Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Depraved Indifference

To constitute depraved indifference, a group or individual person's conduct must be so wanton, so deficient in a moral sense of concern, so lacking in regard for the life or lives of others, and so blameworthy as to warrant the same criminal liability as that which the law imposes upon a person who intentionally causes a crime. Depraved indifference focuses on the risk created by the group or individual person's conduct, not the injuries actually resulting.

That's right, I'm speaking to "those people" of the Republican party and supporters of John McCain who, amidst the ugliest and most dishonest campaign for the American Presidency in history, choose to keep their hearts and mouths shut regarding the blatant misrepresentation, false accusations, fear mongering, and out and out lies perpetrated by their candidate.

Let's call a spade a spade here. John McCain is a racist. That's right, I said it and I'll say it again. John McCain is a racist. For a man of 72 who has been a witness to and lived through the Jim Crow era and the Civil Rights Movement, he shows an utter lack of sensitivity, understanding, and respect for his opponent and fellow Senate peer.

But the brunt of my ire is not directed toward John McRacist but rather to those who choose to turn a blind eye to his despicable tactics in order to win. You mutherfuckers (you don't mind if I call you mutherfuckers do you?) would rather put into the most powerful office in the world, a man who has proven thus far to be a liar and a cheat rather than a man who has spent his whole life in the service of the same people who would blurt out "Kill Him" or "Terrorist" at a republican presidential rally.

Where are the voices of dissent? Where is the righteous indignation for this breech of American's trust and the systematic dismantling of the American dream. Barack Obama is not a terrorist, or an Arab, or a baby killer, or any of the thousands of other lies and misrepresentations attributed to him by McRacist and you know it. So, in effect, your lack of dissent and continued support for this monster makes you as guilty of depraved indifference as he is guilty of douchbaggery.

The best definition of racism I've heard is "having a higher threshold for the suffering of one group of people over another". Simply put, if Barack Obama pulled the same low-life tactics against McOldFart and his constituency you would not only have run him out of Washington but out of the country all together.

Why do you accept this behavior? Why do you support his hate and fear mongering by turning a blind eye to these tactics? Personally, the answer, as far as I can tell, is that your threshold for the suffering of those who chose to support the Obama campaign is higher than your own. Moreover, I don't differentiate between the crime and the criminal, the tactic or the tactician so I hold you equally responsible for your candidates behavior and the subsequent deterioration of our country's moral fiber.

If you lose this election, don't blame John McCain for running a piss poor race, blame yourselves for electing a grumpy, 72 year old, out of touch, racist to be your candidate. Blame yourselves for not speaking up against a social and political terrorist who would attempt to destroy another man in order to keep from relinquishing power to a so called "outsider" that you claim not to know. Blame yourselves for subscribing to the notion that Obama is not "one of us" or supporting the even wilder rhetoric of "who is the real Obama" despite his complete personal history having been picked through like a left-over turkey the day after Thanksgiving. Quite frankly, blame yourselves for being scared!

1 comment:

Carl Benson said...

"for not speaking up against a social and political terrorist"

Rhetoric like this, calling another man a terrorist, is just as bad.