Aug 27 2012

Hate Speech on the Left

Category: leftharmonicminer @ 5:58 pm

Barkin mad: Actress hopes hurricane kills ‘every pro-life’ SOB; Cher hopes Akin gets raped

In the aftermath of the Family Research Council shooting, prominent voices on the Left have not tapped down their violent rhetoric against their opponents. Two Baby Boomer celebrities have taken to Twitter to hope pro-life, pro-family individuals and U.S. Congressman Todd Akin suffer a drowning or a same-sex rape, respectively.

I’m sure someone will say they were just kidding, or taken out of context.

Sure, that’s it.

6 Responses to “Hate Speech on the Left”

  1. Darlene Kliewer says:

    If people with sense would stop going to see Hollywood movies, their income would stop and their wild statements might come to an end too.

  2. harmonicminer says:

    Interesting thought. When I was growing up in the Church of God (Anderson IN) it was thought to be very worldly to go to the movie theater, and was pretty much considered to be a no-no. This in the 1950s and early 1960s, when Hollywood was almost always rated G.

    These days, I find that I have some trouble even enjoying a movie I might otherwise like, if the actors/actresses are known by me to be lefties… which is mostly. Even fine performances of admirable characters in the plot are spoiled by my knowledge of the world-view of the actor/actress.

    Maybe it’s that I’m too aware that they’re acting…. and that it wasn’t type-casting that got them their job.

  3. Darlene Kliewer says:

    Yes, movies used to be considered ‘sinful’ and they were sure mild compared to today’s filth, but, people who don’t like these leftist ideas still continue to support them by going to see their movies, then I guess they shouldn’t complain—I wont go see them because I don’t want to support them, but many do. I sometimes think maybe the ‘old’ ways had more sense than we thought then. My dad, a pastor, would say “if you give the devil an inch he will take a yard’ and I can sure see it. Seems to be a fine line there, but these people who are helping to destroy this country should not be supported–

  4. kdippre says:

    Our society is known for lionizing idiots.

  5. Amandolin says:

    Entertainment is the #2 export of our great country. And to bring it home, think about all of the foot traffic local movie theaters create. Think about all of the small businesses that rely on said foot traffic. Are you Mr. Miner, telling me you havent accepted a check from a liberal. Are you telling me that a man that has made a living in the music business hasnt accepted a check from a liberal?! For someone who would argue on behalf of the virtues of capitalism and free markets this seems a little smug. I wasnt for the boycott of the chicken joint. Why would you endanger small local businesses because you cant stomach ideas other than your own?

  6. harmonicminer says:


    IN my comment above, I wasn’t really making such a sweeping statement as you seem to think you’re responding to. I didn’t say, “People shouldn’t go see movies with actors who take immoral positions on public issues like gay marriage and abortion.” I just said that I sometimes find it hard to enjoy a story featuring some sympathetic character when I know the world-view of the actor/actress is anything but sympathetic to, say, unborn babies, or liberty (distinct from libertinism), etc. I find it especially offputting when somebody who often stars in “shoot em up” movies is for strict gun control. And so on.

    Having said that, would you go see a movie celebrating, say, slavery (you know, with a nice sympathetic portrayal of southern plantation slave owners), or a movie suggesting that infanticide up to the age of two or so is every parent’s right, and portraying some parents “making the difficult choice” with apparent narrative approval on the part of the screen writers?

    You are free to see any film you please. You should be. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t appropriate to exercise some judgment. However, you reacted like people of the left often do…. you assumed that in stating my preferences, I was really intending to state a rule that YOU would have to follow. I wasn’t.

    The main point of the post in the first place, of course, is the enormous double standard of the left regarding “hate speech,” which has little to do with what movies you see.

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