Don Surber says it’s a bad day to be an American.
Steven Tyrone Johns
Let us pray tonight, for the soul and the family of 39 year-old Officer Steven Tyrone Johns who has lost his life while helping to prevent a bloodbath by an elderly, anti-semitic, anti-Catholic, 9/11 truthing, sick, sick mind.
Surely when Officer Johns awoke this morning, he could not guess he would be the latest hero of the Holocaust, which we delude ourselves into thinking has ended. In truth, in too many parts of the world, and in too many hearts, the Holocaust lives; the idea of killing Jews lives. Time is a construct. Today, Officer Johns died liberating Auschwitz, he died liberating Buchenwald and Dachau. With his blood he said – once more, because it is clear it must still be said – “never again.”
There may have been Holocaust survivors at the museum, today, or the children of survivors. Surely they came to understand, as they witnessed today’s crisis, that the serpent’s whisper “you shall be like gods” has never abated since Creation, and that so long as humans can conceive of each other as “other things” or “separate species” or “not human,” then these genocides can happen again and again, particularly to the Jews. Evil will always try to destroy what God loves best.
It is being reported that the Jew-hating madman who brought a gun to the Holocaust Museum is a former PT-boat captain, like John F. Kennedy. He was in fact, chock full of hate.
The shooter, James W. von Brunn, is an aberrant member of the greatest generation. His actions today – and apparently for a long time – have belied everything that made his generation heroic including their liberation of prisoners, of whole nations, from the oppressor’s boot, and the closing of those unholy prisons and ovens and chambers which could be created only in the darkest of hearts.
I know nothing about Officer Steven Tyrone Johns, but today he laid down his life for the sake of strangers, and in doing so he echoed all that is heroic and fine in humanity and in heaven; his huge sacrifice contradicted and defeated the million small, thoughtless acts of spite, malice and hate that contribute everyday to people treating each other like “things,” and which thus open ever-wider the door through which evil eventually walks. God bless him and his family.
A hero is as a hero does
Ed Morrissey looks at the shooter, the hero, the ideologies and the inevitable politicizing of this tragedy.
Confederate Yankee also has more
The Predictable Politicizing
Uh-oh, maybe not so fast on the politicizing: Shooter A registered Democrat
The shooter is “an equal opportunity hater, but the press says “right wing.” Of course.
Tom Maguire has More examples of same. I do hope they read this terrorist his Miranda rights.
the FBI says the Weekly Standard (conservative journal) may have been a target.
The Loft: Not all Crazies are Created Equal