You may have noticed an angrier Bloodthirsty Liberal lately, a BTL furious with liberals in politics and the media for their disgraceful mass-slander of conservatives after the slaughter in Arizona by a lone crazed gunman. Just as something in BTL snapped after 9/11—unleashing the inner BTL—something snapped again here. I have gone Death Wish.
No longer content merely to refute their lies and laugh at their dishonesty, I want to take every left-wing invention and shove it down their throats. I want every leftist bastard debased and defiled more even than they already have done to themselves.
With one exception. My last connection to reality, before I started looking in a mirror and saying “You talking to me?”, was to excuse President Obama for the pep rally-like atmosphere at the memorial service for six murdered Americans. I gave the president the benefit of the doubt. I presumed that it was the administration and student body of the university, not the administration of the President of the United States of America, that lost perspective and turned the most solemn occasion imaginable—the murder of a six-year-old girl—into a rock concert.
I was wrong, and I have been had. It won’t happen again.
The “Together We Thrive” T-shirts that starred at Wednesday’s Arizona `Memorial’ originated from Organizing for America.
In the controversy of the pep rally/rock concert style Memorial for those who lost their lives in Saturday’s Arizona tragedy, the mainstream media reported that the “Together We Thrive: Tucson & America” T-shirt given to mourners as they entered McKate Center was the idea of University of Arizona brass, not the Obama administration.
Yet the “Together We Thrive” slogan dates back to a post to Obama’s own Organizing for America in a Feb. 11, 2008 post by self-described “globalist” John Berry IV.
More than passing strange that the Obama campaign message of civility was the same on Feb. 11, 2008 as it was in his Wednesday Memorial speech, and the same one, too carried by the mainstream media in coverage of the Memorial.
University of Arizona brass did not originate the “Together We Thrive” T-shirt. They merely recycled it for Obama—and recycled it in time for what should have been a dignified Memorial for the dead.
If you were a mourner who took home a “Together We Thrive” T-shirt have a look at the bottom of your shirt. “Rocking America and Rocking the Vote” is a common theme of the DNC, and it’s right there on your Memorial T-shirt memento.
Welcome to the era of Obama, where cheering and standing ovations, for the first time in history, became part of the Requiem for the Dead.
I first heard this on Rush today, but had to find it for myself:
RUSH: One thing on the pep rally-disguised-as-a-memorial on Wednesday night. I happened to, as I have been told, anger a lot of people yesterday by saying that the president delayed the memorial while waiting for the polling data to come in and the T-shirts to get printed. Well, guess what? I was right on both counts.
It turns out that “Together We Thrive” comes from the Organizing for America website, which is Obama’s website. It was written by John Berry IV. John Berry’s blog, Together We Thrive, February 11th, 2008. So they reheated an old idea. The whole point of this was a pep rally or a political rally for Obama.
I told you a few days ago I read the classic study of fascism, The Nazi Seizure of Power, while I was away, and that I might make reference to it in the coming days. This is the time.
The Nazis were around a long time before they took control of Germany. Part of their ascendancy was through elections, part through intimidation. A classic Nazi trick was for the brownshirts to provoke a fight or a riot, after which the Nazi politicians would cry for more law and order, their bread and butter. Instigate uncertainty, then call for more certainty, which only you can provide (through the thugs who instigated the uncertainty).
After the Arizona shooting, the Left decried heated rhetoric, yet, curiously, only rhetoric which differed from their own. There was no evidence rhetoric of any sort had anything to do with the murders—in fact, all evidence was to the contrary, and still is—but the Left thrives when the opposition is silenced, and this was an ideal occasion to intimidate it into silence. Only approved rhetoric—slanderous, dishonest rhetoric—should be permitted.
Another point about the Nazis was that the party was the state and the state was the party. And the head of both was Der Führer. There was no such thing as a dissenter, a dissident, a conscientious objector, even a private citizen. You either got on board with the Nazis or you got on board a train to Dachau.
Obviously, I don’t see the same thing happening here (you will be pleased to know), but the cult of personality around Obama is disturbing. Already, people are delusional; how far will they go if they fear actually losing him in an election?
You think I’m crazy? Look what happened in the past week alone and tell me you aren’t at least a little scared—and mega-pi**ed off. Do you recognize this country?