Update: All I can say is Wow. I misread the whole thing...Glenn Beck says it's my fault...that's right liberals are to blame.
So what can be said, but that fear mongering and hate lead to dangerous times. After months of a political campaign lead by McCain and Palin, which incited crowds filled with hate and anger, we get domestic terrorism twice in one week and this won't be the end. Even morning personality Shep Smith at Fox News Sees it.
Going to any of the major RW blogs or feed distributors you can see article after article disseminating false or faulty information leading to fear and hate. I've been stalking LibertarianRepublican for a few weeks now as they have followed the same logic even though the writer Eric Dondero claims only Libertarian allegiance (Then why name the site Libertarian REPUBLICAN?).
Just last week he spent the whole week using weak links and other right wing sites to turn Nashville Tennessee into the next extremest Muslim community. Here is one of his posts with a map labeling "terrorist" camps in the US and the mosque in Nashville. His only source is Front Page Magazine and the article is not supported by anyone else. You can go to Jack Silverman for his take in the Nashville scene. He takes apart his evidence bit by bit showing his linking is just a trail of other right wing nutjob sites. Here is my favorite though:
"Never mind that Mauro himself has been obsessed with tracking
geopolitical threats since high school (where he was nicknamed
"Government"--the girls must have been swooning), or that he hosts his own
website, worldthreats.com (!), where he links to the FrontPage article
in a post titled "The Islamization of Tennessee."
The question becomes how long before more violence starts from these forces of fear and hate. Every "birther" theory or slandering claim leads people to consider extreme situations. Every time I listen to this right wing radio there are callers saying "What can we do?", "should we revolt?", "He isn't an American!", or some other nonsense.
Until the right wing leaders our media outlets put an end to this we will see more and more violence. Homeland Security has released a report on the rise of right wing extremism and what is the expectations and all the causes.
There really is not much to be done, but the call on media members to stop with unwarranted or untruthful claims. Just minutes before the killer entered the Holocaust museum Rush Limbaugh again spouted the misinformation of Obama not having a Birth Certificate. This is the ultimate in fear mongering for them as even though his birth certificate is confirmed by sites like Snopes.com and FactCheck.org they can claim conspiracies and political influence. Even if they held the form in their hands they would make more claims that it wasn't real and now that he is President had it made to fit his means. These are the toughest to battle and leave people angry and disillusioned.
None of the right wing sites will label him a terrorist though as he is neither a different skin color, religion or political belief. So far 2 human lives are on the heads of Right Wing fear mongering. we can only hope it stops at that. (Make that 5 as I forgot the shooting in Pittsburgh)
An interesting idea comes from The Immoral Minority who notes the Shooters affinity for Sarah Palin. The extremism increased drastically in the campaign with the addition of Sarah Palin last year. I do not conclude she was responsible, but does her far right views and support from right wing extremists lead to more violence?