Skip to comments.Kook Lefty Bloggers Say Sarah Palin, The Right, Caused the Norway Massacres
Posted on 07/23/2011 6:36:41 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Often the Left is so predictable.
While Norway mourns the deaths of the 92 (so far) shooting victims, kook bloggers at FireDogLake, Democratic Underground, and elsewhere are already labelling the alleged killer to be "right wing." This meme appears to have started with a comment made by a Norwegian political science professor who speculated that the shooter might be "right wing."
Even Sarah Palin is now being blamed for the shooting because the suspect reportedly favored the creation of a European Tea Party.
The media keeps repeating the mantra that the shooter is "right wing." But what does it even mean to be "right wing" in Norway?
The American media doesn't have a clue. American journos would much prefer to parrot a fuzzy idea than offer genuine insight into what happened in Norway.
Very broadly speaking, to be on the right is to favor the status quo or a status quo ante. To be on the left is to favor change or something new. The terms came out of the French Revolutionary period.
Right and left are awful, imprecise descriptors but for whatever reason they have remained popular.
Use of the terms can lead to characterizations of political movements that are absurd on their face. For example, those wanting to topple the Communist system in the Soviet Union of the late 1980s could quite plausibly be referred to as "left wing" even if they wanted to replace Communism with free market capitalism. And I've read more than once in a political science article the bizarre phrase "right-wing socialism."
In much of Europe "left" and "right" mean roughly the opposite of what the terms mean in American political discourse.
Norway's nearby neighbor, Denmark, which is what Americans would consider to be a left-of-center country, is governed by a party called Venstre.
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Sarah’s fault, naturally.
Oh yes. It just MUST have been Palin’s fault. That is the ONLY logical answer. /s
the left is going to over do this some day.
This is perhaps too difficult for Reuters and AP and the New York Times to understand.
That's because Reuters and AP and the Slimes all think everyone should think the way they think -- and then are so confused when they find a lot of people who don't.
I'm surprised they haven't added a racist charge also.
I think today might well be the day.
I can’t wait to see Tingles Matthews tomorrow morning on the Sunday show. He’ll be giddy over the fact that the suspect they caught wasn’t a mooslem but rather a “Norwegian Conservative” , at least that’s how I expect he’ll describe the guy.
Yes, the media loves to jump on any atrocity they think was caused by a right wing individual and run the story 24/7, but when a muslim commits a similar, or worse, atrocity they shut it up as soon as possible and even hesitate to print or say the words muslim and Islam. They certainly don’t lay the blame on 9/11 to Osama or the Ft. Hood shooting to Muslim leaders preaching hate and death for non muslims. Nothing hypocritical about the MSM, no siree.
By the way, I read that in Norway "conservative Christian gunman" is actually the term they use for muslim nutjobs. OK, I made that last part up.
He was in the “Progressive Party” until 2006.
And was he a Christian if he broke one of the 10 Commandments?
He is a nut.
Mostly, Breivik wanted the Muzzies out. However the US radical left, those who do not espouse traditional American values don't want to acknowledge only one person was involved. Our beloved Left fails to recognize that the Right in Europe are mostly Left of our center. I had several Europeans assure me that in their country, my friend was considered “Right”. To me his views are near Socialist.
Interesting to note that Euro Leftist programs are the ones, along with the constantly increased taxes, that most Europeans complain about. Sounds like _0_ is a European escapee.
I read that the Progressive party kicked him out because he was getting too extreme.
1. What does the Progressive party in Norway belief or espouse?
2. Was he too Progressively extreme or not Progressively enough extreme?
I have many questions, this thing is incredibly inconceivable.
By that standard, then Obama is the cause of inner city blacks murdering each other by the dozens every day 24/7.
OK, Islam is a hate religion. All adherents need to report to the ovens. I they can stretch that Sarah Palin caused the Norway massacre, then Islam needs to be eradicated. Socialism too, since it’s a murderous screed.
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