Good Kill

Posted: August 9, 2012 in Humanity is a virus

Song of the week, what with the Sikh gurdwara shooting, the Detroit Princess shooting, and Texas manly-man execution of a mentally disabled man.
In defense of all of those, it’s not as if it was white people being killed.  That may be sarcasm.

 

 

 

 ” In God We Trust on the dollar bill

congratulations, sucker, it’s a Good Kill.”

It would be easiest to just link to all the blogposts and articles written after the Aurora murders, and re-post them all every time another one of these things happen.  Because they will.  Welcome to the Terrordome.

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Comments
  1. ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© says:

    This one Tom Tomorrow cartoon is enough. Too much, even.
    ~

  2. ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© says:

    Furthermore: This was linked over at Eschaton this A.M. (it’s from July, but still as relevant):

    http://pressthink.org/2012/07/if-mitt-romney-were-running-a-post-truth-campaign-would-the-political-press-report-it/

    => Suppose a major party candidate for president believed we were in a “post-truth” era and actually campaigned that way. Would political reporters in the mainstream press figure it out and tell us? I say no. They would not tell us. Not in any clear way.

    I think there’s evidence that the Romney forces have figured much of this out. And so even though we have a political press that believes itself to be a savvy judge of campaign strategy, here is one that will probably go unnamed and un-described because (…and this may be the cleverest part) a post-truth campaign for president falls into the category of too big to tell.

    Meaning: feels too partisan for the officially unaligned. Exposes the press to criticism in too clear a fashion. Messes with the “both sides do it”/we’re impartial narrative that political journalists have mastered: and deeply believe in. Romney will be fact checked, his campaign will push back from time to time, the fact checkers will argue among themselves, and the post-truth premise will sneak into common practice without penalty or recognition, even though there is nothing covert about it. # <=
    ~

  3. Big Bad Bald Bastard says:

    There have been a lot of interviews with Sikhs lately and I have to say, they truly come across as wonderful, compassionate people. I wish this society were good enough for them.

  4. thunder is proud of that comment; he is copypasta-ing it all over the place.

  5. ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© says:

    Here’s another:

    Is America ‘Yearning For Fascism?’

    by Chris Hedges

    => The Democrats and their liberal apologists are so oblivious to the profound personal and economic despair sweeping through this country that they think offering unemployed people the right to keep their unemployed children on their nonexistent health care policies is a step forward. They think that passing a jobs bill that will give tax credits to corporations is a rational response to an unemployment rate that is, in real terms, close to 20 percent.

    They think that making ordinary Americans, one in eight of whom depends on food stamps to eat, fork over trillions in taxpayer dollars to pay for the crimes of Wall Street and war is acceptable. They think that the refusal to save the estimated 2.4 million people who will be forced out of their homes by foreclosure this year is justified by the bloodless language of fiscal austerity.

    The message is clear. Laws do not apply to the power elite. Our government does not work. And the longer we stand by and do nothing, the longer we refuse to embrace and recognize the legitimate rage of the working class, the faster we will see our anemic democracy die. <=
    ~

  6. There have been a lot of interviews with Sikhs lately and I have to say, they truly come across as wonderful, compassionate people. I wish this society were good enough for them.

    Sikhs have been the major source of terrorism-related news in Vancouver. There’s still fallout from this and related murders.

  7. mikey says:

    And the longer we stand by and do nothing, the longer we refuse to embrace and recognize the legitimate rage of the working class, the faster we will see our anemic democracy die.

    Yes. This.

    C’mon, let’s get to it. Time to Rock n Roll. It’s not like I’ve got anything better to do with my next few years…

Go ahead, tell me how I fucked up this time.

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