Thursday, February 18, 2010

This Oughtta Buy 'Em Some Votes

It's too early to tell anything, but I'm a blogger and we jump to conclusions here. I'm prepared to retract any mistakes as the facts come in.

So you have heard about this:

Guy crashed a small engine plane into a Texas building which housed several offices of the IRS. The Austin-American Statesman thinks it was flown by the guy who wrote this.

I know I’m hardly the first one to decide I have had all I can stand. It has always been a myth that people have stopped dying for their freedom in this country, and it isn’t limited to the blacks, and poor immigrants. I know there have been countless before me and there are sure to be as many after. But I also know that by not adding my body to the count, I insure nothing will change. I choose to not keep looking over my shoulder at “big brother” while he strips my carcass, I choose not to ignore what is going on all around me, I choose not to pretend that business as usual won’t continue; I have just had enough.

I can only hope that the numbers quickly get too big to be white washed and ignored that the American zombies wake up and revolt; it will take nothing less. I would only hope that by striking a nerve that stimulates the inevitable double standard, knee-jerk government reaction that results in more stupid draconian restrictions people wake up and begin to see the pompous political thugs and their mindless minions for what they are. Sadly, though I spent my entire life trying to believe it wasn’t so, but violence not only is the answer, it is the only answer. The cruel joke is that the really big chunks of shit at the top have known this all along and have been laughing, at and using this awareness against, fools like me all along.

I saw it written once that the definition of insanity is repeating the same process over and over and expecting the outcome to suddenly be different. I am finally ready to stop this insanity. Well, Mr. Big Brother IRS man, let’s try something different; take my pound of flesh and sleep well.

The communist creed: From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.

The capitalist creed: From each according to his gullibility, to each according to his greed.

Joe Stack (1956-2010)
You certainly can't tell from the letter if he's a rightwing or leftwing crazy, though there's a strong whiff of Glen Beck in his words. On the other hand, he's from Los Angeles.

Still, I hope that Steve Doocey of FOX AND FRIENDS won't try to peddle that "for the most part all the people who tried to blow airliners out of the sky pretty much look alike, look similar" line again. Because I'm betting that Joe Stack and Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab share few identifying characteristics.

I'm anxious to hear whether this is incident is ignored or denounced at CPAC; and I'm hoping at least one of the Tea Party Boys says "well it's wrong what he did, but he did it for the right reasons." Going to be an interesting news cycle!

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