Wednesday, July 27, 2005

When all other lies fail ,blame Jane

I am amazed to see how quickly the American right wing puts on its boxing gloves and starts to fight in a manner that if employed by anyone else would probably get you arrested.

News that the actress and activist Jane Fonda is planning an antiwar bus tour, which by the look of things would have been a low key, barely noticed event ,has enraged the right wing so much that they have gone out of their minds with anger !

Doesn't this kind of personal attack stink of desperation to you ?

Why is it that being rude,offensive and down right nasty is a tactic the right thinks will bring them more support

A few examples

The Conservative zone : said

"This B-I-T-C-H is a traitor twice now in my eyes. She has the right to voice her opinions, but her past actions have branded her a traitor and she deserves to be treated like one."

Simi Valley Sophist : said

"No matter how you slice and dice it, a traitor is still a traitor"

GOP Bloggers said

"I wonder if she'll have herself photographed wearing a suicide-bomb belt?"

this valentine from

Bad Example : sets a very inhumane example in

AN OPEN LETTER TO JANE FONDA

"Haven't you already done enough damage for one lifetime?

"Please die soon. "

Righties, knowing that they have little ammunition to justify this war in Iraq, are positively jumping for joy at Fonda's stepping out against the invasion. It gives them something to get their teeth into !

To paraphrase a sentence that is doing the rounds at the moment , it seems to me that

"The anger is being built around the policy"

or to quote even better from the motto of the excellent Daily Dissent

"To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public."

Theodore Roosevelt

1 Comments:

Anonymous Monty Mcburney said...

Excellent, that was really well explained and helpful

January 10, 2006 6:33 pm  

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