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Yes, I give the Devil benefit of law, for my own safety’s sake! — Robert Bolt, A Man for All Seasons
In the summer of 1969, an UNMARRIED MAN masterminded the murder of 7 people in the hills north of Los Angeles.
Between 1972 and 1978, an UNMARRIED MAN raped and murdered 33 teenage boys in suburban Chicago.
Between 1978 and 1991, an UNMARRIED MAN raped, murdered and dismembered 16 boys and men in suburban Milwaukee.
On October 16, 1991, an UNMARRIED MAN killed 23 people and wounded 27 at a restaurant in Killeen, Texas.
On December 7, 1993, an UNMARRIED MAN killed 6 people and wounded 19 on a Long Island Railroad train.
On April 19, 1995, an UNMARRIED MAN killed 168 people in Oklahoma City.
On April 20, 1999, two UNMARRIED MEN killed 13 people and wounded 24 at a high school in Littleton, Colorado.
On April 16, 2007, an UNMARRIED MAN killed 32 people and wounded 17 on the campus of Virginia Tech.
On December 5, 2007, an UNMARRIED MAN killed 9 people and wounded 4 at a shopping mall in Omaha.
On November 5, 2009, an UNMARRIED MAN killed 13 people and wounded 30 others at Fort Hood, Texas.
On July 20, 2012, an UNMARRIED MAN killed 12 people and wounded 70 in a theater in Aurora, Colorado.
On August 5, 2012, an UNMARRIED MAN killed 6 people and wounded 4 at a Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.
On December 14, 2012, an UNMARRIED MAN killed 26 people at a school in Newtown, Connecticut.
On September 6, 2013, an UNMARRIED MAN killed 12 people and wounded 3 at the Washington Navy Yard.
On June 17, 2015, an UNMARRIED MAN killed 9 people and wounded 1 at a church in Charleston, South Carolina.
On October 1, 2015, an UNMARRIED MAN killed 9 people and wounded 7 at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon.
On June 12, 2016, an UNMARRIED MAN killed 49 people and injured 53 at a nightclub in Orlando.
The vast majority of Crips, Bloods and other gang members are UNMARRIED MEN.
The vast majority of violent criminals in America are UNMARRIED MEN.
America has a problem with UNMARRIED MEN!
Why are they even allowed here?
Go after them!
Put them in internment camps!
Deport every last one of them!
Forbid them to immigrate!
I mean, like, WE HAVE TO DO SOMETHING!
Oh, wait. Let’s not. I am an unmarried man.
It is always easy to demand that your government “do something” as long as they do it someone else.
It is easy to achieve political popularity by inciting the masses to demand that the government “go after” Jews, Christians, Muslims, Catholics, Mormons, Chinese, Japanese, Injuns, white people, black people, Tutsis, Bosnians, Armenians, kulaks, landlords, people who wear glasses, gun owners, druggies, homosexuals, “the rich”, illegals, “useless eaters”, gypsies or whatever demographic might, at any given moment, be unpopular.
I am one-quarter Jewish, so Hitler would have come after me. I wear eyeglasses, so Pol Pot would have come after me. Whenever anyone suggests that the government “go after” a certain segment of the population, I start to squirm.
Did you ever stop to think that probably every genocidal dictator in history started by demonizing some segment of the population?
Demonize them … dehumanize them … declare their rights irrelevant … and eventually kill them en masse.
What goes around comes around. You reap what you sow. Did you ever stop to think that one day the power elites, egged on by angry mobs, might have your particular demographic in their cross hairs? What will you do then?