Saturday, November 14, 2009

Muhammad: Is Where he belongs…now

John Muhammad is no more. Dead. Put to sleep with tax payer revenue: taxes kill people.

Do I care that he was put to rest by the state? No, I don't. Am I a proponent of the death penalty? Yes, I am in some cases. I actually want to be the one to inject the lethal dose if the man/woman on the gurney has taken or terrorized the lives of the innocent e.g. children.
Does this make me a mean and uncaring person? Nope. Not in my mind. Judgmental? Perhaps. I will be that under these circumstances.

Justice rarely shows itself in this world these days. The days and moments of biblical accountability and punishment are long gone. Can't you tell? Out with the Old Testament in with the New Testament. A testament that has proven to give us humans a much easier way to function. And, a dangerous green light to behave badly without worrying too much about a stoning.

Muhammad (how I wish he did not carry the name of such a wonderful prophet) was a stone cold killer. Unremorseful. Not that his remorse would have mattered to me. Perhaps, to the New Testament junkies it would have. The bleeding hearts. They may be now wondering where is my New Testament belief in God's forgiveness and grace.

I don't have any for the DC Sniper.

Besides, seeking forgiveness is a cheap way to get over on God. Typically, what we demand forgiveness for will be selfishly done again. Therefore, regulating the 'price' of forgiveness to an inexpensive loaf of bread.

Cheap bread gets stale fast! At least it can be used for something good e.g. bread crumbs. There was no re-usage (rehabilitation) for John Muhammad. His hatred and evil-ness could not be 'fixed' like Saul's.

A commentator last night summed it all up for me:

"Muhammad got to die in peace tonight. His murdered victims did not. Those of us who lived through the horrific time of this unrelenting maniac were victims too."

He is right on. I remember the fear this sociopath sadistically had lingering over the DC Metro area. Everyone was terrified:

'Will I be next?'

I also recall the critics 'predicting' that the serial killer was an educated disgruntled white man. They were wrong. They, the biblical scholars, are not wrong about Saul; the now Paul of the Good Book...however. He was purified. Changed. Does this mean I could be wrong about John Allen Muhammad? Was there any room for redemption?

Either way, wrong or right, forgiveness or unforgiveness, redemption or redemption denied, John Muhammad is where he belongs:

A way from here! With more like him lurking…He was a military man…Like Major Nidal Malik Hasan, the Fort Hood Killer.

I guess my next commentary should be a question, What is our Military Creating?

Written by Brian E. Payne


Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Reader Response:

Man I KNEW you would provide some commentary on the DC Sniper.

That said, I could not AGREE more, this sick person is where he belongs. I too support capital punishment in some cases, especially something like this. How about this Bro. Payne, one of THEIR victims happened to be a father of a female Lincoln U. family member and acquittance of mine! Go figure.

True. Perhaps judgmental "so what" I believe invoking more capital punishment on similar animals in our society and correctional facilities would improve society (why did I want to say things here but some writer I know said that word is weak).

BTW, do you think that Lee Malvo should have received the same punishment? I was on the fence years ago however he was old enough to understand right and wrong, "DIE TOO"! I mean they shot and terrorized children, too!

On another note I read your other blogs recently and have a few other thoughts. In this country anything that represents true value (education, social services, health care, etc) the USA does not value. We are predicated on capital, which is OK we all want some BUT when capital is involved it leaves too much room for corruption (i.e. education budget cuts) sad sad sad!!

God help all our children. Without a proper education how are they going to compete???


Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Muata responds:

Some say that harsher punishments will not change the behavior of sociopaths and people who just don't care. I do believe that if you become 'familiar' with jail/prison it becomes a non-issue to most. Especially, considering the time locked up is not tough time for these men/women. They just don't care. I recall growing up being afraid to go to prison. I am still terrified to enter prison. These fools go in and behave like they at home. In some cases it becomes a home for them: food, shelter, access to television, education, etc. But, as you know in many societies around the world the punishments are brutal. I wonder if that is the deterrent or if their morals and values are 'intact'? More so than Western nations??????

Our kids are jacked. Sometimes I feel sorry for them...


Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Reader Response:

"What is our Military Creating" is a great topic! Heck, I've been wondering that myself! I'm almost afraid to date military men. Hmmmm...


Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Muata responds to TW:

That is a question I have wondered about for a long time. These men are coming back 'off the rocker'. Recall the case at the base in Fayetteville, NC?


Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Reader Response:

My Dad was in the military. Fought in Vietnam. I truly believe that it made him crazy. And he still has unresolved issues. There were/are so many military veterans who fought, saw their military buddies killed, and then came back to a harsh America, not as heroes, but as struggling black men, with no rehabilitation - not counseling, no help. Just discharge papers. I am not excusing John Allen Muhammad for anything that he did. But I have another very good friend that fought in the Iraqi War, and it is difficult for him to share stories with me. He is a big tough dude, and he broke down once when we were talking. We just don't know how that experience could've warped the mind of John Allen Muhammad, and left him heartless, cold, and just plain messed up. Our government needs to do a better job of helping our veterans that return from harsh wars.


Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Muata responds to MJ:

I agree. This government has to do a better job. I find it extremely disappointing that this government does not take better care of their men/women of the military while in service and when service is completed. There is a movie that I saw recently that covered the psychological affects of war for young men.

In the Valley of Elah

Check it out when ya get a chance.

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Reader Response:

"Thou shall not kill"

The blood is always flowing, now we have Obama's War.

50 million dead from Hitler.......

"Thou shall not kill"


Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Muata responds to DL:

Thou Shall not Kill:

Came after the dilution of the Hebrew Bible/Testament. God, Himself, did a great deal of killing. Life was taken for taking a life during the biblical period...


Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Reader Response:

Not sure how I feel about this---
His execution.


Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Reader Response:

I still dont believe in the death penalty even though some might deserve to dieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!