POTUS assured the American public that no drone kills would happen here nor to American citizens. The police have become local Military Centers with some powerful lethal force on hand at a second’s notice. As my wife asked, why was non-lethal force not used with Micah Johnson? He’d kill a robot? Come on, tasers, sedatives, turns out there was no hurry. The NRA is probably happy. 2nd Amendment: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” This is the state and feds going WAY over the line. Hellcome To The New World Order.
The martyrdom of Micah Johnson has begun. Constitutional issues. Due process. That weird netherworld where the fringes of the Left and Right meet and intertwine, spouting each other’s rhetoric and worse. I first saw this when Khadafi was killed by Libyan rebels. The anti-Obama right went nuts on due process, blaming Obama for denying Khadafi his right to a fair trial. Now you can hear that from the left. Hillary killed Khadafi.
Today there is talk on the far left about the execution of Micah Johnson. He should have been taken alive, they say. True, but he executed the first cop who came near him. Irrelevant point, I suppose. Depending on one’s point of view, cops are as disposable as black men, and mass murderers are martyrs no different from an innocent man with a burnt out tail light. I suppose if you live your life in the either/or world of the internet, your real world values get pretty warped.
In real life, of course, most of these fearsome Facebook radicals were terrified of 4th of July fireworks just a few days ago. On Wednesday they demanded revolution, while the day before they were livid that the cops wouldn’t arrest the street corner pyrotechnicians scaring their cats.
Ya gotta love the discreet charm of the Facebook bourgeoise.