I WANT TO KNOW!
WHO DOES THIS!? Who HUNTS DOWN PEOPLE, and the day before Pesach? THIS despicable turd does! God saw the blood... So did the nation! And you shall NOT be passed over!
The evidenced intent, to target Jews--- specifically, makes me sick to my soul! My own family members have been targeted and attacked as recently as two years ago, by racist arsonists.
Haven't we come further than this?!??! Well of course we have! But the lunatic fringe of racist white supremacists, endure, and tremble in the knowledge of their pending extinction in this country. They are terrified, embittered, and angry that the pendulum of the 21st-century ethnic makeup of this nation no longer swings in their favor.
Ummmm... know what?? Get. Over. It.
It is what it is. It is the New Patriotism. So you'd better adapt, assimilate, continue to procreate in defence of your line, learn how to get along, and savor the reckoning! It's a whole new world.
What I'm Supposed to Do!
I'm supposed to envisage what on earth could have driven the man to choose this brutality! Was he bored? Recently diagnosed with a fatal condition and wanted to end it all? Was he coming to the conclusion that his hatred had been wrong all this time, in retrospect, but was too COWARDLY for "Suicide by Cop"?
I don't care why he did it. It is unfathomable, reprehensible and disgusting.
I know what I'm SUPPOSED to do... but I'm not doing it. I can't. A 14 year old kid was murdered! I have BEEN that 14 year old kid with dreams of becoming a performer! Auditioning to develop your skills and resume cost a lot, emotionally! But it should NEVER, EVER, cost you your--- very young, barely lived, life!
There Remains a Movement, of sorts.
The radical religious and political right in the USA has emerged as the leading terrorist group intent on denying basic liberties and human rights. Closely tied to extremists groups and churches, such as the Westboro Baptist Church of Kansas, the Sovereign Citizen believes that he or she is above the law and demands that the US Constitution guarantees him or her the right to carry weapons at all times.
The Second Amendment, as passed by Congress, to the US Constitution states: “A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” The sentence passed to the states to ratify states: “A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” In both cases, the freedom refers to a citizen militia to keep the government (federal and state) free from attack.
The Southern Poverty Law Center has reported on the Sovereign Citizen movement, now deeply imbedded within the Tea Party and stalwarts in the Republican (GOP) Party buttressed by Sarah Palin, one-time/part-time governor of Alaska and vice-presidential running mate of Arizona Republican Senator John McCain, stating “Sovereign citizens believe most Americans have no obligation to obey laws, regulations or tax codes, especially those imposed by the federal government. They justify their beliefs on the basis of decades-old conspiracy theories and intricate, nonsensical legal theories.”
Not MY Problem!!!
"First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me--and there was no one left to speak for me." Pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984)
I'm So Over It.
A Pesach Prayer
Chag Sameach, Shavua Tov, and Gut Shabbes. Shalom.