Friday, February 19, 2010

Are Democrats Driving Supporters Insane?


What’s going on with Democrats?  That’s what we’ve been asking ourselves after this past weeks news stories.

First, on Friday, February 12th, news broke that a professor at the University of Alabama snapped and went on a shooting rampage, killing three.  Though her exact motives are still unknown, it’s being chalked up to a moment of temporary insanity brought on by frustrations over her lack of tenure at the university.

While ABC News calls Ms Bishop a “loving wife and mother,” those close to her had a different opinion.  The Harvard PhD was described by her friends as, “a far-left political extremist who was ‘obsessed’ with President Obama to the point of being off-putting”.

Then, yesterday, we receive news that Joe Stack of Austin, TX had set fire to his home, got into his private plane, and crashed it into the front of an IRS building killing himself and one other. His motives are a bit more clear as he left behind a 6 page suicide note.

Not having taken the time to analyze Mr. Stack’s manifesto, the leftist media was quick to jump on the incident trying to tie his frustrations with the federal tax system to the Tea Party movement.

The Huffington Post said of his note, “[it’s] as a broiling anti-government battle cry -- Tea Party on steroids.” 

Taking a more cautionary approach, the DailyKos urged not to jump to conclusions towards Stack’s motives while insinuating in the same breath that he was a member of the Tea Party movement. 

“Reading larger political motives into this action would be preliminary, until more information emerges about whether he actually has been involved in any political movement like the teabaggers. But it should inject a bit of caution into the anti-government flame-throwers on the right.”

The truth as it turns out is that Joe Stack was apparently another leftist with communist sympathies.  Among cries for government healthcare and anti-corporate and Christian sentiment he writes in his manifesto:

The communist creed: From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.

The capitalist creed: From each according to his gullibility, to each according to his greed.

The apparent embracing of the communist mantra, while at the same time regurgitating Henry Fairlie’s, “a man whose unique brand of conservatism frequently left him more sympathetic to the Democrats than the Republicans”[1], derogatory capitalist mantra, can only lead one to the conclusion that Joe Stack embraced leftist ideology.

So again we ask after one week and two crazy leftist snapping and murdering people, what’s going on with Democrats?  Has the realization that tax and spend policies don't work pushed them over the edge?  Has the realization that their Dear Leader Obama has been an inept failure caused their screws to come loose?  Were they tired of waiting for that Obama money that’s never coming? 

Who really knows?  But one thing we do know is that Joe Stack believes, like the leftist dictators of the past, that “violence not only is the answer, it is the only answer.”

BTW, anyone remember this guy, who snapped about six months ago and murdered a pro-life demonstrator in front of a Michigan high school?


Anonymous said...

If you look for evidence solely to affirm your own beliefs, that's all you'll find.

Joe Stack's suicide note shows signs of both right- and left-wing extremism.

The tax protest movement has historically been linked to right-wing groups like the Sovereign Citizen movement, white supremacist groups, and militias. Stack mentions meetings with groups in this category, and his anti-government rhetoric fits that mold too.

But he also takes traditionally left-wing swipes at corporations for keeping the little guy down. In the end, he was obviously broken, bitter, and paranoid about all authoritarian structures -- government, corporate and even capitalism.

Despite the weird labeling this last year of the left as socialist, only a fool would believe for a moment that the left in the U.S. is not just as firmly capitalist as the right.

Anonymous said...

"The tax protest movement has historically been linked to right-wing groups like the Sovereign Citizen movement, white supremacist groups, and militias. Stack mentions meetings with groups in this category, and his anti-government rhetoric fits that mold too."

Please back that statement up with facts.

The only group Stack mentions being involved with is one that tried to take advantage of tax codes granting religious and non-profit exemptions.

He also, not once, decries taxes themselves. He talks about the frustrations of complying with the complex tax code and infact attacks a law specifically passed in 1987 and signed by Ronald Reagan.

He does attack the tax code, but aside from that every single issue he mentions he comes down on the left. He takes anti-religious views, anti-corporate views, pro-socialized medicine, he regurgitates the left's claims that banks were the cause of the financial crash and not the truth that government regulation was the primary cause and the banks were blackmailed into complying and only did so after Fannie and Freddie agreed to insure the "NINJA" loans.

He may not have been a leftist activist, but he was clearly a brain washed leftist. Probably a result from those 16 years of higher education he admits to in the note. No one can spend that much time in a liberal university and not come away with some brainwashing.

The fact he lived in LA most his life is another big clue. LA is not exactly a bastion of conservatism... probably a large reason why Cali is headed for brankruptcy.

Anonymous said...

The actions of the MSM validate your post. If either Amy Bishop or Joe Stack had been bible-thumping, right-wing, tea-partiers, they'd still be talking about them.

There is no doubt Amy Bishop is a left-wing loon, especially given the info about her being involved in her brother's death 20 years ago. Usually we'd hear the anti-gun rights folks come out for more bans. But apparently it isn't worth discussing in this situation lest her support for Obama become more widely known.

As for Stack, many are trying to say his views are indeterminate, but I do think he leans more left than the average Joe. His slam of organized religion and capitalism are clear signs of this. Interestingly, when he refers to communism he uses their own quote about their ideology.

As for being against the IRS, I'm sure a lot of people, left or right, don't have much love for that agency. Just ask Willie Nelson or Wesley Snipes about the IRS.

I also don't think Stack was a nut. Instead of focusing on his ideology, we ought to be more concerned how a seemingly normal person could be pushed over the edge. As the economic hard times continue, how many more Joe Stacks, whether left or right, are out there?

James said...

Anon #2 is partly right.

Although JS says 16 years of education, I think he is talking from 1st through College Grad. Especially in as he uses it to explain he thought he knew how to read and interpret English. So I don't think you can described that schooling total brainwashing, though I am sure some probably did stick.

Here is where he admits to talking taxes with a group of people, no way you can infer this is a conservative group or a white-supremecist group as anon#1 claims:

"Some friends introduced me to a group of people who were having ‘tax code’ readings and discussions. In particular, zeroed in on a section relating to the wonderful “exemptions” that make institutions like the vulgar, corrupt Catholic Church so incredibly wealthy. We carefully studied the law (with the help of some of the “best”, high-paid, experienced tax lawyers in the business), and then began to do exactly what the “big boys” were doing (except that we weren’t steeling from our congregation or lying to the government about our massive profits in the name of God)."

Look at how he decsribes what they talked about. They attacked the Catholic Church and acted like they were being allowed to loot their followers through the tax code. It seems pretty easy to infer he, the other members of this group, and the tax attorneys working with them were not right wing, if not outright socialists.

Anonymous said...

Add to your list of recent stories the one about the Kentucky census worker, reportedly murdered by anti-government right-wingers, who actually committed suicide.

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