Atlas Shrugged: The Mocking

Friday, September 11, 2009


Megan McArdle preemptively scolds the right.
An anti-abortion activist has been shot and killed in Michigan. It seems to be linked to another homicide in the area, so this seems more like a lone lunatic than a political killing, at least for the nonce. I certainly hope so. The abortion wars are quite damaging enough without further escalating the reprehensible violence.

I also hope that if it does turn out to be someone with a political agenda, the right can manage to refrain from claiming that this is really a symptom of some dark rot at the center of liberalism. You hate it when liberals give into the temptation of this sort of bigoted partisan nonsense, and if you really want to piss them off, set an example they'll be forced to live up to.
The party of "Liar!" isn't going to embrace restraint. People like her tea-bagging boyfriend made sure of that. But the post does make McArdle seem bi-partisan, so it serves its purpose.


clever pseudonym said...

I'm not taking any chances. I'm going to pre-emptively hit some liberals with a 2x4 just to be safe. Even better, I can blame the violence on being upset about the anniversary of 9/11.

Mr. Wonderful said...

"The abortion wars are quite damaging enough without further escalating the reprehensible violence."

Yes, what with all those abortion doctors killing anti-abortion people and vice-versa.

The murders are from your side of the spectrum, Megs. Not "wars." Murders.

Euripides said...

What the hell does she mean by nonce? It makes no sense at all to me.

A Nonce is a sexual criminal, specifically involving young children.

Or is this a case of two countries seperated by a shared language?

tigris said...

Hee hee, I bet she doesn't know that. It's an archaism for "the present time".

Susan of Texas said...

That's the problem with being fake British. You never know when you make a mistake. She has the same problem with using foreign phrases--she doesn't know the languages and makes stupid errors.