Josh Marshall, who was apparently born about 6 months ago, has a moronic post up that ends with the following:
Let’s be honest with ourselves: the American right has a deep-seated problem with political violence. It’s deep-seated; it’s recurrent and it’s real. And it endangers the country. It just makes sense to say something the first time they hit the sauce and not wait for things to get really out of hand.
Wow, and here I thought the Weathermen, and the SDS, were left wingers. Earth First, the other animal rights wackos (and, Contra Josh’s attempt to minimize their violence, spiking trees, burning down research labs, and destroying researchers work are not minor things), I guess they’re all “True Conservatives.” Union Thugs? True Conservatives, on and all, esp. the ones who beat up Ken Galdney. Anti-globalization protesters? They, like Andrew Sullivan, are of course the last true conservatives.
Political violence in America has been mainly the domain of The Left since the late 1960s. You want to see criminality, violence, the destruction of property? Go to a left wing protest, that’s where you’ll find those things, and that’s most certainly where you’ll find those things glorified.
Josh Marshall can’t possibly be ignorant enough not to know that.
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