Thursday, March 1, 2012

Actions have consequences [note: not nice]

I prefer not to speak ill of the dead, but it would stand to reason that if, say, Bernie Madoff were to die tonight, very few people would be eulogising him. They wouldn't claim that his frauds were legitimate because they were in support of some greater goal.

And so I have to admit to feeling somewhat nauseous hearing even my fellow liberals pretend that there was anything good to say about Andrew Breitbart.

The man was a monster.

The man took down a poverty group because it had the audacity to encourage, and help, those it sought to help, to vote. ACORN ran a voter registration scheme, and after a years long smear campaign using the most liberal, but still legally correct, definition of "voter registration fraud", the right wing had failed to shut it down. Brietbart created a video designed to make it look like ACORN helped prostitution, a video that turned out to be, using deceptive editing and the removal of critical audio, 100% bogus.

The damage was done and those who needed help lost the support of a group of good, honest, people.

It might be popular with many on the right to side with the powerful against the powerless at the moment, but that doesn't make it any less evil. Breitbart was one of those who insisted on propping up the abusive against the less fortunate. Fuck him. I'm glad he's dead.

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