8/11/2005

Daily Kos :: Ann Coulter was born in Rwanda

This is also posted on Dailykos and made the top 10 recommended diary at the time (But koss Archive is offline today so I direct you to a backup) -- law

"Ann Coulter on tour: 'I think a baseball bat is the most effective way these days' to talk to liberals (1)

Rwanda: In the cover of the December 1993 issue of a very popular Hutu magazine A machete is displayed under the question about 'what weapon to use to defeat the [Tutsi cockroaches]' (2)

A chilling coincidence ?
Both propaganda machines are using many of the same tactics, namely:

Staged events:
creating events to lend credence to propaganda

Accusations in a Mirror:
projecting into their opponents exactly what they and their own party are planning to do.

Hate Radio:
Pundits like Rush Limbaugh

1 million dead in 4 months The weapon of choice ? A machete
With such a tactic, propagandists persuaded their listeners into taking whatever measures were necessary 'for legitimate [self-] defense'. 1 million people were killed by their own neighbors, employees, co-workers, etc..

On April 6, 1994, the airplane carrying President Habyarimana and Cyprien Ntaryamira, the President of Burundi, was shot down... As though the assassination was a signal, military and militia groups began rounding up and killing all Tutsis they could capture as well as the political moderates irrespective of their ethnic backgrounds. Large numbers of opposition politicians were also murdered. (3)

Propaganda or Revenge ?
A president being assassinated is pretty traumatic. His wife and a handful of assessors used the public's surprise and outrage to spark one of the largest genocides in recent history, and one of the top 5 mass murders of the last 50 years

Daily Kos :: Ann Coulter was born in Rwanda or Why Gannon matters

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