The Tea Party needs to condemn the incitation of violence: A person who does not speak out against the wrong is a mute devil

Filed in Current affairs, GOP, Politics, Tragedy by on January 9, 2011 0 Comments

The Arizona shooting is a reminder that America is a Wild West society. Without hesitation, we can speculate on the connection between inflamatory political rhetoric and what happened in Arizona. We have seen the “White Talibans” in the US inciting people to violence, claiming their country back.

I wonder what Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin, or the Tea Party leaders think about this shooting. Words are cheap! It is easier to send prayers and sympathy to the victims and their family. Nobody will admit inciting others to violent acts. Just a few days ago, we saw a “birther” (person questioning whether Obama really was born in the US) interrupt the reading of the US constitution. John Boehner, the new House speaker, did not condemn it.

US politics, especially the far right wing of the Republican party, should think for a moment about their love for guns and inflamatory rhetoric. It is like dropping Mentos in Coke.  We have seen inflammatory speeches before the mid-term elections just because a candidate wanted to be elected.

Closing eyes and ears for political gains is shameful. We have to see a tragedy happen to see a political rain of praise for the victims. America, are you getting it yet? As the Bedouin of Egypt say, “A person who does not speak out against the wrong is a mute devil.”

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