Does Evil Create Evil


Screen Shot 2015-05-05 at 11.20.38 PMWe all know Pam Geller’s intentions were not good when she scheduled her now infamous draw Mohammed contest there in Garland, Texas.  She was trying to make trouble.  If someone had not managed to attempt to slaughter the not-so-innocent, she would have been disappointed.  Fortunately, for her evil met her challenge, and two men died.  Let’s be honest here, these were not good men.  Their intentions were evil.  But – she gave them an opportunity to act out their evil deeds.

Fortunately, the cops caught them, before they had a chance to harm anyone other than shooting a security guard in the foot.  But, what if they had arrived on site just fifteen minutes later, when the cops were starting to leave?  Who knows how many lives would have been lost.

If this had happened, who would have been the most guilty, the guys who wanted to be terrorists or Pam Geller for inciting them?  Frankly, I think both parties would have been equally guilty, but Pam Geller would have been celebrated as either a martyr for the cause or a heroine.  No one have dared mention that she was culpable, but she was – almost.

When is it evil for someone to thumb their nose at evil and incite evil to act and to harm?  Isn’t the person doing the inciting just as culpable as those who are acting upon their evil intentions?  Frankly, I happen to think that those who incite violence are just as culpable, morally as those who carry out that violence.


4 thoughts on “Does Evil Create Evil

  1. In my view, Ms. Geller is not anywhere as guilty as the shooters, but when you set up an you know full well will be a target, yell to the world that you’ve done that, dare those who might target you to do so, you can’t be too surprised when they do what you (and everyone else) expected them to.

    It’s important to say that it’s never OK to shoot people for drawing cartoons. (Like Jon Stewart, I’m amazed that anyone has to say that.) However, we all know that some people are wildly emotional about some issues.

    I remember an episode of Top Gear, shot in the south in the U.S. where the three hosts ‘decorated’ each other’s cars with slogans guaranteed to cause offense, such as “man-love rules” and “communism rocks.” In the U.K., similar stunts would get you shouted at, here they were followed by armed people. They pulled over into a rest-area and scrubbed their slogans off the cars because they felt threatened. They were surprised by the level of aggression they saw over ‘just rude words.’ However, no one living in the U.S. would be surprised if someone driving a car with “man-love rules” written on it in pink letters through the rural south was attacked.

    It’s not OK to shoot someone for drawing offensive cartoons. It’s not OK to attack someone for writing offensive things on their car. However, we can’t be too surprised when it happens, and it is a danger we can easily avoid.

  2. She knew what she was doing. Freedom of speech is not always in good taste. What bothers me is the way Islam is handled in contrast to Christianity. Before Benghazi Hillary Clinton referred to a disgusting video about the prophet, but did she speak out when they put a crucifix in urine and called it art? No. Unfortunately, we can’t let Muslims be the ones calling the shots. Why should we let them tell us how far we can go when it comes to freedom of speech? As much as I dislike Geller, the Muslims need to learn that they can’t put limits on our freedom of speech.

  3. She has such a habit of doing things like this that it’s not about free speech but self-promotion. That’s my real problem. I’ve had the misfortune to cross the woman. She’s vicious.

  4. I was just thinking about that video and Benghazi. Guess who was promoting the video before the you-know-what hit the fan? Just take a guess. Oh, she was just exercising her freedom of speech, or was she exercising her freedom of self-promotion?

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