Hatred And Control

My latest column is up on AND Magazine!

Here is an excerpt:

The past week has been truly remarkable: starting out with an unspeakable tragedy, ending with a tense manhunt and the eventual killing of one terrorist, and capture of another.

In the midst of all of this, we were, yet again, treated to the same bogus theories, thrown out carelessly, flippantly from those left-wing pundits who sing the same tune each and every time tragedy strikes in America. Because it was April 15, and the attack occurred in Boston, it had to be the Tea Party, they said. They were almost salivating, so eager were they to finally, finally see their hopes and dreams for the conservative movement come to pass.

As we all know, the modern Tea Party movement has a long, sordid history of violence and terrorism – since its inception just a few short years ago, we have seen them perpetrating, or attempting to perpetrate numerous acts of terrorism, including one Tea Party member who attempted to detonate a bomb on a passenger plane that he had smuggled on board in his underwear, another who attempted to detonate a car bomb in Times Square, a man who flew a small plane into an IRS office in Houston, another man who, spurred on by the hateful vitriol contained in a graphic on Sarah Palin‘s website, attempted to assassinate former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, and yet another man who walked into a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado and opened fire…and all of this is in addition to the Boston Marathon bombing.

Continue reading here.

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