Friday, August 7, 2009

More right wing craziness

Now they're inciting violence:
Based on the news that health care events are edging into violence, an anti-health care reform protester in New Mexico named Scott Oskay is calling on his hundreds of online followers to bring firearms to town halls, and to 'badly hurt' SEIU and ACORN counter protesters.
Not an isolated incident, either. They're calling SEIU and leaving threatening voicemails:
"I suggest you tell your people to calm down, act like American citizens, and stop trying to repress people's First Amendment rights," said Diana. "That, or y'all are gonna come up against the Second Amendment. Stop the violence."
Source. As a commenter there says, there's a pathological degree of projection in that statement; you can be assured that if SEIU, ACORN, or any left-leaning organization was actually getting violent, the crackdown would be huge. But when these brownshirts start uttering threats and urging others to "badly hurt" people, where's the response?

Lest anyone think I'm singling out the Americans unfairly, we have some pretty loopy folks up here too. For instance:

Recently, outspoken advocate, former Neepawa mayor, newspaper publisher and PC party member Ken Waddell figured out what he said was the reason for increased crime. He claimed that across the province, you can take crime stats maps and overlay them with an election map with a high degree of accuracy.

The low crime areas are in PC constituencies while the high crime areas are ruled by NDP.

“Is it only a coincidence?” he asks. “Could it be that the criminal element knows how to support the NDP and could it be that the NDP leadership knows not to go too hard on crime?”

Obviously this theory is about as crackpot as they come. In fact suggesting the NDP government is somehow in bed with the criminal element, who gets their gangster friends to vote NDP, with an organized push to stay soft on crime, would be slander if it wasn’t too ludicrous to ever be taken seriously.

From the Altona Red River Valley Echo. You know it's a crackpot theory when even a small town paper, owned by Sun Media no less, calls it for what it is.

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