And Then There’s Open Season on the Right
Further to Robert Wright’s specious left-wing argument that we shouldn’t battle terrorist organizations abroad because it might set off a few loons at home, take a moment to ponder this revelation:
A Kentucky census worker found naked, bound with duct tape and hanging from a tree with “fed” scrawled on his chest killed himself but staged his death to make it look like a homicide, authorities said Tuesday.
The lack of incidents notwithstanding, the American left and the mainstream media have made it such a forceful cliché that white, Christian, male conservatives are a violent horde stalking our nation that it’s become the context for this sort of insurance fraud. You know, I don’t think I’ve ever read a single opinion piece questioning the appropriateness of jumping to conclusions about and maligning right-wingers because of random incidents and statements on the grounds that it might drive us to a further sense of isolation and tendency toward violence.
Perhaps that’s because the folks inclined toward such worries when it comes to other groups know that their worldview is a house of imaginary cards.