Two police officers were hit by gunfire early Thursday outside the Ferguson police department.Violence: why? Because it's satisfying? Never mind the fact that it leaves the racists in the white culture certain that they're doing the right thing by keeping African-Americans under siege and at second-class status? It's fine to strengthen your enemy as long as your enemy bleeds?
The shots were fired just after midnight as police were confronting protesters who had gathered outside the police station.
St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said one officer was with his department and the other was with the Webster Groves department. Both were being treated at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, where Belmar spoke, and were in serious condition.
The chief said at least three shots were fired. He described the injuries of both men as "very serious gunshot injuries."
The Webster Groves officer was shot in the face. He is 32 and has been on the force seven years.
The county officer was hit in the shoulder. That officer is 41 and has been on the force for 14 years.
Belmar said no suspects have been identified in the shootings....
Meanwhile, elsewhere, we see Republican hawks banging the drums for more war, this time with Iran. To me it's the same impulse: more violence is always better. Concern about the possible consequences of violence is for weaklings. Violence is always the solution, and more violence is always better than less.
Cop killers (and their fans) are the superhawks of the social justice movement. They're the neocons. They're the Cheneys and Bill Kristols. They're poisonous in the same way.