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  • LiberalElite (7665 posts)

    Rockland County [NY] man arrested for building 200-pound bomb, plotting to


    A Rockland County man who cops say built a 200-pound bomb he was planning to explode in Washington, D.C., in an Election Day suicide attack was arrested Wednesday.

    Paul Rosenfeld, 56, of Tappan, was busted on federal charges of manufacturing an explosive device.

    “As alleged, Paul M. Rosenfeld concocted a twisted plan to draw attention to his political ideology by killing himself on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. — risking harm to many others in the process,” U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said.

    “Rosenfeld’s alleged plan for an Election Day detonation cut against our democratic principles.”


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  • elias39 (6277 posts)

    1. It takes a twisted man to hatch a twisted plan.

    “Name, no, nothing is nameable, tell, no, nothing can be told, what then, I don't know, I shouldn't have begun.” ― Samuel Beckett, Stories and Texts for Nothing
  • Coldmountaintrail (9791 posts)

    2. yeah. a giant bomb should draw lots of attention to your ideas.

    “Rosenfeld wanted to draw attention to his belief in “sortition,” a political theory that advocates the appointment of government officials by random selection from a pool of qualified candidates.”

    • Punxsutawney (3217 posts)

      3. Well, it would be hard to do worse than many in DC right now.

      To neoliberals, everyone and everything are disposable. -  Chris Hedges  “The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness" - J.K. Galbraith
      • Coldmountaintrail (9791 posts)

        4. oh, i'm ok with sortition, i just wouldn't limit it to the supposedly


        but he cancelled the beauty of the concept by throwing in the giant bomb.

  • Scott Crowder (1125 posts)
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    5. We dont have democratic principles.

    Think of all the “moderates” who, throughout history, have failed to oppose state-sanctioned aggression, oppression, and abuse, from slavery to child labor, while maligning those who call for change as dangerous and misguided, violent radicals. And yet, in retrospect, when a renewed social contract is established as the new normal, the unlawful actions that brought about these societal shifts are turned into mythical tales of nationalistic heroism and dates for kids to memorize at school.