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Salon, the left wing rag so radical and insane it spawned its own parody Twitter account, has hit a brand-new low ladies and gentlemen. On Friday night while most news outlets were covering the Paris terror attacks and praying for the victims, Salon was using them to push its own agenda. What was that agenda? America's conservatives are hateful and it needs to stop, because Paris:
In a still developing situation, the city of Paris, France, is under attack by terrorists armed with guns and explosives. Many dozens of people have been killed. A still undetermined number of people have been wounded. The terrorists took dozens of hostages in a concert hall. French police and military forces have been deployed. There is mayhem and blood in the streets of Paris.
President Obama has correctly described this day’s horrific events as “an attack on all of humanity and the universal values we share.”
Terrorism is politically motivated violence against a vulnerable population that is designed to intimidate, sow fear, create panic and alter public policy.
Terrorism is serious business that kills people, breaks bodies and alters lives.
It is not a game.
In the United States, the right-wing media and movement conservatives have for decades consistently used eliminationist and other violent rhetoric to describe liberals, progressives and other people with whom they disagree. As was seen in the recent attacks on a Charleston-area black church, and other violence by right-wing anti-government militias, such rhetoric does not float in the ether of the public discourse, harmless and unacknowledged. No, it does in fact lead to action.Notice the first few words in that very first paragraph? "In a still developing situation." This article was written, and published, while hundreds of Parisians were running for their lives. This article was written while innocent men, women, and children were literally dodging bullets. This article was written while suicide bombers were blowing themselves up on the streets of Paris. This article was written while ISIS terrorists were executing hostages one by one in the Bataclan theater.
I could go through and refute the actual points in the article. I could take it apart piece by piece, and explain why it's so ridiculous. I'm not going to, though. That would be giving Salon and its writers the kind of respect that they absolutely DO NOT deserve. I don't throw the word "evil" around lightly, folks, but I'm going to use it here. What kind of person is so evil that they will look at one of the worst terror attacks since 9-11 and think "I can use this to push my agenda"? Who thinks it's acceptable to stand atop bodies that aren't even cold and say "see this, this proves whatever point I have"?
The answer is, of course, the type of person who writes for Salon.