The Good Christian Terrorist
I was checking the news items at Buzzflash and found the following:
"[A] sick right wing puppy's blog post of a fantasy about the killing of Democratic Senators so he can get his four judicial nominees" 11/15
The link pointed to History News Network site, which had the links to this disgusting piece of right-wing Christian crap.
I haven't the words to condemn this post in the manner it deserves. Such violent juvenile drivel has gotten school kids arrested and tried as terrorists:
Such should be the fate of this asshole, but because Mark Byron only "was expressing a sentiment that we can fall prey to IF we let the combating evil rhetoric go too far" it was OK to talk of murder and assassination with an eye toward providing George W. Bush the compliant lapdog Congress that he longs for.
Note to Byron - this is a terrorist act. Under the USA Patriot Act, you could find yourself in a military prison - and should!
Section 802 of the USA Patriot Act says "domestic terrorism" includes any illegal acts which are "dangerous to human life" or which are "intended to intimidate or coerce a civilian population [or] to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion."
Show me how this bilge you spew doesn't qualify! You advocate by publishing an account of actions that '(A) involve acts dangerous to human life that are a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or of any State;' that `(B) appear to be intended-- `(ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or `(iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping; and `(C) occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the United States.'.">
This looks to me like four actionable charges for `domestic terrorism'!`
Section 813 further states that such "terrorist acts" fall under RICO (the Racketeer-Influenced Corrupt Organizations Act), which allows police to confiscate everything you own based upon mere "suspicion." Are you still living at home with Mom? She won't like living at the homeless shelter under "compassionate" conservatism!
You are no better than the Al Qaeda terrorists your fantasy government would be fighting next once all the "godless liberals" were assassinated out of George's way.
Here's the specific text that outrages me so:
Note-I am NOT advocating the following fantasy episode, but it has a following in the darker parts of my mind.
WASHINGTON-January 6, 2004. A paramilitary organization calling itself the Christian Liberation Front changed the balance of power in Washington by a pair of brutal attacks this afternoon. A force estimated at about 200 CLF commandos stormed the Supreme Court building, killing 35 people, including five Supreme Court Justices. At the same time, a contingent of 1,000 CLF paramilitaries attacked the Hart Senate Office Building, where a Senate Democratic Caucus meeting was being held. Approximately 50 people were killed in the attack.
Once the commandos had seized the building, they systematically killed Democratic senators from states with Republican governors. Here is a list of the 21 senators killed
Daniel Akaka, Byron Dorgan, Mary Landrieu, John Breaux, Bob Graham, Blanche Lincoln, Hillary Clinton, Ernest Hollings, Barbara Mikulski, Kent Conrad, Daniel Inouyye, David Pryor, Tom Daschle, Tim Johnson, Harry Reid, Mark Dayton, Ted Kennedy, Paul Sarbanes, Chris Dodd, John Kerry, Chuch Schumer.
Joe Lieberman was campaigning in South Carolina, and missed the assassins.
The attackers turned themselves in to police, and are proudly confessing their crimes, cooperating with authorities.
I guess this makes it ok, huh Byron? Cooperating with the authorities once the crimes are committed is supposed to make this alright?
Now comes the rationale for advocating such an act:
If the governors appoint Republican replacements, there will be 72 Republicans in the US Senate until replacement elections can be held. Even if a few Democrats are named, there will be likely at least 60 votes to vote for cloture and appoint replacements for the slain Supreme Court justices, changing the balance of power on the court.
OK, I'm ignoring Vermont, where the governor is a RINO, IIRC, and sparing Ben Nelson and Zell Miller as well. I'm also assuming that Bobby Jindal wins Saturday.
Is this the kind of Christian you are, Byron? A vengeful, murderous, partisan zealot whose Christianity is seriously corrupt? Have you never read the New Testament? One would think that a "follower of Jesus" would know that part of the Bible!
Sure, you try to cover yourself by bringing up the equally despicable acts of the Earth Liberation Front, but this does not absolve you. Even in your sick religion, two wrongs can't make a right. "Eye for an Eye" would mean an awful lot of Sightless Republicans!
I'm also assuming that such bloodshed would be a good idea; I don't think it would.
You assume it would but think it would not? This shows a certain lack of mental stability. Which of you is in charge, and when? Have they cut your Medicare so that you can't pay for your medications anymore?
Would five extra conservatives on the Supreme Court and a filibuster-free Senate be worth the bloodshed? It is opposing evil, given some of the less-than-biblical decisions that have emanated from the court.
And who are you to judge what is evil, Mr. Advocate of Murder? Are you so blind that you have never read the Constitution of your own land? The one that allows you to believe as you do without fear of retribution?
Thanks to my Constitutionally guaranteed right to Freedom of Religion, I can believe that all "Christians" like you should be treated in the vile manner you espouse for those who differ from you. My God tells me that I can do so, for I am to do His work. But once I do or say anything that is intended to achieve this. I have violated the law of this land and am thus subject to it. Remember Render unto Caesar?
It is no different for you.
Bloggers - he's accepting comments. Keep it non-violent and use only nice words. We want to demonstrate to this "Christian" what turn the other cheek means.