December 21, 2011

Reckless and irresponsible blogging

I've always had a soft spot for Kavips. I don't know why. I think because he started as the voice of reason from the Left in the DE blogosphere. Somewhere along the way he went bonkers. I don't why or exactly when but he's become a parody of himself. Read the whole thing

I made a comment there that I'll expand on here.

He starts off with the old saw of "you are taking money out of my pocket" and we're off to a good start. I think Americans are egregiously overtaxed and any relief is a good thing. He then tells us the tax is a bad idea because those funds are earmarked for Social Security so the system will somehow go bankrupt due to the decrease in tax receipts.

Social Security has been broke for ages so a few billion in deferred revenue isn't going to make a difference.

That said, why is he angry? If this tax is necessary, he's the one being selfish for not putting the good of the nation ahead of his own selfish needs. That's the hue and cry I hear from the left on a daily basis. I'm greedy because I don't want to give away so much of my money to taxes. I'm told my money funds "schools, roads, and hospitals". That may be true but it also funds other absurd ventures like $930 million on unnecessary printing

(As a libertarian I can also retort that even those vital schools, roads and hospitals are all things that are better when run by private enterprise. Indeed both Christiana Care and AI DuPont are private entities. Similarly the best primary and secondary schools that are the best in the state are private. As far as I know we don't have any private roads but I have hope.)

So they decided not to vote on the measure. They are following the rules as laid down by law and are operating well within those guidelines. What is the proper remedy for this?

The next time someone you know (or don’t), says anything about how millionaires should keep their tax cuts and the poor should pay, nod your head in agreement, smile a little bit, then hit them as hard as you can in their mouth, I mean as hard as you can! Put them flat on the ground holding their jaw… Then loudly say, “Don’t every talk that stupid way to me again!” Who knows, if 99% or all 303,930,000 would respond that way to our fellow congressional delegates, and the other 3.9 million of their like who advocate such madness, we might actually get the very progress we need, not because of intimidation, but because such policy is right….

Emphasis mine.

So violence is right and good because of the rightness of their cause. Is that the road you really want to go down? That is not unAmerican? We've had peaceful transition of power for 200 years and now we're to throw that away over $1000 a year?

I used to think he was being hyperbolic about the violence thing but it's been mentioned more than once and this time there's not so much as a hint that this is in jest. This from the crowd that complains about "incivility".

For those who argue expression of violence is un-American, I’ll remind them that tonight, is ‘John Wayne Night’ on AMC: view it!… I argue that such action is VERY American and perhaps it has been the lack of such spontaneous expressions of frustration, that has caused the logjam where nothing gets done because of one holdout, who thinks he can sway the world to his opinion and face no consequences… …

Actually if I think of one man who thinks he can sway the world to his opinion and face no consequences it would be the President. He is completely tone deaf and economically ignorant. His stimulus did nothing and went nowhere. He was so desperate for a health care bill the Speaker of his own party literally said she didn't know what was in it but we should pass it anyway.

That epic level of stupidity and cynicism are not worthy of ire let alone political violence. Nope. Nothing to see here, move along.

Giving banks a trillion dollar bailout while they throw people out of their homes because of bad loans they made may raise the hackles but again, nothing much to see.

Ignoring the campaign pledge of the fierce moral urgency of closing Guantanamo Bay and ending the use of black sites within the first 100 days, nothing.

Is political violence always wrong?

No.

If you live in a place where human rights are routinely ignored. Where secret police drag people away in the middle of the night for execution and torture. Where trials are done in secret or as farce then yes.

If the people of North Korea rose up tomorrow to overthrow the newest tin pot dictator they have I'd be only too happy.

Losing $83 per month out of my paycheck is not enough for me to advocate the brutal assault of my neighbors.


Posted by Duffy at December 21, 2011 12:37 PM | TrackBack

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As I pointed out over there, what he is advocating is nothing short of political assassination -- and would, indeed, justify assassinating the President and Vice President in order to let the GOP clean up the mess made by the Obama administration immediately instead of going through the formality of elections in the fall. I then note that those of us with a functioning moral compass find such logic repulsive.

Posted by: Rhymes With Right at December 21, 2011 03:44 PM

Kavips advocating outright physical violence against those he disagrees with?! I'm shocked....

Just another violent leftist.

Personally I thought the showed exactly those kind of true colors when he wrote this. He also, unsurprisingly, ended up looking ignorant, bigoted, and flat out wrong in his prediction.

http://kavips.wordpress.com/2010/03/07/nra-is-about-to-get-its-first-bloody-nose/

This is nothing new for Kavips.

Posted by: mike w. at December 21, 2011 03:51 PM

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