A moral and spiritual disorder
0 comment Monday, July 7, 2014 |
From today's news - (please see the video at the link)
It happened may of last year, just before 11 in the morning. It was an average day on metro bus number 3684 on route 18 that all changed near the corner of 15th Avenue West and West Armor Street when a man got on the bus.
He looks like a normal guy until he paid his fare. Then, out of nowhere, he punches the victim Jeannie Square in the face.
Witness said the man shouted "The sick must die" and let punches fly at a defenseless woman.
"His initial attack was just, I mean she didn't know what hit her and she was just, she got hit pretty good." Charles Capizano was sitting in the rear of the bus. He saw what happened and wasted no time to get to the front of the bus and stop the attack.
"This guy was attacking everyone in his sight. Threatening everyone in his sight saying "The sick must die. God told me the sick must die."
Recently the video of a young man in Paris being attacked by ''youths'' on a bus was all over the blogosphere. At the time, I posted a link to the video, and the ensuing discussion centered on why the young White man seemed unwilling to defend himself, and why the bus driver seemed indifferent to his plea for help.
Well, this video was shown on Lou Dobbs earlier, where I saw it. I will let you see it for yourself; the images tell the story. The perpetrator fits the usual profile, but the victim is an older White woman -- who is obviously blind.
What is it about public transportation that seems to make attacks like this so distressingly commonplace? The skeptic might say that these things don't happen that frequently, that the media create unfounded hysteria or fear of crime. However I would say that the opposite is true; such attacks happen frequently in large urban centers, and I think anyone who lives in such areas, or ever has lived in such areas (as I have) would agree. If anything, the attacks that happen on buses, subways, etc. are probably underreported, and many of the people who habitually commute on public transportation become extremely jaded and blase about such assaults, shrugging it off as just one more minor disadvantage of urban life.
I know that the Seattle/King County area certainly has its share of such incidents, and I know that many of the people who live there are hopelessly, irredeemably liberal and passive about such things -- yet, hearteningly, a number of passengers on the bus in this video come to the aid of the blind woman who was pummeled, and they subdue the assailant. I commend them for that; it's a good sign, truly, when even Seattle people have the gumption to risk their own safety to help a rather helpless woman.
So the news is not all bad here; the glass is half-full.
However the discouraging part about all this is that most people, especially in liberal areas, are unwilling to notice some of the more salient facts -- such as who the attacker was, and to 'profile' when necessary to avoid such incidents.
And holding liberal ideas about human nature absolutely, positively disarm people psychologically, leaving them to choose a foolishly open attitude towards people who are likely to be dangerous. Moreover, once an attack is committed, the foolish liberal not only fails to learn the obvious lessons, but then proceeds to coddle and make sanctimonious excuses for the attacker. After all, he himself is just a poor victim, not responsible for his ugly actions. Check the comments on the WIVB website; some preening liberal is talking about how the attacker is obviously ''sick'' and in need of help.
In this case, pleas were probably made for the perpetrator based on his race and for his suffering the 'legacy of slavery.'
All too often, judges share these liberal attitudes, and sentence criminals who commit violence to ''treatment.''
Notice in the article that this attack happened about a year ago, though most of us probably heard nothing about it at the time; I certainly didn't.
And what has happened to this ''obviously sick man'' since the videotaped attack on the blind woman? He was sentenced for ''treatment'' at a mental hospital, not jail. I'm sorry to say that I predict that, when released, he will still be violent and dangerous, and if treated by the usual psychiatric drugs, may indeed be more dangerous and unpredictable.
How many such crimes are perpetrated by people who should be locked up indefinitely, but are instead turned loose after being pronounced 'cured' or 'unlikely to offend again' by some harebrained psychologist? How many innocent people are harmed because of these kinds of pernicious ideas, masquerading as 'compassion'? Compassion is fine but where is the compassion for the innocent people? They are forgotten by the liberal bleeding hearts.
Seattle seems to be in the news frequently these days for incidents like this, and the notoriously light sentences the perpetrators receive. Eleven years is shockingly little punishment for murder, but then the killer is a ''victim'' himself, isn't he?
In this even more egregious case, three ''youths'' are given light sentences for killing a man.
Much as I would like to echo whoever it is (is it Michael Savage?) who said 'liberalism is a mental disorder', I won't say it, because ascribing every manner of stupidity and evil to 'mental illness' is very much what liberals do. No, they don't get a pass for being ''sick''; they are either ignorant or willfully blind, or plain old malicious and destructive.

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