now is just dress rehearsal for civil war. -- Billy Beck

Friday, August 14, 2009

Right-Wing Hate Groups?

One more swing at the Markadelphia piñata before I call it a night. When I posted the compilation video of Obama's "I was for Single-Payer Universal Heath Care Before I Was Against It," Markadelphia accused me:
As to this video, wow...what happens when you watch this? Do you immediately think of it as gospel? Or do you question how it was edited and ask yourself if it is propaganda?
But in a comment to my "Free Speech Permit" post, he linked to a story about how "Right-wing militias are on the rise."


It was reported in the mainstream media, thus it must be true!

Or was it (DUM-dum-DUM!) PROPAGANDA?!?!?

The website Sweetness & Light did a little background checking on the source of that "report," the Southern Poverty Law Center, and the author (sole author) Mark Potok, who also happens to be a Huffington Post contributor (no bias there!)

The evidence? Apparently Mr. Potok's own fever-dreams. S&L has been keeping tabs on Mr. Potok for quite a while.

But these fever-dreams fit the template, and thus must be accurate! (Just as the angry crowds at "Town Hall" meetings are "astroturf" but the bussed-in supporters with professionally printed signs being paid $10-15/hr for their work are "grassroots.")

No, Markadelphia, you don't get no respect. On a daily basis you prove you don't deserve it.

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