Left Wing Terrorism - And Response (4)

Monday, June 19, 2017

Sometimes it seems all the MSM wants to talk about is the terrorists groups from the right side of the political spectrum. However if one studies the political assassination attempts since WW ll there is not one instance of of a person affiliated with the right being involved. 

1950 Truman assassination attempt in front of Blair House. Two Puerto Rican Nationalists were involved. 

1954- attack on the house of Representatives, four Puerto Rican Nationalists were involved 

1963- JFK assassination. Despite all the talk of right wing hate groups in Dallas he was shot by of all people a pro-Castro Marxist. 

1968- RFK assassination, shot by a Palestinian anti-Zion Arab. 

1972- George Wallace assassination. Shot by Arthur Brimmer , a loser who studied books on the Kennedy assassinations. 

1975- Two assassination attempts on Gerald Ford, both in California by two left wing loons both associated with Charles Manson. 

1980- Reagan assassination attempt by a wacko who thought he could impress Jodie Foster. 

2017- attack on Republican congressmen by a card carrying Bernie Sanders supporter who loves Rachel Maddow and John Colbert. 

There is not one of these events that could even be remotely considered an act of right wing terrorism.  

Douglas Jones
Ooltewah 

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While I appreciate Doug Jones listing of “left wing terrorism” in his letter to the editor, I think that he is missing a few important facts when it comes to numbers. He points to attacks on individuals, of which there are none (according to what he sources) between 1980 and 2017. However, just off the top of my head, in that time frame we saw Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols (two right wing extremists) attack the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma, City in 1995, killing 168 and injuring around 680 others, and Dylan Roof, a white supremacist, who murdered nine people in Charleston because of the color of their skin on June 17, 2015. 

None of this is acceptable by anyone with an ounce of common sense or decency. Why don’t we just stop the finger pointing about atrocities and just condemn them without regard to the source. 

Wayne Cook
Chattanooga 

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I find it hilarious that there are exactly three posts on Chattanoogan today that are clearly trying to score political points off a bunch of injured congressmen.  Mr. Jones's boils down to this:  "Let me take a handpicked list of events, filter out any of them that make my side look bad and then conclude that not one of those events is an example of right wing terrorism. 

There have been many, many acts of right wing terror.  No one is saying that any of these acts, no matter what side, are good.  We are doing that aren't we? 

Mr. Jones's letter is a textbook example of a concept known as Whataboutism, found on wikipedia.

It's very difficult to argue a point with someone when they're always saying, "Well...what about this...".  I'm not saying that Mr. Jones uses this rhetoric device because he's a Republican, but it is very interesting that this technique was first employed by the Soviet Union.   

R.J. Mitchell
Chattanooga 

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Just imagine if a comedian held up a decapitated head of Obama or Broadway play assassination of Obama ? You are spot on, Douglas Jones. 

Donnie Covey 

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I love how selective and forgetful the memories of the right-wingers are when it comes to the last eight years. There were so many images of President Obama being lynched, set ablaze, etc. There were horrible comments every day about Mrs. Obama and the girls. The whole birtherism debacle, the ISIS membership, and on and on. I guess that was okay because Obama was not rich and white. Since Trump is white, he's untouchable. Well, he's not.  

He and his cronies are a disaster. If you think for one red hot second that Trump is good, decent, honest, etc., you are delusional and need to get your head out of the sand. Best do it quickly before you lose your tax breaks and your health care. 

Richard Smith


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