Friday, February 19, 2010

Terrorism - IOKIYAWG (It's Ok If You're A White Guy) . . .

I'm not going to debate the ideological intricacies of the motive behind Joseph Stack's terrorist attack on the IRS building in Austin, TX yesterday. Frankly I don't give a shit about his politics.

I do know this -- murder is murder. Terrorism is terrorism. The people, like newly anointed Massachusetts Tea Party Senator Scott Brown, who are poo-poohing the act, ought to be publicly condemned and shamed.

Even worse than Brown's dense insensitivity though is this story about how a group of "real Americans" immediately set up a Facebook page honoring Stack and his act and co-opted the murderous rampage for their own perverted political beliefs:

On Facebook, a group commemorating Joseph Andrew Stack had nearly 250 members as of 6 p.m. "Finally an American man took a stand against our tyrannical government that no longer follows the constitution and is turned its back on its founding fathers and the beliefs this country was founded on," wrote Emily Walters of Louisville, Ky., the group's creator.

No doubt these folk cried tears of joy watching firefighters pull the dead and mangled bodies of toddlers out of the destroyed day care center in the Alfred Murrah Federal Building after Timothy McVeigh and friends blew it up in 1995.

While I won't presuppose to know the ideological preferences of Joseph Stack, I most certainly and with a fair amount of certainty can guess as to the political leanings of his Facebook groupies. They probably look something like these folks:


Just saying . . .


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