A terrorist attacked Colorado Springs

Originally posted on Brobrubel's Blog:

And no, it wasn’t a Syrian refugee or a member of an ISIS cell who snuck through the Mexican border. It was a usual suspect:

The day after a gunman stormed a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, investigators were working to determine what prompted the shooting that resulted in the death of three people, including a police officer.

Police identified the shooting suspect as 57-year-old Robert Lewis Dear but released no other information about him. He is accused of killing two civilians in addition to University of Colorado police officer Garrett Swasey, as well as injuring at least four other officers and five more civilians.

While the scumbag politicians and bedwetters on the right blather on about the danger of refugees and Islamic terror, they say nothing about the true terrorist threat that they not only created, but also inspire with their rhetoric of doom and their refusal to do anything about this…

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Enemies list

Donald Trump is the thinnest of thin-skinned politicians. He can abide no criticism. I am certain that he maintains an enemies list, probably in his mind and possibly on paper. He hates President Obama from the time of the Washington correspondents dinner a few years ago when Barack joked about Donald’s hair. I would not be surprised to learn that the main reason Trump is running for president is to seek revenge for the jokes about his hair.

Dead dictators

I would never compare Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler. Hitler was evil and Trump does not measure up to that standard. Trump’s evil is from ignorance. I’ll wager that even he is surprised at how long his candidacy has lasted. If I were comparing Trump to a dead dictator, I would compare him to Hitler’s junior partner, Benito Mussolini of Italy.


Reform is a dangerous trade. Throughout history and around the world, reformers die because those with entrenched power will do anything, ANYTHING, to retain power. The earliest reformers that I could find in history were the Gracchus brothers of early Rome, approximately 120 BCE. One was assassinated and the other committed suicide before he was about to be killed. Their crime was to take land from the rich and powerful and transfer it to the landless poor. The Kennedy brothers in the US, reformers both, were assassinated in 1963 and 1968 respectively before their reforms could be implemented. Hugo Chavez of Venezuela died under suspicious circumstances and the CIA tried to kill Fidel Castro for decades and failed.

Here in the US, we supposedly have free speech, but unpopular speech and ideas are suppressed, often by violence. To read The Iron Heel by Jack London is to be exposed to a whole host and catalog of ways free speech is suppressed in the US. People were committed to mental hospitals if they did not toe the accepted line of thought. Most of us must work to eat and taking away one’s livelihood is a common method of suppression even today. It takes real courage to be a reformer. I am retired and my audience is small so I have little to fear. However, I do worry about Bernie Sanders’s safety if he does win the nomination and then the presidency.