Are there actually people who think this way?
According to NPR’s “Poet on Call,” Andrei Codrescu, the trampling to death of a Wal-Mart employee has been a long time coming — well, at least since 9/11.
And it wasn’t because of our collective sense of entitlement, borne by years of political correctness and official excuse-making for criminals, or because of our society’s loss of value in human life. Of course not.
No. It’s because George W. Bush told Americans to go shopping — and Americans, who disapprove of Bush, according to the Press, in near-astronomical numbers, all rallied to the cause with such fervor that they simply didn’t notice they’d killed a man. They were too busy “Following orders.”
I’m astounded beyond words that this idiot is given a microphone. Freedom of speech is one thing, but do we really have to encourage the mind-bogglingly stupid by paying them to talk in public?