Monday, October 25, 2004

Hi-Jinks Across the Pond

Brought to us by The Guardian, Britain's premier left-wing rag. First the anti-Bush letter writing campaign to voters in Clark County, Ohio. When that backfired badly, a more to-the-point call for assassination. More details here.


On Saturday, columnist Charlie Brooker told the readers of the far-Left British newspaper Guardian:
On November 2, the entire civilised world will be praying, praying Bush loses. And Sod's law dictates he'll probably win, thereby disproving the existence of God once and for all. The world will endure four more years of idiocy, arrogance and unwarranted bloodshed, with no benevolent deity to watch over and save us. John Wilkes Booth, Lee Harvey Oswald, John Hinckley Jr. - where are you now that we need you?

So his bloodlust would not be missed, earlier in the column Brooker (who can be e-mailed at advocated the Most Powerful Man in the Free World be “tarred, feathered and kicked in the nuts.” He also compared our president to “a toddler proudly showing off its first bowel movement,” then deemed Bush “a lying, sniggering, drink-driving [sic.], selfish, reckless, ignorant, dangerous, backward, drooling, twitching, blinking, mouse-faced little cheat.” (You can view the entire hate screed here.)

The Guardian has since has since pulled the incitement to murder and tendered a hollow apology “for any offense caused.” Although the newspaper calls Brooker’s incitements “flippant” and “tasteless,” it assures concerned readers, “his closing comments were intended as an ironic joke, not as a call to action.”

England has not heard such a lethal aspiration since Henry II bellowed, “Will no one rid me of this troublesome priest?”

This counsel issues from the same peaceniks who carried signs spouting such loving slogans as, “Bush is the disease. Death is the cure”; and “We Support Our Troops, When They Shoot their Officers.” These fanatics regularly call Bush the new Hitler – and their more insightful followers may have deduced that no one would have shed a tear if Hitler had been assassinated in 1933. Yet it appears no one on the Left has denounced this call-to-arms.

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