by Juliet Brooks
Some people are Democrats. Others identify themselves as Republicans. But a recent event in Arkansas proves that some people are just sick.
The campaign manager for Arkansas Democrat Ken Aden found his cat brutalized and murdered with the word “liberal” scrawled on its dead body. The dead animal was discovered by the five-year old son of Jacob Burris, who is managing Alden’s campaign against Republican Steve Womack for Arkansas’ third congressional district.
“The family pet, an adult, mixed-breed Siamese cat, had one side of its head bashed in to the point the cat’s eyeball was barely hanging from its socket,” according to a press release sent out by the Aden campaign. The perpetrators scrawled ‘liberal’ across the cat’s body.”
A Republican did not do this — it was a twisted human being who killed an innocent animal to make a point about local politics.
Anybody who would kill a living being for any political or religious message kills only for him or herself. There is no politic and no religion that condones murder as an acceptable outlet. Politics by themselves are pure; religion by itself is noble; it is the man—the monster—that makes them ignoble and diluted.
“Trying to send a message” is not a valid excuse for a crime. “Making an impact” falls short as well. The inability of this person to think or feel is the only explanation for the fact that anyone could do this.
There is no way that a normal human being could ever do anything of the sort.
Other articles will discuss the family’s statement, the disgust and horror that Aden and Burris feel. But you, the reader, should be feeling disgust and horror. Because, yes, countless others have committed and do commit and will commit countless more crimes, some more heinous than others, and many under the guise of politics and religion. It is up to the observer to remember that politics and religion as theories do not condone murder, do not condone collateral damage, do not condone malpractice or misinterpretation. It is the men and women behind the practice of these two major facets of life who determine how politics and religion play into everyday life. And corruption is not an integral part of either politics or religion—it is men and women who corrupt.
- Democratic Operative’s Cat Slaughtered, ‘Liberal’ Painted On Corpse, Huffington Post 1/23/2012
- “Liberal” Written on Political Campaign Manager’s Dead Cat, KTXL-TV Fox40 Sacramento