Meet Fair Wayne Bryant, convicted in 1997 of stealing a pair of hedge clippers. Prosecutors pursued and won a life sentence in the case, a penalty permissible under the state’s habitual offender law. Bryant appealed the life sentence as too severe.
Recently he appealed his conviction. Nope, said the state of Louisiana, it is right and good and true that we continue to rob you of your freedom forever and ever, because of those hedge clippers.
“Yay!” say the Good White Christian MAGA cult. “The law is the law! Three strikes and you are out! Law and order!” And so this pack of soulless Javerts is avenged on this man and gets their stupid spite.
Since his conviction in 1997, Mr. Bryant’s incarceration has cost Louisiana taxpayers approximately $518,667,” she wrote. “Arrested at 38, Mr. Bryant has already spent nearly 23 years in prison and is now over 60 years old. If he lives another 20 years, Louisiana taxpayers will have paid almost one million dollars to punish Mr. Bryant for his failed effort to steal a set of hedge clippers.
It doesn’t matter to the cult. They will take those hedge clippers and cut off their noses to spite their faces if they can only visit insane cruelty on a brown victim.
Exhibit #23834234 in evidence to prove what LBJ said 55 years ago about the culture of white supremacy:
If you can convince the lowest white man he’s better than the best colored man, he won’t notice you’re picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he’ll empty his pockets for you.
That is what motivates the MAGA cult and that is why they adore Trump while he kills them with criminal negligence in the Pandemic:
The deepest, truest, most essential campaign slogan for the entire MAGA Cult is simply this: