Rep. Steve Scalise has actually murdered thousands of people along with the other Republican traitors who waged illegal wars in the Middle East (2 million dead), cut healthcare to 24 million people (plus the other 20 million who never got it under Obamacare), forced millions out of their homes and into homelessness with decades of trickle-down economics and welfare for the defense contractors, put millions in jail for marijuana, launched a war on drugs that has turned our southern border into an organized crime war zone, and taken away mental health care from millions more.
The Police have a song about this kind of murder, called “Murder by Numbers.” Bureaucratic murder by Congressional votes and presidential signatures.
I’m surprised that it’s taken this long–in a country where delusional, hate-riddled 2nd amendment freaks advocate solving problems with guns–for someone to take aim at one of these psychopathic mass-murdering Republican Tory traitors.
Our ancestors started a revolution over a stamp tax! We’ve allowed the Republican Tories to break up our ice sheets and cause 20 feet of sea level rise–essentially an act of war on 132 nations–for the benefit of the fossil-fuel Tory plutocratic ruling class!
“No taxation without representation!” was the battle cry. Well, the Republican Tories have taken away our democratic representation with gerrymandering and voter ID laws, the Supreme Court theft of the Gore presidency, Mitch McConnell taking away Obama’s Supreme Court appointment, and ever since Newt Gingrich ran the show, the shutting down of Congress, our democracy, and the government itself. As President Kennedy remarked, “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.”
Of course, I don’t applaud the shooter or condone anyone using violence ever. I only advocate nonviolent civil disobedience and engaging in a peaceful electoral revolution to oust these Tory bastards (“They’ve got the guns, but we’ve got the numbers.”). And I’m really sorry it’s come down to this, but it just doesn’t surprise me. That’s all.
The guy was right though, in his letter, condemning the Dems: “It is a shame that Democrats won’t attack the Republicans…” Instead they smile and play fucking baseball games to normalize these mass-murdering Republican monsters! Oh! It’s such a lovely day in the park today, isn’t it?
So let me ask you. If NAFTA caused your factory to shut down in Flint, MI and you lost your job and then your home, then your little girl got lead poisoning from the water, but you lost your healthcare and she then died from some pre-existing congenital heart condition–when Congress could have passed Medicare for All so that no one went without it, what would you do to the people responsible? Watch them play a baseball game?
This was obviously a political shooting. Hodgkinson–a Rachel Maddow fan–wrote many politically-oriented letters to the editor attacking the plutocracy that has overthrown our democracy. He wrote a July 12, 2008 letter called, “Traitor Defined”:
“I believe that anyone who increases his wealth in time of war is a war profiteer, and as such should be brought up on such charges. I also believe this includes President Bush, Vice President Cheney, most of their cabinet, all the people of Halliburton and anyone in the oil business. These people should pay for the crime of war profiteering and being traitors to their country.”
Don’t forget it was Trump who said: “Oh, I love the old days, you know? You know what I hate? There’s a guy, totally disruptive, throwing punches, we’re not allowed to punch back anymore. I love the old days. You know what they used to do to guys like that when they were in a place like this? They’d be carried out on a stretcher, folks,” Trump said to cheers.
Trump was the guy who advocated carrying out our political opponents on stretchers!
And where are those Republican tears (and rapid action) for the kids of Flint, MI? That’s who I’m crying for today.
So while folks can righteously condemn the shooter, let’s not ignore who the real enemies of America are: the Republican American Traitor (RAT) party and those dim-witted lackies among the Democrats who tag along with them until they’ve all wiped out the coastal civilization of the world and brought about the extinction of pretty much all life on Earth.