29 July 2008

They naturally love the taste

It's been pointed out numerous times on the internet that Jim Adkisson, the man who killed two and injured seven others in a Unitarian Universalist church in Knoxville, TN on Sunday, was apparently an avid reader of Sean Hannity, Michael Savage, and Bill O'Reilly and wrote a four-page manifesto railing against "liberals in general, as well as gays." While it's interesting to see the barbaric rhetoric of right-wingers reach its inevitable tragic conclusion, I found this item to perhaps be more unfortunate in the totality of what it represents.

The man accused of shooting and killing two people in a Knoxville church Sunday wrote that he hated liberals and was bitter he couldn't find a job, police said Monday.

Authorities added he may also have been angry about possibly losing his food stamps.

Our royalist class ought to be raising a glass in celebration today on the thorough-going success of their efforts to disassociate the working class from their natural allies through up-is-downism propaganda. An obviously troubled man angry about losing his job and his social assistance responds by terrorizing the people among the most likely to be sympathetic to his struggle. How much more of a visceral realization could there be? This calls for some Victory Gin and a round of golf, comrades!