The problem with deathlists
Mrs Palin has been criticised by some US commentators for continually using gun imagery in a way that – as they have made perfectly clear – would not have directly influenced the Arizona murders, but were certainly not designed to make people like each other.
But in a video posted on her Facebook page, the unofficial leader of America’s Teapot movement hit back saying she had been ‘sprayed with dishonesty bullets fired from the liberal media’s .357 Magnum of unfairness and America-hating’.
Today’s post is about common sense and thinking about the potential consequences of your actions. I’m not even thinking of the big ones (other people might get hurt); I’m thinking about you: you might get hurt.
There comes a time in life when you need to realise that the problem with publishing a list of 20 people and then taking the time to put cross hairs over where they live is that, when someone on that list comes to be shot, you may have some awkward questions to answer. You should of course feel free to get in the habit of drawing up deathlists but I’m just saying that kind of list can stay in a drawer at home.
It’s not that you’re responsible for the killings when the people on that list you wrote start to get picked off one by one but other people might think it’s a reasonable question to ask just, you know, given your actions with the list of names and the cross hairs and such.
It’s the old “Did you get on with the victim?” “No, I ran a national advertising campaign that published a list of names with a rifle target over hers shortly before she was shot in the head along along with 19 other people and 6 people died” liberal bias.