I really can not stand bullshit like this:
Jim Adkisson of Powell, Tennessee was the man with his finger on the trigger. He had mental health problems, and a hard and bitter life. He apparently left a letter explaining that he hated the church for its liberal beliefs and opinions. And the church had a sign outside indicating it welcomed gays and lesbians.
Who really killed those Unitarians? Was it the preachers who spread hatred and intolerance? The politicians who court and flatter them instead of condemning their hate speech? The media machine that attacks liberals, calls them “traitors” and suggests you speak to them “with a baseball bat”? The economic system that batters people like Jim Adkisson until they snap, then tells them their real enemies are gays and liberals and secular humanists?
If you ask me, it was all of the above.
You killed them, Pat Robertson. You killed them, Pastor Hagee. You killed them, Ann Coulter. You killed them, Dick Morris and Sean Hannity and the rest of you at Fox News.
Why not throw in Enron, Dick Cheney, and Rick Santorum?
Every time there is a tragedy, some jackass is out there trying to exploit it, attempting to validate or air their petty political grievances. Usually it is the gun nuts, explaining that if only they had been packing heat in that church/grade school/bar/government building only xxx number of people would have been killed instead of yyyy. This time, however, we are expected to believe that pundits and big mouths are responsible for this massacre.
Just stop. The details are just becoming clear about this tragedy, and I assure you- the blame lies with Jim Adkisson, not Pat Robertson. So knock it off. Crazy people do crazy awful things.
*** Update ***
For a different take, Dave Neiwert says this violence is the culmination of years of bullshit from these folks. Maybe I am being naive, but I still think this is just a crazy sick man.