Paul Gottfried’s article on Takimag.com on the Tiller shooting is a disturbing turn towards behavior that may seem like righteous zeal or justified murder but in reality is heading towards anarchy in the guise of morality.
If you believe that Scott Roeder killed the wicked Dr. George Tiller, then you should have no problem believing that John Brown killed the wicked pro-slavery folks of Kansas by hacking them to death. You should have no problem with the four terrorists who bombed Sterling Hall at the University of Wisconsin in1970 which killed a man but was done to stop the wicked government from illegally bombing Vietnam and you should have no problem with Tim McVeigh’ s attack upon the Murrah Federal Building in response to deaths at the hands of the ATF and the FBI of all those who died at Waco and Ruby Ridge. Indeed, Gottfried could hoist a glass with Bill Ayers, who after all, resorted to terrorism in the Weatherman Underground against government murdered millions with its actions in Southeast Asia. What’s the moral difference? Murder is murder right? And before anyone says right wing murder = good, left wing murder = bad, please stop. For the ideology is all the same, the belief that social change can be brought about by violence. Roemer certainly thought so which is why he killed George Tiller. The aforementioned would also agree, the wicked must be dealt with right? Who cares if they are sanctioned by law or happen to be the authorities themselves?
We can debate the logic of the Hitler example but we must remember one thing, abortion is not forced upon us. All abortion could end today if no decided to have one (that was not true under the Nazis where abortion was state policy). Hitler may have come to power through elections but once in power forced conformity upon the populace or face a prison camp.
You can kill George Tiller but someone has already taken his place, so nothing was really accomplished by this act other to damage the movement for which Roeder claimed to serve, as the”righteous” so often do. I don’t disagree the Right to Life movement has been ineffective, but not because they have failed to lead an insurrection against abortion ala John Brown. And are the abortion doctors any less guilty of murder than those politicans who allowed them to do so through canyons of the law? Or how about those who write the checks to fund Planned Parenthood? Or those who still advocate for abortion in the media? How many people do you wish to kill or imprison for their crimes?
Those who would unleash anarchy to serve a moral end have no more claim to righteousness than those anarchists and nihilists who simply wish to tear everything down, because there would be no beginning or an end to whom you would inflict devine punishment. We’re all guility to a certain degree for allowing abortion to exist (and it would continue to exist even if it were outlawed across the country). But to destroy the village in order to save it? No, that’s not an option I choose to take part in nor should other men good will either