Photos That Make the Rude Pundit Want to Down a Pile of Shrooms with a Northern Lights Beer:
Monday was a beautiful morning in Spokane, Washington, for the annual Unity March that occurs on Martin Luther King Day. According to local news station KXLY, there were 3000 people who marched from the INB Performing Arts Center to River Park Square. If you can make it out in that screenshot up there, there's people in wheelchairs and children out to celebrate King's life. In case that's not clear, there's always this:
These are the people who would have been killed or maimed if a remote-detonation bomb, an IED, if you will, had gone off where it had been planted along the march route, just outside Auntie's Bookstore.
Is it okay, dear right-wingers, if we jump to conclusions here? The FBI already has. Said the special agent in charge, "Clearly, the timing and placement of a device – secreted in a backpack – with the Martin Luther King parade is not coincidental." Now, unless someone wants to psychotically contort this to somehow be a leftist plot to discredit conservatives by attempting to blow up kids, chances are this was done by someone who is a far right, racist piece of shit.
When it comes to harming real and actual people, both sides aren't equal. Conservatives have to go back to the 1960s for some kind of parity of violence. We're talking two generations ago, so, really, equating current right-wing nutjobs of today with leftist Vietnam War protesters is like saying that The Beverly Hillbillies is still a fresh and delightfully new show. It ain't. It's only in reruns. But conservatives who roll their eyes if you bring up Timothy McVeigh will still talk about the Weather Underground as if your local Marine recruiter is about to be attacked by hippies.
Besides, most violence by the left in America for the last few decades has been primarily against property. Eco-terrorists, for instance, blow up cars and labs. It's the right-wing bags of fuck who wanna kill people. But, of course, the right does value property more than people.