I was watching this tweeting happen in real time and just sat with my mouth open. This is SO. IMPORTANT.
I mean, wow.
All I know is that when I’m robbing somebody’s house I make a point of locking myself in the bathroom because when you got to go you got to go and if somebody is in the bathroom in the middle of the night, Occam’s razor says it’s either a robber or Santa Clause, but either way shoot first.
The swing from accomplice to murder (testifying against the two men with whom he was involved in the deaths of Baker and Loller) to Super Bowl MVP and now a near-unanimous perfect ambassador for the NFL… really, it’s breathtaking. I don’t get it. How did this happen?
I’m not saying I hate the guy, or that he should be considered the moral equivalent of OJ, but seriously… you gotta admit, the guy has clearly got some premium PR people and has benefitted from the most amazing turnaround in the history of professional athletes, going from public menace to celebrated hero in record time.
I know I’ve got a few Ravens fans following me here… I mean no offense, and I’m genuinely interested in your take on this… what’s the deal? How do you square these two extremes of Ray Lewis the human being?
Sure, we as a nation have always killed people. A lot of people. But no president has ever waged war by killing enemies one by one, targeting them individually for execution, wherever they are. The Obama administration has taken pains to tell us, over and over again, that they are careful, scrupulous of our laws, and determined to avoid the loss of collateral, innocent lives. They’re careful because when it comes to waging war on individuals, the distinction between war and murder becomes a fine one. Especially when, on occasion, the individuals we target are Americans and when, in one instance, the collateral damage was an American boy.