Who benefits?
0 comment Monday, August 18, 2014 |
I think it's easy to guess how this unfortunate story will be used by our media and our current regime.
As we can see in this op-ed piece, all of us on the right are going to be tarred for the shooting of the notorious abortionist, George Tiller. The piece suggests that any of us who oppose abortion, including and especially ''late-term'' abortion, are as guilty as the man who pulled the trigger.
With Tiller slaying, abortion foes lose their moral standing
By midafternoon Sunday, authorities had a 50-something man in custody in connection with the murder of Wichita abortion doctor George Tiller, killed while serving as an usher at his church.
So far, we know little about the suspect, other than that he was driving a blue Ford when the cops stopped him outside Gardner.
However, the motive for the crime we can all surmise, given the vitriolic rhetoric aimed at Tiller these past couple of decades by anti-abortion activists.
And if we�re right about that, then we know the identities of his accomplices.
They include everyone who has ever called Tiller�s late-term abortion clinic a murder mill.
Whoever called Tiller "Tiller the Killer."
Groups that fomented hate toward a man who, rightly or wrongly, believed he was serving a noble purpose by being one of the few doctors in the country who performed late-term abortions.
Hate. Not heated opposition. Not strong disagreement.
But blind hatred.
The kind of hate that would prompt some maniac to take a gun into a church and shoot a man to death in front of friends and family.
His accomplices know they have blood on their hands, which might explain why they were quick to issue statements expressing disapproval of Tiller�s murder.
When we consider, however, that the left does not accord those of us on the right any moral standing to begin with, I suppose we haven't lost anything really. But we can be sure that this story will be milked for all it's worth to further criminalize the right.
This AP article mentions that the suspected shooter has an Internet history of expressing anti-abortion views. It should give us pause to notice how quickly, in cases like this, someone's Internet history is scrutinized and mined for anything to make them look guilty.
As of now, however, we don't know for certain what the motive was for this shooting, though the AP story certainly makes the suspect look guilty, as does this AP story, which ties him to 'anti-government' groups. It's almost like he was sent from Central Casting to fill the role of the 'terrorist' militiaman, as described by our 'homeland security' people. He even, according to the article, has a 'Christian fish symbol with the word Jesus inside' on his car. Imagine that!
At Vox Day's blog, there is quite a lengthy thread on this incident with many people expressing little sympathy for Tiller.
Vox himself questions what kind of church would welcome this man with his abortion practice. That thought had occurred to me, too, but it seems that he must attend a very liberal, abortion-accepting church. For the church be able to turn a blind eye to someone's having aborted 60,000 babies, as he claims to have done, is rather staggering.
This website documents the long-running protests in Wichita against this doctor's clinic, and the procedures being done there. If you read through the site, you will read of some of the practices which one of Vox Day's commenters alluded to in the thread linked above -- such as the 'extra services' offered, like baptism of the aborted babies, handprints and footprints, etc. How ironic is that? It certainly suggests a kind of brazenness at the very least.
There is also the political question of HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius's connections to Tiller.
The Sebelius nomination has been stridently opposed by pro-life advocates who have cited her personal and financial ties to the abortion industry, in addition to her pro-abortion record. However, their concerns were not aired in Sebelius' first two confirmation hearings.''
Still, I stop short of condoning the killing of abortionists, no matter how reprehensible we find their activities. This seems to be one of those situations where the Scripture ''vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord'' applies.
It is really regrettable that this incident will not only prove futile in stopping late-term abortions, but will further stimulate the left's witch-hunt against the right. The shooter was a godsend for the left. He embodies everything they hate: a White male, Christian, pro-lifer, anti-government ''militia type," if we are to believe the reports. And the crime was committed with a gun.
The end result will be a more militant left-wing jihad against the right, and against guns in particular. It will probably result in a further curtailment of our freedom of speech and assembly, and more surveillance on the Internet and elsewhere.
This incident was made to order for the left.

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