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Right-Wing Assassination Swag

Original post made by Artie, Downtown, on Jun 16, 2009

Conservatives are marketing their own exclusive lines of assassination swag Web Link

Someone tell me again how the far-right aren't embracing and encouraging terrorism.

Let Cafe Press know what some of their customers are selling.

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Posted by Joe
a resident of Downtown
on Jun 16, 2009 at 10:10 am

Right-wingers are keeping it classy!

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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Jun 16, 2009 at 10:30 am

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Interesting: Web Link

"The Eliminationists: How Hate Talk Radicalized the American Right"

"Neiwert (Strawberry Days), founder of the political blog Orcinus, links the proliferation of radical conservative ideas in the political mainstream to the looming specter of eliminationism, an ideology rejecting dialogue and debate in favor of the pursuit of outright elimination of the opposing side, either through suppression, exile, and eviction, or extermination. Eliminationism has taken many forms in American history, from the attitudes of early settlers toward the Native Americans they displaced and the rise of the Ku Klux Klan to the establishment of Sundown Towns that banned nonwhite residents and the internment of Japanese-Americans during WWII. In recent years, the eliminationist urge, articulated by conservative fringe groups associated with the Christian Patriot movement, has emerged in talk radio, news networks and national press outlets providing a platform for attacks on immigrants, Muslims, homosexuals and liberals. In these efforts, the author discerns a nascent American fascism, an argument that is by turns frightening and overwrought. Rich in historical and journalistic detail, the book offers a fine overview of the uglier strains in American politics. However, those looking for concrete solutions will find the author's call for ever-increasing vigilance somewhat less than fortifying."

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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Jun 16, 2009 at 10:32 am

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"Rather than engaging in a dialogue over political and cultural issues, one side simply dehumanizes its opponents and suggests, and at times demands, their excision."

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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Jun 16, 2009 at 10:38 am

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What's more interesting is that as one side uses these tools successfully, the other side has to start too or risk being "out-gunned", so to speak. Karl Rove did more for the Democrats than the Republicans.

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Posted by SteveP
a resident of Parkside
on Jun 16, 2009 at 10:50 am

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How long did it take to dig up this fringe-group swwag? Are you generalizing again---implying this is something all right thinkers support?
Did you think to look for PETA gear with equally offensive material about bombing people who work in biotech----killing them because of their occupation?
Or are you just trying to incite violence against right thinkers?

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Posted by Parent of Two
a resident of Val Vista
on Jun 16, 2009 at 10:55 am

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Ummmm, the Japanese internment camps were established under that bastion of liberalism... FDR. Not sure what history book puts FDR under "conservative fringe groups".

History is much more interesting when you make up crap, and pretend that the stuff you read on the internet is true.

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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Jun 16, 2009 at 11:21 am

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Parent of Two,

I think you're missing the idea that "eliminationism" isn't an ideology specific to any one side. It's more of a tool that can be used by anyone and seems to explain somewhat the radicalization of America. Read the much larger review at of that book for a more detailed overview.

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Posted by call for action
a resident of Foothill High School
on Jun 16, 2009 at 12:19 pm

all this hate is all very upsetting. i'm going to write a letter after i soon as i finish my yogurt,watercress sandwich and diet drink that is vitamin fortified

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Posted by hmmmmmmmmm
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 16, 2009 at 1:08 pm

Stacey, you do any research of this guy David Neiwert? Not exactly objective. He has worked for MSNBC and wrote for the New York Times. Not exactly middle of the road publications. Most of his articles pertain to picking off Republican representatives and tearing them apart. Do yourself a favor and read deeper before believing.

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