Paul Krugman: Here’s Real ‘Eliminationist’ Rhetoric

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Have you noticed that the left regularly condemns alleged conservative “hate speech” but is almost completely silent on the most pervasive hate speech in the world?

Take New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, for example.

On Jan 8, 2011, in Tucson, Ariz., Jared Loughner murdered six people and gravely wounded Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. That very day (published the next day), based on nothing, Paul Krugman wrote that the murders were a result of hate-filled rhetoric that saturates conservative and Republican life.

“When you heard the terrible news from Arizona, were you completely surprised? Or were you, at some level, expecting something like this atrocity to happen?

“Put me in the latter category.

“It’s true that the shooter in Arizona appears to have been mentally troubled. But that doesn’t mean that his act can or should be treated as an isolated event …

“There isn’t any place for eliminationist rhetoric, for suggestions that those on the other side of a debate must be removed from that debate by whatever means necessary.

“And it’s the saturation of our political discourse — and especially our airwaves — with eliminationist rhetoric that lies behind the rising tide of violence.

“Where’s that toxic rhetoric coming from? Let’s not make a false pretense of balance: it’s coming, overwhelmingly, from the right …

“So will the Arizona massacre make our discourse less toxic? It’s really up to G.O.P. leaders. Will they accept the reality of what’s happening to America and take a stand against eliminationist rhetoric? Or will they try to dismiss the massacre as the mere act of a deranged individual and go on as before?”

Most of the American left echoed Krugman’s libel.

So, then, here’s the question: With an American ambassador and three other Americans murdered by Muslim mobs in Libya, and with tens of thousands of Muslims violently demonstrating around the world against a video on the Internet that virtually no one on Earth saw or even heard of, will anyone on the left write the truth about the greatest hate-filled rhetoric in the world — Islamic rhetoric?

Or, as I suggest, does the left engage in as much deception regarding the Islamic world as it does about conservatives?

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  • Anamah

    Each time Paul Krugman gives his view you can feel the toxic coming through your senses. He needs to be poisonous can't be otherwise. virtue and honesty to be able to add intelligence or illuminate the mistakes.
    Paul suffers from moral inability to describe a situation as it is. what he witnesses or thinks. Any comment from him will be a falsification of the truth, a distortion full of his Leftist ideology.. virtue and honesty to be able to add intelligence or illuminate the mistakes. I call him the dishonest Krugman… and I am very sorry his articles are translated to Spanish and are publicize in a Latin American country, pushing his readers into socialist thinking.

  • Mike Villano

    Krugman and the American left are doing the same thing now they did during the Cold War and the Vietnam War.
    They save their best most venomous vitriol for Americans while kitty licking and French kissing those warring on us or allies. They just can't help themselves. They don't feel like they are standing on the ground if they aren't engaged in some type of treason or subversion of societal or cultural values or tradition.
    It's far easier to smear tolerant Americans with the lie of Islamophobia than to tell the truth about jihadis.
    To better understand this warped mind set, just read the NY Times or the Washington Post.

  • Rifleman

    Funny how krugman uses the leftist slogan "by any means neccessary," to slander the conservatives and the GOP.

  • Omar

    Based on Krugman's own so-called "logic", why doesn't he and other leftists take partial responsibility for Colin Ferguson's massacre aboard a Long Island Rail Road train in 1993? Ferguson was motivated by "racial oppression" (he was obsessed with race), which is what the left uses to deride America's supposed "oppression" today. Why doesn't Krugman and other leftists take partial responsibility for the Ronald Taylor shooting in a Pittsburgh suburb in 2000. Taylor's motivation was the same as Ferguson's. Why doesn't Krugman and other leftists take partial responsibility for what happened in Kansas City earlier this year when two teenagers had set fire on another teenager. That incident was racially motivated, yet there was little to no attention from the media whatsoever. Anyway, the left has so many double standards in society, and Krugman is no exception.

  • tagalog

    So when the Democrats and other assorted lefties claim that EVERY (that's EVERY single one) criticism of President Obama is grounded in racism, is that eliminationist, or is it something else?

    How about that guy who went to the right-wing facility and shot the security guard, telling him that it was because he didn't agree with the guard's beliefs (how did the gunman know what the security guard believed)? Was that an eliminationist act?

    What distinguishes good eliminationism from bad eliminationism? Aggressive behavior? The political beliefs of the eliminator? Or is there even such a distinction?

  • BS77

    Krugman is a shameless leftist moron…nothing new here. He has an agenda and will lie, twist and misinform to keep that agenda foremost. He is not a journalist, a scholar or a professional writer…he is a propagandist of the lowest order.

  • cynthia curran

    What is interesting is the only group the left agrees on in foreign policy is with people they hate the white nationalists and some pales-con groups like the left they hate the jews. The left hates the moderate right not the far right group since the moderate right has a better chance of being elected.

    • tagalog

      They H8 the H8ERS.

  • Western Spirit

    Jesus said the devil was the master of deceit and lies so Krugman and company, the Left, are literally serving the evil one with their lies and the Muslim's with their lies and murder are doing the same.

    Jesus also said if Satan's house is divided against itself it cannot stand.

    So the Left is standing with the Muslims shoulder to shoulder because they both serve the same master and Satan's house remains standing undivided.

  • Ghostwriter

    With this sort of nonsense,I question why on earth Mr. Krugman ever got a Nobel Prize in the first place.

    • Sunbeam

      Because of ignorant people. People who didn't study in depth the character of a certain thing, or its History base on its cause and effect. They are without sound judgement.

  • Mullah be Damned

    Why, why, why is the Left so whacked? Why do they get everything in exact reverse?

    There is no hater worse than Krugman. There are NO eliminationists worse than the Left.

    Why do they work like such dogs to turn everything upside down?

    I just don't get it. Do they think they're doing good? Are they deceived by Satan? Are they insane?

    Can anyone tell me what truly motivates the Left?