Last night when I watched Countdown with Keith Olbermann, the number 5 segment left me with a sick and empty feeling about self-fulfilling prophecies.
The right wing has claimed liberal bias for so long, they are going to build their own poster child out of it today and tonight. Watch Olbermann's mashup of all the Foxnuts promoting their little outragefest;
(can someone tell me why the HTML code from the MSNBC embed that we are supposed to cut-and-paste always generates an HTML error here on Kos when I try to publish the diary?)
The lunatic fringe are beating their chests and setting up the Reichstag fire for tomorrow and launch the next stage to inspire Kristalnacht thereafter.
My theories below:
UPDATE: I forgot what it was that I saw at Rightpundits.com last night that inspired this: How many of you have seen the Rick Perry story about his non-binding resolution that declares TX state sovereignty against the federal government? Here - I'll let RPundits speak for themselves
Texas Governor Rick Perry has joined state legislators in support of a non-binding resolution asserting the 10th amendment rights of the state of Texas. Governor Perry says he believes that the federal government has become "oppressive".
Sorry about that. I was trying to get this out in a hurry because If I put it up after all the shit hit the fan, I'm reporting news, not forecasting..
2nd update: 3:08 PM EDT: I also forgot that the Rick Perry piece led me to "Oath Keepers". And before you start reminding me (like I didn't get it when the first 30 people pointed it out) that Kristalnaght was government sponsored) my point is that all Fox/Limbaugh need to do is start a little violence and hope it escalates even the slightest.
if the police get called out, or nevermind anything larger - Obama will be blamed any way it goes. If it gets out of hand, Obama is asleep at the wheel and incompetent; if the police or troops look at all heavy-handed then it will be proof positive to the lunatics that a police state is at hand and then who knows what happens.
Think about this: Fox declares that "Thousands" will turn out today for Tea Party protests all around the nation. ("Sean Hannity has personally
paid inspired 8000 to show up in his presence! News at 11!")
Fuck me - here in Hazleton, Alan Keyes is supposed to be on the steps of our courthouse tonight at 5:30 with his teabag friends.
Alan Keyes? He's been here four times in the last 18 months. In Pennsylvania?
Got it? Fox news/Clear Channel say there's madness in the streets!
Madness! I tells ya.
And the dastardly "left wing" "mainstream" "PRAVDA" doesn't show protests for 24 hours straight, in the same degree of fanaticism that Fox/CC does.
What does that prove?
Does it prove that Rupert threw a red herring and the dogs never went after it?
NO! IT MEANS THE LEFT WING IS CONTROLLED BY DER FUHRER, (AND FUNNELED THROUGH JON PODESTA, JUST LIKE RUSH LIMBAUGH SAID) AND THAT PRAVDA HAS OFFICIALLY BEEN ESTABLISHED IN THE FORMER DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF AMERICA.
I'm just spitballing, here, but given what I saw last night on "Reich Pundits" (rightpundits.com), unless MSNBC, NPR, USA Today and all networks but Fox carry on with the same blathering madness that the RWNEws does over whatever happens today, the Murdoch footsoldiers will declare that the martial law has been proven - proven, I tells ya - in America.
Fox says there will be protests, the MSM won't carry as much coverage as Fox, therefore Fox will declare the lack of coverage the sign that Obama's government has control of the media, and it's time to launch the revolution.
This is the kind of rhetoric that inspired Kristallnacht.
I've got a really sick, sad, empty feeling in my stomach.
Of all the times I hate to be proven wrong, today is that day I'm really ready, willing, and enthusiastic to come back and read the comments to find nothing but raspberries and ridicule that I was completely off base and the whole thing was a bust.
But it just feels wrong.