On February 18 a crazed leftist loon wrote a Marxist manifesto on his internet page and then flew a plane into an IRS building. It took dishonest crank Frank Rich writing at The New York Times 10 days to distort the truth and blame it on the tea party protesters.
What made that kamikaze mission eventful was less the deranged act itself than the curious reaction of politicians on the right who gave it a pass — or, worse, flirted with condoning it. Stack was a lone madman, and it would be both glib and inaccurate to call him a card-carrying Tea Partier or a “Tea Party terrorist.” But he did leave behind a manifesto whose frothing anti-government, anti-tax rage overlaps with some of those marching under the Tea Party banner. That rant inspired like-minded Americans to create instant Facebook shrines to his martyrdom.
Advertisement - story continues below
Frank Rich forgot to include these Marxist lines written by the kamikaze pilot before his fateful flight.
The communist creed: From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.
The capitalist creed: From each according to his gullibility, to each according to his greed.
For some reason Rich forgot to mention these Marxist lines in today’s column.
Astute Bloggers has more.
More… John Hinderaker dissects Rich’s Republican hit piece today.