Both Sides Don’t

Greetings from Possum Hollar!

As long as we are talking about Both Siderism, this WaPo article almost destroys the Fourth Reich’s absurd claim that the Left is to blame for the violence that the Right commits (“You made me hit you!, as the wife-beater always claims), or that there are fine people on BOTH SIDES:

“While the data show a decades-long drop-off in violence by left-wing groups, violence by white supremacists and other far-right attackers has been on the rise since Barack Obama’s presidency — and has surged since President Trump took office…”


“…Of 263 incidents of domestic terrorism between 2010 and the end of 2017, a third — 92 — were committed by right-wing attackers.”

And then we get to the razor blade in the apple:

“[U]nlike the turbulent 1970s, when environmental, antiwar and other left-wing groups were responsible for historically high rates of terrorism in the United States, today’s attackers are far more likely to have right-wing sympathies.”

So, to get to some balance we have to mention out-of-context news from 50 years ago? Seems like a stretch, WaPo.

Being a Republican doesn’t make you a domestic terrorist; but, if you are a domestic terrorist, chances are good that you are a Republican.

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11 Responses to Both Sides Don’t

  1. Bruce388 says:

    Terrorists, racists, gun nuts, religious nuts, and general assholes have found a home in the Republican Party. The party is shrinking, but like FatNixon’s declining health, it’s not happening quickly enough.

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  2. DrakStar says:

    One thing the left has also never done? Support, endorse or fund far left extremists to positions of political power. How many Neo-Nazi’s, white supremacists and bigots has the republican party courted over the years?
    I go back to this piece many times because it always seems to be prescient;
    “The far right cannot discount the fact that sitting it their parlor is the Ku Klux Klan, the American Nazi Party, every racist group in the United States and not a few of some Fascist orders that have scrambled their way up from the sewers to a position of new respectability.”
    Rod Serling writing in an editorial in the Los Angeles Times back in 1964.

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  3. Lofgren says:

    Were the terrorism rates of Left wing groups in the ’70s really “historically high?” That seems dubious.

    Or is that only if you don’t count all the lynchings?

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    • tengrain says:

      Lofgren –

      I don’t really know, it’s a good question. Certainly the media promoted the assorted sit-ins and whatnot as being a problem with the radical Left, and I don’t think Americans had seen protests like that in a long time? At the same time, when the Forced Birthers were blowing up clinics and killing doctors, the Media didn’t say it was a problem on the Right. Lone wolves, etc.

      Anyway, this article was startling because it is the first time that I’ve seen a major american newspaper actually say it: the domestic terrorists are Conservatives. Maybe it’s because they are showing up in their own newsrooms, killing reporters?

      They now have a reason to say Both Sides Don’t?

      Rgds,

      TG

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  4. MDavis says:

    If we’re going historical, why not go back to the 1870s, like they do, so we can talk about those awful, racist Democrats.

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    • tengrain says:

      MDavis –

      This brings us squarely to D’Vorce D’Spousa territory.

      He regularly slimes the Democrats with being the party of slavery and has gone so far as to describe the Civil War as being between Democrats and Republicans, usually concluding with a form of, “so who’s the REAL RACIST NOW, Huh?!”

      But the thing with DD is that his one-trick rhetoric can be used against him if we play the definitions game, too. So… the Conservatives were in the South and the Liberals were in the North. So the REAL RACISTS ARE CONSERVATIVES, D’Vorce!!1!

      Anyway, Dinesh stole his gig from Doughy Pantload, so he comes by his dishonesty in the best, dishonest GOP way: dishonestly.

      Rgds,

      TG

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  5. roket says:

    This article will definitely ruffle some feathers. Specifically, domestic terrorists and their supporters since they hate being called out.

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  6. Before there were fancy pickup trucks, the inbred mutants celebrated in a simpler manner for simpler times.

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  7. Ten Bears says:

    I want to comment with just Monkeys, but that may be … generous.

    I have mixed feelings about posting these images. I certainly have, with appropriate degrees of contempt – “is this best you’ve got, lol; I laugh, at the “superiority”;” and a scree about fat asses, cheeks, chins, jowls… – and in fact have a confederate flag in my banner: on fire, and the sub-title “Burn the flag? Hell yes, the Confederate Flag) Now I’m not so sure it delivers the message I (we?) want to deliver. Like lipstick on a palin, it’s feeding the attention craving. It’s like the big lie, the more we see of them the more acceptable they become. Mixed feelings, I have.

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