You hear that sound? I know it well. Expect the following reality-bending message to be brought to you by talk-radio, right-wing blogs and possibly Fox News in the coming days: < RightWingNuttery >
Remember folks, it is only terrorism when environmentalists, liberals and Muslims do it. History that proves terrorists can come from any ideology, culture or religion can be rationalized, ignored or revised*.
(* - You know, to prove that historical terrorists were secretly environmentalists, liberals or Muslims.)
As "evidence," we offer an unwashed spokes'person' of some pseudo-anarchic-anti-capitalist-radical-environmental-fringe group of 24 college dropouts in the Pacific Northwest who is willing to go on camera or write a Facebook status update justifing the hostage-taker's actions. You may assume that this fringe individual represents all environmentally minded individuals and liberals everywhere.
Narratives always win out over facts. Emotion always trumps reason and intellect.
Thank you for your continued support.
< / RightWingNuttery >
Go ahead, tell me I'm wrong.