Palin Fans Threatening to Kill a Disturbed Young Man
We’ve long documented the utter nuttiness of the Palin fans; their rabid attacks on anyone who dares to even question Sarah Palin, usually brought on by Palin herself suggesting that damage is being done to her unfairly by political “operatives”.
Now we have the Palin cult threatening to kill a young man against whom Palin got a civil restraining order. Palin fans are suggesting they will shoot this man with “liberal lead” as if he, too, must be a political operative.
He is not. Shawn Christy is a Palin fan, who donated to her PAC. He is also obviously mentally disturbed. He has made threats against many other political figures, including President Obama and Senator McCain, whose fans have not threatened to hunt down this young man and kill him.
Why is that? Well, Palin’s no media stance has allowed her to forge a unique trend in American politics wherein reality can be fabricated from the candidate’s imagination and easily spoon fed to brain washed and often mentally unstable people.
Palin is good at drumming up hate. Here she is “unfiltered” on a radio show earlier this week.
Palin has always excelled at getting others to do her dirty work for her and her political career is no different. We can recall the recent bullying of the school teacher as just one previous example of her inappropriate behavior. Note in this interview how she calls admired journalists Joe McGinness a “freak”; this is the man she implied was a child molester and was spying on her. Her fans also threatened Joe McGinness after hearing Palin’s tales of manufactured woe. In this interivew, she calls union members “thugs”. This isn’t normal behavior for a political figure or even a celebrity. Palin is, at the very least, careless with incendiary words.
This interview is riddled with lies that I’m not going to bother debunking, but I will question Palin’s claim to being a strong, independent frontier gal. Having known a few of these in real life, I never knew one of them to be afraid of anyone. If Palin is such a “strong” woman, why won’t she do interviews with any media other than the far right extremists and propaganda network Fox?
Palin’s 20 day civil restraining order is based upon her word, not any actual facts – though I don’t think anyone is disputing the facts in this case. But rational people will note that a restraining order that indicates guilt is a criminal restraining order, which takes evidence to obtain — rather than a civil order which relies upon testimony from the victim.
It’s a terrible thing for anyone to be stalked, but in reality, this man has never flown to Alaska. The FBI, along with many other law enforcement agencies, has interviewed him extensively. They have not prosecuted him for any of his threats to any public official. Who knows why?
The Frontiersman reported:
“He has had lots of opportunities to be arrested. The U.S. Capitol Police launched an investigation because Christy made more than 20 threats against President Barack Obama, more than 40 threats against 2008 Republican presidential candidate John McCain and another 40 against Palin. The Secret Service did its own investigation. Agents have visited Christy’s home and spent hours talking to him on more than one occasion.
They did not arrest him. They did not charge him. Neither did the FBI in Anchorage and Allentown, Pa., who also investigated.
But on our web page, readers have tried, convicted and sentenced Christy. Based on his public trial and suggested execution, his hometown police department has brought in patrols from neighboring towns to help protect his family.”
Yes, that’s right. Palin fans are making such egregious threats against this young man, as if two wrongs make a right, that his hometown police department felt he and his family needed extra protection. Now who needs a restraining order?
“Even after we broke the story that Christy is not in Alaska and has never been to Alaska, threats against him continued on our website and Facebook page. Many comments were not approved because they suggested hunting Christy and killing him.
Folks asked us to post a picture of the young man so “decent” people could hunt him down and kill him. And that is exactly why we won’t publish a photo that could identify him.
We were shocked at the number of people from across the U.S. calling for his death and offering to pull the trigger on a .45 loaded with “liberal lead.””
Gosh, that seems normal and sane, no? No word on why John McCain has not rushed down to get his restraining order against someone who has never visited his state.
This might be a good time to note that Palin’s order might not be any good in Arizona, where one of her Mama Grizzlies says she is against recognizing restraining orders from other states. Just a head’s up. Of course, this won’t impact Palin who has her own security team everywhere she goes, unlike most restraining order recipients – many of whom are stalked by seriously threatening people and deserve to be protected the same as Palin. See, it’s issues like this that really make it hard to buy the Mama Grizzly feminist line. They sell one thing for the rest of us, but when it comes to their lives, they want all of the rights and protections we are lobbying for, and fighting them to achieve.
The Right Wing web is ablaze with threatened violence against this “Left wing stalker.” But then, they always shoot first before getting facts. Any wonder why they make normal people nervous?
The Right’s argument will be that anyone who dares to point out facts in this case hates Sarah Palin and deserves to die a death only fit for liberal. They’ve gotten the entire Right wing blogosphere crazy enough to be threatening to kill someone and using their IP addresses to do so. Apparently, they don’t understand why it matters that neither President Obama or John McCain have vigilantes out to take “justice” into their own disturbed hands. And of course Ms Palin herself has not bothered to set the record straight or throw water on the her fan’s flames of unmitigated and unregulated rage. She is an exceptionally irresponsible “leader”. The entire nation needs a civil restraining order from Palin fans, and I dare say, from Palin rhetoric.
This young man is not a liberal or a political operative. He is a crazy Palin fan. They are turning on their own kind now. Hurry, citizens, get out of the way. This isn’t going to go well.
H/T: Immoral Minority
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