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Eliminationist Rhetoric and Domestic Terrorism
Everyone say it with me, "we reap what we sow." In the reality-based world, we understand this as the basis for personal responsibility. We are responsible for the consequences of our actions. It is the burden of adulthood. While the "party of personal responsibility" is busy setting records for corruption, their far-right squawking heads are now preoccupied with disowning responsibility for inspiring domestic terrorism against the very targets they routinely call dangerous and treasonous.
As usual, David Neiward at Orcinus is on top of the issue.
And anyone with two brain cells to rub together can see that there's a causal connection there. It may not be a matter of legal culpability, but there is a larger moral culpability at issue here that is inescapable.
Hmmm... That might be the problem right there. Two brain cells. All that right-wing hot air probably cooks those poor neurons. Might not be two of them left in many of those heads.
The working class and the employing class have nothing in common. There can be no peace so long as hunger and want are found among millions of the working people and the few, who make up the employing class, have all the good things of life. Between these two classes a struggle must go on until the workers of the world organize as a class, take possession of the means of production, abolish the wage system, and live in harmony with the Earth. -- IWW
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