The Right Needs Therapy, Not the Terrorists
Yesterday, a terrorist attack rocked London, killing 50 and injuring 700. Well, what did the people on the Right have to say about it?
When Brit Hume, the right wing talk show host for Fox News first learned about the London attack he also saw the futures market lower and said "time to buy".
"I mean, my first thought when I heard -- just on a personal basis, when I heard there had been this attack and I saw the futures this morning, which were really in the tank, I thought, "Hmmm, time to buy."
In other words, after hearing about a disaster which could have potentially killed hundreds, Brit Hume's first thought was 'profit'!
Then there was Fox News Military Analyst Colonel David Hunt. He was interviewed on the Bill O'Reilly Show. On the show, Hunt called on the United States to employ a computer hacker to hack into banks in the Middle East and steal hundreds of millions of dollars. He called it "BIBLICAL JUSTICE". As for O'Reilly, he was in agreement with the guy (of course!).
So far, we have one guy who thinks about profits, and another guy who believes he has the inside track on divine justice. (I guess they never heard of "Thou shall not steal" Maybe thats why these same people insist on putting a copy of the Ten Commandments everywhere humanly possible-- because they keep forgetting what the commandments command!)
Lastly, we have Paul Harvey. Paul Harvey has been a voice on the radio for as long as I can remember. He has always been that lovable old man who "tells it like it is", and he has always shown his propesnity for conservatism. Well, yesterday, on his Disney-owned radio show, Paul Harvey became unhinged.
Along with advocating nuclear war, Paul Harvey said:
"Once upon a time, we elbowed our way onto and into this continent by giving smallpox-infected blankets to Native Americans.
Yes, that was biological warfare. And, we used every other weapon we could get our hands on to grab this land from whomever.
And, we grew prosperous. And, yes, we greased the skids with the sweat of slaves.
And so it goes with most great nation-states, which -- feeling guilty about their savage pasts -- eventually civilize themselves out of business. And wind up invaded and ultimately dominated by the lean, hungry, Up-and-Coming who are not made of sugar candy."
OK, so we have one guy who sees terror and immediately thinks about making money. We have another guy who advocates grand theft on a mass scale under the guise of "Biblical Justice", and another guy who makes light of and condones America's usage of biological warfare against Native Americans and the 250 years of slavery in American lands. That is "compassionate conservatism" for yah!
These men are certifiable, are they not? I think Karl Rove was mistaken, we don't think the terrorists need therapy and counseling, we think the Right needs therapy and counseling.