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A notorious gangster has won the right to force prison officers to call him ‘Mr’.

This is the sort of thing that tries men’s souls. And the ladies too. And their tempers.

How does a man who led a criminal gang and ordered the killing of a couple for no other reason then they were related to someone who’d crossed him, how does he now seriously demand he be treated with respect by prison authorities?  He insists they call me mister. And he won.
Well why not?  Hell. For years now every time I’ve seen a police chief or spokesman for the police giving a statement, no matter the crime, they always refer to the mad dog rapist,killer,mugger as ... mister. Have you noticed that? It started years ago and I’m speaking of the USA although they do that here as well.
How’d that come about?

Alright, where proof hasn’t been established and police are at one point speaking to someone but no arrest made, fine.  But in cases where there’s absolute proof, where someone committed a crime in front of a lot of people, or where in some cases a killer actually waited to be arrested and gave up rather then be shot by the cops, doesn’t mister seem a bit too much?

Back to this story though.  The killer/gang leader here insists on respect and I asked how he could expect that. The answer of course is, he’s smart enough to understand how screwed up and pc the system is and so can demand almost anything and be assured authorities will cave in. It’s his human right don’t ya see.
He knows all about his rights you betcha.

There is a move underway, I have read, that would halve prison sentences if criminals admit guilt immediately and avoid long trials.
That’s the world today and my problem is I’ve grown naive in the extreme, cos I want a Norman Rockwell world. Or at least an America that reflects that. Sad though that it never really did.  Or did it?

Before I forget.
I think next week marks the anniversary of the death of John Lennon.
I liked the Beatles well enough. Not everything but I did like some. I was never a fan of Lennon (either one, Lennon or Lenin) and was usually bothered by the fact that the idiot was in my country with another foreigner, his ugly untalented Jap wife, demonstrating against our foreign policy as though they had a say in matters concerning my country.  Yes, everyone has a right to their opinion and I wouldn’t want to be the one with authority to silence anybody.
Except a foreigner in my country.  Wanna be critical? Do it from your country and stay out of mine.

The reason I brought up Lennon to begin with is, news,news.
Someone has written a book on the killing and says that Lennon wasn’t killed by Mark Chapman. Nope.
The CIA did it with cover up help from the FBI.  He’s serious.  So why would the CIA put a contract on poor stupid, drugged to the gills John Lennon?

His conclusion is that Lennon opposed the Viet Nam war and was a peace activist.

In a new book, author Phil Strongman claims that Chapman was a stooge. Lennon’s real assassin was the CIA — at the behest of Right-wing fanatics in the American political establishment.

Makes no sense.  If that was a reason kill him, then why not Jane Fonda? She committed treason. She gave aid and comfort to our enemy while our boys were were dying. Why not her?  Don’t know. The reviews of the book didn’t say and I am not gonna buy his book.  I guess I’ll just have to live with the idea that it was the right wing in America that did it. It’s always us. Innit?

btw ... Chapman will be asking for parole again in 2012.



Posted by peiper    United Kingdom   on 12/05/2010 at 06:44 AM   
 
  1. There were witnesses, including the doorman. Chapman just stood there, gun in hand, until the cops showed up. Then he admitted to the shooting. He’s a true lunatic, violently insane.

    This author is pulling straw out of his ass and claiming he’s spun it into gold.

    Posted by Drew458    United States   12/05/2010  at  09:34 AM  
  2. There is a move underway, I have read, that would halve prison sentences if criminals admit guilt immediately and avoid long trials.

    I’m all for that, as long as they meet Mr. Bullet-to-the-head at the end of their sentences.

    That’s the world today and my problem is I’ve grown naive in the extreme, cos I want a Norman Rockwell world. Or at least an America that reflects that. Sad though that it never really did.  Or did it?

    Norman Rockwell did indeed paint reality in his time. When I was a kid, I could still go down to the local drug store/5&Dime soda fountain. I was a Boy Scout. Etc. He painted a picture of a kid at the doctor’s office that still makes me laugh because that kid looks like me, and the Doctor looks like our family doctor in the 60’s.

    Norman Rockwell painted snapshots of reality. To the total horror of Blake Gopnik.

    Seems Gopnik is distressed that the Smithsonian removed a video showing ants crawling over Jesus.

    Posted by Christopher    United States   12/05/2010  at  10:27 AM  
  3. Whats Sad is some dumb ass publisher took the bait and paid the clown for this drivel.

    Posted by Rich K    United States   12/05/2010  at  01:54 PM  
  4. It amazes me that there are ppl out these who will view crap like that gopnik creep and call it art. 
    I haven’t got it in front of me and anyway I wouldn’t put the photo up here if I had, but someone else pushing another “envelope” trying to be “edgy” with opera, was in the news.
    The producer or whoever has staged some famous opera but made things a bit up to date and edgy.  He has an actor (they aren’t singers, are they?) wearing some kind of devil looking mask, and a tee-shirt with a huge Jesus picture on the front.  Meanwhile, he’s got a woman in front, bent over holding what might be a rail and he’s performing what you expect by my description. And that’s accepted as art rather then the degenerate slop and grime that it is.  And those that are critical just don’t understand what the artist is saying.
    Some of us do and we aren’t fooled. Not even a little.

    Posted by peiper    United Kingdom   12/06/2010  at  07:35 AM  
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