…but the white guy insists that it’s not a big deal that he publicly posted a promise to murder an Indian-American female governor if nobody else does.
“I hope someone murders you before I do,” Shafer said he commented on the post. “How’s that for freedom of speech?”
(H/T: Verum Serum) Well… not to editorialize here or anything, but since Nathan Shafer asked: it’s [a] pretty darn awful example of ‘freedom of speech.’
Shafer may avoid prosecution nonetheless: as the above article notes, back in July the Ninth
Circus Circuit ruled that expressing a hope that Barack Obama be shot in the head with a .50 caliber weapon* did not actually qualify as a threat. Then again, he may not: Walter Bagdasarian (the one who wrote that ‘hope,’ along with a racial epithet) did not quite actually explicitly promise to kill his target if nobody else did – something that Shafer did himself.
More to the point: I suggest that Nathan Shafer (not to mention those people who are as messed-up inside as he is) starts taking this situation more seriously. I understand that from the hardcore progressive/Occupier point of view there’s nothing wrong with treating obvious race traitors like Governor Haley roughly, but out here in the civilized world we have this odd belief that minorities are actually allowed to not be Democrats. I can see how this would be frustrating to certain people, but frustration is only indulged in our political process up to a certain level. Note: ‘understand’ and ‘see,’ not ‘sympathize.’ I find the Shafers and Bagdasarians of the world equally reprehensible, and I have no issue with their lack of self-control being subject to vigorous a karmic backlash.
We will now pause while various apologists frantically look for more individuals for me to denounce, or other situations for me to comment on, or whatever else it is that they come up with to ignore the fact that they’re frantically trying to find a way to be apologists for a guy who indicated a desire to murder a wife and mother of two.
Moe Lane (crosspost)
*The defendant happened to own .50 caliber weapons. That, coupled with the original threat, probably made an arrest inevitable, right there.