[Guest post by Aaron Worthing; if you have tips, please send them here. Or by Twitter @AaronWorthing.]
Actually, my tendency is to think this sort of thing is, if anything, harmless. Seriously, when things have irritated and annoyed me, I find video games give me a catharsis. Like I have been deep into God of War: Ghost of Sparta on the PSP and it is amazing how peaceful I feel after half an hour of slicing and dicing as the most angry Spartan warrior, ever. So bluntly if there are any people out there who want to kill Sarah Palin, etc. I think if anything this will actually blunt that rage.
That is, if it was any fun, and it’s kind of lame. Which maybe is so un-cathartic as to be dangerous. Hard to say.
But it certainly serves as example #4723 of leftward hypocrisy on civility. And the point isn’t to just go “nah, nah, nah, you’re a hypocrite.” As I have said before, I find little interest in the charge that someone is a hypocrite, and more interest in the what that hypocrisy reveals. The point isn’t to say that the left once again is behaving inconsistently, but to hold up that inconsistency as evidence that many of those calls for civility were dishonest in the first place.
So here, you go, via MRCtv, the video game where you kill “Tea Party Zombies.” Click on the image to see the video. The still I have is of you killing Brit Hume.
As for serious threats, I take the remarks of Teamster President Hoffa much more seriously. Violence is a regular feature of any Teamster strike, and while Hoffa may not be ordering it, comments like this are an unmistakable sign of approval. He knew or should have known that members of his union will take his comments as permission to get violent with Tea Partiers.
Except, um, here’s the thing, Teamsters. The Tea Party really loves the Constitution, particularly the Second Amendment. I don’t think they will start anything, but I do believe they will finish it.
[Posted and authored by Aaron Worthing.]