So, those two skinheads the ATF says were plotting to kill Obama were likely just too stupid to ever pull it off. That’s from Mark Potok, director of the Southern Poverty Law Center, which spends a lot of time studying how these racist types think.
Did you know racist skinheads are, for the most part, stupid? I sort of had that idea. I’ve always suspected that the smart racists basically don’t advertise it with tattooes, shaved heads and chalked-on slogans.
More details of the alleged crime-spree plot of Paul Schlesselman and Daniel Cowart merged today, a day after their arrest. We already knew they wanted to kill a bunch of black people before embarking on their mighty holy whatever against Barack Obama, which would have involved wearing matching white tuxedos or something stupid like that.
“Certainly these men have some frightening weapons and some very frightening plans,” Potok told the AP. “But with the part about wearing top hats … it gets a bit hard to take them seriously.”
It is hard, even more so after you see their photos. Now it comes out exactly how the plot was foiled.
First of all, we now know that two alleged idiots met online about a month ago, probably at some website where they could discuss their shared love of Hitler, guns, tattooes and lipstick. Then they allegedly cooked up the plan, which led to a few aborted attempts at home invasions as they tried to score financing for their crusade.
When that didn’t work out, they did the next best thing: they shot out a church window. And then, of course, bragged about it. Police went looking for two alleged white supremacists with firearms and spotted Schlesselman and Cowart driving around in a beat-up southern cracker car adorned with swastikas and Nazi slogans written, uh, in chalk. In the South, you’re a proud Nazi as long as it doesn’t rain, I guess.
You know the rest. They were busted, the story came out, etc. I’ve already made the jokes about pretty young boys in prison, so I’ll leave that be.
I know there are some scary people out there who think the way these two morons do, and I know they’re nowhere near as stupid. And I know there are plots like this being cooked up every day.
I’m just glad someone is watching them.