FBI Investigates 'Suspicious Incident' in Virginia

Cineaste3/24/2010 4:02:32 pm PDT

re: #180 Obdicut


There is nothing inherent in conservatism or liberalism that drives to violence. That does not mean that, at any given moment, the incarnation of the ‘left’ or ‘right’ isn’t actually worse.

Right now, the ‘right’ is behaving worse. After the 2004 election, the left was definitely acting ‘worse’. However, the current climate, by any measure— as the ADL, the SPLC, and the justice department can tell us— is more volatile, and worse. And the amount of support from the GOP representatives and leadership is feeding the problem.

I would also submit that there is a LOT more talk of “watering the tree of liberty” and people marching around with posters proclaiming that the next time they show up they’re bringing a gun than we’ve seen in a long time. (ever?)