Wednesday, April 19, 2006

19 April Bombing

19 April 2006.

In the 1950s, the Republican Party, operating through Sen. Joe McCarthy, popularized the fiction that "sinister forces" were in control of the US Government (at least when FDR and Truman were in office).

These sinister forces were Communism, and, as one could still respectably say in those days, "Judeo-Bolshevism."

Fast-forward to 1995.

Tim McVeigh strikes a blow against what he perceives is ZOG -- the Zionist Occupational Goverment -- which he believes is the "sinister force" controlling the US.

AKA the "Oklahoma City Bombing."

In philosophy, we have a concept: the law of unintended consequences. You take an action, you're responsible for whatever happens, even if it wasn't what you wanted to happen.

The so-called Pottery Barn rule: You break it, you own it.

Step up to the plate, Republicans: the Oklahoma City Bombing is yours.


Anonymous Grand Duchess said...

The Republicans caused the Oklahoma City bombing? Are you KIDDING? Your cause-and-effect logic is way out of whack.

Timothy McVeigh did not have to bomb the offices of agencies that, to him, represented an unacceptable type of national government. He had flawed reasoning in believing that destroying small working parts of the larger entity would have any true affect on that larger entity. Additionally, he did not consider other alternatives to blatant destruction of innocent human life. (Or is guilt by association an acceptable way to view things?) McVeigh was just a nut case. You blame the actions of a nut case on the Republicans?

Your assertion is that Republicans are the sole architects of the larger entity (so dubbed by you as USE, United States Empire). Since the 1950’s, both of the major political parties have had periods of holding the Federal Legislative majorities. Likewise, there have been Presidents from both parties during that half-century. And, wasn’t Bill Clinton, a Democrat, the President on April 19, 1995?

Come on, HH . . . You may not buy what the Republicans are selling, but do not blame them wholesale for the Oklahoma City bombing. Your daily posts are varied and interesting, but I, for one, am dismissing this particular missive.

1:14 PM  
Blogger RtR said...

I assert that liberals have taken ownership of the nihililstic outgrowth of the leftist anti-war and civil rights movements of the 60s (the math building bombing at University of Wisconsin sticks out in my mind) and the militant environmentalism of the 70s and later (Earth First). To a large degree, I believe this ownership, whether voluntary or forced, has tempered the left's activism to the degree that the left is no longer capable of doing much more than attending book signings and holding bake sales for Amnesty International. From what I can determine, the only restraint on activist reactionary forces has been Morris Dees and the Southern Poverty Law Center. As provocative as your post is, I believe that this dialogue very much needs to occur on a sustained basis at a volume sufficient to be heard above the reactionary noise machine that is exemplified by Faux News and the AM radio irresponsible talk show exhortations. As I recall, we on the left engaged in the same type of rhetoric in the 60s. However we had to do it with a megaphone while speaking through moistened rags around our mouths and noses in order to lessen the effects of the CS tear gas and ultimately, while dodging the Ohio National Guard bullets at Kent State University.

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