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  •  Thanks for your clarification. (1+ / 0-)
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    zephron

    That there is hyperbole on DailyKos is a given at this point.  Much of what is posted here is pretty much "rallying the base" type stuff--to be sure, there is plenty of useful info, too, but one does need to wade through quite a bit of over-the-top language to get to the nuggets of truth.  

    I suppose when I read these threads I simply put my hyperbole filtering glasses on and try to focus on the real topic at hand.  If some people were actually making an explicit comparison to genocide, it eluded me.  And frankly, I really am a bit worried at this right wing rhetoric.  It's not just Beck, listen to the ever-escalating venom emanating from Mark Levin on AM radio these days--in many ways he outdoes Beck.  And yes, I do believe it is already inciting some woefully ignorant listeners to take violent action.  No, I do not think there should be censorship.  Never did suggest that, though others did.  But my worry is that it's almost like an addiction for these blowhards, they have to keep topping themselves with outrageous behavior to keep getting the same effect.  Have they crossed the line into outright "directing?"  Not yet.  But I won't be a bit surprised if it happens.

    Nothing in the world, however base nor however good, nor however theoretically admirable, can justify murder as an act of policy. - James Cameron (journalist)

    by Jimbo47 on Sat Apr 24, 2010 at 12:19:53 PM PDT

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    •  Violent rhetoric is bad. (0+ / 0-)

      Period.  It debases the debate and divides people along imaginary lines.  It should be denounced in the harshest possible terms.  And, yes, it's on the rise again.

      However, have faith!  Look at Father Coughlin.  Look at the crap spewed across the South in the 60's (where it came to a head).  This is not the worst it has been by any stretch of the imagination, and that is a comforting, if not particularly satisfying, thought.

      Justice deferred is justice denied. -MLK

      by zephron on Sat Apr 24, 2010 at 02:41:11 PM PDT

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