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Katherine Salley

Katherine Salley is currently a Georgia Peach residing in Atlanta GA. A right-leaning libertarian, new to the blog scene you can check out her other political writings at http://trainofabuses.bogpot.com.


Do as I Say Not as I Do: The Left Deplores Violence after Arizona then Embraces it in Wisconsin

2011 March 3

Repeated and sustained acts of civil disobedience are the only weapons that remain to us… We must be willing to accept personal discomfort, to put our bodies in the way of the machine –Chris Hedges

Shortly after Congresswoman Giffords’ shooting; the Left joined together to demand civility in politics. The Leftists at truthdig.com, (the domain of editor-and-chief Robert Scheer) hurled accusations at right-wing political commentators. It was decided, without need for evidence, that shooter Jared Loughner had been driven to murder by violent words from the right. Even Obama chimed in, requesting a “more civil and honest public discourse”.

But now, the tune is changing. Faced with a situation in Wisconsin which they do not like, and a governor doing the job he was hired to do, commentators from the Left have decided it is time to turn the tables. They have declared war on democracy. They are taking aim at a political climate they suddenly see as unsympathetic, and apparently have decided that their only recourse is violence.  Suddenly, calls for violence are acceptable, even reasonable. They’ve even found a perfect role model in the Arab states now revolting against years of oppression.

Unless we are willing to rise up as have state workers in Wisconsin and citizens on the streets of Arab capitals. –Chris Hedges

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Internet Kill Switch America: Are We Next?

2011 February 1

Watching the scenes out of Egypt unfold on my iPhone, I feel the need to update my Facebook profile to let my friends know how upset I am about the situation. Opening the emails that keep me up to date on the protests and the twitter feeds from around the world, it dawns on me just how dependent we all are on the internet for information.

Of all the lessons to be learned from the current situation in Egypt perhaps the starkest is “There but for the grace of congress go I”. read more…

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