Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Knoxville killer not guilty, liberal says

That's the gist of this HuffPo column, anyway:
Jim Adkisson of Powell, Tennessee was the man with his finger on the trigger. He had mental health problems, and a hard and bitter life. He apparently left a letter explaining that he hated the church for its liberal beliefs and opinions.
And the church had a sign outside indicating it welcomed gays and lesbians.
Who really killed those Unitarians? Was it the preachers who spread hatred and intolerance? The politicians who court and flatter them instead of condemning their hate speech? The media machine that attacks liberals, calls them "traitors" and suggests you speak to them "with a baseball bat"? The economic system that batters people like Jim Adkisson until they snap, then tells them their real enemies are gays and liberals and secular humanists?
If you ask me, it was all of the above.
You killed them, Pat Robertson. You killed them, Pastor Hagee. You killed them, Ann Coulter. You killed them, Dick Morris and Sean Hannity and the rest of you at Fox News.
We are not responsible for our own actions. We are merely tools in the hands of an "economic system," acting on the "false consciousness" implanted in our heads by Murdoch's minions. It all makes sense, now that our friend at HuffPo has put this in perspective for us.

1 comment:

  1. You missed an important level of mind-bending here:
    The Huffington Post piece was in fact planted by evil minions of Karl Rove to make the HuffPo look even more ridiculous than usual.
    Thus, all blame can be ultimately laid at the feet of Karl Rove, and his meat-puppets Bush and Cheney.
    I am creating this from whole cloth, just in case you were wondering what's past garden-variety cynicism.