The Question Of Right-wing Terrorism

The Falwell Bomber was only the latest....Rick Perlstein:

(It was only later, when I stared studying Watergate, when I wondered about the moral compass of a movement that would elevate as a spokesman a man who was literally thrown in jail for his eagerness to commit violence in service to subversion to the Constitution.) I felt, at a certain point, that something very ugly would soon happen.

Something ugly did soon happen: Timothy McVeigh bombed the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. What is the line between vigilence and paranoia? I really don't know. I only know this, to return to my original point: it's far past the time for the media to start tracking these arrests as a trend—before the next arrest comes post-explosion, not pre.

Digby: I predict that we are going to see a remarkable resurgence of rightwing violence if the Democrats take full control of the government.

How quickly Eric Rudolph has been forgotten.


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