Friday, April 02, 2010

Instant Absolution

I read Lew Rockwell for his economic viewpoints, but on the social stuff the guy is bugnuts crazy.
[R]ecent Tea Party people who allegedly denounced a Parkinson’s patient or spat at gay and black congressmen might well have been agents. Offensive signs might be Made in DC too. Next might come calls for violence by alleged Tea Party types, and perhaps acts, which can be used to suppress dissent. Peaceful resistance is not only right, it is all that works, unless you are with the state. If anyone urges the use of violence, the state’s characteristic action, he is probably an agent.
The problem with this ultra-paranoid viewpoint is that it also conveniently absolves any and all bad behavior from the Teabaggers.  Anyone who does misbehave is not a violent racist nutjob, but a liberal Obama FBI agent provocateur out to discredit the principled opposition to, you know, the entire US government.

Occam's razor, anyone?  Seriously, every single one of the racist, violent, or generally awful signs or speeches or comments made on TV is done by an Gubmint Agent?  Maybe Lew's talking about the GOP members of Congress saying these things.  We do have proof after all they are working for the US government...

Or maybe Lew just thinks you're stupid enough to believe that.

(Cross-posted at ZVTS)

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