While Frum acknowledeged:
" ... It makes no sense to talk of the “motive” of someone who is fundamentally irrational."... he then went on to say:
... this talk did not cause this crime. But this crime should summon us to some reflection on this talk.Even the NYT has a backgrounder on the shooter that suggests he was not only deranged but lib/lefty to boot:
“As I knew him he was left wing, quite liberal. [and] oddly obsessed with the 2012 prophecy,” the former classmate, Caitie Parker, wrote..."So, David, explain why something that had zip to do with the event should "summon us to some reflection" on anything? But assuming you could explain that, what is "this talk" you're talking about? Just Palin's and the Tea Party's? What about the clearly toxic daily rhetoric at leftist sites like MSNBC and Daily Kos? And isn't it odd that there should be fevered calls to stifle "the rhetoric" now, after eight years of Bush Derangement Syndrome complete with calls to "Kill Bush", "Hang Bush".