Two days ago a thread was started in GD with the title “I think Timothy McVeigh’s actions were not an entirely unreasonable reaction to Ruby Ridge and Waco.” This thread title is an exact quote from one of the Board’s right-wingers.
Whatevs. Just one piece of Trump’s Make America Dirty Again program will kill 1400 Americans annually, it is estimated, so McVeigh’s murdering 169 may seem like chicken-feed in right-wing calculus. A small price to pay so gun nuts can say “See? We psychopaths can kill you commie Feds even without guns so you may as well let us keep our assault rifles!”
Nevertheless I was stunned to read the following response. It came very early in the thread; no one else had offered any comparison between mass murder and non-violent crime:
The people who condoned damage to a statue as a protest are hypocrites if they object to the murder (as “protest”) of 169 humans. Simple as XYZ. Got it.
Oh, I’m sure Bricker accepts that in some legal codes, human life is valued above petty property — (He’d point to subsection (b) of paragraph 12 of §301-62 of the Virginia Blah Blah and laugh at our ignorance not knowing about Estate of McGillicuddy vs Mrs. McGillicuddy in which an appeals court in Wyoming held by a 2-1 judgment that statue breakage did not justify murdering a husband :smack: ) — but it would never occur to most humans to make any comparison between minor property damage and mass murder.
In another thread, Bricker objects to blacks “disrespectfully” taking a knee during the anthem — they should write their Congressmen instead if they have a problem with white police.
I could find more and more posts like these, but it would nauseate me. And of course he’s still bragging about how smart the GOP is to disenfranchise likely Democrat voters.
What happened? When I first came to the Board, Bricker seemed to be an intelligent and fair-minded right-winger. Has wallowing in the cesspool of today’s GOP left him drinking the same fetid Kool-Aid as the crooks and hypocrites that have taken over that Party use to gull the stupid?