Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Eric Rudolph Gets Life Sentence

Eric Rudolph, the scum wrong-winger who bombed clinics, nightclubs, and the 1996 Olympic Games in the name of God, has begun receiving criminal sentences for his acts.

Yesterday, he was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of a police officer and the maiming of a clinic staff member who were casualties when he bombed a clinic in Alabama.

Soon, he will go on trial in Georgia for other bombings and murders.

Over the last thirty years, the movement to empower stupid people in America has gained momentum. The late H.L. Hunt, of Texas, began the corporate fundamentalist movement in the mid-1950s that is now strangling America. During the Eisenhower Admnistration, Ike spoke out against Hunt and his friends (which came to include the Bush family).

Ike, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, and Carter, all to some degree conservative, patriotic men (yes, even JFK, a devout Roman Catholic was barely the liberal he is painted), fought against the corporate fundamentalist movement out of Texas, and kept these whackos in check for many years.

When the corporate fundamentalists found a willing lackey in Ronald Reagan, they made their first successful push into Washington. Since that time, fundamentalists have been free to kill, rape and maim in the name of God: start with Anita Bryant's homophobic campaign just prior to the Reagan Admninistration ("Kill A Queen For Christ"), and it is not much of a leap to the crucifixion of Matthew Shepherd, the bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, and the Olympic bombings to see that the federal government and society at large, have no problem allowing middle-class white people to slaughter in the name of God.

Americans and the MSM refuse to engage in the dialog that Americans killed by terrorists between 1980 and 2001 were killed by white "christian" middle-class fundamentalists acting on messages from God. It is a difficult conversation, because we are being killed by our own, not by some evil foreign power.

The MSM provided remarkable coverage of the crimes of the Left when the Weather Underground of the 1960s and 70s comitted their crimes; but have been remarkably terse and even-handed about condemning men on the Right like Rudolph and other crusaders.

Believing that God talks to you and tells you to declare war is psychotic. Only crazy people believe that God sends them orders directly. Eric Rudolph led a one-man biblical crusade, and George W Bush claims that God has told him to declare war in Iraq. Where is the christianity and patriotism in these acts? Where is the sanity? How are these two men different? How are they similar?

Rudolph is being treated like a criminal. He is scum. He deserves to spend the rest of his life in prison.

When will Americans turn their back on Bush and the rest of the corporate fundamentalists who destory in our name?

Read an AP report here.

Read the UPI report.

Read the Reuters UK report.

Here's a timeline that fails to take a tone of condemnation. An example of the MSM's even-handed, non-judgmental treatment of corporate fundamentalist criminals like Rudolph. (Written by AP and published by DatelineAlabama).

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