Rhetoric, Rhetoric and more Rhetoric
Crazed Gunman Shoots Congresswoman
A catchy headline “Payton Manning Targeted for Assassination.” If we were to follow and believe the logic of those who have made the Arizona shooting a political and agenda geared event, then logic would dictate that the New York Post newspaper is responsible for putting out a hit on Payton Manning, an NFL quarterback. The Post cover on the same day as the Arizona shooting had a picture of Payton Manning with crosshairs target on him.
According to the political and media attention getters to include some media outlets, Sarah Palin may have been responsible for the Arizona shooting because a map used by one of her websites used target crosshairs to identify Democratic Party congressional areas. The shooting apparently had nothing to do with a random act of violence by an individual who allegedly had issues with the Arizona Congresswoman since 2007. In a press conference the father of the nine year old girl killed in the shooting made a statement that in his opinion the shooting was a random act, a statement that will likely cause him to suffer the wrath of the left for his disagreement with them.
"We must reject the idea that every time a law's broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions." - Ronald Reagan
The target crosshairs symbol and image has been in use for ages, and although associated with rifles it has also been associated with numerous other things to identify business, sports and other targets in the related industries.
The use of the target symbol in no way means that its intent is to kill someone, except in the minds of those caught up in the latest frenzy. We can now only assume that like the use of the “N” word in Mark Twain books, the target symbol will soon be eliminated and companies like the retailer Target will have to change their name and logo.
t is a shame that those on the political left cannot allow a tragic incident to go by without making it about them and their political agenda. To take the death of six, wounding of fourteen including a Congresswoman, and attempt to make political and agenda gains from it is beyond words, and an example of the nature, beliefs and lack of sincerity and concern those involved have.
We can only hope that the American people will take notice of those who show their true colors in times of tragedy, and remember them for the self serving lack of caring individuals that they are.