15 September 2008

Thoughts from the Latest Bill Moyers Journal

He was talking about "shock-jock" radio hosts. Not Howard Stern. No, no. Michael Savage, Bill O'Reilly, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, and Neil Bortz (they ignored pretty much everything on Air America, but that's another day and liberal pinko-commie talk show hosts rarely call for violence). But the one that caught my attention was this quote by Michael Reagan, the son of Ronald Reagan, talking about 9/11 conspiracists:

We ought to find the people who are doing this, take them out and shoot them. Really. You take them out, they are traitors to this country, and shoot them. You have a problem with that? Deal with it. You shoot them. You call them traitors, that's what they are, and you shoot them dead. I'll pay for the bullets.

I cannot even imagine what Nancy Reagan thought about those words. Place that beside this Dwight D. Eisenhower quote, and you can see how different the former suit salesman is from any standard of sane, critical thinking:
Here in America we are descended in blood and in spirit from revolutionists and rebels--men and women who dare to dissent from accepted doctrine. As their heirs, may we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.
Added bonus: Bill Moyers has sooooooo been reading this blog. Watch this segment of his most recent show, and compare to my posts over the last 2 weeks.

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