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Stop being so paranoid about being labelled Suspicious

I take my daughter to the park, I play on the equipment with her, sometimes I play on the equipment by myself while she is clear at the other end. If I want to talk to a kid, I do so.

Ditto for the toy store, little girls underwear section of the department store, I don’t care, and I don’t care whether my child is nearby or not even with me on that trip.

I know I’m not doing anything wrong and I really don’t mind if some over-paranoid person sees me and thinks “Oh noes! An adult male in the 5T underwear section! He must be a pervert!” Think what you want, paranoid people.

And guess what? I radiate “I don’t care what any of you think” rays in all directions and have never ONCE been approached by anybody. I think the confidence with which I carry myself makes even the paranoid people figure I’m harmless, whereas if I were all timid and nervous maybe they would have the guts to report me for Suspicious Behavior or talk to me or something.

I wish more people could be as awesome as me. If you aren’t doing anything wrong, then just keep doing it and don’t worry about what other people might do. I am tired of hearing “I stopped to watch the kids play basketball but then I realized how pervy it looked so I walked away.” You can watch kids play if you want to. Just because it may be something a pervert does doesn’t mean the act itself is perverted! Society needs to grow up and stop being so afraid all the time.

Abortion Doctor Murdered

So the big thing in the news now is that a guy murdered a doctor who performs abortions for a living.

And pro-life people are mainly condemning the murder, because while they are against abortion, they are also against adults murdering adults as well.

But I’ll be straight and tell you how I feel about it. And yes, I’m breaking Godwin’s law here, but bear with me. And if you don’t understand how analogies work, please stop reading now. In fact, close your browser and sign off the internet. We don’t need you here.

Anyway. Imagine an SS Officer. He goes to work at Auschwitz, and kills some Jews, and comes home to his family, in the suburbs. He plays with his kids, he eats his dinner, and then he goes back to work the next day, and his job involves killing people. He doesn’t feel bad about it, because they aren’t really people, just Jews, and they are in the way.

Now, imagine that some German citizen, who happens to think gassing Jews is bad, breaks into his home and kills him. This is a violation of German law against murder, of course.

Now, let me ask you this: do you feel sorry for the SS officer? Do you feel the one who killed him should be punished?

People that believe abortion is wrong usually do so because they think it is killing a baby. KILLING A BABY. So to them, an abortion doctor is someone that kills babies for a living.

Now, if you don’t think a fetus is a baby, if it’s a lump of tissue, then yeah, murdering an abortion doctor is like murdering a dermatologist who removes warts for a living.

But at least try to look at it from the opposing point of view. If people don’t feel sorry for George Tiller, it’s because they think he killed hundreds or thousands of babies. They would be horrified if a dermatologist was murdered, but they don’t think that’s what happened. To them, an SS officer was murdered.

Was it murder? Of course. The pro-life people who are denouncing it would probably have also denounced the murder of an SS officer. Even if you don’t feel sorry for the victim, even if you think it’s better that he’s dead, it doesn’t mean you support a vigilante taking justice into his own hands.

But let’s not kid ourselves. The pro-life people denouncing the murder of George Tiller don’t think an innocent man was murdered. They think a murderer was murdered. Perhaps they feel the same way as when one drug dealer kills another. Murder is bad, but not because we always care about the victim. A murderer murdered a murderer.

I would certainly never kill an abortion doctor, or a rapist, or a child molester, or a murderer, because I don’t think it is my place to do so. But if they get hit by a bus, I am not going to weep.

Why is that I can see the abortion-is-fine point of view (though I think it’s borne of self-deception) and understand their outrage, yet they can’t understand the anti-abortion point of view at all? If a fetus is a baby, then killing it is bad, and someone who kills babies for a living is a bad person, and if that person is murdered, while we don’t celebrate one more murder (since murder is bad and all), we’re also not really sorry?

To me this seems a pretty easy concept to figure out. If you want me to feel bad that an abortion doctor is murdered, you’ll have to convince me he’s more like a dermatologist than a member of the SS. Because it really doesn’t bother me when murderers die.

How about ONE strike and you’re out?

Richard Allen Davis is now trying to get his conviction underturned.

This guy’s been in prison 15 years for kidnapping, raping, and murdering a little girl.

He was sentenced to death, but of course no one has gotten around to doing it yet.

Polly’s death at the hands of Davis, who had an extensive kidnap and assault record going back to the 1970s, led to the creation of California’s three-strikes law.

How about the one strike law for things like kidnapping? We have millions and millions of people in this country. Kidnapping is something no one should ever do at all, so why give people a second chance? We’re not going to run out of people, we don’t need kidnappers to shore up our numbers. Let’s get rid of the kidnappers right away, not wait until they do it two more times.

But let’s get rid of the death penalty. We’re too wussy to use it (else Davis would already be dead, as there is NO ONE who thinks he’s innocent, he CONFESSED). So let’s just stop arguing about it and lock people up forever.

I’d prefer us to execute these scumbags, but since we never will, let’s at least lock ‘em up in supermax prisons.

Polly’s still dead, and this guy is still alive, trying to get out. If you don’t remember, at his sentencing, instead of remorse, he claimed Polly told him “Just don’t do me like my dad.” A confessed kidnapper and murderer, it wasn’t enough to end Polly’s life and destroy her family, he had to make a pathetic last-ditch effort to hurt the family even more by vicious slander.