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Monday, May 14, 2012

Free Speech Questionable, Molotov Cocktails Ok

Sanjay Sanghoee, in a piece that ran this evening on The Huffington Post, goes on a vicious and accusatory rant in an effort to expose the reprehensible right-wing entertainers who make money for their own vicious and accusatory rants. Perhaps you already see the irony, but there’s more. There’s always more.

In between insinuations of a possible homosexual relationship between Ted Nugent and Rush Limbaugh and cheap digs at Nugent’s music, Sanghoee rambles on about Rush Limbaugh’s recent comments concerning Sandra Fluke – you remember, the comments Rush apologized for making – and asserts that the Founding Fathers would turn in their graves at the thought of capitalists who have the audacity to behave as…capitalists.

After beating the dead horse that is the Rush Limbaugh/Sandra Fluke exchange for awhile, he goes on to blather about Ted Nugent’s alleged threats at the recent NRA events. Only he forgot to mention that the “threats” were not actually any such thing. He claims that in a nation where free speech (for the time being) reigns supreme, speech that he finds to be offensive should be considered a crime.

[Um, Sanjay, “freedom of speech” is not part of the Bill of Rights to protect individuals who want to lay prostrate at the feet of our leader, praising him with every breath. Free speech is only necessary to protect those who have something to say that others might find offensive.]

But what amused me most about this particular piece was the fact that Sanghoee could not let go of the idea that it’s always right-wingers who support, condone, and incite violence. “Ted and Rush make a lot of money by throwing Molotov cocktails into the public discourse,” he says. If you want a good giggle, go back through Sanjay Sanghoee’s posts at The Huffington Post and He’s sympathetic to Occupiers worldwide. So if you want to throw a verbal Molotov Cocktail, Sanghoee will be there to nail you to the wall. But if you want to throw a real one, break things, set things on fire, or attack local law enforcement, he’ll give you a glowing review. 

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