You didn’t need the power of future sight to predict that there are those who will take an event and blame their political rivals. When I heard about the story about Clay Duke, the Florida School Board Shooter, I was sure that there would be those on the left who would point to this and blame the Tea Party or talk radio hosts like Rush Limbaugh for this. Sure enough, Mike Malloy, a former Air America Radio host, couldn’t help himself and blamed Glenn Beck for Duke’s actions. Thank goes to Brian Maloney at The Radio Equalizer for this audio.
It is obvious that Malloy doesn’t listen to Beck’s radio show or watch him on Fox News. It is also obvious as to why he self-syndicates his own radio show since no radio broadcaster would risk a constant stream of lawsuits to have this vicious partisan as part of their line up. This isn’t even the worst of it. As a subscriber to The Radio Equalizer on Youtube, myself and many other could attest to the vitriol that comes out of this “man’s” (and I use that term loosely) mouth.
The fact is that Duke, like Amy Bishop and Joseph Andrew Stack, was simply crazy. This is someone who was pushed to his breaking point and lashed out. If Malloy wants to discuss political motivations, however, like Bishop and Stack, Duke subscribed to left-wing political thinking. This from Jonathon M. Seidl at The Blaze.
Clay Duke, the man who opened fire on a Florida school board Tuesday, posted a “last testament” on Facebook decrying the wealthy and linking to a slew of progressive sites including theprogressivemind.info and MediaMatters.org.
The chilling Facebook statement, posted under the “About Clay” section, talks about being born poor and how the rich “take turns fleecing us”:
My Testament: Some people (the government sponsored media) will say I was evil, a monster (V)… no… I was just born poor in a country where the Wealthy manipulate, use, abuse, and economically enslave 95% of the population. Rich Republicans, Rich Democrats… same-same… rich… they take turns fleecing us… our few dollars… pyramiding the wealth for themselves. The 95%… the us, in US of A, are the neo slaves of the Global South. Our Masters, the Wealthy, do, as they like to us…
This is why, as Doug Powers stated, the mainstream media has been quiet about Duke’s motivations. Even Canadian news outlets like CBC News ignored the political motivations for Duke’s actions, instead stating that this man was suffering from a personality disorder. The point is that if this issue was raised, the finger would be pointed directly at those like Malloy who espouse class warfare politics, the same kind which this man ranted about on his Facebook page. Am I saying that this is why Duke did this? Of course not. Crazy people will do crazy things, and this was simply an outlet for him to vent his frustrations. While an argument can be made about giving these people an incentive to do what they did, they are the ones who are ultimately responsible for their own actions. Same goes with the serial arsonist in Cape Cod who Michelle Malkin recently wrote about. This is someone who has found an outlet which is viewed as socially acceptable, thanks to the rhetoric pushed by those like the host on MSNBC, to vent their frustrations.
If Mike Malloy wasn’t so blinded by his own political biases, he would have thought twice about blaming Glenn Beck for Clay Duke’s actions. Having listened to Malloy’s rants in the past, I can say that if anyone is to blame for this man’s political beliefs, this vicious partisan should look in the mirror. Crazy people will do crazy things, but if Malloy wants to play this game, he will lose. Pathetic…