Tuesday, November 14, 2006

This is what eliminationist rhetoric gets you

Folks who actually put the words of the hatemongers into action. Here's the latest example for your consideration:
Yes, it appears that Chad Conrad Castagana, the man "suspected of mailing more than a dozen threatening letters containing white powder to Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Jon Stewart and other high-profile figures," was a conservative and a commenter on conservative blogs. Unless there are two Chad Castaganas:

He also appears to have been a frequenter of Right Wing sewer, The Free Republic.
The folks at AlterNet are perhaps a bit kinder in their analysis than am I. In fact, I've been periodically commenting on the eliminationist rhetoric that characterizes the right-wingers for some time, riffing off of David Neiwert who's done yeoman's work in terms of documenting the words of various right-wing political and media figures (including bloggers), and how those words (having become increasingly mainstream) translate into actions in the form of death threats, bombings, murder, etc.

See Neiwert's summary here, for more details.

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