On hearing that Andrew Breitbart has passed. [UPDATE]

[UPDATE] Thinking about the sad news some more – and seeing not only Jeff’s post, but Erick’s and Brad’s; for that matter, the outpouring of sentiment across the right-blogosphere (and a certain tentative undercurrent of hate across the left-) – I wondered what Andrew would say to comfort the folks that know and miss him, if only he still could.  Then I realized that I knew exactly what he’d say: Andrew would give one of those pauses of his and then quote some of the old labor organizer/hooligan Joe Hill’s last words.

Don’t waste any time mourning. Organize!

Partially because it’s good advice, and partially because Andrew never thought that it was about him, per se… but mostly because the Activist Left absolutely hates it when we take away their most cherished mythological constructs and use them in the cause of righteousness.  Which is why Andrew kept doing it to them, of course.

I knew the guy slightly, as part of the entire blogging/new Media network.  He was very good at what he did, always had a good thing to say about RedState when talked, and infuriated the vilest elements of the Online Left* by his mere existence to a degree that left the rest of us in envious awe.  I am very sorry to hear of his death, and offer my prayers and good wishes to his wife and children.

Moe Lane (crosspost)

PS: My friend and RS colleague Jeff Emanuel just put up his eulogy for Andrew.

*I suspect that said elements will be self-identifying with some glee, today.  Including some surprising ones.

11 thoughts on “On hearing that Andrew Breitbart has passed. [UPDATE]”

  1. Joshua Trevino’s tweet is making the rounds: You wish to honor the man? Very well then, take up his sword and fight as he did.

  2. Wow. Already racking up leftist garbage in the comments on RS’s facebook post.

  3. I would wager the left will give him equal respect in death that Andrew gave Ted Kennedy.

    Those liberals love their Kennedys.

  4. “Including some surprising ones.” Sadly, I’m no longer surprised to find out that lots of people are jerks.

  5. I mourn not because a good man has passed, but because the fight goes on and it’ll be harder without him.

    Viva Breitbart!

  6. “It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.” – Patton

  7. The line form “blade Runner” comes to mind: “The life that burns twice as short burns twice as Bright.” It will also be lonelier without him on our side.

  8. Actually Catseye, the Blade Runner line goes like this: “A candle that burns twice as bright burns half as long, and you have burned very brightly…”

  9. Breitbart was divinely inspired.
    Voltaire: “I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: ‘O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous.’ And God granted it.”

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