Thursday, April 30, 2009

Zerbisias vs. Malkin

I don't have time to write anything profound today. So I'm going to spout off about something I know very little about.

Apparently Antonia Zerbisias made a joke about Dick Cheney taking a shot at Michelle Malkin. The right-wing is all in a rage while the left-wing is saying it was a joke and how come the right-wing has forgotten all of its widespread calls for assasination emanating from dreck like Ann Coulter and the "smalldeadanimals" crowd (who once lamented that Palestinian rockets missed Louise Arbour when she was visiting Israel).

I haven't read the actual "joke" and I don't intend to. If it really did call for someone to take a shot at Malkin, then it went too far. If her words have been twisted from something purely nonsensical and harmless, then that only compounds the gigantic hypocrisy of vermin like Blogging Tories host and Preston Manning sychophant Stephen Taylor.

I'm sorry, but there have been incidents of verbal violence and eliminationist rhetoric coming from the right-wing over the years that are too numerous to mention. This is an inarguable fact. If you disagree, then tell me (as I asked a while back) where are the leftist snipers and bombers? Where (in North America) has a leftist gone to a place where right-wingers are suspected of congregating, and shot the place up? Where are the buildings they've blown up? Where are the cops they've shot dead?

Off the top of my head, there's the Unabomber and the FLQ. One guy, living alone in a cabin somewhere and a radical separatist movement from forty years ago.

If I'm wrong about this, then please provide me with the evidence.


That guy said...

I'm not sure I'd even count those examples: the Unabomber at least was quite critical of leftists in his manifesto. Said the left was "oversocialized," i.e. tools of the system, while only anarchists like himself were the pure rebels.

thwap said...

Yeah, I wasn't sure about him, but I knew he was an anarchists of sorts and I didn't want any righties to start with the derisive scorn about splitting hairs.

I think he was the literal "solitary" exception.

Anonymous said...

I haven't read the actual "joke" and I don't intend to.What an utterly bizarre statement. Will reading the joke somehow taint you? Destroy your brain? Make you go crazy?

thwap said...

Hi anonymous,

No. None of the above. Just couldn't be bothered.

Anything else?

Ti-Guy said...

You gotta thank Iggy for bringing the concept of "bad faith attacks" to the fore. A principled accusation is one you really believe. That's what Conservatives can't/won't understand.

thwap said...


If they don't believe what they're saying, then they're nasty hypocrital phoneys.

If they do believe what they they say, then perhaps it's like CC said earlier today on his blog, maybe they're too stupid to see the hypocrisy.

Alison said...

What a terrible distraction it must be for them to have to devote all this energy towards a columnist they don't even read. I'm sure they'll be very relieved tomorrow to be able to get back to discussing the economy and social justice issues.