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Some facts and some irresponsible speculation about the Boston Marathon Bombing

Posted on 2013.04.15 at 18:17

Today is Patriots Day in Massachusetts, the commemoration of the famous Midnight Ride of Paul Revere. It's HUGELY significant in the Right-Wing Anti-Government Nutbag movement. Timothy McVeigh's truck bomb destroyed the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people, 19 of them children under the age of six, on April 19th, 1995 - Patriot's Day.

Today is "Tax Day," April Fifteenth, the deadline for Americans to file their income tax returns. This is also hugely significant to the Right-Wing Anti-Government Nutbag movement, as, to them, taxation=tyranny.

Boston is the cradle of the American Revolution. This is where Crispus Attucks fell, the first American to die in the American Revolution. It's the home of John Adams, of Nathan Hale, of Paul Revere.

Boston was, of course, the site of the very famous Boston Tea Party, an event considered iconic by the Right-Wing Anti-Government Nutbag movement.

Boston is also, of course a famously liberal city, capital of a famously liberal state, nearly universally loathed by the Right-Wing Anti-Government Nutbag movement.

Irresponsible speculation:

We're going to find that this was an act of domestic terrorism, the Right-Wing Anti-Government Nutbag movement.

And when you see some scraggly guy from some "Militia" brought in in cuffs, remember this: What he believes in differs in only one significant way from Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, Ted Cruz, and the rest of the Teabaggers who have infested American politics: Willingness to outright murder innocents to make their political points. Everything they believe in, everything they fight for, would make Timothy McVeigh smile.


sara_lakali at 2013-04-15 22:35 (UTC) (Link)
I think you're giving Tim McVeigh too much credit. He didn't strike me as a man who smiled about much of anything.

I don't think your speculation is irresponsible. When the OKC bombing happened, I had to point out to my spouse (who is normally very rational) that it was highly unlikely that a Middle Eastern terrorist group would select as a target a Federal Building in Oklahoma City.
oncelikeshari at 2013-04-16 06:08 (UTC) (Link)
It's funny, our right wing are all for taxation for everybody but the super rich (that's tyranny IMO).

It sounds like US right wingers appeal to the poor, here its the left wingers who can do anything and still get elected in the poor areas every time. Unions run our left wing, they elected the left's leader when nobody expected him to be given any responsibility at all!
sgt_majorette at 2013-04-16 12:23 (UTC) (Link)
...and if it had been an outside terrorist group, somebody would have taken credit for it, whether they did it or not; that's what the experts are saying.
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