Today’s MoronSeptember 17, 2008
Did you know that “HH” means “good luck?” I didn’t. But then again, I’m not a moron.
I would like to present to you a Canadian soldier named Ryan H., who is 32. I am not going to use his last name because he isn’t on trial. He’s a witness. But anyway, this isn’t about the crime. This is about his stupidity.
Here’s something Ryan posted on a pro-Hitler website recently: “We will stand together to destroy the enemies of the white man,” read one posting signed “HH” for “Heil Hitler.” He also included his e-mail address, because he is not very bright.
What he is is a racist. A white supremacist, part of a fairly sizeable contingent of shitheads who lurk around southern Ontario. They have websites and that sort of thing, and often rent old houses together and throw big parties that sometimes end in one of them being beaten to death with a bat. That’s what happened a while ago, and that’s why one of them is on trial for murder.
Ryan is a witness for the prosecution, because he was in the house that night. Today, in court in Barrie, Ontario (where psychics tip off child protection workers, remember?), Ryan took the stand and testified that despite his ties to skinheads, despite his presence in a house full of swastikas and signs reading ‘Full-On Hate,’ and despite his online comments about destroying minorities, he is not actually a racist.
Here’s the exchange, as reported by The Barrie Examiner:
“A lot of people think if you are proud to be white that means you’re a racist,” Hummel said, explaining he signed off his posts with “HH” to mean “good luck.”
“That’s what you want the jury to believe?” the defence lawyer asked. “How long are you going to keep up this facade … that you are not a white supremacist?”
After being pummelled with questions, Hummel stopped answering.
“Sir, these questions have nothing to do with the trial and I’m feeling stressed,” he said, prompting an adjournment.
He’s feeling stressed?
I’m proud of our armed forces. I may not agree with the war in Afghanistan, but I give nothing but respect to the men and women in uniform who are over there – and the ones back home, keeping us safe.
But not this asshole. You can’t wear the uniform of a country like Canada and hold these kinds of beliefs.