June 01, 2009

The Left Gets Their Andrew Mickel to Celebrate

Via Little Green Footballs, it seems that the suspect arrested in the murder of infanticide specialist George Tiller may be one Scott Roeder.

Charles notes that someone posting under that name has posted at the Web sites of several anti-abortion groups, and that he may be the same Scott Roeder that belongs to several extremist groups on the far right fringe, including the Sovereign Citizen movement, the Freeman, and perhaps the Christian Identity movement. If so, Roeder is far outside the mainstream of American thought, as was his analog, Andrew Mickel.

Those of you familiar with this site know that I've referred to Mickel on several occasions in the past precisely because he is an excellent whipping boy that showcases the extremism that can come from far leftist ideologies. He and Roeder may very well be mirror images of the same sort of extremist-prone mindset that seeks to become a malevolent force.

There are some of us in the center-right blogosphere who came down heavily on Mickel for his politically-motivated assassination of an innocent police officer, but the national media largely ignored Mickel's conviction in a death penalty case, probably because of the fact that they helped shape the terrorist he became, and because he was a living example of the worst extreme of their ideology.

Now that a man identified as Roeder has murdered infanticide specialist George Tiller, the media finally has a politically motivated assassination it can get behind and hype. They will try to portray as some sort of representative example of a much wider group, just as noted conspiracy theorist Andrew Sullivan reflexively did, even though the last murder of an abortionist occurred more than a decade ago.

As I noted earlier, nobody gains from such politically-motivated murders, and I can only wonder how the powers that be will try to use this tragedy to their advantage.

Provided they don't get someone else killed first.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at June 1, 2009 09:41 AM


Longtime reader and never commented here before. I disagree with your sentence. Someone always gains from politically motivated crimes including murder.

The question may well be: what is being gained by the death of Tiller? A golden opportunity to show the how dangerous Christians are to the community at large; with a parallel diminution of Christian activities from fighting [peacefully] abortion to fighting [peacefully] gay marriage to fighting [peacefully] economic slavery. This is yet another event that won't be allowed to go to waste.

Tiller's death is a God-send (if you'll please pardon the irony) to anyone whose enemy is a Christian individual or group.

My two cents and thank you for the opportunity to post.

R, Dave

Posted by: DaveO at June 1, 2009 10:45 AM

They've already killed a enlisted soldier at a recruiting station at 10 this morning.

Posted by: brando at June 1, 2009 01:43 PM

Wow, one enlisted man gets murdered in Bumfuck Arkansas ... I wonder how much sympathy we should expect from the millions of Iraqis who watched their brothers, fathers, uncles, daughter, mothers and aunts die at the hands of Bush's folly to prove he has a big dick. You've always been a pussy Bob, trying to separate yourself from the madness that is crackpot right-wing terrorism is just another pussy move.

Posted by: KillMe at June 1, 2009 05:41 PM

As oppose to what , KillMe , of millions of Marsh Arabs , Kurds and Shi'te who saw their brothers , sisters , parents , neighbors that were tortured , murdered , imprisoned , gassed , buried alive by Saddam Hussein from 1979 to 2003 . In your stupidity and utter ignorance , you have forgotten that moral equivalence works both ways . Since you did not prevent that deaths of millions of Iraqis when Saddam was in power , hence you are much to blame for their deaths and the deaths of Americans and coalition soldiers and Iraqis when they ousted the mad man . And oh yeah , before you sprout the nonsense that America armed the Iraqis , here is a hint , the Iraqis bought most of their arms from the Soviet Union and some planes from France .

Posted by: Wil at June 2, 2009 12:35 AM

This post has been linked for the HOT5 Daily 6/2/2009, at The Unreligious Right

Posted by: UNRR at June 2, 2009 06:42 AM

I guess we can all agree that crazy comes in all colours. However, as a leftist, I am continually surprised by the acceptance of hatespeech in the rightwings current screeds. The usual counterargument is that we treated Bush just as bad, but I aint buying that. While we referred to him as Dumbya and went after him for his policies of torture in not an exactly graceful and dignified matter, the right keeps on calling Obama by his middle name to indicate that he is a muslim, and accusations of treason and wanting to destroy the US are very seldom frowned upon. Add to this the RINO jihad and on a scale, I have to say your side looks and sounds uglier.

And ugly breeds crazy, unfortunately.

Posted by: fnord at June 2, 2009 07:08 AM

Reading the leftist slime's ramblings here, it really gives you insight into their intellectual inadequacy, as hypocrisy oozes from every line.

They spew hate because it's all that they are.
Impotent, sad, little infantile whiners who live lives seething with hatred, spewing venom, yet they think they can tar anyone they like with the label that fits them like a glove.

Concepts like logic and reason elude them.
It's like trying to have a debate with a teething two-year-old up past his bedtime.

Posted by: democratsarefascists at June 2, 2009 09:07 AM


Is your post intended to be that comically ironic?

Posted by: Jim at June 2, 2009 04:07 PM