Liberals killed by Conservatives
because of the differences in their beliefs
( listed in reverse chronological order ):
_June 10, 2009 : The attempt by the 88 year old long time anti-semitic Holocaust denying James Von Braun to kill as many as possible at the D.C. Holocaust Museum.
By mid 2009, the 30-year campaign of violence against the rights of women to have access to abortion as recognized by the U.S. Constitution, as interpretted by its official guardians was :
8 cold-blooded murders
17 attempted murders
406 death threats
5,800 acts of vandalism
_ May 31, 2009: Prominent late-term abortion provider George Tiller is shot and killed in a Wichita church where he was serving as an usher, by a long time "pro-life" crusader.
_ April 25, 2007: Authorities say Paul Ross Evans placed a homemade bomb in the parking lot of the Austin Women's Health Center in Texas. A bomb squad disposes of the device, which contained two pounds of nails. There are no injuries.
_ Oct. 23, 1998: Dr. Barnett Slepian is fatally shot in his home in a suburb of Buffalo, N.Y. Militant abortion opponent James Kopp is convicted of the murder in 2003 and sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.
_ Jan. 29, 1998: A bomb explodes just outside a Birmingham, Ala., abortion clinic, killing a police officer and wounding several others. Eric Rudolph later pleads guilty to that incident and the deadly bombing at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. He justifies the Alabama bombing in an essay from prison, writing that Jesus would condone "militant action in defense of the innocent."
_ Jan. 16, 1997: Two bomb blasts an hour apart rock an Atlanta building containing an abortion clinic. Seven people are injured. Rudolph is charged by federal authorities in October 1998.
_ Dec. 30, 1994: John Salvi opens fire with a rifle inside two Boston-area abortion clinics, killing two receptionists and wounding five others. Sentenced to life without parole, he kills himself in prison in 1996.
_ Nov. 8, 1994: Dr. Garson Romalis, who performs abortions in Vancouver, Canada, is shot in the leg while eating breakfast at home.
_ July 29, 1994: Dr. John Bayard Britton and his volunteer escort, James H. Barrett, are slain outside a Pensacola, Fla., abortion clinic. Barrett's wife, June, is wounded in the attack. Paul J. Hill, 40, a former minister and anti-abortion activist, is later convicted of murder and sentenced to death.
_ Aug. 19, 1993: Dr. George Tiller is shot in the arms as he drives out of parking lot at his Wichita, Kan., clinic. Rachelle "Shelley" Shannon is later convicted and sentenced to 11 years in prison. ( a subsequent assassin was more successful.)
_ March 10, 1993: Dr. David Gunn is shot to death outside Pensacola, Fla., clinic, becoming the first U.S. doctor killed during an anti-abortion demonstration. Michael Griffin is convicted and serving a life sentence.
(some of the above is from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/0..._n_209528.html
The the 9/11 attacks on the United States in 2001 were an attempt by extremely conservative religious fanatics to kill as many Americans as they could because they view Americans as diabolical liberals.
"Doctor Martin Luther King was clearly killed in 1967 by a conservative who hated the liberal agenda that King represented.
Jewish radio show host Alan Berg is assassinated by the White Supremacists known as 'The Order', in 1984.
Throughout this page, when I speak of "liberals" vs. "conservatives", I am referring to the leaders and official representatives of those groups, not to "nobodies" who may claim affiliation to a group, but have no influence whatsoever for that group's policies or actions.
It's silly for conservatives to blame liberals - as they often do - for the actions of every nutcase who wasn't a white Christian native-born tax-paying heterosexual English-speaking American. Here's a perfect example, a conservative Christian clergyman who uses that method to argue the very opposite of what I am arguing in this page : http://www.somethingaintright
. com/Liberals.htm#maya08 .
Harvey Milk played an essential role in the story of the emergence of the gay community. He was chosen by TIME Magazine as one of the 100 most influential politicians of the 20th century. But in 1978 a conservative rival shot and killed both him and the mayor in San Francisco's city hall. The homophobic jury responded to the killer's "twinky defense" by giving him a five year sentence.
Massacre of the Greensboro,N.C. Five by white racists : Sandy Smith, a nurse and civil rights activist; Dr. James Waller, president of a local textile workers union who gave up his medical practice to defend workers; Bill Sampson, a Harvard University graduate in the school of divinity; Cesar Cause, an immigrant from Cuba who graduated magna cum laude from Duke University; and Dr. Michael Nathan, chief of pediatrics at Lincoln Community Health Center in Durham, NC, a clinic that helped children from low-income families.
168 people died and over 800 were injured in the bombing of the Federal Building in Oklahoma City, in 1995 by Timothy McVeigh and his friend Terry Nichols, ultra-conservative militia movement, which hated what it considered the liberal government under President Bill Clinton. It is the deadliest domestic terrorist attack in the history of the United States and was the deadliest act of terrorism within U.S. borders until September 11, 2001.
Chico Mendes, a union leader and environmental activist in Brazil, was murdered in 1988 by land-owners whose total control he threatened.
Benigno Aquino, Jr. the leading opponent to the ultra-conservative Marcos regime, assassinated in 1983.
See the web page I devote to the seven leading liberal Catholic cardinals and popes who died suspicious deaths in and around the Vatican in 1978 : http://JesusWouldBeFurious.Org/murderedpope
Archbishop Romero denounced what he characterized as the persecution of his Church: "In less than three years, more than fifty priests have been attacked, threatened and slandered. Six of them (listed below) are martyrs, having been assassinated; various others have been tortured, and others expelled from the country. Religious women have also been the object of persecution."
Catholic priests assassinated in El Salvador during Óscar Romero's archbishopric (1977 - 1980) by the "Contra" government backed by the Reagan administration::
Rutilio Grande, S.J. - 1977
Alfonso Navarro - 1977
Ernesto Barrera - 1978
Octavio Ortiz - 1979
Rafael Palacios - 1979
Napoleón Macías - 1979
Archbishop Romero himself was killed by a shot to the heart on March 24, 1980 following a sermon where he called on Salvadoran soldiers, as Christians, to obey God's higher order and to stop carrying out the government's repression and violations of basic human rights.
That same year 3 Catholic nuns were rapped and killed by Salvadorian "contras".
Steven Biko ( Black African activist murdered by "law enforcement" of conservative South African apartheid regime in 1977.)
Victor Jara (Chilian folk-singer and political activist, brutally tortured and killed by conservative government's "law enforcement" - 1973 )
In Chile, in Sept., 1973, a coup led by ultra-conservative General Pinochet toppled the leftist President Salvador Alliende, whio committed suicide rather than allow himself to fall into the hands of his enemies. In 2009 the courts in Chile concluded that Eduardo Frei, who had been the liberal president who had preceeded Alliende, did not die of natural causes as had been believed for decades. It has now been determined that the real cause of Frei's death in 1982 when he had become one of the leading critics of President Pnionchet's conservative military dictatorship, was poisoning by injections. ["Jurist" research]
Orlando Letelier (Leading liberal Chilian activist, educator and diplomat, & his assistant were car-bombed in Sept., 1976 in Washington, D.C. because of his powerful opposition to conservative dictator Pinochet )
Wikipedia article on Letelier|.
The murder of Episcopalian seminarian Jonathan Daniels who was working for racial justice and equality in Alabama, in 1965, prompted outcries from many and is believed to have been a turning point in America's battle for equality among the races. 'One of the most heroic Christian deeds of which I have heard in my entire ministry and career for civil rights." (Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.) His denomination recognized Daniels as an official martyr and dedicated August 14 to his memory.
Black Mississippian James Chaney, and two white New Yorkers Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner were murdered near Philadelphia,Mississippi, when they tried to register black voters in Mississippi during Freedom Summer, 1964 by members of the KKK. (Why did Ronald Reagan select this same town in 1980 as the place from which to launch his presidential campaign?).
Medgar Evers, NAACP field secretary and civil-rights activist in Missisippi, 1963.
16th St. Baptist Church
In the early morning of Sunday, September 15, 1963, four members of United Klans of America, a Ku Klux Klan group, planted 22 sticks of dynamite with a delayed-time release outside the basement of the church.At about 10:22 a.m., when twenty-six children were walking into the basement assembly room the bomb exploded, instantly killing the four young "freedom fighters" below.
Bethel Baptist Church
This Birmingham, Alabama church served as headquarters from 1956 to 1961 for the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights (ACMHR), which was led by Fred Shuttlesworth and active in the Birmingham Civil Rights Movement. The ACMHR focused on legal and nonviolent direct action against segregated accommodations, transportation, schools and employment discrimination. It played a crucial role in the 1961 Freedom Ride that resulted in federal enforcement of U.S. Supreme Court and Interstate Commerce Commission rulings to desegregate public transportation. The church buildings were bombed on three separate occasions between1956 and 1962. The three-story Sixteenth Street Baptist Church was a rallying point for civil-rights activities through the spring of 1963, and is where the students who marched out of the church to be arrested during the 1963 Birmingham campaign's Children's Crusade were trained. The demonstrations led to an agreement in May between the city's black leaders and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) to integrate public facilities in the country.
Patrice Lumumba (an African anti-colonial leader and the first legally elected Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, killed by conservative forces shortly after he helped to win the independence of this former colony from Belgium in June 1960.
The bloodiest race riot in the history of the United States took place in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1921, when the white community burned down the black community because the African Americans had been so successful in establishing a prosperous community, killing about 300 of the residents .
Although Mahatma Gandhi was himself assassinated by fellow Hindus (who may or may not have been "conservatives", the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre, also known as the Amritsar Massacre, on April 13, 1919, where British Indian Army soldiers under the command of Brigadier-General Reginald Dyer opened fire on an unarmed gathering of men, women and children supporters of Gandhi was a different matter. The firing by those representing the intent on conserving the dominant status of the white colonial power upon the liberal efforts of those who would be free lasted about 10 minutes and 1600 rounds were fired. Official sources place the casualties at 379. According to private sources, the number was over 1000, with more than 2000 wounded. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jallianwala_Bagh_massacre]
The defenders of slavery in 1837 had powerful conservative "arguments" in response to the liberal abolitionist arguments of the newspaper editor in Alton Illinois, Elijah Lovejoy, i.e. torches with which to destroy not only his paper, his press and his office, but the editor himself!
For centuries, white Christian conservatives had no problem killing the spirit of their African slaves, breaking up their marriages and families. Then, when their
The Murderous Riot of conservative whites against African Americans in Wilmington, N.C. in 1898
The Haymarket (Chicago) five labor-leaders hanged on false pretences, after a 1886 May Day rally in support of the 8 hours work day.
After defeating the conservatives of the Confederacy, President Abraham Lincoln could have prosecuted the losers for treason. Instead, he sent them home with their horses and rifles so that they could get back on their feet. The conservatives repaid Lincoln's liberality by assassinating him.
Mariana de Pineda Muñoz a Spanish national heroine.killed in 1831.
Liberal Martyrs in progress:
Some people may think it's a joke, but in the light shed on the present from the past, the following are no laughing matters:
Chances of Obama being assassinated :
Individuals and groups have made threats to kill Obama after his inauguration on January 20. The rate of threats has surged by 400 per cent from the 3,000 a year or so under former President George W. Bush, according to Ronald Kessler, author of 'In the President's Secret Service'.
On a web site which purports to be mainstream, not at all extreme ( http://www.arguewitheveryone.com/gen...a*obama-8.html
) here's what conservatives (some of whom profess to be upstanding Christians) have been posting :
When conservatives are defeated at the polls,
they think that the U.S. Constitution and / or
Thomas Jefferson gives them a "2nd ammendment remedy:
While the leading elected spokemen of the Republican party were spouting inflamatory rhetoric in Washington, and the offices and homes of their Democratic counterparts were under siege for succeeding in passing historic health care reform, here's what the recent Republican Vice Presidential candidate was recommending that her many enthusiastic fans do to 20 Democrat representatives whom she was "targetting" for retaliation :