Human Eventsby Daniel J. Flynn
The surest way to become a folk hero on the Hard Left is to kill a human being.
As Mumia Abu-Jamal, Joe Hill and Huey Newton could have attested, murder trumps even treason for establishing radical credentials. You certainly donâ€™t get invitations to deliver commencement addresses, become the subject of folk songs, or hang with the likes of Marlon Brando and Jane Fonda by protesting a traffic ticket. Taking the life of another person elevates a radical to cause celebre status like nothing else can.
So why all the carping about â€œviolent rhetoricâ€ from people wearing â€œCheâ€ T-shirts and imploring us to â€œFree Leonard Peltierâ€?
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