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Media Matters - Cavuto guest Hoenig: If Moussaoui is not executed, stock market will suffer
I consider the Media Matters website a comedy site, only because it takes the most hilarious spew coming from the right wing and distills it to the point where we don't have to wade through a newscycle of stupidity just to catch the gems.
Take this example: On the issue of whether Moussaoui is put to death and the impact that will have on the market.
HOENIG: I think if -- well, he should be put to death. To be honest, I'm surprised we're giving him the courtesy of the trial, Neil. If I had my way, you'd bring him out back, put a bullet in his head, and toss him in the dumpster. This is an evil monster, and I just don't see how society can prosper or the economy can prosper, if this guy lives.
First off... a right to fair trail and fair sentencing is a right. To deny anyone a right is to say that that right is conditional. That's a pretty slippery path to be headed down. That's why we should stick to our principles and not let the knuckle-draggers run the country.
Second... Rights trump the market. When we start to say that we should make concessions on the way things ought to be done because doing otherwise might have a negative effect on the stock market then we essentially give our souls over to the stock market. To an extent I think we've done that already. I hear this man's statement as it was intended, as a threat. We should do what the market (i.e. this little man) demands or else face its wrath.
Too often I think little men with god complexes see the military, the church, the media, the federal government or the stock market as an extension of their own egos, talking about them as if they are part of their own selves. Historically, white men with money could rely on these institutions to do their bidding. But people get uppity and want to be part of the society in which they live.
So the white men with money (or would have had money in the old days) get spooked and... poof, we get conservatism.
Remember kiddies! The stock market is an all knowing, all powerful entity that will smite thee if thou should anger it. To which I say "Greeeaaat!!! Like we needed another one of THOSE!!"
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