Honestly the shoot to kill rhetoric of the Palins and Becks of the world serve no positive purpose. Let's talk about politics and voting and even marching and participating in the process all day long. That's what this country is all about. In no way should we be putting Palin in prison for the words and images on her site (though Moore perhaps has a point about a Muslim posting the same thing probably being in custody right now). But there have been people pointing out that the violent rhetoric will probably lead to some crazy a-hole bringing a fucking machine gun to a rally for a long time. It is 100% the right thing to do to call attention to that rhetoric at a time like this. The Palins and Becks of the world do not get to deny the connection. No way no how.
I agree with most of this, but using an event to point out how someone, especially someone without a proven
connection to the event should be silenced is treading on dangerous territory to me.
I honestly don't know who I fear more at this point; the crazy right wing mouthpieces who advocate revolution, or the crazy left wing wackos that advocate stiffing speech (I'll cue the "fire in the theater" argument for anyone here just to get it out of the way).