04 July 2016

ISIS "hunting permit"

Eric Greitens, one of the four Republicans running for Missouri Governor, has issued an ‘ISIS Hunting Permit’ as part of his campaign. Greitens’ campaign started selling bumper stickers with the words “ISIS HUNTING PERMIT 2016” on Tuesday. The sticker says it expires when “we defeat this evil.”

The mock hunting permits are being sold for a $10 donation. For $100, donors can get stickers signed by a former Navy SEAL who claims he killed Osama bin Laden.
Via Gateway Pundit, whose readers do not find this campaign stunt inappropriate.

2 comments:

  1. This reminds me far too much of the 'Jap Hunting Permits' issued during WWII. The enemy, whoever they may be, is never as evil as we want to think they are. This is dehumanizing, and in that respect, no different than the kind of hatred that terrorist groups use as justification for their actions.

    Shame on us as a culture when this sort of thing is condoned, not condemned.

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  2. "no different than the kind of hatred that terrorist groups use as justification for their actions."

    Well, not exactly. The terrorist groups actually kill people, where this is just a stupid gimmick in really bad taste. Condemning a stupid gimmick like this is treating a symptom. I wonder what would happen if we would condemn the things that cause orgs ISIS? Or do we only condemn it if the other side's guy is doing it?

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