The moonbat above is Lorain County, Ohio Judge James Burge. The picture accompanies a USA Today story describing Burge’s opposition to Ohio’s lethal injection procedure, on the grounds that it isn’t quick and painless enough for murderers.
As a fan of Che Guevara, he no doubt feels that a bullet to the head is plenty quick and painless enough for counterrevolutionaries.
Guevara was Fidel Castro’s chief executioner. Every socialist dictatorship needs one. The Nazis had Heinrich Himmler, the Soviets had Felix Dzerzhinsky, the Khmer Rouge had Honcho Nuon Chea. For some reason progressives chose Guevara as the personification of the evil they embrace.
Maybe it’s because Che inspired them with lofty words like those below.
Dismissing the objections of a colleague who understood the importance of trials and proof:
Go ahead and try them tomorrow morning — but execute them NOW!
From his Motorcycle Diaries, which acolyte Robert Redford managed to edit into a cinematic hagiography:
Crazy with fury I will stain my rifle red while slaughtering any enemy that falls in my hands! My nostrils dilate while savoring the acrid odor of gunpowder and blood. With the deaths of my enemies I prepare my being for the sacred fight and join the triumphant proletariat with a bestial howl!
Instructing his Revolutionary Tribunals:
We don’t need proof to execute a man. We only need proof that it’s necessary to execute him. A revolutionary must become a cold killing machine motivated by pure hate.
From a letter to his father:
I’d like to confess, papa, at that moment I discovered that I really like killing.
Summing up socialism, after describing how he shot some poor helpless guy in the head at point-blank range:
He went into convulsions for a while and was finally still. Now his belongings were mine.
To a 14-year-old boy, just before he personally blew the kid’s brains out for trying to defend his father, who was also executed:
I said: KNEEL DOWN!
(The kid wouldn’t kneel and had to be murdered standing up.)
Your average teenager walking around the shopping mall in a Che T-shirt is only doing it to be a brat. But adults who adulate such pure evil are fit subjects for an exorcism.
The popularity of both Che Guevara and Barack Obama among the same moonbats indicates what the vague rhetoric about Hope and Change actually means. These sick freaks are hoping to change America into hell on earth.
Nonetheless they’re morally superior, because they think pricking a murderer with a needle is cruel and unusual punishment.
On a tip from NH Dad. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.