Sunday, April 12, 2015

"But he was running away"

It is amazing how many people I know are trying, ignorantly to justify the murder in cold blood of Walter Scott by pointing out " well, he was running away, he shouldn't have run, he should have obeyed commands". What's even funnier is that not quite a few of these people are conservatives. I point them out especially because much of their angst revolves around the intrusive role of government in our lives, how freedom is being constrained by East, West, North and South. The greatest cry is the cry of "Tyrany". But when a man is for all intensive purposes executed for the simple crime of attempting to evade arrest they come out with things like " why didn't he OBEY the officer, why didn't he do what he was told, he shouldn't have run" you get the sense what is being perpetrated is a kind of oxyMORONIC hypocrisy ( in a similar way the chant often heard at conservative meetings outside corn pastures and pigstys " federal government keep your hands off my Medicare). I say it's hypocrisy but I don't think so in its purest terms. Many of these people are just too dumb to know that they are holding two opposing terms at the same time in their heads but think there's no difference between the two. It's both sad and tragic because as long as Americans continue to think on a level two steps below jackals es injustices like the one that claimed the life of Mr. Scott's live will surely continue.