Monday, April 5, 2010

Thought Legislation

First off, let me state emphatically that I do not condone murder. I doubly so do not condone murdering somebody so that you can set an ambush at their funeral. That's not acceptable.

It's also not acceptable to classify acts as crimes based on if you like somebody or not.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Falvey Jr. said that while there is nothing wrong with owning guns or hating the government, it is illegal when "people with dark hearts and evil intents" gather to discuss ways to commit violence.

By now, we've all heard about the para-military nut jobs who were arrested in Michigan. The world is a better place with them out of the way. I'm not saying that they shouldn't be arrested. What I'm saying is that an Assistant U.S. Attorney ought to know that life isn't a Tom Cruise movie. You can't know some body's heart or intent.

What about the non terrorist, Nidal Malik Hasan? He pulled off an operation similar to what the nut jobs wanted to do, but instead we're told, not that he had a dark heart, but that he had Pre Traumatic Stress Disorder. What's the difference between the two cases?

I want to know who makes the "dark hearts and evil intents" call, Bill Ayers? I mean, he founded a self-described communist revolutionary group that conducted a campaign of bombing public buildings. That took some planning and discussion. Since he isn't locked up, I've got to assume that his strength is as of ten men, because his heart must be pure. Plus, he's buds with the Big O, so he seems like the logical choice to make the call.

After Sept. 11 I remember all sorts of theories being thrown out there. They were going to use crop dusters to poison out water supply. Tanker trucks would be rigged to blow us all up. Obviously, some people were discussing these things. Were Falvey Jr. and Ayers on hand making sure their hearts weren't darkened by shadow?

I read a post last year about the failures of the president's security team, and remember a comment on how our foes were unserious, or else they could field a few Beltway sniper style teams and really make things tough for us. Oh my gosh, I just realized something. I'm sure I read that on a right wing blog. Since The Great Enlightened Hopeful One is left wing and must certainly have a heart free of darkness, does that mean that right wing people have dark hearts? So was a crime committed when he contemplated that way to commit violence, or is it only when there is a group discussion that a crime is committed?

I just realized something else. After I read that post, I can remember a discussion with another guy about how easily anybody with a welding machine or a gas powered chop saw could derail trains, and how, with a little coordination, several such groups could derail a lot of trains at once. I was in a gathering of people who discussed ways to commit violence. Should I turn myself in to Falvey Jr. and Ayers to await judgement, or just throw myself upon the mercy of The Great O?

1 comment:

  1. Eugene Terre’blanche was murdered in RSA and is being painted as a neo-nazi white supremacist. I'm part Jewish on my father's side and they know about that and yet had me as an overnight and hunting guest on multiple occasions. They aren't very good nazis if they do that much. The fact that he got murdered obviously couldn't have to do with the fact that the Africans have taken up singing "Kill The Boer" at their gatherings, aye?

    He was less guilty of any criminal behavior than the President of RSA, who admitted to date raping a woman because "she was asking for it" and not even guilty of any violations like Randy Weaver was entrapped with in the USA but the international press paints him as a Nazi just because he thought that the Boer people deserve a homeland no different than Jews or Palestinians wanting a homeland, except he wasn't even violent about anything...

    If you're a conservative you are the enemy of the people, unless you are an ultra-conservative muslim, perhaps? I don't like US Neo-Nazis, Muslims, KKK, or Black Panthers, nor La Raza for that matter, but unless they commit actual crimes, they are free to think whatever they like in my book. I jut won't go to their barbecues and dinner parties. They don't have to come to mine. But if I have one, they probably would put on TV that I was having a "right wing extremist political gathering" if I was important enough to talk or write about...