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Friday, March 26, 2010

Going from bias to insane

Donald Luzatto directs the Virginian Pilot’s editorial page. Today he flipped from bigotry to insanity. His op-ed rant entitled “Setting the stage for bloodshed” was a full throated cry for murder. Blaming the elevated partisan animosity on a mix of racism, paranoia, the economy and the “electronic media.” The latter, of course, means Fox News, Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh, the villains of the piece who he calls out by name.

"Something horrible is coming. We know it. We can feel it.”

So says Donny Luzatto. And he calls Beck paranoid?

“The national shouting match has become so crazed, so hyperbolic, so frenzied, that violence seems almost inevitable now. The victim might be a politician. It might be a media figure. More likely, it will be a bystander. But there will be blood sometime soon.”

Luzatto was in a coma inspired by his insipid writing when blood was spilled as SEIU goons beat up a black man selling mementos at a Tea Party rally. But conservative blood, most especially black conservative blood doesn’t count for Luzatto.

“This has been coming for two years now, spurred by a mix of racial resentment, paranoia, financial distress and a dominant electronic media that have abandoned anything like perspective and responsibility.
Turn on Fox News any given evening (actually, don’t; it will destroy your soul).”

This is the “responsible” and “objective” rulers of the MSM telling us how to save our souls.

Turning to Glenn Beck, Donny accuses him of saying this:

“You want a fundamental transformation? We are flipping this upside down. God will be at the bottom. Marxism will be at the top. Morals will be at the — why are they not teaching morals?”

Teaching morals? The horror! For reasons which I am not sure I know, Donny thinks this is a damning indictment of the man.

He then drags in Rush Limbaugh without pointing to an actual quote. Perhaps he could not find Rush saying something damning about promoting morality.

People like Donny Luzatto remind me of the old, old story about prisoners who told the same jokes over and over. They became so familiar with them that they finally numbered the jokes and – to save time – they would call out the number at which point everyone fell down laughing. In Luzatto-World it really is no longer necessary to tell us what Beck or Limbaugh said to get outraged, invoking the name is all that’s required. That’s what the MSM does. It talks to the prisoners of the printed press and everyone understands the jokes.

So what does Donny Luzatto foresee?

“That’s the line of responsibility. It’s undeniable. It will lead to violence. And it will end with blood.”

During the election, Luzatto and the rest of the MSM cabal told us how Obama would bring us all together, would transcend the old politics of class and ideology and race. The election's over and now he's calling for blood! A call to get “them” before they get “you.”

Nice going Donny. In a way, Obama may accomplish that unity: a people united against him and the hemorrhoids like Luzatto that carry his water and call for violence.

It seems that the word has gone out to the Leftists in the media from people like Josh Marshall that this is the time to change the subject and accuse Republicans of inciting violence. Even as the incitement is from THEM. When was the last time you saw a Conservative riot?

UPDATE 2: At Andrew Breitbart's Big Government, Ken Blackwell and Ken Klukowski reflect on the Left and the media's decision to demonize everyday people:

There appears to be a concerted effort among the political Left and many mainstream media people to demonize and marginalize the expanding citizen-based movement known as the tea party movement. This effort flows from both a fear of what these tea parties represent and a contempt for everyday Americans. But those ordinary citizens are poised to be the ones laughing when it’s all over, when democracy takes its course.

America’s history of grassroots activism goes back to the founding of our republic. Government of the people, by the people, and for the people includes as a necessary element those same average, ordinary people being able to gather and speak out. This freedom to assemble was considered so essential to a free nation that our Founders put it in the First Amendment, right alongside the freedom of speech and freedom of religion.

Ironically, these rights are set side-by-side with the freedom of the press, as well. The leftists in the media would do well to remember that their liberty to be a free press comes from the same constitutional amendment as the tea party crowd’s liberty to gather together.

And our elected leaders would do well to remember that the First Amendment exists to protect average people from the government, not the other way around.

So Donny's dog whistle call for violence against ordinary people in his insane desire to shut them up so that only HIS voice be heard is not going to work. It is people like him who are being marginalized and relegated by the "new media" and people gathering at Tea Party rallies to the irritating ravings of the homeless, drug and alcohol addled bums hanging around the Virginian Pilot neighborhood.


thisishabitforming said...

I agree with Mr. Luzatto that violence is not a good thing. But then I wonder how he feels about abortion procedure. There are choices. You can tear the baby limb from limb, you can burn the unborn with a salt solution; and then there's always partial birth abortion if you can't decide on abortion until the child is about to be born? Where is the outcry against violence perpetrated on the unborn in the mother's womb.

And where does he stand on children who survive the abortion procedure? Should they receive medical care or does he agree with the president who believes that child be put with the hospital trash until they expire. What kind of a person does it take to do such a thing?

I think I will ask him.

EricTheRed said...

I wonder where Mr. Luzatto was when the Left was parading in NY, DC, SF, etc. with posters saying that Bush should be shot; when commentators like Bill Maher lament failed assassination attempts on Dick Cheney; when books and movies came out fantasizing about Bush being assassinated?

What about those Bush-era anti-war rallies where American flags were burned, dragged on the ground, and even sh!t upon, where posters suggested that soldiers frag their superior officers? What about when army recruitment centers are vandalized?

What about when angry mobs of leftists converge on the personal residences of CEO's who their idol 0 decrees earned too big a bonus?

What about every act of violence perpetrated on a building or individual by the radical environmentalist and animal-rights movements?

I have a feeling that to search for any condemnation of any of those acts by Mr. Luzatto would be an exercise in futility.

Hypocrites. All of them.
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Anonymous said...

More people have died at the hands of leftists in their quest for power than all the right wing coup's put together. If it's violence, the left will start it.