Thursday, March 1, 2012

Thoughts on the passing of Andrew Breitbart

Since when do progressives celebrate death?

Look, I'm not shedding any tears over the passing of Andrew Breitbart, who died at the incredibly young age of 43. Still, I have to say I'm a little taken aback by some of the comments I've seen on my Twitter feed, regarding his demise.

Make no mistake, Andrew Breitbart was a despicable human being, that took great joy in ruining other people's lives. His crowning achievement was exposing Rep. Anthony Weiner's ill advised tweets to a young lady, in which he shared pictures of his junk. One has to ask, what good did that do the country, that at the time was desperately trying to get it's citizens back to work. His remarks following the passing of Senator Kennedy were reprehensible.

The one thing I've tried to instill into the minds of people I connect with, is that we are better than that. Let the Rush Limbaughs of the world spew all the hateful garbage they want, we don't have to swim in that cesspool.

Celebrating the death of any individual only serves to empower the twisted individuals that follow them. Personally, I empathize with Breitbart's family, but beyond that, his death doesn't amount to a hill of beans in the grand scheme of our day to day lives.

I wanted to take the time to share a tweet that pretty much sums up my feelings on this...

1 comment:

  1. Maybe this man can finally be free from his all consuming anger. Lord knows we are all free from his tirades.

    ReplyDelete