Sunday, January 9, 2011
A brief comment on the Arizona shootings. I observe American politics intensely, both through cable news and via the blogosphere. When I heard about the shooting I was shocked and saddened. My second thought was that I knew what kind of debate the murders would immediately trigger. The civility debate. Who is worse, the far left or the far right. Who is more irresponsible, the Tea Party or the far left people. I have very little interest in this debate. It is predictable and boring. What I do know is that there are a lot of eccentric people on the fringes of American politics. It is the responsibility of all mainstream politicians to put these people in their place, reign them in and never give them any encouragement, subtle or otherwise.