Tolerant, broad-minded; capable of honest, reasonable debate while respecting the views of those who disagree with him.
Not Democrat Socialists, of course. Sorry, I was thinking of someone else there.
“I’ve seen the prayer ya’ll were saying at the baseball diamond … I think ya’ll better hit your knees and pray for the people that you’re screwin’ up their lives,” the message stated, according to a criminal complaint filed by Capitol Police in U.S. District Court in Columbus.
“We’re coming to get every g**amn one of you and your families. Maybe the next one taken down will be your daughter. Huh? Or your wife. Or even you.”
Yeah, well, better bring help, old man. There are a few of us out here who aren’t going to stand idly by and be your punching bags any longer. And the number is growing day by day.
E. Stanley Hoff, 68, is charged with threatening to “assault, kidnap, or murder a United States official.” He appeared in federal court wearing a Mickey Mouse T-shirt, jeans and sandals in addition to ankle and wrist chains.
No word on the source of the patchouli-and-unwashed-hippie funk wafting around the courtroom, but I think we’re all comfortable enough making an educated guess on that one.
I didn’t choose it as one of my categories for this post, but the question of “where do we go from here?” is becoming more pressing with each new attack or verbal threat. As I’ve said all along: they will NOT stop. They will NEVER stop. They will have to BE stopped. Deplore it if you like; agonize over it as much as you wish, it’s the ugly truth. Which leads me to revisit Steyn’s post as I said the other day I would, and continue my commentary on it. This was how Mark’s post concluded:
If you allow society to degenerate to the point where there is less and less in common to bind competing groups together, there will be action…but just as surely there will – slowly, eventually, belatedly – be reaction. And the most obvious reaction is to reach for the same weapon your opponent’s got on you: In the Cold War, the Communists acquired nukes. In the culture war, the right is storming the stage. In the jihad, the Islamophobe rented a van.
Mark says this with a tone of regret, and that’s appropriate enough; it IS depressing where the Islamist and Leftist scum have led us, how our society has been degraded by them while decent people exercised an unrequited forbearance and let it happen. It’s shameful, it’s lamentable—and it never should have occurred at all.
BUT. IT. HAS. We can argue till the cows come home about who’s ultimately to blame: them for doing it, or us for letting them. What we can NOT do is allow it to continue to progress. And I think it’s all too obvious by now where turning the other cheek and taking the supposed “high road” has gotten us.
No, I don’t want to have to shoot anybody; no, I don’t long for a second Civil War. But as with the Muslims, war has been brought to our very doorstep. And if we’re going to be left with no choice but to fight, well, I’d just as soon win this one, thanks. To misappropriate Sir Walter Scott: breathes there a man with soul so dead that he’s willing to stand meekly by and see his own, his native land stolen from him by despicable curs who loathe it to the darkest depths of their coal-black souls?
Secession, partition, division, whatever. Those all have heretofore seemed unlikely to the point of absurdity, and I’ve made those very arguments myself. But I’m not as sure about that now as I was even a few months ago; they’re beginning to look less and less so these days, seems to me. In fact, they’re coming to seem like the only way of averting a greater conflagration so dire as to be incomprehensible. If the old Chinese curse about living in interesting times is indeed apocryphal, well, it’s none the less apt for it.
Update! Jim Goad offers a useful suggestion:
Mind you, this happened right on the heels of the Kathy Griffin decapitation scandal and a Central Park production of Julius Caesar that’s a transparent excuse to stage another mock Trump assassination.
It happened amid an insane cultural climate where the day before Hodgkinson’s rampage, a black male shooter in Indianapolis fired at a truck that was flying a “Make America Great Again” flag.
Where on June 11, the Huffington Post ran an article that openly called for Donald Trump and “everyone assisting in his agenda” to be tried for treason and publicly executed. Where a successful TV producer can encourage Trump-haters to “pick up a goddamn brick,” and he doesn’t get fired. Where a college professor says that Republicans “should be lined up and shot,” and he doesn’t get fired, either. Where ever since Trump’s election—and, frankly, for about a year leading up to it—his supporters have had the living shit kicked out of them coast-to-coast, and all the media can focus on is “right-wing hate speech” and the dastardly specter of Islamophobia.
A climate where the left is so egregiously insane and vicious and bloodthirsty—all in the name of compassion, of course—that the incomparably wormy Jesse Benn, who has previously called for “white wounding” and for violence against Trump supporters, saw no problem with a fellow traveler “shooting a racist lawmaker in the hip” last Wednesday. It’s a climate where, after the shooting, an obese New Jersey Democrat openly calls for the murder of Republicans with the hashtags #HuntRepublicans and #HuntRepublicanCongressmen.
The extreme left has always been a Misfit Magnet, and James Hodgkinson was merely the latest disaffected mold inspector to allow blindly self-righteous and stridently humorless leftist propaganda to program the empty hard drive that was his brain. He was merely one in a confoundingly endless assembly line of losers who sought to blame “the rich” for what appears to be his own largely self-inflicted personal misery.
There’s nothing more dangerous than some unhappy idiot with a gun who is implacably convinced beyond all reasoning of his moral superiority. If this is going to end in a full-blown shooting war—and that’s where it seems to be headed—let’s shoot all the fanatics first. Once they’re all dead, we may not even need a war.
And it would have the added advantage of thinning the ranks of Democrat Socialist Party voters right into total irrelevance—not that they’re all that far from that devoutly-to-be-wished consummation already.
Updated update! Dutoit has a suggestion too, related but more specifically targeted:
Here’s my suggestion for first responders who are called to an inner-city (i.e. Black) neighborhood:
“If you see them drowning. If you see them in a burning building. If they are bleeding out in an emergency room. If the ground is crumbling beneath them. If they are in a park and they turn their weapons on each other: do nothing. Least of all put your life on the line for theirs, and do not dare think doing so, putting your life on the line for theirs, gives you reason to feel celestial. Save the life of those that would kill you is the opposite of virtuous. Let. Them. Fucking. Die. And smile a bit when you do.”
Actually, those aren’t my words. They’re the words of some Black dude, talking about how first responders should let White people die.
Thing is—UNEXPECTED!—it’s already happening, in Chicago at least:
Chicago is having a bloody year.
Already since January, more than 100 people have been murdered in the city — double the number of homicides in Chicago during the first two months last year. The number of shooting incidents is also up by 120 percent compared to the first nine weeks of 2015.
The spike in violent crime comes at a time when the police in Chicago are under increased scrutiny for misconduct.
Interim police Superintendent John Escalante acknowledges there might have been a “Laquan McDonald effect,” where police officers are less aggressive and even somewhat passive in pursuing criminals.
“There’s a little bit of an effect,” says Escalante. “Every officer I think, not just here in Chicago, but every police officer around the country does not want to be that next viral video.”
Police in Chicago made 30 percent fewer arrests in the early part of this year compared to last year. Street stops are down more than 80 percent so far this year.
Couldn’t happen in a nicer violent shithole, and I don’t blame the cops one fucking bit. Stay well back, guys; the vicious, retarded creeps aren’t worth a single drop of either your blood or your sweat. Let them police themselves…or drop dead.
Nothing to see here, folks, move along. It’s just another “liberal”-run city descending into Detroit status, that’s all. There will assuredly be more.