Feb 22, 2010

Teabaggers trying to make a hero out of domestic terrorist

When I heard the news that domestic terrorist and murderer Joseph Stack crashed his small plane into an IRS office building in Austin, Texas last week I knew that teabaggers and the anti-government militia - really the same people - would make him out to be some kind of hero. They didn’t disappoint.

Already, fan Facebook fan and tribute groups are popping up in his honor. Facebook management is shutting down these groups trying to glorify a murderous terrorist, but they keep popping up like the cockroaches they are.

CBS news is reporting some of the comments posted in the Facebook pages, like this idiot:
"Finally an American man took a stand against our tyrannical government that no longer follows the Constitution," wrote Emily Walters of Louisville, Ky.

This is not much different that the 9/11 terrorists, and even more like the Oklahoma City domestic terrorist. The only difference is that the super-heated, anti-government crap in the mid-1990s led Timothy McVeigh to blow up a federal building in Oklahoma, and the loss of innocent life sent the anti-government cockroaches running for cover only to re-emerge with the election of President Barack Obama.

But Stack’s terrorist attack is just firing up the anti-government teabaggers and their militia allies instead of sending it back underground.

This guy may just be a mentally disturbed guy who hates the IRS and no other government agency, but whatever he is, he’s no hero.

Like I said back in the mid-1990’s when I worked in Lenawee County where the militia was very active, the government you hate is simply your neighbor, the man or woman who coaches your Little League team or is a deacon at your church.

The real hero is Vernon Hunter, a 61-year-old IRS collection agent and a Vietnam veteran who was murdered by Stack.


Not Anonymous said...

As I watched the news this past week following the airplane being flown into the building the first thing that caught my attention was that only two people died and one of them was the pilot. It's a miracle that so few were hurt and dead.

The second thing I noticed was that he hated President Bush. My first thought was that it was silly to attach this to a political party. But then it came out that he also hated Obama.

At the time, I thought great, people are going to turn this into a rightwing conspiracy and we're going to have to listen to the moronic liberals talk more about this idiot than the terrorists that come to this country to try to destroy American lives.

This guy was nuts. It's not established that he's part of any group. Anyone that is happy about anyone being attacked and murdered because of that one persons problem is just about as sick as the perpetrator.

You didn't disappoint. You'll take any tragedy and turn it into a political event. Yes, the pilot hated Obama. But he also hated Bush. Gee, maybe that makes him a moderate.

Communications guru said...

Actually, it’s three so far. Whether he hated Bush or not is irreverent, even if true. The post is about how anti-government teabaggers and militia idiots are trying to make a hero out of this guy.

And you are finally right about something, anonymous; someone did a turn this into a “political event,” but it wasn’t me.

I notice you didn’t condemn the idiots trying to make this guy into a folk hero.

Not Anonymous said...

Of course you didn't notice it. You don't notice what you don't want to notice. Take a look at my 4th paragraph, third sentence.

"Anyone that is happy about anyone being attacked and murdered because of that one persons problem is just about as sick as the perpetrator."

You may classify people as anti government, but you're painting a broad brush with that description. Are there some anarchists out there? Absolutely. But the majority that you call "anti-government" are actually not Anti Government. What they are is following the Constitution by wanting "LIMITED" Government.

That's a concept that you and the rest of the socialist Democrats just don't get.

Communications guru said...

I didn’t notice because you didn’t.

Well thank you, anonymous, for allowing me to “classify people as anti government.” In fact, I will because I have seen it up close and personal. The majority of these idiots at the so-called tea parties are the same anti-government nuts I saw back in the mid-1990’s. The only thing that puts an end to their ridiculous conspiracy theories and anti-government crap is when it causes someone to get hurt, but for some reason it didn’t in this case.

There is no such thing as a “socialist” Democrat in this country, and that is just an old, tired fascist Republican talking point.