I appreciate this:
It reminds me of this blistering passage from Jesus’ denunciation of the Pharisees in the days leading up to his own murder:
“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you build the tombs of the prophets and adorn the monuments of the righteous, saying, ‘If we had lived in the days of our fathers, we would not have taken part with them in shedding the blood of the prophets.’ Thus you witness against yourselves, that you are sons of those who murdered the prophets. Fill up, then, the measure of your fathers. You serpents, you brood of vipers, how are you to escape being sentenced to hell? Therefore I send you prophets and wise men and scribes, some of whom you will kill and crucify, and some you will scourge in your synagogues and persecute from town to town, that upon you may come all the righteous blood shed on earth, from the blood of innocent Abel to the blood of Zechari′ah the son of Barachi′ah, whom you murdered between the sanctuary and the altar. Truly, I say to you, all this will come upon this generation.” (Matthew 23:29-36)
Any resemblance between the Pharisees Jesus addressed and the MAGA cultists who pretend to honor MLK as “one of the good ones” while cheering when their Dear Leader calls peaceful protesters “sons of bitches” is not at all coincidental. You don’t want peaceful protesters. You want prey that does not struggle as you kill it.