The news today is tragic. A good man is killed by some stupid radical extremist. A person is cut down, just because some insane home-grown terrorist disagreed with the victim's profession. OK, the victim was controversial, to be sure. But that is no excuse - especially when, your personal political beliefs notwithstanding, he was doing a job that mainstream America supports.
We must not succumb to the temptation to consider the murderer a hero just because some people think he was justified by his beliefs. No, we must not condone this action. We must outright condemn it. We must call the act what it is: a terrorist attack on American soil. We must prosecute the murdering animal just as surely as we would prosecute Osama Bin Laden himself.
Unfortunately, I fear that not everyone will see things as I see them. I can almost hear some people rejoicing. Well, the hell with them. I cannot, WILL NOT allow myself to be associated with those people.
Of course, you probably think I am talking about the murder of the abortion doctor. But I am not. Although everything I said applies in that case as well, this post is about another act of terrorism, one you probably won't hear about in the mainstream media today. I am talking about this:
New U.S. Army soldier William Long was gunned down at a recruiting center in Arkansas.
Police in Little Rock, Ark., say a man who likely had "political and religious motives" shot two new Army soldiers, killing one, at a military recruiting center.
Political and religious motives. The parallels between this and the Tiller murder are stunning. Except no one in the mainstream media is saying diddly squat about the recruiter killing. No one in the mainstream media is calling it a terror act. No one in the maintream media is blaming left-wing news programs for whipping up anti-military sentiment. No one in the mainstream media is demanding the left disavow and condemn the killing.
No one in the mainstream media gives a shit. And do you know why they won't say squat? Probably because they don't want anyone to blame things like religion or ethnicity in this crime - they save such things for conservative Christians only.
I am sorry for Tiller and his family. You can apply everything I wrote in the opening of this post to the story of his murder. But the left had damn well better apply the same standards of decency to the islamofacist terrorist asshole who opened fire on a military recruiting center where patriotic Americans were doing their duty.
Don't hold your breath.