Glenn Greenwald and his sycophants have made it clear: hate speech (at least on the right) doesn’t just mean racist comments and threats of violence and death. According to the Greenwald crowd, it’s “hate speech” when Ann Coulter says: “Liberals want mass starvation and human devastation.” This (along with many similarly innocuous, if silly, statements) was cited as an example of hate speech by a Greenwald sycophant, in a post that Greenwald linked with approval. Thus, Greenwald has redefined hate speech to include any silly and over-the-top expression of disdain for the other side.
Sweet. The floodgates have been opened.
If Glenn Greenwald et al. think leftists aren’t guilty of this type of speech, they are dumber than they look.
We’re going to be here all year.
I’m a busy man, so I currently have time to give you only a taste. I’ll provide something more comprehensive later, but compiling an exhaustive list is going to take time. A lot of time. Because liberals have a lot of hate to go around.
Almost all of the following examples were cited in the first 50 comments to my recent post on liberal hate speech — you know, the post that restricted itself to actual threats and racism. (A couple of e-mails supplemented the list.) There’s a lot more where this came from. (I’m going to have to say that a few more times for our reading-impaired friends.)
You’ve got all these crackers down in Southern Cal – ah, where is it, San Diego, taking on the governor.
But it is the United States, and the recent NBC report is just an ugly reminder of the price we pay for a mercenary – oops sorry, volunteer – force that thinks it is doing the dirty work.
I’m just saying if [Dick Cheney] did die, other people, more people would live. That’s a fact.
What are you? A bunch of Jesus freaks? You ought to be working for Fox.
Hey, I was glad when that Pudding homosexual got killed in Philadelphia.
If I had my way, I would see Katherine Harris and Ken Blackwell strapped down to electric chairs and lit up like Christmas trees. The better to light the way for American Democracy and American Freedom!
Again, these are just a few examples, almost exclusively from the first 50 comments on my post — which has over 250 comments. And I haven’t even tried to do independent research.
There are many more to come.
Leftists, read that again: there are many more to come.
Since you probably missed that, with the reading impairment so many of you seem to have, I’ll say it again:
There are many more to come.
Thanks, Ellison, for making this so easy. Here I was trying to provide real threats and racism. I can see I overly restricted myself.
These will eventually be added to my original post, when I get time. It’s going to be a monster post by the time I’m done.
Add your examples to the comments below. Remember: any time a Republican has been called a Nazi by a prominent lefty, it gets added to the list.
It all gets the Glenn Greenwald Seal of Approval.