This weblog is concerned with how the aggregate behavior of the public helps serial killers, mass murderers, and domestic terrorists to rationalize what they do. Scroll down a page or so in this article and consider the following sentence, "The case has completely polarized the 18,000 residents of Steubenville, Ohio, a town where high school football is taken very seriously."
Polarized?!! Really? Polarized.
The term "polarized" is generally used when there are lots of people on either side of an issue. Am I to believe that half of the good, Christian citizens of Steubenville, Ohio are actually in favor of dragging a drunken teenage girl from house to house and repeatedly raping and sodomizing her? Is that true or are they just tolerant of it as long as the victim is some out-of-towner...someone else's daughter...someone who doesn't matter who only got what she deserved for getting drunk and attending a party full of drunken titans of the gridiron? Do any of the good citizens of Steubenville, Ohio have an answer?
The relevence of this case and how it relates to domestic terrorism, etc. is simple enough for even the most inbred hicks of Stupidville to comprehend:
When a significant portion of a community displays this level of depraved indifference toward the victim and is perceived as being supportive of the abusers, it only serves to convince men like Timothy McVeigh, Eric Harris, and Adam Lanza that Americans are fundamentally mean, stupid, and callous...utterly deserving of what terrorists and mass murderers do to them. And how do such men identify communities worthy of such vitriolic rage?
No American with an iota of decency in their character would be caught dead attending a Big Red football game or any other related function because they understand that denying violent athletes the attention and blind worship they crave is the only way to get through to them.
Show every budding mass murderer and domestic terrorist in America that they're wrong.
Or stand around with your thumb up your ass and pretend to be shocked the next time someone slaughters a bunch of school kids.
I think it's a simple choice. What do the good citizens of Steubenville, Ohio think?