First off, death is never dignified or respectable and it’s definitely not manageable or pliable.
Death is, by nature, a sloppy mess of the most inhumane shit ever. No one dies nicely.
I don’t care what anyone says, no one dies “on their own terms.” If people died on their own terms, most people would simply choose to not die.
Nah, it’s a bunch of BS we delude ourselves with to make that most vulnerable, saddest pinnacle in our life into something we have a say in.
Death is demeaning and we can only hope that it’s the least demeaning exit possible (within our scope).
I’m fond of the oft-repeated wisdom, “You should choose your parents wisely.” I would add another: you should choose your murderer wisely.
If you don’t, you might killed by someone with a really effed up name like Bilal Winston Shabazz.
You might wonder what my idea of a suitable murderer-of-me name should be. Frankly, I don’t know and if someone did murder me, I wouldn’t really care at that point, would I? But if I had to choose, I’d go for the more presidential Jackson or Washington or Jefferson.
Authorities identified a 29-year-old Lancaster man as the suspect who died in a Memorial Day shootout that also killed a San Bernardino County sheriff’s sergeant.
Bilal Winston Shabazz had been wanted on a no-bail warrant out of Los Angeles County when he was spotted riding a street-legal motorcycle but no license plate, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. Shabazz refused to yield to a traffic stop, touching off the pursuit.
Shabazz abandoned the motorcycle and ran through the properties of several homes. When sheriff’s Sgt. Dominic Vaca tried to detain Shabazz, Shabazz shot at him, sheriff’s officials said.
Vaca was hit by the gunfire, and shortly airlifted to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
After the shooting, authorities say Shabazz kept running and fired at other responding deputies, who fired back. Shabazz was hit by gunfire and pronounced dead at the scene. Sheriff’s officials say a loaded handgun was found next to Shabazz, who also had two more magazines containing ammunition on him.
Shabazz sounds like a a sound effect, a stage exclamation a magician would use as he pulls a rabbit out of a hat. Shabazz is a word you see in a cartoon text bubble and it will always be followed by 3 or 4 exclamation points.
When he shoots you, does he yell “Shabazz!!! is my name…”
It was Sgt. Vaca’s mortal tragedy to cross paths with a cold-blooded cop killer who happened to have a ridiculous name.
The name Shabazz is bad news and should scare cops off. Name as political statement never turns out well.