Tuesday, April 25, 2006

For The Person Who Accused Me of Lying About This...

In my adventures trying to find a sensible liberal blog, where issues are discussed, even if not always politely (Ed: Not like you, huh?), I was accused of making this one up. My point in the discussion was that hate speech and incitement to violence were more prevalent on the left, having penetrated from the leftist fringe to the average Democrat (the owner of the car with this sticker has a Master's degree and is a socially graceful coworker). The equivalent on the Right, those with the "I Don't Brake For Liberals" stickers remain on the fringe.

Actually, it's not a bad site, and I will write up my adventure, and a lesson learned, soon. For now, here's the bumper sticker that doesn't exist. Imagine zipping in the name "Jesse Jackson" or "Hillary Clinton," if you still think it's just lighthearted humor.

Hate Speech?

5 comments:

LiquidLifeHacker said...

Wow....yeah that is not a nice bumper sticker at all!

GM Roper said...

OMG... I drive a Subaru Baja too... same gray also.... Ahhh, but an entirely different political philosophy. Besides, I live in Texas!

Doug W. said...

http://www.break.com/index/bush9.html
Love him or hate him, these are pretty funny. I always like it when the president quotes songs from the who.

Werd said...

Where's your sense of metaphor? You seem to be quick to use the word "hate." Feeling a little touchy lately?

Assistant Village Idiot said...

I'm sure the person who has this sticker, and 99% of the people who own a similar one, think it is funny because no one would ever suspect them of real incitement to violence. My point is that when the roles are reversed - as in the examples of my last paragraph - those same people believe some horrible and frightening force is loose in the republic, and that real violence is being suggested.

Point of comparison: the vicious sentiments put forth on the liberal blogs whenever a member of the current administration, such as Dick Cheney, has a medical problem, versus the great warmth and kindness expressed for Elizabeth Edwards on the right blogosphere lately. Don't see it? Doesn't change the fact.