This is where we’re at here in America.
Ben Howe, an editor at Erick Erickson’s Red State, says he would have shot Michael Brown in the face, too.
Give me a gun. Put me in Darren Wilson’s shoes. I’d have shot Mike Brown right in his face.
— Ben Howe (@BenHowe) November 26, 2014
I have no doubt that Ben Howe, armed with a gun, would bravely stand up to the unarmed kid who does not have a gun.
Of course Ben Howe went on to explain that he believes Michael Brown wasn’t really unarmed because he was 6’4 and armed with his fists. It’s a straight-up Big Scary Black Man trope mixed with Stand Your Ground fantasy. Howe clearly believes every word of Darren Wilson’s grand jury testimony which, as I pointed out on Tuesday, is a fantastical delusion.
It should be noted that Darren Wilson is also 6’4.
I’m not saying anything we don’t already know, but America is a deeply racist country. It’s everywhere. Even people you know who you think are fairly liberal probably say and think racist things.