It is disingenuous for mainstream purveyors of incendiary far-right rhetoric to dismiss groups such as the Hutaree by saying that there are "crazies on both sides." This simply is not true.Bear in mind that this is coming from a guy who considers Sarah Palin or Rush Limbaugh a purveyor of "incendiary far-right rhetoric."
Anyhow, Robinson (who made his bones, remember, covering the Patty Hearst case,) goes on to state:
There are aging radicals in Cuba today who got to Havana by hijacking airplanes in the 1970s. Left-wing radicals caused mayhem and took innocent lives.But for the most part, far-left violence in this country has gone the way of the leisure suit and the AMC Gremlin. An antiglobalization movement, including a few window-smashing anarchists, was gaining traction at one point, but it quickly diminished after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. An environmental group and an animal-rights group have been linked with incidents of arson. Beyond those particulars, it is hard to identify any kind of leftist threat.Ah, yes, the '70s... The good ol' days of cruising the burger joints, listening to Rage Against The Machine 8-tracks in my AMC Pacer... What planet is this knucklehead living on? I know, I know: "Planet Media", which consists entirely of coastline and where the view of the rest of the universe is through a reality distortion field that makes the one surrounding Steve Jobs look like a mild case of static cling by comparison.
"Hard to identify..."?!?! Look, you simpleton, those aging leftist radicals didn't all wind up in Cuba; some of them stayed in Hyde Park and hobnobbed with future Presidents. This understandably irks a few people.