Friday, November 6, 2009

Pointed out/pointed in

The Fort Hood shooter was a muslim, and, apparently, had religious motivations for the attack.

But then, so did Tiller Tiller's killer -- but I doubt that's gonna keep any right-wing bon temps from roulez-ing.

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UPDATE:

This post from James Fallows (via the Dish) pretty much sums up my thoughts:

"There is chaos and evil in life. Some people go crazy. In America, they do so with guns; in many countries, with knives; in Japan, sometimes poison. We know the emptiness of these events in retrospect, though we suppress that knowledge when the violence erupts as it is doing now. ... As the Vietnam-era saying went, Don't mean nothing."

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UPDATER:

As a (really crappy) counterpoint, there's an (ongoing) additional mass-shooting in Orlando, FL, today.

So what does this tell us about muslim violence? "There is chaos and evil in life. Some people go crazy...Don't mean nothing."

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UPDATEST:

Aaaaaaaannnnnd, in spite of the actual (reasoned) content of her article, we got some real classy comments going on over at McArdle's place. I should know better than to look by now; wingers, along with dairy, just exist to give me gas.

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