Friday, February 19, 2010

Andrew Stack, The Austin Texas Suicide Attack On The IRS Buikding


Yesterday's senseless and violent suicide plane bombing of the IRS building in Austin, Texas by a mentally unstable Individual is reprehensible and should be condemned by all rational thinking individuals. 

What is unfortunate is there is a tendency by some on the left to assign a relationship between this lone and sick person to the Tea Party Movement specifically and conservatives and libertarians generally.  

Rational Nation USA, an independent conservative blog  condemns this cowardly act of deranged extremism.  In no way does the individual responsible for this act represent my views nor the views of any rational Tea Partier, conservative, or libertarian. The attempt by the left to draw a connection is ludicrous and defines the extent some on the left will go to in an attempt to disparage those who hold differing and legitimate political views.

I direct you to the following links here, and here, and here,  that address this in a proper, unemotional, and rational manner. 

10 comments:

  1. What do you expect from left. They are constantly making ridiculous statements and no media holds them accountable. The are running scared and will say anything to try and get back all they have lost. The sad thing is, they have lost because of their statements.

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  2. Coffeypot - As the so called "mainstream media", or as I prefer to call them the "government media complex" , are predominately progressive/leftist in nature it is left to Fox News and independent conservative and libertarian bloggers to hold their feet to the fire.

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  3. Rational,

    I addressed this issue over at my blog, but to try and claim it is only the Left assigning this murderer to the Right ideological base would be disingenuous.

    That Stack committed a terrible crime which claimed the life of another human being is the worst aspect of this incident that there are people out there who would justify this or try and use this to win political debates is a terrible testimony to the state of the Nation and the political divide today.

    However, that we try to assign Stack's actions to the left or right is also a sad commentary on ourselves.

    Currently the Left is ascendant and the Right is out of power. Therefore, in order to regain power, the US Political Right is engaged in anti-government rhetoric and is the Party of Dissent. This was not always the case and historically has rarely been the case since the Right has always aligned itself with money, power, entrenched morality and the oppressors. During the Bush years the Left was out of power and the Left led the anti-government protests and the denouncement of politicians, however that tone began to change in 2006 and especially in 2008 when Obama won. In 2008, the Right's partisans began denouncing entrenched politicians, became anti-government and embraced Dissent as the Highest form of Patriotism when just a few years earlier those same bloggers spent every day of the Bush administration declaring those protesting the Government to be traitors and aiding America's Enemies.

    The situation today, is such, that whenever one party is out of power they declare the other party to be somehow illegitimate and the rulers do not possess the Mandate from the Founding Fathers, (hence the current Tea Party and Revolutionary Era rigmarole embraced by the Right) and that only Our Side are the true inheritors of the Founders Vision and the Keepers of the Holy Spirit of Independence and America.

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  4. Gene - My point was that the left is making the attempt to assign some sort of relational connection to the Tea Party Movement , conservatives, and libertarians. This is what is both disingenuous and BS.

    This is being done because the left is running scared. As they ought to be.

    I would give your remarks some credibility were it not for the following;

    "Therefore, in order to regain power, the US Political Right is engaged in anti-government rhetoric and is the Party of Dissent. This was not always the case and historically has rarely been the case since the Right has always aligned itself with money, power, entrenched morality and the oppressors."

    This is exactly what the libs love to accuse the conservatives. Partisan BS.

    I just wish I would have had the internet savvy I learned over the past nine months so I could have did my diatribes against the Bush fiscal irresponsibility and unnecessary military interventionism in Iraq.

    But that is water under the dam and to late to change it now. Take it for what it is worth.

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  5. Point well taken, but it gets washed out by the loony right wingers, that are on line praising what he did as an act of rebellion against the to big, evil government.
    That kind of fringe expression, is what's feeding the lefts inaccurate generalization of conservative thinking.
    It's the same problem with a lot of anecdotal evidence given in debates.
    One incident does not make a political party position, but that tactic is used all the time on both sides.

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  6. Tom - Your are so right. Your reasoned response is right on and welcomed here at RN USA.

    Thanks for dropping in and leaving sch a balanced comment.

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  7. Here here! Well put. This administration and it's paid for media, try to divert the people from the real story and do what ever it takes to twist it back to the Republican Conservative movement. They can't keep up with everything and began the term with a weak and utopic foundation, and the real world is right up their arss, so they need a fall guy... The Right.

    I’d like you to read my “I’m Back! Hey Gibbs…Read “my” hand” on Conscious Observer. It’s good to be back and joining the force again!

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  8. Conscious Observe - Welcome back! We need good and rational people like yourself helping make the case for independent conservatism and real fiscal discipline.

    Thanks for stopping in. Now that you are back I will be sure to visit your site.

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  9. No one should be using this tragedy to make political points.

    Anyone who uses catch-all phrases such as "the left" or "the right" is guilty of doing so.

    It is at best, sloppy thinking, or worse, disingenuous to refer to the "loony right" when citing those who praise this incident as an act of rebellion while implicating "the left" as a whole when citing those who attempt to link it somehow to those who political sensibilities tend to the right.

    Rational Nation, you say: My point was that **the left** [emphasis mine] is making the attempt to assign some sort of relational connection to the Tea Party Movement , conservatives, and libertarians."

    When you tar the entire left (whatever that may be) with a brush wielded by a few loonies, are you being disingenuous, or just sloppy?

    BTW, this was an act of terrorism and if anyone aided or abetted this man, they should be prosecuted for aiding and abetting terrorism.

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  10. Anon - "Yesterday's senseless and violent suicide plane bombing of the IRS building in Austin, Texas by a mentally unstable Individual is reprehensible and should be condemned by all rational thinking individuals.

    What is unfortunate is there is a tendency by some on the left to assign a relationship between this lone and sick person to the Tea Party Movement specifically and conservatives and libertarians generally."

    Well I guess the above speaks as it speaks.

    I do not tar the "entire" left. Only those who deserve it. As my very words said in my opening "some on the left."

    In answer to your question, "are you being disingenuous, or just sloppy?" My answer id neither.

    I responded forcefully in condemnation to the senseless act of violence against people and property. I also responded to the disingenuous acts of some on left to try and find a connection to the conservative, libertarian, and Tea Party movement. If that makes me sloppy I shall wear the label proudly.

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