In my last post I suggested that the content of McCain's remarks to the effect that it was torture which caused him to love America probably ought best be understood as something like the idea that McCain appreciates the fact that he can experience a feeling of safety here in America while he runs around exercising his nearly unrestricted and legally supported license to kill.
Well, here's another story I've been following. Shark County Sheriff Tim Swanson effectively runs a state sanctioned police rapist's department. He and the morally depraved perverts who work for him regularly, and with the cold efficiency of years of systematic practice, in large groups of men and women, pin the women who call them for help to the ground, strip them naked, and leave them in cold cells for hours and hours and hours and hours and hours and hours. They violently abuse, degrade, torture, and humiliate people who call them for help. Don't believe me? If videos of rape are triggering for you, don't watch this news report containing a leaked video of the brutal violence condoned by serial molester and utter human waste, Tim Swanson:
If you've followed some of the links above, you already know the rest of the story. Swanson was cleared of criminal misconduct by a grand jury. Innocent? What a joke. Furthermore, he has admitted that this was one of only 20 or 30 similar incidents in the past year and a half. Look. In short, the man's business is rape. And the state approves.
Do you approve? Is this your state? Are you proud of your state? What kind of excuses are you willing to make to justify this abomination? The ability of most Americans to find excuses for this sort of behavior, to attempt to justify the need for kinds of systems and institutions in which evil thugs in positions of power are almost guaranteed to get away with the systematic abuse of their power - the rape, mutiliation, humiliation, degradation and murder of innocents - knows almost no bounds. Think about that for a minute. How do you, or how would you (if pressed), justify the kinds of institution in which people can get away with this? (In a future post, we'll canvass some of the more common justifications.) Americans who succeed in concocting such justifications are your average voters. They are part of the problem. And they're not just sacrificing themselves and their families for their warped ideals of just institutions. They're sacrificing your children, husbands and wives to the machine as well. And not just to the machine. To ugly perverts like Tim Swanson. Make sure to say thanks.
You can reach the Stark County Sheriff's office at (330) 430-3800. Or a more direct line to Uncle Swanson might be (330) 430-3801. Tell him how you feel. Here's how I feel. I hope his wife, Sandy Swanson, leaves him over this. I hope his children disown him. I hope he loses the civil suit that will be brought. In fact, I hope he loses so hard Stark County goes broke. I hope he becomes completely unemployable, and is forced to spend years of his life as a gutter dweller, living off scraps of food even the dogs don't want. Of course, none of this will happen. He'll keep his job, and if not him, most of his co-rapist deputies will. The county may hand out some wristslaps. More likely, the county will settle out of court and deny all wrongdoing. His wife will continue to sleep with a rapist. His kids will likely reassure him that they believe he was just trying to do the right thing. He'll continue to wage his campaign of rape, humiliation and destruction, wrecking the lives of others with complete impunity. And everyone else in Stark County will ignore it, and go back to their average voter lives, continuing to give their support to institutions that hand out licenses to rape while telling themselves that such institutions are necessary for the greater good. And all will repeat itself again.