Monday, June 01, 2009
Why I'm a Conspiracy Nut
The Pro-Life thugs have done it again. They've murdered another abortion doctor, this time in Kansas. 67-year-old Dr. George Tiller was gunned down as he served as an usher at his local church. You can read about it here, although I'm sure there will be daily updates over the next few days. . It's funny how the Pro-Lifers are always the ones killing Pro-Choicers, not vice versa. I guess only certain lives are sacred. This highlights a theory I've had for a long time. . When you look at the notable American assassinations over the last 50 years - John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Medgar Evers, the trio of James Chaney - Andrew Goodman - Michael Schwemer, etc. - it's always the progressives that are getting killed. . My theory is this : right-wing radicals think differently from the rest of us. There's something in their psychological make-up that tells them that murdering those who oppose them is justifiable. . "Ho-hum," you say. "It's just your conspiracy paranoia showing again, Terry." But consider this. We've just lived through eight years of the worst presidential regime ever. Led by a moron, we've regressed at least a half-century. Science was repressed while Dubya received messages from God. The "American way" was re-defined as going to war under false pretenses and waterboarding detainees. We went from everyone in the world feeling our pain after 9-11, to being universally despised for our arrogance. . Yet in all this, I never heard anyone on the left suggest that Dubnutz ought to be killed. Why? Cuz it's not in our psyche to solve problems that way. Which puts us at an inherent disadvantage. The wing-nuts have no such inhibitions. . I'm not suggesting that all Republicans are potential killers. I am suggesting that if someone is pre-disposed to murdering for a political cause, 99% of the time, he will be a right-wing militant. Which means Pro-Choicers and other Human Rights Activists will continue to get gunned down, while dittoheads rationalize it away by saying, "He had it coming."