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barbtries

(29,018 posts)
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 01:45 PM Mar 2012

the best thing i've read about Breitbart today

[link:http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/03/01/1069795/-Marking-the-Death-of-an-Evil-Person|

Andrew Breitbart was a brutal, revolting, disgusting piece of trash who undermined this country and represented the worst of American politics. None of us will ever have to worry about the workings of his evil ways again. He is done. He will be remembered not for whatever good was in him but for being a destroyer of our way of life. He wasted his life and made our lives that much harder. The world is better off and brighter without him. Good riddance.

Don't mistake my relief for glee. I'm not glad he's dead. I am relieved. It is a great relief to me to be able to say those few words--whose relevance and veracity no one can honestly dispute.

I sympathize with the bereaved. Most of us know what it is like to be personally bereaved. It sucks. Other people, by their bias or ignorance, saw Breitbart in a different light. We are all entitled to our own perceptions. I would never give my opinion of Andrew Breitbart at his funeral (as if I would even go), and I don't support dancing on other people's graves.

Rather, Breitbart's passing is a one-time occasion to condemn him for the evil he did to this world, and then to let go of our resentment of him for his crimes. With these few words I hereby accomplish exactly that, at least for myself. The people who say "now isn't the time" or "it isn't respectful" can go suck a lemon. They do not know what they are talking about. If we would ethically show quiet respect for a person in death, then our enmity toward that person in life was wrong. And if the enmity was not wrong, then quiet respect is hypocritical, and an abrogation of our obligation to bear witness to history.


more at link http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/03/01/1069795/-Marking-the-Death-of-an-Evil-Person

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the best thing i've read about Breitbart today (Original Post) barbtries Mar 2012 OP
....it's god, taking out the trash. russspeakeasy Mar 2012 #1
This is what I think when ever I see evil people. They will die someday. Vincardog Mar 2012 #2
there will be plenty of volunteers ready to step into his shoes... rfranklin Mar 2012 #3
that is the sad part.... Tumbulu Mar 2012 #4
True, but no matter how nasty Breitbart was, no matter how low he dragged the tblue37 Mar 2012 #12
Skilled? October Mar 2012 #23
You do realize that calling someone “effective” at spreading evil is not a compliment, don’t you? tblue37 Mar 2012 #34
The best thing I've read... TreasonousBastard Mar 2012 #5
Do you think... Tommykun Mar 2012 #6
no...i don't. barbtries Mar 2012 #7
Cheney still breathes, because WE the taxpayer crunch60 Mar 2012 #27
thank you. barbtries Mar 2012 #28
Accident: I heard it swallowed a gag ball and choked to death! Perfect. n/t brewens Mar 2012 #8
Why is it seabeckind Mar 2012 #9
yes. barbtries Mar 2012 #10
Good points October Mar 2012 #24
I bear witness that he was a repulsive human being RainDog Mar 2012 #11
What RainDog said peace frog Mar 2012 #32
hear hear wwytchwood Mar 2012 #13
thank you, barbtries Mar 2012 #14
RECOMMENDED Bill USA Mar 2012 #15
Thank you mikeh106 Mar 2012 #16
well, not me, barbtries Mar 2012 #17
I think you mean this Canuckistanian Mar 2012 #20
that's the link in the OP barbtries Mar 2012 #21
Yep, the best "tribute" to Breitbart yet...The truth! emsimon33 Mar 2012 #18
Much more charitable than I would have been Canuckistanian Mar 2012 #19
Spam deleted by uppityperson (MIR Team) asfghjtyk Mar 2012 #22
knr frylock Mar 2012 #25
Good post Angry Dragon Mar 2012 #26
Just because a person is an asshole in life, Faith No More Mar 2012 #29
true. barbtries Mar 2012 #33
Gawd I love this website. zinnisking Mar 2012 #30
hmm... chervilant Mar 2012 #31
Kicked and recommended. Uncle Joe Mar 2012 #35
i just shared it. barbtries Mar 2012 #36
 

rfranklin

(13,200 posts)
3. there will be plenty of volunteers ready to step into his shoes...
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 01:51 PM
Mar 2012

the sense of relief will be short-lived.

tblue37

(65,833 posts)
12. True, but no matter how nasty Breitbart was, no matter how low he dragged the
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 05:28 PM
Mar 2012

level of discourse in this country, one must admit that he was skilled at what he did; he was effective, in the sense that he frequently accomplished his goals, as evil and destructive as they were. We can only hope that whoever steps in to continue his "life's work" will be considerably less efective at it than he was!

October

(3,363 posts)
23. Skilled?
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 11:30 PM
Mar 2012

Wow, I seriously disagree with your sentiments.

The last I saw of this guy was him screaming out of control at OWS protestors telling them to "Behave themselves" and telling them to "Stop raping people."

There is nothing "skilled" in being a liar, loudmouth, out-of-control misogynistic idealogue.

Yes, I am sorry for those who loved and lost him -- but that is all.

tblue37

(65,833 posts)
34. You do realize that calling someone “effective” at spreading evil is not a compliment, don’t you?
Sat Mar 3, 2012, 06:00 PM
Mar 2012

With those shouts, he was, as we now know, setting up a “reveal” for a fake news story in which a woman would claim to have been raped at an OWS camp.

That sort of slimy planning is what I mean by “skilled.” He was actually pretty good at setting up fake stories to damage our side. Even when his stories turned out to be lies and fakes, they original buzz continued to be to main version of the story, not the correction or retraction.

That’s because the MSM is on the side of the corporations, of course, but still, he has done a huge amount of damage to our side, and that must be acknowledged. Even if what a person does is obviously evil and destructive, if he gets that evil destruction spread far and wide, he has been “effective,” because he has achieved his purpose. Hitler was also “effective” in his own way.

Tommykun

(81 posts)
6. Do you think...
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 02:26 PM
Mar 2012

he had a heart attack because of Keith Olbermann's continuous uncovering of his lies and shenanigans? Maybe the stress of having reality smack him in the face finally took its toll.

barbtries

(29,018 posts)
7. no...i don't.
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 02:47 PM
Mar 2012

witness the fact that cheney still breathes. my father dropped dead of a heart attack when he was 49. he was not a bad man. my daughter was run over by an enraged drunk when she was 21; she's dead and her killer as far as i know is still alive.
luck of the draw. his heart failed for whatever reason, probably undetected disease.

 

crunch60

(1,412 posts)
27. Cheney still breathes, because WE the taxpayer
Fri Mar 2, 2012, 04:49 AM
Mar 2012

have paid for his FIVE heart surgery's, the most advanced testing and the best medical care . Our money is keeping this POS alive.

Mr. Cheney was lucky to have government medical insurance to cover his five operations. Can you imagine if he had private insurance? After his first heart attack, the insurance company would have said, "Sorry Mr. Cheney, that's a pre-existing condition, we won't cover it." If Mr. Cheney were a self-employed house painter, what would his private insurance premiums be after that first heart attack—if he could get insurance at all?

Very sorry about your Father and daughter, I understand your pain. My two beautiful cousins, 16 and 17 were killed by a drunk driver. They're dead and he walked. My Father died at 47.

seabeckind

(1,957 posts)
9. Why is it
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 03:05 PM
Mar 2012

that after someone is dead, everyone says nice of him?

An asshole is an asshole. If he dies, he's a dead asshole.

barbtries

(29,018 posts)
10. yes.
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 03:09 PM
Mar 2012

i guess it's because he's dead and all the vitriol pointed at him may hurt his loved ones. he has very young children, innocents by definition.
but he did a lot of damage. that's why i loved this post. it just puts it out there, and then we go on. a cleansing thing if you will.

October

(3,363 posts)
24. Good points
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 11:32 PM
Mar 2012

But I will add that his vitriol hurt others' loved ones and innocents while he was alive.

RainDog

(28,784 posts)
11. I bear witness that he was a repulsive human being
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 03:20 PM
Mar 2012

who spent his life trying to tear down democracy.

no tears from me.

Faith No More

(238 posts)
29. Just because a person is an asshole in life,
Fri Mar 2, 2012, 09:11 AM
Mar 2012

doesn't mean they're any less an asshole when they die. Death doesn't mean you're automatically forgiven for the things you did in life, it just means that now the rest of us aren't going to have to put up with your sorry ass anymore.

chervilant

(8,267 posts)
31. hmm...
Fri Mar 2, 2012, 12:15 PM
Mar 2012

To me, Andrew Breitbart was a daily reminder of the loathsome abyss at the bottom of which transpires much of our public and political discourse. Would that his vulgar and reprehensible behavior motivate a return to civility.

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