|Galloway, peace loving statesman.|
Talk of the hatred unleashed since Obama became President seems to overlook the pure venom and hatred directed at George Bush. Don't forget the left persistently lied about him rigging the election, although it was proved that he hadn't. They even accused him of leaving people to die in New Orleans because he was a racist. Is that the politics of love? And there was much worse than that directed at George Bush.
Incidentally, don't forget who it was who said in 2008: “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun.” Can't remember? It was that darling of the left, President Barack Obama.
Anybody who was alive in the 1970s and 1980s saw the hatred of the left in Town Halls and Trade Unions throughout the country. Dare admit to being a Conservative in certain workplaces in those decades and you would find yourself 'sent to Coventry', or worse in some cases, by so-called colleagues. Many of us actually witnessed or experienced the violence of the left in those decades.
They say the far-left and the far-right are two sides of the same coin, and I tend to agree with that position. The lunatic who went on the rampage in Arizona had been reading Mein Kampf and Das Kapital it transpires. Nutters like that pop up occasionally, we had one up the road in Cumbria last year. You cannot legislate for psychopaths sadly, no matter what we do a nutter will find a way. Ban guns, he may drive a car into a crowd next time.
But enough. What I really wanted to do with this post was to bring to peoples' attention this excellent article by Daniel Hannan. This is another excellent article of his too, on the same issue.