Nursing Resentment Is a Path to Murder

Perhaps the on-air murders should make politicians think twice about nursing resentment as a strategy to gaining power and staying in power. The Associated Press reports, “Gunman in on-air deaths remembered as ‘professional victim'” The man who was news director during Vester Flanagan’s rocky tenure at Virginia station WDBJ-TV described him as someone who constantly saw himself being victimized by others. Dan Dennison described Flanagan, who shot and killed a reporter and a cameraman on live Read more […]

The Murderous Face of Envy, Self-Righteousness, and “Rights”

Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames. TMZ reports, that the killer’s father’s lawyer said on his behalf, “This country, this world, needs to address mental illness and the ramifications from not recognizing these illnesses.” Illness? As far as I can see Elliot Rodger isn’t insane. He is just completely enraged at life and everyone around him for allegedly enjoying it more than he can. I find it incredible that a man who drives a BMW can’t figure out that his life is relatively Read more […]

Dear Tom Perkins: Why Comparing Hatred Of The Rich To Nazism Is Misguided

Tom, I had never heard of you before I read about you at Newser: A billionaire venture capitalist has sparked a furor with a worried letter to the Wall Street Journal. In the brief piece, Tom Perkins notes “the parallels of fascist Nazi Germany (and) its war on its ‘one percent,’ namely its Jews, to the progressive war on the American one percent, namely the ‘rich.'” He continues: “From the Occupy movement to the demonization of the rich embedded in virtually every word of our local newspaper, the Read more […]

Voting as Revenge: Resentment is Obama’s Ideology

Obama knows how to campaign. He knows he needs to sound positive. He knows he needs to encourage Americans. He knows he needs to promise to solve problems. But this kind of stuff keeps slipping out of his mouth. “Voting is the best revenge.” This is what he told crowds when they booed Romney’s name. “No, no, no — don’t boo, vote.” Casting a vote for Obama against Romney is a more effective means of vengeance? Vengeance for what? Obama wasn’t talking to people in Massachusetts, Read more […]