Many of us are shocked this morning to hear that Internet publishing giant Andrew Breitbart is dead. He’s had plenty of haters over the years because of his conservative zeal.
But when folks start suggesting he was murdered by the “liberal,” “socialist” President Obama, I find myself contemplating the idea that the human race may not be smart enough to survive. Also revolting is that some people are celebrating his death because they simply don’t share his ideology.
Personally, I’ve always been indifferent about Breitbart. He passionately expressed his opinions and that was his right. When passion oozes from a person’s pores, someone will inevitably get uptight about the smell. I have my own haters, and I know that’s just the way it is.
But the suggestion in this article that Obama had him offed is human idiocy at its worst. The post displays 25 tweets from people convinced that this death was a White House job. Some examples, taken from the post:
“Does anyone else think this is foul play? Did Obama send his Chicago goons to murder Breitbart?”
“Andrew Breitbart must have been getting too close to the truth about Barack Obama so he was offed! Typical Obama move!”
“Andrew Breitbart threatens Obama at CPAC with a video then suddenly dies? This must be investigated as an assasination Obama. WTF?”
I won’t speculate on how he died. I’ll just wish him a peaceful rest and extend my condolences to his family. As for the conspiracy theorists, I’ll just end with this:
Being stupid on Twitter is your right. You enjoy freedom of speech like the rest of us.
But don’t think for a second that your mindless drivel makes you look like the thoughtful intellect you think you are.
That goes for those of you who think the death of a human being is worth cheering.