Wednesday, January 12, 2011

People OK with murder

The assassination attempt against Democratic Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords has highlighted the violent rhetoric used by the right in US politics, and the fact that a disturbing number of them are perfectly OK with murdering their political enemies. But they don't just incite violence against their domestic opponents - another example is the violent rhetoric directed at WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. So, in the interests of making these people own their own shit, some of his friends have set up a website: People OK with murdering Assange.

These people need to be held to account for their incitement. And the best way of doing it is naming and shaming them.