Friday, 5 November 2010
Anti-Abortionists: Murder by proxy
Pick somebody you don't like. Find out their name, full address, other bits of contact information including their car, licence plate, where they work, possibly the date and times of their work schedule. Write it all up as a "wanted poster", sort of like in the Wild West. Carefully describe what horrible things this person supposedly does so there can be no doubt in anybody's mind that this person is evil incarnate. Distribute the poster as far and wide as possible then stand back and wait for the results.
Ms. Maddow, a journalist for MSNBC who has her own news show at 9pm spoke in October of a new wave of wanted posters being distributed by anti-abortionists. Targeting doctors who work in legitimate clinics where abortion is permitted by law, these pro-life people have discovered a method of getting their way without soiling their hands.
On October 25, 26 and 27, she narrated a three part show on Dr. George Tiller, a so called "abortion doctor" who was murdered by an anti-abortion extremist on May 31, 2009. The anti-abortionists maintained a campaign against this doctor until a man who thought of himself as a "redeemer", took it upon himself to "save the babies" by killing an abortion doctor.
By developing a campaign of hatred against an individual; by developing a portrait of this individual as somebody who embodies malevolence, you can subliminally or quite obviously send out the message for somebody who may be unstable, amoral or just as evil themselves, to commit murder all the while providing the potential killer with an excellent justification for doing the crime. It is recruiting the malleable to do your bidding.
This technique is working quite successfully in other areas of the world where suicide bombers carry out the will of God. Killing what is considered evil is not murder; it is justifiable homicide. I am certain that many in Western society associate the idea of such self-sacrifice for the greater cause as part of the Muslim faith however in this case; it is very much a Christian movement which is supposed carrying out the will of God.
Freedom of Speech
We all believe in the freedom of speech. But with freedom comes responsibility and at what point do we collectively feel that someone has abused that freedom? In my blog Freedom of Speech: Freedom to say "anything"? I discuss that while this freedom can be a great part of our society, there are those who push the envelope by promoting hatred whether it be based on sex, race or politics. (check out my examples) Some people are using this freedom as the soapbox for their convoluted, illogical and vile justifications for the most ghastly of views. Freedom of speech protects them and allows to say what they will but what if that freedom actually persuades someone else to commit murder?
Mr. Turner is a shock jock radio host and a white supremacist that has a history of threatening public figures. In 2005, disagreeing with the handling of a court case against Matt Hale (another white supremacist who is now in jail), Turner published the names and addresses of the presiding judges on his web site with the suggestion they should be assassinated. In 2008, he once again encouraged violence against a school superintendent who had set up a curriculum supporting gays and lesbians.
On June 2, 2009, in response to a 3 judge panel upholding a handgun ban in Chicago, Turner wrote on his blog:
"Let me be the first to say this plainly: These judges deserve to be killed. Their blood will replenish the tree of liberty. A small price to pay to assure freedom for millions."
Turner then published information on how to find the judges.
Mr. Turner was arrested on June 3, 2009 on charges of inciting his website's readers to take up arms against the officials. There have been 3 trials. The first trial ended with the jury being deadlocked, the 2nd was declared a mistrial but the 3rd trial found him guilty on August 13, 2010 of threatening the 3 judges. He faces up to 10 years in prison.
Hal Turner, in his defence, stated that he did not say that he himself would kill the judges; he merely said that they deserve to be killed.
In April 2010, an episode of South Park was aired that contained a supposed image of Mohammed. A radical Islamic group headquarters in New York issued a warning on their web site, "We have to warn Matt (Stone) and Trey (Parker) that what they are doing is stupid and they will probably wind up like Theo Van Gogh for airing this show." The site posted a graphic photo of the late Dutch filmmaker Van Gogh, who was killed in 2004 by an Islamic militant over a movie he made that accused Islam of condoning violence against women. It also posted a link a news article with details of a mansion in Colorado that Parker and Stone apparently own, suggesting they know where to find the South Park creators.
The head of the New York group said the post was not a threat. "How is that a threat? Showing a case study right there of what happened to another individual who conducted himself in a very similar manner? It's just evidence."
As a result, Comedy Central apparently blacked out the image of Mohammed in the episode for any subsequent airing. Eventually though, the entire New York group was arrested and the web site was shut down.
I tell everybody in the world you're a bad person. You do bad things. You deserve to die for your sins. Now, all I have to do is sit back and wait. Okay, I didn't pull the trigger; somebody else did. I get what I want but I didn't do anything.
Or did I?
“It's better to get something worthwhile done using deception than to fail to get something worthwhile done using truth.”
- Carlos Castaneda quotes (Peruvian born American best-selling Author and Writer, 1925-1998)
Abortion is such a hot button topic. You are either for it or against it; there is absolutely no middle ground. However, despite the legality of abortion, some anti-abortionists feel justified, not by the laws of the land but by the will of God to carry out the greater good even if this means committing murder. Although society through its own government's legislation has declared abortion acceptable; they are very much ready to rebel, go against the government and society itself in order to complete their supreme God given mission of supposed mercy.
Excuse me while I head down to the post office to look at the wanted posters. I may have ticked somebody off and I don't know it.
YouTube: Rachel Maddow
MSNBC: Rachel Maddow Warns of Revitalized Anti-Abortion Extremism
YouTube: Rachel Maddow: Anti-Abortion Extremists Soliciting Murder
YouTube: The Young Turks
Wanted Signs For Abortion Doctors Inciting Violence
The Raw Story - Oct 27/2010
Abortion docs say ‘wanted’ posters are bait for their murder
my blog: Abortion: My final word on unwanted pregnancies
my blog: Abortion: If we make it illegal, the problem will go away
about.com: Top 10 Anti-Abortion Myths
my blog: The Face of Anti-Abortionists: Neal Horsley