Posts Tagged ‘mass’

Hundreds of Thousands March in Spain

Monday, February 20th, 2012

Kudos to the magnificent mob of engaged Spaniards who took to the streets today. Government goes to whoever shows up.

These mass demonstration are an effective way to counterbalance the influence that corporations and big money can have on politics. We may not have million dollar lobbyists, but when there’s enough of us, our voice is loud enough to be heard. (more…)

Sarah Palin’s Campaign Incites Mass Murder

Sunday, January 9th, 2011

By now you’ve probably heard that 18 people where gunned down outside a Tucson Safeway, including Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.

It didn’t take long for Netizens to put together some pieces, placing the blame squarely on Sarah Palin’s campaign and web page for inciting the violence.

First, there was the map with the targeted cross-hairs over Giffords’ office:

Then, there was this tweet:

And there was this cryptic update in the sidebar of Palin’s page:

Palin’s patsies have since scrubbed their website, but not before this damning information was caught.

Here’s Congresswoman Giffords herself, stating how there are consequences to using hateful, charged rhetoric. She was referring to her campaign office being smashed, but it is equally applicable to her being shot in the head. (skip to 2 min mark)

Obviously there’s nothing concrete linking the shooter and Sarah Palin’s web-page, as of yet. Still, it would be nice if some fallout from this did reach Palin to serve as a warning to all political leaders that their words do have weight. Spreading hate-speech, especially when your base is filled with gun-toting nutbars, can result in tragic consequences.

Here’s a final thought (for now), as tweeted by Michael Moore: