Vultures of a Feather

August 13, 2007

Philadelphia wingnut Stu Bykofsky, who pines for another 9/11 attack because he thinks it will “unify” the country once again around Commander Codpiece, finds sympathetic company on — where else? — FreaxNews. Vultures of a feather flock together, I guess. Instead of cable news, we should call this carrion news.

Wingnut pundits have made it their calling card to trawl through the comments sections of liberal blogs, pluck out some anonymous extreme comments, then hold them up as proof that the leftie sites are “hatemongers.” Meanwhile, these bloodthirsty sleazeballs are front and center on national television, frankly licking their chops at the thought of mass slaughter.

As contemptible as they are, their fond hopes for another bloodbath on American soil do offer an element of pathetic comedy. I mean, whence comes this notion that another 9/11 will translate into vindication for the Bush cabal? After years of fearmongering, relentless expansion of government power, mad spending and well-publicized arrests of “terrorist plotters” who turn out to be barely functional loons, can John Gibson and Stu Bykofsky actually believe that a large-scale terror attack will make Americans swoon for Bush like Scarlet O’Hara in Rhett Butler’s arms? It’s far more likely that people will surround the White House with burning torches and send King George II rolling along the national mall in a tumbrel.After six years of lies and corruption, highlighted by the spectacular failure to prevent the 9/11 attacks, the Bush administration has burned up all its credit. Most Americans have already gotten that wakeup call, thank you very much. And, I’m happy to say, mad columns like Bykofsky’s are only going to help illustrate the intellectual squalor and moral decay at the heart of American conservatism.

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One Response to “Vultures of a Feather”

  1. Chucky Says:

    “Carrion news” = Pro-War Propaganda.

    “Bloodthirsty sleazeballs” = Goebbels Wannabes.

    “American conservatism” = Fascism, American Style.

    Scott Horton takes Stu Bykofsky apart in an interview you can hear online.


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