Free Hal Turner

(10 am. – promoted by ek hornbeck)


First they came for the racist, right-wing nutjobs, but I wasn’t a nutjob so I didn’t speak up…


They’ve locked racist, right-wing nutjob Hal Turner up and thrown away the key because he’s a danger to the community. He said a few judges ought to die for voting the wrong way on the gun issue. By this criteria Glenn Beck should be in Leavenworth and Limbaugh, Savage and Hannity already sent to the gallows for hate speech.

And thus begins our slippery slope to lose what is left of our freedom – the criminalization of speech. Thought Crime. Kill the Ump!!!

Has the Homeland Security Police State decided to make an example of Turner? Do they plan to charge him with racism and hate? Is there a plan afoot to snuff out the New American Nazi Party in its pre-born infancy? Indeed, there certainly seems a plan afoot to whip these racist haters into a frenzy. The Obama Administration would have to be stupid not to see what is happening and not do something about it. We are at war, aren’t we? Certainly the racist haters are.

So it makes sense to run to ground all these fart jobs who are ready for a fight and aren’t afraid to die before we run them underground to organize to fight another day. To morph from Zombies with their heads cut off to a fighting force of resistance led by professional soldiers and some red, white and blue Book of the New American Revolution written by whichever right-wing, white-supremacist, Christian Aryan nutjob has the best spell-check at the time.

But, don’t you think in 2000 I wanted the Supreme Court dead for upholding the Bush/Cheney coup detat? Not to mention Bush and Cheney. These people are war criminals in my mind and deserve a war criminal’s fate. Does my saying this incite you to do something about it? We know the bastards deserve whatever heartache they get in their lives, but “sticks and stones can break my bones but words will never hurt me.” (Unless they’re uttered by those you love and love you.)

A man is in jail without bail because of his words. Words of bitterness and anger for sure. Words of violent wish fulfillment. Indeed.

But what crime has he committed? The crime of expressing himself. An expression embraced by more Americans than many of us want to contemplate. After a while the lone nuts can become a federation. Legion. And we see them now, don’t we, as they are emboldened in their racist hate by media cheer-leading, inspirational coaching and a taste for blood after years of the white man’s shame and humiliation at the hands of insert litany of the hated here.

Is ignorance a crime? Maybe that’s what re-education camps are for. But prison? Is raping a kid the same as saying “kill all the lawyers”? Why it’s positively Shakespearean. Throw someone in jail for Holocaust denial? Fringe-paranoiac thinking is a crime? Then put Cheney in prison for seeing a terrorist under every bed.

First they came for…

Frankly, it’s easy and fun to think “lock all the bastards up.” But where does it stop? If you don’t believe in the Official Story of 911 and think there is something fishy going on, are you a nutjob worthy of incarceration? If you believe income tax is illegal because one’s labor isn’t supposed to be taxed and you wonder why the IRS can never point to the exact law which requires an income tax, does that make you insane and unable to care for yourself? How about a California Secessionist movement? Would that be a threat to National Security which requires military action? At what point?

If one proclaims hate for Jews or Muslims or Christians? Or Nips, Chinks, Micks, Wops, Goons, Rag-heads and Wetbacks? Or fags, feminists or fetishists? Blue eyes or brown? Left handed or right?

Once it begins where does it end? Hal Turner is in jail for thought crime. His thoughts are despicable. His mind a poisoned well. But what has he done besides bleat and blatt and brey and whine?

Kill the Bankers! You may say “right on” but are you going to run out and kill? No.

And if you did, is it because I told you to? No, it’s because you’re a killer.

Hal Turner’s got a big mouth and a tiny mind. Maybe a criminal mind. But he’s not a criminal.

Free Hal Turner.



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    • gottlieb on August 12, 2009 at 14:52
  1. but dey is still niggas

    The key here is hate

    Must proliferate hate even if we have to shove PC down the throats of people who can’t even understand it

    I’d rather rise above all of it and blame the secret societies, secret governments and the social engineering think tanks diverting people from their real destiny.

    • Edger on August 12, 2009 at 16:14

    I haven’t even had my first cup of coffee yet.

    But I think I’m awake now.

    Ahhh, jeeze. Free (arrrggh) Hal Turner.

    • dmc on August 12, 2009 at 17:30

    Not going to support anything Hal Turner has ever said, but I will support his right to say it. We are heading down this road whole hog though. Anyone who calls for Obama to release his original birth certificate is committing treason. The White House wants the public to inform it when people make misleading and/or false statements about health care reform on the Internet. Feinstein no longer holds public meetings. Etc., etc.  

    • pico on August 13, 2009 at 21:50

    and as anyone will tell you, I’m a pretty vociferous defender of free expression.

    But we do have a legal standard for judging whether incitement oversteps one’s protected boundaries are not: it’s called the Brandenburg Test

    the constitutional guarantees of free speech and free press do not permit a State to forbid or proscribe advocacy of the use of force or of law violation except where such advocacy is directed to inciting or producing imminent lawless action and is likely to incite or produce such action.

    Turner is lucky no one went through with it, because he’d then be guilty of being an accessory before the fact:

    Those who aid in the commission of a crime before or after that actual act are called accessories to the crime. Any person who willingly and intentionally helps a person before the crime is committed is considered and accessory before the fact. For example, the person who provides the principle with maps of the bank, security information, and other details may be considered an accessory before the fact.

    Angry disagreements with judges is one thing.  Veiled threats against them is another.  Direct threats against them with directions to their homes is beyond any category of protected speech that I know of.

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