Was Timothy McVeigh a dangerous right-wing anti-government extremist that eerily and disturbingly pre-dated the angry right-wingers we see today, as Rachel Maddow wonders? Or was he a lone druggie whackjob bearing no resemblance to the current spate of law-abiding protesters, as Ann Coulter kids?
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Wouldn’t a Miniseries on Attila the Hun Explain Nancy Pelosi?
by Ann Coulter
. . a deadly earnest Maddow continued: “Also on the occasion of the Oklahoma City bombing anniversary,” there would be an Open Carry rally.
Participants, she said, “are being encouraged to bring guns” (you know, just like the guns Timothy McVeigh used to shoot up the federal building in Oklahoma City) . .
Unless the organizers of the Second Amendment March and the Open Carry rally specifically told Rachel, “Oh no, we picked April 19 to honor the bombing in Oklahoma City — gosh, we had no idea it was date of Lexington and Concord!”, I’m pretty sure they picked April 19 because that was the day armed patriots defended themselves from British troops . .
What’s curious about the left’s current obsession with Timothy McVeigh is that it proves that — despite a frantic search for 15 years — liberals have come across no better evidence of burgeoning “right-wing extremist” violence than a drug-taking, self-described “agnostic” who was thrown out of the Michigan Militia and who proclaimed, “Science is my religion.”
How about we go to Tim McVeigh’s actual words? Let’s see who’s closer to being right about any connection between him and the current anti-government types. Okay?
Taxes are a joke. Regardless of what a political candidate “promises,” they will increase. More taxes are always the answer to government mismanagement. They mess up. We suffer. Taxes are reaching cataclysmic levels, with no slowdown in sight… Is a Civil War Imminent? Do we have to shed blood to reform the current system? I hope it doesn’t come to that. But it might.
The government is afraid of the guns people have because they have to have control of the people at all times. Once you take away the guns, you can do anything to the people. You give them an inch and they take a mile. I believe we are slowly turning into a socialist government. The government is continually growing bigger and more powerful and the people need to prepare to defend themselves against government control.
The Constitution being the source for righteousness and rebellion:
Those who betray or subvert the Constitution are guilty of sedition and/or treason, are domestic enemies and should and will be punished accordingly.
It also stands to reason that anyone who sympathizes with the enemy or gives aid or comfort to said enemy is likewise guilty. I have sworn to uphold and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic and I will. And I will because not only did I swear to, but I believe in what it stands for in every bit of my heart, soul and being.
I know in my heart that I am right in my struggle, Steve. I have come to peace with myself, my God and my cause. Blood will flow in the streets, Steve. Good vs. Evil. Free Men vs. Socialist Wannabe Slaves. Pray it is not your blood, my friend.
Maddow wins that one, hands down. That is a remarkable pre-imitation of the people we’ve been seeing for months now, as far as words alone go.
But it doesn’t stop there. Maddow was right to point out how bizarre, if not downright disgusting, it is for the Second Amendment March-ers to have picked April 19th for their day of symbolism and protest. It is a day far better known to Americans for the Oklahoma City bombing tragedy than for the anniversary of Lexington and Concord.
And gun nuts are fully aware of the significance of April 19th — it being the anniversary of the end of the Waco Branch Davidian siege, resulting in a fire and mass-killing 50 days after ATF agents raided the compound to seize the cultists’ guns. That was the day McVeigh chose to strike back at the government:
1993 Waco siege and Gun shows
In 1993, [McVeigh] drove to Waco, Texas during the Waco Siege to show his support. At the scene, he distributed pro-gun rights literature and bumper stickers, such as “When guns are outlawed, I will become an outlaw” . .
For the five months following the Waco Siege, McVeigh worked at gun shows and handed out free cards printed up with Lon Horiuchi’s name and address, “in the hope that somebody in the Patriot movement would assassinate the sharpshooter.” He wrote hate mail to the sniper, suggesting that “what goes around, comes around,” and later considered putting aside his plan to target the Murrah Building to target Horiuchi, or a member of his family instead.
McVeigh spent more time on the gun show circuit, traveling to 40 of the 50 states and visiting about 80 gun shows in all. McVeigh found that the further west he went, the more anti-government sentiment he encountered, at least until he got to what he called “The People’s Socialist Republic of California.” McVeigh sold survival items and copies of The Turner Diaries. One author said:
“In the gun show culture, McVeigh found a home. Though he remained skeptical of some of the most extreme ideas being bandied around, he liked talking to people there about the United Nations, the federal government and possible threats to American liberty.”
For Coulter to pretend that the day is wholly irrelevant to the paranoid second amendment movement is disingenuous at the very least. Not that that’s odd territory for Coulter, as she begins the post this way . .
. . After months of hysterically warning viewers that cheerful, well-dressed tea partiers carrying “I Can See November From My House” signs could suddenly erupt into wanton violence, MSNBC finally had proof: Timothy McVeigh.
How about a special on the KGB to help us understand what makes Henry Waxman tick? We’re just trying to seek answers …
And just where, Ann, was the pre-cursor to Timothy McVeigh? She’s acting like the bombing either never happened or could never happen again. How stupid and reckless would we be to assume that it was all an astronomical fluke? It happened, we know who did it, and he looks awfully familiar.