So Civility’s Not The Supreme Virtue, Then?
posted at 7:58 am on September 4, 2012 by Mitch Berg
Seen at the Minnesota State Fair yesterday (courtesy Andy Parrish); a guy in an “Exterminate Christians One Bullet At A Time” T-shirt, with a “Vote No” fan opposing Minnesota’s upcoming ballot initiative defining marriage as a man and a woman:
Now, I’m not saying this is really the exposed intellectual id of the Democrat party in Minnesota (we call it the DFL), or even Minnesota “progressivism”, in action?
No, not really. Well, not totally – the Twin Cities is home to our share of Wahhabi Atheists.
No, it’s just that after years not only of dim-bulb leftybloggers posting photos of rednecks from Moldy Holler with objectionable signs hanging around the fringes of Tea Party rallies in Chattanooga labelled “This is today’s GOP”, but in fact Minnesota’s state-supported news service doing exactly the same, I figured I was entitled to one humorous fit of pique.
Note To Mr. Hairball: It’s been tried. Lots of us Christians are much harder targets than you are – and, let’s be honest, like most lefties, I’ll guess you’re all talk and no delivery, so I’m not exactly concerned. Nonetheless, in the words of the prophet Callahan, “do you feel lucky?”
Serious Question For Lefties: I know, morality and ethics are a one-way street with you folks – but seriously, this is one of your guys, at the fair to espouse one of your key anti-initiatives this fall, in the intellectual center of the upper-Midwest left. You know damn well if it were a conservative – even one obviously from some trailer park outside Ashland Wisconsin – wearing a “God Hates Fags” T-Shirt, you’d be holding every blessed Republican in Minnesota and Wisconsin answerable. I mean, you blamed Sarah Palin’s “crosshairs” for the Tuscon shooting, for crying out loud.
I’m beyond asking for intellectual honesty from you folks, or the media that serve as your Praetorian Guard.
But if I never ask the question, we never get to hear the left’s equivocation.
Final Question For “Progressives”: At what point does this become a “Dog Whistle”? Or, alternatively, a commentary on the entire lefty id ?
(Cross-posted from Shot In The Dark)