Skip to comments.The Vigilante of Clallam County
Posted on 12/09/2013 2:35:08 PM PST by Responsibility2nd
Everyone knew about the murders. Many residents showed their support by writing letters and showing up at court. Some said they had been raped and that Drum was their hero. Courtroom spectators would yell things like “Way to go!” during proceedings.
As stories of the murders were posted online, comments from readers around the country poured in. Drum was a star and a hero. Drum had no right to play God. He had watched too much television. How could anyone support a murderer? How could anyone support a sex offender? Where could they send Drum money? More still seemed unsure how to feel: They disliked sex offenders, but didn’t know if murder was the solution.
Drum had been waiting for years for the moment when he would get revenge on this man who molested the children he knew.
Later, Drum admitted that his plan had been to live in the wild and continue attacking sex offenders as long as he could manage.
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Sometimes, one needs to become a monster to defeat one.
You can’t send an innocent person to defeat a demon. The demon will destroy the innocent man every time.
The story of Dexter is a “fictional” example of this.
Even Sun Tsu confronted this quandary in the Art of War. “If you are not capable of getting into the dirty ditch with your enemy, your enemy has already won.” (That’s a bad paraphrase, but technically accurate.)
The razor’s edge is this: Are you destroying a demon? Or are you hurting an innocent?
Tom Horn anyone?
I read the whole story. If the sex offenders had been in prison where they belong, they might still be alive.
I agree with him that the justice system is not doing enough. If society felt that such offenders were being appropriately punished, things might have been different.
Anyone over the age of 24 who penetrates anyone under the age of 12 should receive a death sentence, imho.
Sort of like John Bunting and the “bodies in barrels” case out of Australia - also known as the Snowtown Murders.
We have been asking leftists that for decades.
Sounds like the Burke character from the Andrew Vachss novels.
It sounds like he wanted credit as much as he wanted to remove those predators from society. A more modest and perhaps more patient man could have planned this much better and easily taken out several dozen perverts. I’m not saying that is the right thing to do, just that he did a lousy job on what he had chosen to accomplish.
He was great.
That is from freaky stuff. I had to stop reading it about 1/2 way through.
He was a guy who did deal with monsters.
That was one of the few TV shows that I actively made an effort to watch.
Lance absolutely MADE that show so awesome.
Precisely! However, by becoming a monster for specific reasons, there is always the hope that this person can back out and become the good person they originally were. The notion of being entirely consumed by the deed is total bull$shit.
He could go on to become Sainted by the media, leftists and conservatives like terrorist Mandela. You never know.
Totally agree with you.
Most all our veterans return after some really trying stuff, and re enter society smoothly and sanely. In spite of the “deranged” veteran portrayal by the lefties.
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