Wednesday, July 30, 2008

'I am a Unitarian'

This piece is required reading for all who are sickened by last week's attack on a Tennessee Unitarian church, by Jim Adkisson, a 58 year old, out of work, racist wingnut who opened fire on some 200 people, including 25 children. He killed 2 people and injured 7 before he was subdued by 3 other church goers.

According to one of the interviewing police officers, "Adkisson stated that he had targeted the church because of its liberal teachings and his belief that all liberals should be killed because they were ruining the country, and that he felt that the Democrats had tied his country's hands in the war on terror and they had ruined every institution in America with the aid of major media outlets. Adkisson made statements that because he could not get to the leaders of the liberal movement that he would then target those that had voted them into office. Adkisson stated that he had held these beliefs for about the last ten years."

Adkisson was also said to be upset that his food stamps were about to be cut. (Oh, the irony: if it were up to his beloved wingnuts, there would be no food stamps.)

Oh, and surprise, surprise: copies of Liberalism is a Mental Disorder by Michael Savage, Let Freedom Ring by Sean Hannity, and The O'Reilly Factor by Bill O'Reilly, were found during a police search of Adkisson's home.

You know, I don't believe in censorship but it's time these wingnut assholes got the fear of God put into 'em. They can't continue spewing intense, dehumanizing, hate-filled rants and then play stupid when one of their deranged followers takes action. There needs to be actions of protest and civil disobedience taken upon Fox News and their ilk. C'mon people: Don Imus' infractions were WAY more miniscule than this and he ended up losing his job. What's the price to pay for these fuckers?

Something has to be done.

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