Monday, June 16, 2008

More Violent, Now Murderous Rhetoric From The Right

No one sums it up the hateful language from the right like Jeffrey Feldman does in his new book Outright Barbarous. If only he published it a few weeks later, he could have included the scumbag Michael Reagan (son of the Gipper) and his criminal rhetoric displayed last week. Reagan called for the murder of Mark Dice, simply because his views are not the same as Reagan's. Now he's under investigation by the FBI.

From RawStory:

On the June 10th edition of his nationally syndicated Radio America show, Reagan called Dice and others in the “9/11 Truth” movement “traitors” after learning that they were sending letters, declassified documents and DVDs to troops in Iraq that they say point to government involvement in the attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001.

The effort is part of The Resistance’s “Operation Inform the Soldiers.”

“I don’t want the soldiers who are risking their lives in Iraq to be used as pawns in the creation of the New World Order,” Dice said in a recent press release. “I personally know U.S. Marines who believe 9/11 was an inside job, and they tell me that many Marines suspect that this is the case but are afraid to speak up out of fear of punishment.”

“We ought to find the people who are doing this,” Reagan said, “take ‘em out, and shoot ‘em. Really. Just find the people who are sending those letters…to demoralize our troops…they are traitors to this country…and shoot them. You have a problem with that? Deal with it. But anybody who would do that doesn’t deserve to live. You call them traitors–that’s what they are–and you shoot ‘em dead. I’ll pay for the bullet.”

“How about you take Mark Dice out,” Reagan continued, “and put him in the middle of the firing range? Tie him to a post, don’t blindfold him, and let it rip and have some fun with Mark Dice.”

Now Reagan has apologized for what he said, but still, something like that is hard to take back and it is especially hard to tamper the level of hate in the rhetoric of people like Reagan. Who knows how many crazy lunatics tuned in last week to hear Reagan order Dice's death but not today's upcoming apology. Even if they did hear the apology, they might still be tempted to do a despicable act and having someone on the air to say things like Reagan did is completely unacceptable. I'm all for the first amendment and someone's right to free speech, but when it impugns on another citizen's right to life and liberty, then justifiable action must be taken, either by the radio station or the FCC.