Wednesday, June 3, 2009
This man was a dad and grandfather . He was a doctor who provided fertility treatments for folks , went to church , and had a pretty normal day-to-day life . He also provided abortions , often late-term ones for mentally handicapped people and extremely young girls who didn't know they were pregnant , because he believed in the right to options for those who had doors closed on them , and continued to do so despite being terrorized and shot by so-called right-to-lifers . He was demonized in the media as well , with such luminaries as Bill O'Reilly warning George to stop . He was featured on no fewer than 2 dozen episodes of O'Reilly's program where Bill even threatened "Tiller the Baby Killer's " life .
And , then someone decided to take his life after stalking him for years . Talk about premeditation .
Now , of course , abortion is a hot-button topic , but that's not really what this is about . This is about a psuedo-religious mob mentality that murders people for doing their jobs and living their lives . These people have also been known to kill nurses , students , women who have had the procedures , and anyone who steps in their way . These very same people have bombed synagogues , picketed funerals of those they see as "hellbound" , attacked muslims , gays , and anyone they see as unfit for life .
They distrust their own God so much that they insist on carrying out their own brand of justice , in case the Big Guy doesn't get around to doing it as quickly as they would like , and you and I could be next . Take a kid into a clinic for an STD test and they could see you as an evil force that must be stopped . These delusional individuals and groups use the guise of religion to justify what is truly terroism at it's most grotesque , yet are the same folks quick to call the old Arab guy down the road into CSIS or the FBI because he fits the xenophobic stereotype of what a villain is supposed to be . These people will not stop unless we invoke the most severe anti-terroism laws that we have on the books - it absolutely sucks because nobody wants to deprive someone of freedoms they were born with but is a neccessary precaution against homegrown freakshows like American Timothy McVeigh and Canadian James Kopp .
White terrorism is out in the open - you can run and hide and pray to the Almighty Bill O'Reilly but regular folks will pull you out of your closets before you ruin the free world .
Here's some of O'Reilly's inflammatory rhetoric if you absolutely must
Posted by Michel-Exildas Galipeau at 22:10