"...Pervasive war-weariness among the US electorate, clearly indicated by strong public support for Obama's choice of diplomacy over missile strikes to dismantle Syrias chemical weapons arsenal."
This is backwards. Obama and his administration were steered from attacking Syria by polls tracking wildly against such a move, which undoubtedly would burden America with yet another pointless war. This was the first time a war for Israel's sake was stopped by Joe and Joan Lunchbucket.
"...Pervasive war-weariness among the US electorate, clearly indicated by strong public support for Obamas choice of diplomacy over missile strikes to dismantle Syrias chemical weapons arsenal."
With a mom as hideously stupid as his, no wonder the biker decided it would be a peachy idea lynch-mobbing a family with a toddler aboard. How about rounding up all these sterling specimens, these brave biker dudes? They are human clutter. They deserve a long, harsh prison experience to sharpen their loser skills.
Now we know: The truth is anti-Semitic.
I don't think upholding any cause is as important as preserving a dogma that's obviously failed. In corruption of original Marxist orthodoxy (which, as template for government and economics is failure in its own right), America's Left made the revolutionary struggle issue of race instead of class. With an African-American re-elected to the Presidency, this model has been impossible to sustain. Now it's license for self-reverence and whining for minorities, and self-aggrandizing sanctimony for blinkered white true believers. The more obvious its passing, the more desperate and vicious this hapless denial will become.
I'm saying he shouldn't have put himself in a position to be jumped - like maybe not getting out of his car after he'd notified police - and especially not carry a gun to enhance his role as neighborhood watch to junior G-man.
The juror did make the point that Sanford police could find no evidence to contradict Zimmerman's account of the violent encounter, so her jury had no choice but to accept him as credible. That was the problem with the case from the start - there was no proof, no indication that Zimmerman is the racist vigilante the prosecution tried to portray. The harpies of MSNBC are fixed on the "bad whitey" scenario, even though this case was layered in complicated nuance. It's encouraging the panel remained level-headed and brought in the correct verdict for that charge. But Martin's death WAS caused by serial screw-ups Zimmerman made that night - leaving his car, following in a way that was unmistakable and provocative, and, especially, packing heat. Manslaughter was credible charge; here we have another case of prosecutorial overreach for an incident tried and sentenced by out corrupt, sensationalist media.
Great column. Just the opening made my day - with its devastating take-down of one of cable news' foremost gas-bags. Today's obsession of Harris-Perry is 'why our country isn't safe for young black men' in wake of the Zimmerman verdict. I know why it isn't safe for young black men, Melissa: other young black men. She should stick to race-baiting in back pages of Jet.
We're all Shitholistanis, now.
Well, Marshall, in all his astounding hypocrisy, is right about one thing: Military is part of the political, administrative function of government because it is the invention of government. It's unlikely we'll see the day when either government or military will cease being necessary evils. Not everyone in the world has tacked up that hapless old poster about 'war being bad for children and other living things'; much of the globe, in fact, isn't and will never be that sappy.
But Marshall also seems to assume that military can be used against citizens it would, in a perfect universe that never has been nor will be perfect, protect. He's thrown down on the side of the super-secret keepers. That it's military we're dealing with, they will keep their secrets by any means necessary, and as craftsmen of violence, that can be ultimate tool. I think there are people in the country Marshall would love to see in a Spartan American Gulag. ...Perhaps even shot. There's nothing more murderous than barely checked ideological fanatics who accept means justify ends.
We may be at point of no return in which these rather abrupt and impolite approaches will impel our ruling elite and their 'game of parties'.