Thursday, January 20, 2011

Killing off the Eliminationist Rhetoric

Andrew Sullivan writes:
So far, the paranoia and conspiracy theories dominate - but they also dominate the atmosphere of the far right. And when a mentally ill young man complains of the "Broken United States Constitution", or regards legal tender as illegitimate “I did not pay with gold and silver!”, some of this nuttiness has penetrated.

No. It means that his rice krispies were talking to him.

You might want to wait a bit before we engage in this deep, meaningful discussion of civility until such time as the accusation of nuttiness or stridency doesn't also carry the implication of manslaughter -- or worse.

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