Sunday, January 9, 2011

Conclusion Jumping

FLG sees that many on the Left, Paul Krugman, a guy interviewed on the news, hints from newscasters about their thoughts on the subject, etc, immediately pointed toward overheated rhetoric on the Right as complicit in this Arizona shooting. This is blatant confirmation bias. And ultimately just dumb.

FLG, on the other hand, saw a specific, unexpected fact about the shooter, he mentioned Meno as one of his favorite books, and then extrapolated, albeit pretty strongly, to the shooter was influenced by Lyndon LaRouche.

Well, as FLG has continued reading, he has found additional evidence for his theory. FLG wrote yesterday:
If it turns out that the guy is also worried about new world orders, currencies, etc, then blame Lyndon LaRouche.

And here's E.D. Kain:
Laughner isn’t a right-winger or a left-winger, and there’s not much coherent about his motivations. He appears to want to create a new currency, a new religion, and thinks that the government is controlling us through grammar.

What really pisses FLG off about this meme about overheated rhetoric is that the Obama is Hitler stuff got pinned on "the Right" when, again, it was fucking Lyndon LaRouche.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think it was determined through his recent writings he took issue with the version of the Constitution that was read in the House. To him, a grammarian, it was proof of mind control.

Rep. Giffords was one of the readers. That may be the all too simple reason she was targeted.

As for Krugman or Sullivan's jumping on this with a knife in their teeth to score politcal points, is anyone really surprised?

Really?

Mrs. P

Anonymous said...

Let's do a round-up of hate shall we? After all Todd Seavey declared this the month of hate? Wow was he ever the one to spot the trend. If he only had such luck dating but I digress.

Here's an old smackdown of Krugman worth rereading as it nicely handles the Sarah Palin crosshairs controversy since Rep. Giffords was in Palin's crosshairs:

http://www.verumserum.com/?p=13647

Also blueboy over at Daily Kos wrote a nice piece about Rep.Giffords two days before she had a bullet put through her brain by an deranged anarchist. The piece ended with the words - "She [Giffords] is dead to me."

http://www.moonbattery.com/archives/2011/01/daily-kos-blogg.html

Mrs. P

dance said...

Is this an either/or question? Political fellowship with LaRouche doesn't exclude the possibility that the overheated rhetoric of violence by mainstream politicians shaped Loughner's method and targets.

Verumserum won't load for me, I'll have to go back, as I'd like to read a rational defense of the crosshairs metaphor.

dance said...

I'm hoping that someone will do a true rational defense to this type of argument, but the right's been getting ever short on rational debate.
http://www.alternet.org/news/149460/how_the_right%27s_rhetoric_affirmed_the_impulses_of_arizona%27s_mass_murderer?page=entire

Anonymous said...

VerumSerum must have crashed. Try this one - it shows the graph's verumserum discovered:


http://pajamasmedia.com/rogerkimball/2011/01/09/how-to-turn-a-tragedy-into-an-emetic/

Also Howard Kurtz in the WaPo today is very good.

Mrs. P

Anonymous said...

Also - this column is really interesting as it has clips form former classmates - high school and college as well as why he left college. The news here is -if true - he had met Rep. Giffords in 2007 and considered her 'stupid & unintelligent,' :

http://www.postgazette.com/pg/11009/1116756-84.stm

Mrs. P

dance said...

Thanks, Mrs. P.

Anonymous said...

You are welcome.

Mrs. P

 
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