Saturday, January 22, 2011

American Heroes

Brisenia Flores: murdered by the Minutemen, ignored by the mainstream media.

The Minutemen are heroes.

Or John Wayne a**holes with racist fixations... it's all an issue of perception.

These ├╝ber patriots are very big with Tea Party types and conservative folks who believe America's borders should be locked down and sealed off to foreign riff raff. But back in the day, opinions were split: Arnold Schwarzenegger praised them, Bush II denounced them as vigilantes. These days they're kinda off the radar but still a big draw for gun-totin' patriots on the libertarian/nutjob fringes.

The Minutemen aren't in the news much. True, the whole "finish the dang fence" meme has gone a bit stale of late (the Obama admin has even shelved its racist appeasing virtual fence project due to lack of interest). But mass murder? Imagine if these goodly patriots were going round murdering families? Surely that would make the news???

Actually, no.

An Arizona Minuteman named Shawna Forde has just gone on trial for murders she commited in 2009. And there's not even a squeak on the MSM about it. Says Crooks & Liars:

Forde's gang had decided to go "operational," which meant they concocted a scheme to raid drug smugglers and take their money and drugs and use it to finance a border race war and "start a revolution against the government". They targeted the Flores home, which had neither money nor drugs, based on dubious information. They convinced Flores to let them in by claiming to be law-enforcement officers seeking fugitives, then shot him point-blank in the head when he questioned them and wounded his wife, Gina Gonzalez. And then, while she pleaded for her life, they shot Brisenia in cold blood in the head.

Like I said, mainstream news coverage of the Forde trial is non-existent. Is it part of the new, post Tucson civility..? Hey, let's not bring up "patriots" murdering little brown kids... it might be considered rude.

1 comment:

  1. We're covering this too ...

    FYI: love the message of your blog!!


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