Yesterday's events yesterday at an Arizona Safeway were absolutely appalling and sadly an action that many have been predicting would happen sooner or later.
Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot once in the head by a coward who believed too much of his own rhetoric and those of the political rhetoric. Congresswoman Giffords, by the grace of God, not only survived the shooting but as of this morning is responding to doctors commands. Sadly, six people did not survive, including a federal judge and a nine year old girl that was born on September 11, 2001.
It is easy to play the blame game, this was not the first time that Congresswoman Giffords was targeted. During her campaign to win the office that she was just sworn into, she was targeted twice, once incident where the windows of her campaign office were shattered.
The coward that performed this act of terrorism does not deserve any mention from me. He is an inhuman being who, whether or not he was actually ill, was very susceptible to the political and eliminationist rhetoric that has been sweeping this land for a few years.
Naturally, the politicos and talking heads everywhere will immediately blame all political stripes for what happened yesterday. That is both short sighted and the easy way out. There are certain politicos and talking heads that have blood on their hands today, but they will be protected by their flocks and by the main stream media. When you have a website that has 20 Democratic Senators targeted by gun sights and then one of those are actually shot you are just as guilty of the man who pulled the trigger. When you routinely go on television and state that a doctor should be held accountable for abortions that he has performed and then someone shoots him (in a church no less) you are just as guilty as the man who pulled the trigger.
So, from this point forward I am not going to talk or discuss those people who think that it is all fun and games when they use their eliminationist rhetoric for all to see. Just a few of the people that will no longer appear in my blog are Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, and Bill O'Reilly. Their words and actions over the last few years have lead to innocent people being killed. Their rhetoric over the last few years have been the final straw that have lead unbalanced people to take actions that they probably would not have without that rhetoric.
RIP to the six people that were killed yesterday and heartfelt sympathies to all the people that were affected by yesterday's shooting. I also want to wish a speedy and full recovery for Congresswoman Giffords. This kind of terrorism has no place in America.