Friday, April 09, 2010

False equivalency

Avedon doesn't often write extended entries on her blog, but when she does, she's so eloqent and her memory is better than mine. This is a point I've been trying to make for a while.
To begin with, the violent rhetoric from the left was only in the streets and primarily a lot of crap from teenagers, not from broadcasters on national networks, not from elective officials - and certainly not coming from anyone who had run on a national ticket from the Democratic Party. And, for another, most of the violence was committed by the cops, not the lefties - there was only one group that I knew of that actually advocated violence, and for the most part they were shunned by the rest of the left and even their own old friends from their non-violent days recoiled from them. Moreover, even they - the Weathermen - did not have a policy of targeting living beings for violence, and they at least attempted to confine their bombings only to buildings that were vacant at the time.
Read the whole thing, it's still pretty short but there's much more packed into that short burst.

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