Take a good look at the above photo. It is the face of evil. It is the mugshot of the most reviled man in the United States today. It is the mugshot of Jared Loughner, the suspect in the Massacre in Tucson this past Saturday.
This "man" smirked for this mugshot and when he was arraigned in federal district court in Phoenix. Oh, why Phoenix when the crime was committed in Tucson? Because Mr. Loughner killed a federal judge, John Roll. And all the other judges had to recuse themselves. So, on to Phoenix.
This is now up against mounting evidence that this "man" was not playing with a full deck. In this article from the Daily Mail, it appears that Mr. Loughner had a creepy shrine to a human skull in his backyard. And that he was obsessed with the Mayan Prophecy that 2012 is all she wrote for mankind. Yeah, this guy is real right-wing material. Yeah, he's a real Tea Partier. And maybe even president of the Tucson chapter of the Sarah Palin Fan Club.
Which leads to the next face of evil.
The above photo is that of the Pima County Sheriff, Clarence Dips---.
There, I wrote it!
It is what this "sheriff" is, a certified dips---.
While he should be providing information about the investigation into the events of the Massacre In Tucson, "Sheriff" Dips--- is still pushing his own theory, based on not one shred of evidence or fact. That what drove Mr. Loughner over the edge is, wait for it. . .RUSH LIMBAUGH! SARAH PALIN! GLEN BECK! The Tea Party movement!
"Sheriff" Dips--- is hell bent on making sure to let anyone and everyone know that he is not one them there racists or bigots that is running his state. No sir, he is the enlightened one. The sheriff with so much knowledge that he keeps running his seemingly senile gums that this horrific event is not the fault of Mr. Loughner. It is because he may have listened to Rush, who he really zeroes in on in the latest diatribe from the chief law enforcement officer of Pima County. Again, there is not one bit of evidence to anyone's knowledge that Mr. Loughner has any discernible political point of view. And "Sheriff" Dips--- spouts the same left-wing talking points that anyone from MSNBC can do. And without drooling all over themselves.
Radio talker Mark Levin on today's show made the point that the more "sheriff" Dips--- keeps talking the way that he is, it will create a possible insanity defense for this "man", Loughner. And I worry that he maybe spot on.
While one can go on about evil and banality, there are those that need to be focused on that were true heroes this past Saturday.
Above is Dorwan Stoddard. Mr. Stoddard made the ultimate sacrifice this past Saturday. Mr. Stroddard and his wife, Mavanell, also known as Mavy, were going to tell their congressman, Gabrielle Giffords, that they thought she was doing a good job as their representative to congress. As all hell broke loose, suspect Jared Loughner, began his carnage, Mr. Stoddard pulled Mavy to the ground to protect her. And in the end, Mr. Stoddard was shot in the head and died.
Both the Stoddards were deeply Christian people. Both were active volunteers at Mountain Avenue Church of Christ.
It reminds me of the story in the Holy Bible when Jesus himself speaks of no greater love than that of sacrificing oneself for another. In that, Dorwan Stoddard showed no greater love than giving himself to his beloved Mavy.
I only hope that I, God forbid, were in such a situation that I would be the same as Dorwan Stoddard.
And that is how I want to close this post.
There is evil, the act committed and the act of trying to place blame where none exists.
But it is the act of love that one showed for another that ended up being the ultimate sacrifice.