A Fitting Swan Song for This Administration
Justice Department rushing to expand execution firing squads for federal death row inmates: CNN headline. November 28, 2020.
Of course, they are. Surprising nobody, it looks like the current loser president wants to end his reign of horror – with even more shock and awe. Because, as we’ve seen for most of his term, cruelty is the point, not the exception.
According to the CNN piece, there are some scheduled executions set to take place in the last days of the administration, and they’re doing everything they can to make them happen by rushing through changes to rules through an approved amendment to the “Manner of Federal Executions.”
That rule change gives federal prosecutors a wider variety of options to avoid delays if the state in which the inmate was sentenced doesn’t provide other alternatives. The rule was pushed forward by none other than the most corrupt Attorney General in history, Willam Barr, and the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.
According to CNN, the Justice Department did not provide comments on why the new rule was made. Let me help them. They did it because it’s about making sure the loser president cements his legacy for being not only the most incompetent and corrupt in history, but also the vilest and inhumane.
The fact that incoming President Joe Biden has vowed to abolish the federal death penalty probably enters into it as well. But it doesn’t matter. These people are going to be nut cases until the end. As I’ve said many times in this space, there is no low with this crowd.
As for the death penalty itself, I’ve evolved on the issue. Count me as one who despises the practice. As a younger man, I was prone to think it was justifiable punishment, at least for the most heinous crimes imaginable. But as DNA technology advanced, so too did cases of innocent people put to death. In my view, one mistaken execution is enough to render the practice obsolete and wrong for the country.
Not, though, for millions of Americans, especially, I’m sure, for a high percentage of the 73 million-plus people who voted for the current loser president. For most of them, cruelty, insults, racism, misogyny, and homophobia, etc..are not disqualifying traits for a president of the United States – but in actuality are traits that they possess.
Caging kids at the border didn’t matter, nor did losing track of over 600 parents. The more the merrier, I suppose. How miserable must one’s own life be to accept the indignities inflicted upon our fellow human beings by this despicable administration?
And let’s not forget that his devoted followers also think the current Covid-19 pandemic is much ado about nothing. Soon to be over 300k deaths, the response from the super-spreader-in-chief was spot on as far as they’re concerned. A few more deaths are more than acceptable as long as they can worship at their churches and not be told what to do by a bunch of liberal snowflake bleeding-hearts. Again, the inhumanity does not resonate with this group.
So what’s the big deal about firing squads, right? Most of these folks are the worst of the worst criminals, and many of them are people of color, so what’s not to like? Hell, they ought to go one step further and throw in death by guillotine and make it a nationally televised event. The current loser president could even have a pre-event address to the nation, touting how his administration was the most formidable crime-fighting organization in the history of humankind.
His cult would love every minute of it. Hell, they’d pay top dollar if it were pay per view. Maybe we could even throw in a few hangings while we’re at it.
As we wind down the days and hours of the horror show inflicted upon the United States of America for the past four years, expect the cruelty and lunacy to continue at an alarming pace. There’s no way the Mad King will ever accept his embarrassing loss. As those who know him best have said, he’ll take down as many people as he can. America will pay for having the nerve to throw him out of office.
And his crazy base will continue to insist, just as their dear leader is doing daily, that the election was rigged and conducted fraudulently. Even today, in my small Oregon town, the crackpot contingent of crazies are out with their Trump flags and pickup trucks. And condoning the behavior sit the spineless Republican Party, listening to the bullshit with a shrug of the shoulders and deaf ears.
In the meantime, bring on the firing squads. Fire up the electric chairs, fill up the poisonous gas chambers, and string up some rope for the gallows. We’ve got 52 days of carnage to go. The Mad King may as well make it worthwhile for his rabid base of voters. After all, according to most of the media, it’s all about how they feel, right?
The 80 million who voted against him? Never mind, train wrecks bring better ratings.