Saturday, November 13, 2021

The Mascot Punished More than the Head Coach

Out of all of the 1/6 insurrectionists, the one who stood out the most, due to his outlandish demeanor and outrageous behavior, was the moron known as the QAnon Shaman, who prosecutors want to sentence to approximately four years in prison.  While the idiot wrote a menacing note to Mike Pence, and was carrying a spear-headed flagpole, he didn't appear to have engaged in any violent behavior during the Cuckoo Coup.  The proposed sentence is ten months longer than that faced by a creep who actually assaulted a police officer.  The cultural appropriater is primarily guilty of being the most visible of the rioters, the individual who became the painted face of the movement.  I'm not excusing his behavior, and he needs to face some consequences for his actions, but I think he (and society) would be better off with him getting mental health treatment.

The real reason for this post is that he will most likely receive a harsher sentence than the leaders of the insurrection, from Trump on down.  He was the mascot of this losing team, but will face stiffer penalties than the head coach and the first-string players.  I guess that's typical of this society, the little people bear the brunt of the penal system rather than the real criminals.  At least he'll get organic shaman chow while he's in the pokey.


StringOnAStick said...

Good point. I'm hoping for higher sentences for the Proud Boys, Three Percenters, etc. I guess we'll see.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Oh, yeah, those assholes need to rot in prison. QShaman should be airlifted to some prairie somewhere, where he can eat roots and berries in a natural setting, free from human interference.

Ten Bears said...

I noted elsewhere on another ongoing atrocity that he need be in a home for half-wits. Much as I dislike saying it, but jail'll do more harm than good.

Charon04 said...

Part of his problem is so much menacing symbolism he attracts notice with

e,g., tattoos - Thor's hammer, Yggdrasil, Valknut. These all are pretty benign symbols for people into Norse mythology, but the are also used as identifying symbols by the Alt-right people to show off who they are.

Richard said...

That guy! I don't know what to do! Jail will not help him, he is insane. Just put a monitor on him and let him loose in Texas.
Maybe he will find Jesus.