About Those Calls for Civility

by Fitzroy on February 4, 2011

The sanctimonious left apparently has no qualms about labeling Sarah Palin’s views as hate speech while offering up her beheading as suitable fare for children.  The difference when such violence comes from the left is that . . . well, we know it’s just in good fun.  Everyone is supposed to recognize that liberals are nice people who would never resort to violence, while conservatives are disturbed and imbalanced and armed to the teeth.

But why stop with Palin?  Why not invite a whole bunch of conservatives to The Last Supper and kill them all?  The director of this play says it’s just a way for liberals to voice some of their frustrations.  You know, it’s therapeutic, and therefore it’s part of what keeps those liberals such sweet, fun-loving people.

To be fair, The Last Supper apparently suggests that killing conservatives is wrong, although this reviewer says that conclusion is muddled:

“If you had the chance to kill Hitler or Stalin when they were young men, would you have taken it?” That’s the hypothetical at the heart of “The Last Supper,” the latest production from Rising Sun Performance Company. What’s good about Dan Rosen’s play, which is based on his screenplay for the 1995 movie of the same title, is that it provides an answer. What’s bad is that the answer is confused.

Of course, when your premise equates run-of-the-mill conservatives with Hitler, you have a long way to go if your stated goal is to provoke rational political discourse.  If you equate them with Stalin, it’s not surprising that you never get there.

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