Thursday, June 18, 2015

Why?


I posted yesterday's piece a day too soon. It didn't take long for another act of domestic terrorism by "Second Amendment Remedy". 

Now in Charleston South Carolina we have yet another church massacre by the crazed hate cult of the American radical Right.

"I have to do it. You rape our women and you're taking over our country. And you have to go." – Right Wing terrorist Dylann Roof, according to survivors.

I'll say it again.

What's wrong with this picture? Who feeds into this hate and paranoia? 

Remember that incident in a Universal Unitarian Church in Tennessee when a right wing terrorist killed and wounded the parishioners for being "liberals"? Adkisson even wrote a manifesto urging the ideological murder of every liberal. He immersed himself in the writings of Hannity, O'Reilly, Savage and other right wing extremists. 

How much human sacrifice is enough? 

There's not much an individual can do, except to call out the hate and ignorance that so often perverts Americans into seeing other Americans as the enemy.

There is a great institutionalized evil upon our land that desires and nurtures this mentality...as the flag of the American slave states proudly flies over the State House in South Carolina...


Post Script:

I would add this.

"I have to do it. You rape our women and you're taking over our country. And you have to go." 

If either God or the voices in his head told him to do this, he would be delusional and psychotic.  Otherwise he's likely a homicidal racist and terrorist. If not psychotic, his lack of regard for human life and suffering would present him as a sociopath at minimum. The "taking over our country" bit is standard rhetoric of the far Right and hate groups who have demanded, "We want our country back", since Obama took office.

4 comments:

T. Paine said...

My heart goes out to the people in Charleston. This evil boy that committed these crimes should be punished to the full extent of the law. I could care less about his ideology and why he chose to justify his actions with it any more than I care about President Obama's friend Bill Ayers and the Weather Underground in their domestic terrorism. Or the attempted murder of people at the Family Research Council by a left-wing gunman that was stopped by a security officer.

It doesn't matter what a person's political ideology is. We need to treat each other with dignity that is deserved by all human beings, even if we disagree with each other.

Dave Dubya said...

TP.

As we know, the NRA has opposed all background checks and all legislation to expand them. Not all states apply checks equally.

Seung-Hui Cho, the shooter in the Virginia Tech massacre in 2007, had been declared mentally ill by a judge two years before he murdered 32 people. But Cho had gone through a background check and been cleared.

33 states do not have a law addressing what is commonly referred to as the “gun show loophole.”

Eighty-five percent of Americans said they support background checks at gun shows and for private sales in a Pew Research Center poll released earlier this year (2013).


We need to treat each other with dignity that is deserved by all human beings, even if we disagree with each other.

I completely agree. Unfortunately the FRC wasn’t doing that when they demonized gays as pedophiles. While it’s no excuse, the FRC shooter had reason to feel personally demonized by the FRC. Ironically Josh Dugger, himself a pedophile pervert, was being paid to go along with the demonization. The terrorists who killed the Unitarians and the church goers in Charleston could make no such claim against their victims.

Not excusing it, but noting the cycle of hate.

This "evil boy" or domestic terrorist?

It is interesting the FRC shooter was labeled a terrorist by the courts and media. I don’t recall the Unitarian killer Adkisson being labeled such. Will Roof be called a terrorist by the same people who called Corkins a terrorist? I doubt it very much. Corkens disagreed with being demonized by those who would deny him equal rights. Again, not an excuse, but very much a factor. Hate begets hate.

And, of course, liberals are to blame again. Notice a pattern here? The radical Right takes NO personal responsibility for the consequences of their hate and lies .

Tony Perkins said. "But Corkins was given a license to shoot an unarmed man by organizations like the Southern Poverty Law Center that have been reckless in labeling organizations hate groups because they disagree with them on public policy."

The SPLC's senior fellow Mark Potok called the comments by Perkins "outrageous":

"The SPLC has listed the FRC as a hate group since 2010 because it has knowingly spread false and denigrating propaganda about LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) people -- not, as some claim, because it opposes same-sex marriage.

"We criticize the FRC for claiming, in Perkins' words, that pedophilia is "a homosexual problem" -- an utter falsehood, as every relevant scientific authority has stated. An FRC official has said he wanted to 'export homosexuals from the United States.' The same official advocated the criminalizing of homosexuality.

"Perkins and his allies, seeing an opportunity to score points, are using the attack on their offices to pose a false equivalency between the SPLC's criticisms of the FRC and the FRC's criticisms of LGBT people. The FRC routinely pushes out demonizing claims that gay people are child molesters and worse -- claims that are provably false. It should stop the demonization and affirm the dignity of all people."

Corkins pleaded guilty to three charges: interstate transportation of a firearm and ammunition, assault with intent to kill while armed and act of terrorism while armed.

free0352 said...

Not going to comply with any new gun laws. Sorry, not going to happen. I'm not alone in that either. If the gov. tried to enforce even a New York style safe act, we'd break the criminal justice system.

Dave Dubya said...

New federal gun laws are NOT going to happen. They didn't when Dems had the Congress and White House. How can it possibly happen now?

You can put your safety back on. ;-)