Saturday, April 09, 2005

Sedition and the Fundamentalist Jihad

The following story is getting a lot of traction in the Left Blogzome - as well it should. I still haven't had the opportunity to watch American Taliban Wankfest 2005 (you can see at least Thursday's session on, but the Washington Post's Dana Milbank wrote a story on the conference that deserves your attention.

These folks want a Christian Theocracy in the U.S., with the judiciary meting out biblically inspired justice, and they want it now. If you need any further convincing as to how truly, no shit scary these people are, concentrate on this single story coming out of Wankfest:

...Edwin Vieira told the gathering that Kennedy should be impeached because his philosophy, evidenced in his opinion striking down an anti-sodomy statute, “upholds Marxist, Leninist, satanic principles drawn from foreign law.”

Ominously, Vieira continued by saying his “bottom line” for dealing with the Supreme Court comes from Joseph Stalin. “He had a slogan, and it worked very well for him, whenever he ran into difficulty: ‘no man, no problem,’ ” Vieira said.

The full Stalin quote, for those who don’t recognize it, is “Death solves all problems: no man, no problem.” Presumably, Vieira had in mind something less extreme than Stalin did and was not actually advocating violence. But then, these are scary times for the judiciary. An anti-judge furor may help confirm President Bush’s judicial nominees, but it also has the potential to turn ugly...

Aided and abetted by the incendiary fatwa's issued by Mullahs DeLay and Cornyn (neither of whom has any use for the fundie movement other than using them as a political shield) , a small group of hysterical individuals are shouting FIRE in a crowded theatre.

I said in the lead-in paragraph that these people are scary. Let me amend that statement. They are stark raving, batshit psychotic, and someone with a bully pulpit needs to call them on it immediately, as early as the Sunday morning talk shows tomorrow. I can type all the worthless words in the world that few will read and even fewer heed. But where's Howard Dean to back me up? Where's Ted Kennedy? Where's Ruth Bader Ginsburg, or even Antonin Scalia? Being SCOTUS judges never previously stopped either one of them from making public statements about things that bothered them.

Christ almighty, people. Read your history. They're invoking Joe Stalin, but it's more clear every single day that the grandfather of this movement is Adolf Hitler. These people have entered the realm of seditious acts. WHERE IS THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES??

se·di·tion (sĭ-dĭsh'ən) pronunciation
1. Conduct or language inciting rebellion against the authority of a state.
2. Insurrection; rebellion.

They are, for all intents and purposes, advocating the overthrow of the constitutionally organized government of the United States of America, by violence if necessary. And they're doing it in the plain light of day, on CSPAN, with reporters in the room. That's how damn emboldened they've become.

How can we deal with this immediately in the Left Blogzome? First off, get the information out to every nook and cranny left-leaning blog out there. Don't assume that everyone has read this story. If you run a blog, PLASTER THIS STORY ON YOUR FRONT PAGE RIGHT NOW. I don't care if you link to this post, or the WaPo story, or Americablog, or Atrios or where ever. But do whatever you can to spread this story to the far reaches of the Left Blogzome this evening and tomorrow.

Any other suggestions? This can't wait until Monday. I'm even going to move the fundraising blog-a-thon post down below this one.

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