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In a diary that I posted about Rachel Maddow's chilling warnings regarding the uptick in right wing militias and hate groups ... and their murdering ways ... there was an opinion posted that we've ALWAYS had groups like those, that this is nothing different.

I think everything that's happening now is VERY different from the past.

A typical murderer drawn to the racist forum
is a frustrated, unemployed, white adult male living with his
mother or an estranged spouse or girlfriend. She is the sole
provider in the household.
Forensic psychologists call him a “wound collector.” Instead of
building his resume, seeking employment or further education, he
projects his grievances on society and searches the Internet for an
excuse or an explanation unrelated to his behavior or the choices
he has made in life.

The report from the Southern Poverty Law Center details over a hundred homicides committed by a group of "men" who have one thing in common.
An internet website and forum.
I don't believe it's possible to imagine the scenario where these scumbags would have done so many of these crimes without the site giving them the necessary goading to make it happen. (Moral support? Ish ... don't want to use THAT phrase)

These times are NOT like other times. Sure, back in the day a bunch of a holes would sit around a bar spouting the same crap and goad each other into committing crimes against locals, but this is a worldwide phenomenon and there are thousands pushing each other into horrifying actions.

We're just seeing the beginning of this. If you go on the Fox Nation website, you see a lesser form of this hate mongering, but the cowards on that site are surely capable of turning a corner and becoming dangerous with enough lies filling their empty heads.

These are strange and dangerous times ... and it's only going to get worse as long as mainstream republican politicians and "journalists" continue to use the language of revolt.


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Comment Preferences

  •  Words and beliefs into action. (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    karmsy, AnnieR, NancyWH

    I think that some of these right wing talk radio hosts and bloggers need to be held to account for their increasingly inflamed rhetoric against the United States of America. Some of them are openly declaring that they are insurgents and that this is a war. There are people out there that take that sort of over-inflated rhetoric seriously, and truly believe that they are at war with our government.

    It will never stop until we realize that the words and beliefs of these talkers will often take the form of action -- listeners who are unstable will carry translate those words and beliefs into action, and the talkers hide behind a veil of plausible deniability.

  •  remember the Waco wackos? (4+ / 0-)
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    Penny GC, NancyWH, rbird, Superpole

    Ruby Ridge?

    Montana Freemen?

    Timothy McVeigh?

    These very same nutters have been waving their AR-15s for decades already.

    In the end, reality always wins.

    by Lenny Flank on Fri Apr 18, 2014 at 01:30:15 PM PDT

  •  For "joiner of a RW militia" (2+ / 0-)
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    NancyWH, Calamity Jean

    you can substitute "Fox News Viewer" for this much of the profile:

    Forensic psychologists call him a “wound collector.” Instead of building his resume, seeking employment or further education, he projects his grievances on society and searches the Internet for an excuse or an explanation unrelated to his behavior or the choices he has made in life.

    It's here they got the range/ and the machinery for change/ and it's here they got the spiritual thirst. --Leonard Cohen

    by karmsy on Fri Apr 18, 2014 at 01:31:53 PM PDT

    •  Yup, either the internet or hate radio (4+ / 0-)
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      Penny GC, NancyWH, karmsy, Calamity Jean

      gives them their collection of 'wounds' and tells them NONE of it is their own doing, it's all those 'other people' who are holding him/her down...

      And now we have even main stream media 'debating' the whack job in NV's 'right' to defy government.  Staggering idiocy by the electorate, raw cunning on the part of the politicians.

    •  step one: make collecting harder (0+ / 0-)

      FTC should mandatorily limit the number of stations in a given market that can carry Rush, Hannity, Beck, Faux, etc either concurrently or consecutively.

      And we ought to have Air America and Rachel Maddow and some similar voices including but not limited to KO on the air.

      LBJ, Van Cliburn, Ike, Wendy Davis, Lady Bird, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

      by BlackSheep1 on Fri Apr 18, 2014 at 07:55:37 PM PDT

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  •  And......? (0+ / 0-)

    what is our Attorney General and the FBI going to do about these potential murderers?


    "We are beyond law, which is not unusual for an empire; unfortunately, we are also beyond common sense." Gore Vidal

    by Superpole on Fri Apr 18, 2014 at 04:40:54 PM PDT

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