A friend of mine remarked on Facebook today that if Ann Coulter killed somebody, we could just give her a ‘hot shot’ and be done with it. I try and meditate on compassion; I’m not for the death penalty, and I’m not proud of any of my inclinations towards doling out pain and suffering towards other people. But when it comes to Ann Coulter, exceptions sometimes must be made.
Here was my response to my friend’s remark:
In the probable event that there is no hell, I would prefer to send her into space in a space suit that was leaking intravenous fluids into her body to keep her hydrated and alive, and with enough oxygen to sustain her for as long as possible while she floated into the empty vastness of space. I’d also slip some adrenaline into the mix, so she’d be fully aware during the whole process. Her sanity would deconstruct before her eyes, till the concept of ‘her eyes’ or ‘my eyes’ would probably cause her to burst into spontaneous laughter, interrupted only by sporadic spurts of confused sobbing.
That’s rather cruel of me, though the argument that this world would be better off without the likes of Ann Coulter is a sound argument, one I believe a body of scientific research that dwarfs our understanding of gravity could be put together to justify. I’m not advocating that we really do eject Ann Coulter into outer space, I’m just saying that if for some reason it was a necessary experiment to give hope to mankind, she would be a prime candidate.
In fairness, let’s hear what Ann Coulter had to say this week on the topic of the Boston bombings:
“I don’t care if she knew about this, she ought to be in prison for wearing a hijab, this immigration process of us assimilating immigrants into our culture isn’t really working. They’re assimilating us into their culture, did she get a clictorectomy?” – Ann Coulter
Remind me again what America was founded on? I’m not a historian, but I seem to recall immigrants playing a large role. Something about a ‘melting pot’ also seems to ring a bell. I suppose she’s referring to the threat of ‘Sharia Law’ she believes Muslims are seeking to impose on us. Does any right thinking American actually believe we’re in danger of of having our justice system converted to one of Sharia Law? I hope not. If so, feel free to leave a comment below and we can hash out the debate.
Can Islamic extremism lead to acts of violence and terror? Certainly. Are all Muslims terrorists? Evidently not, given there’s over a billion of them on this planet. I imagine the overwhelming majority of Muslims in the US were horrified at what happened in Boston and deeply disturbed at the implications it would have on their own lives, knowing too well the fires of hatred that will, and are, being stoked against them.
Ann Coulter: Hatred Personified
Ann Coulter adds nothing of value to the public discourse. She makes the likes of Bill O’Reilly and Glenn Beck look like champions of logic and decency, and I do not say that lightly. It might be tomorrow or the day after I call either one of them out on something terribly absurd they’ve said, but Ann Coulter is a provocateur of the worst degree. She makes a living on hate mongering, breeding ignorance, and diminishing the collective IQ of the human race.