Calls for Palin’s death are common in liberal blogosphere
Kathlene M. writes:
Two days ago, a blogger named Aurelius at PunditPress catalogued many instances in which liberal blogs were calling for the death of Sarah Palin. He has a few screenshots of comments there. Yet no one in the media or law enforcement seem to notice this.LA replies:
As I noted in a comment the other day, I think it’s all about symbolism. It has very little to do with Palin’s political positions. It has to do with what she symbolizes for liberals, which is, everything they fear and loathe. And this is the inverse (converse? obverse?) of her fans’ experience of her. Their love for her is not based on her political positions, but on what she as a person symbolizes in their minds.
Your answer makes sense. So if Palin symbolizes the fear and loathing of the left toward conservatives, then their deathwish for Palin is a deathwish for all conservatives. This means that about 21 percent of the population (who identify as “liberal”) wish that about 40 percent of the population (who identify as “conservative”) should die. (See Gallup.) Furthermore, 21 percent of the population is trying to brainwash the remaining 35 percent of the population (the “moderates”) into believing that conservatives should die.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at January 11, 2011 01:00 PM | Send