At the risk of becoming too political for you Fagazine faithfuls, (yeah right, only the brightest and best read this blog.) I am finding myself unable to hold my tongue on all the controversy surrounding the Arizona shooting from this past weekend.
As always, Hollywood news heavyweights have drawn premature conclusions about connections between Sarah Palin and the Tea Party Movement, and the Arizona Assailant. Whether or not these accusations hold any credibilty, they bring up a good point.
Last year, Sarah Palin tweeted the message “Don’t retreat, instead reload.” with a link to a disgusting graphic on her Facebook page. The graphic was a map of the United States with crosshairs over the districts who’s Congress Men and Women supported the new Health Care Bill. When the graphic was released I was appalled, but now more than ever I felt the need to voice my opinion.
Political extremists like this repulsive excuse for a woman don’t realize the damage they can inflict when they release pathetic, deplorable political rhetoric such at this hitlist map. They all have constituents who do not understand the line between political rhetoric used to get a point across, and reality. So, even if there can be no connection drawn between the Arizona shooter responsible for the death of a 9-year-old girl, among others the message needs to be heard that politicians are meant to represent us in a way that everyone can respect. Not crosshairs next to the name of a mother, father, sister, brother, son, or friend, simply because they have a different political view. This message needs to be followed by Democrats, Conservatives, and every party on the Political Spectrum.
Things like this should never be seen from a political figurehead, and under no circumstance should it be tolerated.
(i’ll be funny again tomorrow, I swear.)
Editor-In-Chief of Fagazine,