Message From the Right
I didn't think it would take long for folks to put a political spin on a story that doesn't seem to have a political bent, as yet.
I got an email today from Bill Wilson. He publishes regular stories with a Republican bent. This was the first line.
Yesterday, in an unspeakable act of domestic terrorism, a Fort Hood psychiatrist with a long history of erratic and anti-American behavior systematically murdered 13 American soldiers. - Bill Wilson
As yet, I haven't seen any evidence that this murderer, had an anti-American position. He might have. I just haven't seen any evidence in the stories I'm reading.
Now if I take the far right, war loving view, I can see how this can be interpreted this way. To be a patriotic American you have to love war, you have to love killing non-Americans, you need to enjoy setting children on fire. If you don't want America to engage in these activities, then you hate America. if you believe that Jesus created America as a mindless machine that slaughters human beings for hate, fun and profit, then you're a patriot.
Personally, I am sickened by the mere notion of setting children on fire with phosgene, even in a war designed to make more money for rich people. And for this, devout Republicans are quick to dismiss me as a leftist peacenick wanker. It's funny though, I haven't met a war loving Republican yet, that enjoys setting children on fire and watching them burn to death. I guess the point is to love the idea of burning children to death for America.
I digress a bit though. So I'll make my point.
So far, this story has more parallels with the Columbine shootings than terrorism. This man suffered continuous harassment and abuse from his fellow soldiers until he made the decision to become a murderer and go on a shooting spree. It appears that his imminent deployment to Iraq (a war he did not believe in), triggered his murderous rampage.
If someone comes across evidence that he was making a political statement or that he has openly expressed hatred of his native country, the USA, please pass it along. I will be happy to print that. I will be happy to change my viewpoint.
At this time, such claims in my view, are a sick exploitation of the deaths of my fellow Americans to make a political statement.
The deaths of these patriotic soldiers, should not be used as a podium for political grandstanding by either party. Bill Wilson is exploiting their deaths to make a political statement about Obama, who he claims is exploiting their deaths to make a political statement.
Time out folks! Leave the partisan politics at the door. Show a little respect.