Saturday, March 24, 2012

So Some Kid Is Shot Dead In Florida? Meh!

Don't be whiny just 'cause some kid gets it!

Apparently a kid was shot down in my old stomping grounds of the Orlando metro area in a "questionable", "unjustified", or some even say "lawless" manner. Everyone is quick to jump on the shooter - but should we be? Consider these things first:

1. The shooter had special, secret knowledge no one else on earth could possibly know! And with that special, secret knowledge the killing could very well be justified. Were you at the scene? Then how could you know anything!

2. It's a war on crime, of course there's going to be collateral damage! Grow up and get over it. The innocent sometimes have to be sacrificed for the greater good of overall safety. Better to off a few kids than to have criminals running wild through the streets! Get a grip.

3. Thought Crimes are the cutting edge of modern justice! OK, sure, the kid had not committed a criminal act - yet. But it is now socially accepted dogma that preventative killings - invasions even - can save the world a ton of grief and destruction. It's not what you've done that counts, folks, it's what we think you're gonna do that counts!

So I don't get why everyone is complaining. What am I missing here? Oh, I know Harry is not one of the cool kids or part of the "in" crowd, that maybe there's a secret list of Kids Who Count and Kids Who Don't Count. Without that list, how am I supposed to tell them apart?? I'm too ignorant to know when to protest! Argh!

"We have real enemies in the world. These enemies must be found.
They must be pursued and they must be defeated."
-current (and any future) President of the USA

I'm a political pragmatist. We have to make people feel safe. Enemies are everywhere! Muslims, terrorists and monkey bars, oh my! We must maintain vigilance. Anyone not holding fast to these political realities cannot be elected! Only by continued killing can we keep hope alive. If you don't like who gets killed, that's your very selfish problem. As for me, I'm sticking with the reality of the greater good.

Now lets dance to the Kim Finney song!

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