Monday, June 21, 2004
On Paul M. Johnson, Jr.
Heartless, soul-less, rotten, sub-human sons of bitches.
There are far better words to describe the perpetrators of Mr. Johnson's murder, but I try and keep this blog at a PG-13 level. Somedays I do better than others.
Paul M. Johnson, Jr. was slaughtered by the sub-human Al-Qeda terrorists on Friday. This they did to strike fear into the hearts of the American people. This they did to make themselves look brave, tough, and dangerous.
Newsflash, you soul-less bastards. We're not French. We're not Spaniards. We're American, and when you kill one of ours, we get angry. You won't like us when we're angry.
There are those who believe hunting these bastards down will only foment more terror. To those of that mindset, I would direct you to Drudge, where he has posted pictures of the remains of Mr. Johnson. Be warned, the sight is not for those faint of heart, or stomach.
This, dear reader, is what they want to do to you. It is what they want to do to your spouse, to your children, and to your grandchildren. They cannot be negotiated with. They cannot be reasoned with. The only thing they understand is the lethal use of force. They have thrown down the gauntlet by committing the senseless murder of an innocent man. I am reminded of Al Capone's rant from The Untouchables:
I want him dead! I want his family dead! I want his house burnt to the ground!
The only punishment for this crime is the complete liquidation of the terrorists' world. Home, family, friends, supporters. Only when they realize that by perpetrating such an act they will reap the whirlwind will they cease such behavior.
Such action is not unprecedented in American history. For those of you unfamiliar with the events leading up to the end of the Civil War, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to what came to be called Sherman's March to the Sea.
In late 1864, Union General William Tecumsa "War is Hell" Sherman burned the city of Atlanta to the ground and began a 300 mile march to Savannah. Sherman's 65,000 man army were under orders to destroy anything and anyone that could possibly be used as a tool of war.
Sherman did just that. His army cut a swath 60 miles wide from Atlanta to Savannah. Everything was destroyed. It is said that Confederate soldiers, upon hearing of the destruction to their homeland, left their posts in droves to go and fight for their homes. Sherman's march broke the back of the Confederacy. To this day, some parts of that 60 mile wide 300 mile long swath of destruction has not recovered.
It was brutal, it was savage, it was extremely effective. Yes, dear reader, it was total war.
The barbaric savages have struck at us all by murdering Mr. Johnson. They must reap the whirlwind if there is to be an end to this conflict.
Yes, dear reader, I am angry. Why am I angry?
Paul M. Johnson, Jr, was a some woman's husband, some kid's father, somebody's son.
He deserved better than this.