“To The Victims Of This Tragedy We Send Our Thoughts And Prayers” By Roy Zimmerman

A satirization of Sarah Palin and what she represents:

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Of course, as it turned out there were no direct connections between Sarah Palin and Jared Lee Loughner. Nonetheless this is entirely valid criticism of the completely reckless conflation of guns with politics, self-righteous apocalyptic theocratic jingoistic religion, loose talk about revolution, and hyperbolic associations of Democrats with tyrants (over a desire as patently benign as universal health care legislation).

My own thoughts on the political relevance of Tucson were chronicled at the time in the posts:

Moral Luck, Sarah Palin, And The “Targeting” Of Gabrielle Giffords

Denouncing Political Rhetoric Which Is Indistinguishable From The Manifestos Of Paranoid Madmen

and Indifference To The Facts Of The Case

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About Daniel Fincke

Dr. Daniel Fincke  has his PhD in philosophy from Fordham University and spent 11 years teaching in college classrooms. He wrote his dissertation on Ethics and the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. On Camels With Hammers, the careful philosophy blog he writes for a popular audience, Dan argues for atheism and develops a humanistic ethical theory he calls “Empowerment Ethics”. Dan also teaches affordable, non-matriculated, video-conferencing philosophy classes on ethics, Nietzsche, historical philosophy, and philosophy for atheists that anyone around the world can sign up for. (You can learn more about Dan’s online classes here.) Dan is an APPA  (American Philosophical Practitioners Association) certified philosophical counselor who offers philosophical advice services to help people work through the philosophical aspects of their practical problems or to work out their views on philosophical issues. (You can read examples of Dan’s advice here.) Through his blogging, his online teaching, and his philosophical advice services each, Dan specializes in helping people who have recently left a religious tradition work out their constructive answers to questions of ethics, metaphysics, the meaning of life, etc. as part of their process of radical worldview change.


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