Your fellow Americans demand an answer — and we want it now. Just one simple question:
Are you deliberately trying to start a civil war?
Just answer the question. Yes or no. Don’t insult us with elisions, evasions, dithering, qualifications, or conditional answers. We need to know what your intentions are — and we need to know NOW. People are being shot dead in the streets of America at the rate of several per month now. You may not want responsibility for this — but the whackadoodles pulling the triggers make no bones about who put them up to this.
For the past thirty years the right wing has been ratcheting up their violent hate speech. They have incited, incensed, and inflamed the more radical among us to stop taking it and start doing something about it. And some of them did.
And when they did in recent weeks, the right wing was quick to claim they weren’t in any way responsible, as if words alone were not enough to sway people. Well, if they really feel words alone are not enough to sway people, then why do they put so much time, effort and money into right-wing media? Why pay Rush Limbaugh $400 million, if not to sway people with his words? (That’s all he has to offer, just words.) Why do they always like to quote Ronald Reagan? This is not being logically consistent. Either words can sway people or they can’t. (FTR, they can.)
Read Sara Robinson’s Memo to the Right Wing. Spread the word around.
Yes or No. Right now. The window is closing fast behind you. And once it closes, none of us — not you, not us, not anyone — will have the choice to avoid the catastrophe that will follow. It’s your decision. And you need to make it now.
(H/T to poster KayInMaine over at ThinkProgress. Thanks, Kay.)