Friday, April 23, 2010

not holding my breath

A few days ago, I linked to a Sojo post by none other than Wallis himself, where he wrote this.

It’s time we make it clear that different views of the role of government are legitimate and essential to a robust democratic discourse; but the hateful and even violent rhetoric that has been employed in the past, and is now having a resurgence again, is dangerous and destructive and should be renounced and rejected by people of faith and good will across the political spectrum.

One may wonder, then, what he thinks of rhetoric like this.

Today, I think Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh want today to be declared, uh, a national holiday. I suggest it be called Beck Memorial Day. This is the kind of day 15 years ago when Beck was still working, uh, in a bath house as a towel boy. This is the kind of day that, 15 years ago that Beck, when he woke up and heard about the bombing of the Murrah Federal Building he applauded. He clapped. He danced. He jumped around like a drop of water on a hot pancake griddle! He was just as happy as could be! This is what Beck and Limbaugh and the rest of these right wing freaks want to see happen again. And again. And again. Endlessly.

After the bluegrass hillbillies/commercial break, Malloy repeated, "You just know Beck was just hoping for something bloody and murderous would occur. He's been directing his minions to do this."

This place is rather small, so whatever I say may not amount to much, but if Wallis is serious about not liking "hateful and even violent rhetoric", then I call on him to condemn this statement, made by the left-wing radio personality Michael Malloy.

But I'll not hold my breath, waiting for him to do so.

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