Right Wing Propaganda Destroys Your Moral Compass

It’s always there, the lack of empathy on the part of right-wing extremists. We all remember the GOP presidential debate audience that cheered for letting people die without health insurance. More recently, we’ve seen an eruption of fear and hatred on the right directed at children fleeing the violence in some Central American countries.

Today we have the story of a California man who came home and discovered two burglars in his house.

“The lady, she couldn’t run as fast as the man, so I shot her in the back twice,” Greer explained. “She’s dead, but he got away.”

“She says, ‘Don’t shoot me, I’m pregnant! I’m going to have a baby!’ And I shot her anyway,” Greer said.

John Amato attempted to explain the “vile behavior” of wingers as an effort to emulate their heroes, the rich:

The thing about right-wing populism is that it’s manifestly self-defeating: those who stand to primarily benefit from this ideology are the wealthy, which is why they so willingly underwrite it. It might, in fact, more accurately be called “sucker populism.”

The 1 Percent want to keep us afraid, desperate, and divided by ignorance and prejudice. Otherwise, Americans might decide to blame Wall Street for crashing our economy. We might demand an end to pointless wars, or want to get rid of tax laws that are unfair to the middle class. We might realize that government health insurance is the best kind. Who knows, we might even want other good things from government such as infrastructure improvements, Internet access, cheap renewable energy programs…

More info:
California 80-year-old satisfied after gunning down fleeing pregnant home intruder
Hey, gun nuts: Shooting someone who is running away in the back is not self-defense
Fox hosts outraged that Texas 911 operators are ‘forced’ to help dying non-English speakers
Tea Party town hall erupts as Texas state Rep urges ‘compassion’ for migrant kids

  1. #1 by Shane on July 24, 2014 - 2:12 pm

    The most horrifying part is that the argument the viewers are having is between two wrongs. They don’t even have a moral option in the discussion. “Do you kill a fleeing unarmed women outside your house as she begs to live, or is it only right to kill her in your house if you shot her in the face instead of the back?”

    And he ends by saying the man who was there will learn a lesson from this. I dare say he will. Next time he is walked in on during a robbery he will likely kill them.

    An eye for eye. Morality for people who don’t know what the word means.

  2. #2 by clear! on July 24, 2014 - 4:30 pm

    Progressive propaganda destroys your moral compass.

    Ex: the obama 20% still support his cowardly penchant for drone driven MURDER!

    Reason has left, left and right..the building.

    JUSTIFY!!! Is all that is left…curse the left for its stupidity for supporting moral depravity and murder under this president.

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