Ariel Castro, Cleveland kidnapper, is a registered Democrat

Why is this important? If Ariel Castro were a Republican, the media would now be telling us how his crime fits into the GOP War on Women. Photo: Oleg Atbashian

WASHINGTON, May 10, 2013 ― According to voter registration records, Ariel Castro, the Cleveland kidnapper who held three abducted local women in captivity for over a decade, is a registered Democrat.

Even more interesting is the timeline: Ariel Castro kidnaps his first victim, Michelle Knight, 21, on August 22, 2002. After a month and a half of raping the imprisoned girl half his age, on October 5, 2002, he decides to register as a Democrat. In about six months, on April 21, 2003, he abducts his next victim, Amanda Berry, aged 17. Almost a year later, the imprisoned women are joined by 14-year-old Gina DeJesus.

But at least we know he didn’t vote for Mitt Romney in the last election.

Why is this important?

Whenever a crime or a scandal captures national attention, the pattern in the mainstream media is to either identify the culprit as a Republican or hold silence ― in which case we can rest assured that the culprit is a Democrat.

When the identity or the party affiliation is yet unknown, the pattern is to speculate publicly about the possibility of the criminal being a privileged white conservative Christian, Republican, and a Tea Party member ― and never that he could be an immigrant Hispanic Democrat voter playing bass in a meringue band.

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In today’s divisive climate, the identity of a perpetrator is always a political issue, especially when a crime is committed by men against women. According to the Daily News, “What the neighbors saw was terrifying and dehumanizing: Naked women on dog leashes, crawling in the dirt. A lady clutching an infant and pounding on a window for help.”

If Castro were a Republican, this news would have been trumpeted by the mainstream media as tangible proof of the Republican War on Women, a narrative invented by Democrat strategists and maintained by the media in a successful effort to defeat Republican candidates in the 2012 election cycle.

However, when a real act of war on women is perpetrated by a Democrat voter in the manner that even the most zealous Democrat strategist couldn’t have dreamed up in their worst nightmares ― involving abduction, imprisonment, rape, torture, malnutrition, beatings while pregnant, and killing babies ― the media don’t think the party affiliation is relevant.

I’m not saying that in this case it is. What’s relevant is the relentless media bias, taunting, and bullying of conservatives and Republicans.

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Unhappy with the overall media coverage, one of our readers decided to do his own research of the Castro brothers’ party affiliation and contacted this author with his findings and this note:

I couldn’t find anything on their political views in the newspapers, which is a sign they are NOT Republicans. I then searched public nation-wide voter registration records and found this giant file. It’s now official: the Cleveland kidnapper is a registered Democrat. This answers the question, which side actually ‘wants women barefoot, illiterate, and pregnant’.

Another good question is, what had prompted this reader to even think about doing this research? Apparently, he is one of many Republicans whom the continued media slander is causing to constantly look over his shoulder and, at any sign of trouble, check whether the guilty could be Republicans, and sigh with relief when they aren’t.

It isn’t a symptom of a healthy nation when a large segment of the country’s population, including men and women of all colors and ethnic backgrounds, is being systematically and unfairly defamed and pestered by another segment of the country with the help of the media and the political establishment, creating a hostile cultural and work environment, which leads to persistent feelings of worry, unease, frustration, and fear.

Perhaps it’s time to expand the dictionary definition of harassment as follows:

POLITICAL HARASSMENT: Systematic and continued tormenting of one party or a group, including insults, slurs, and demands intended to disturb, upset, and demoralize political opponents. The purposes may include prejudice, personal malice, attempts to apply pressure on Congress to pass a bill, force someone to resign or to grant political favors, blackmail, or merely sadistic pleasure from making someone fearful or anxious.

In a way, the Democratic political machine, which includes the mainstream media, are trying to do to the Republicans and the rest of the country what the Castro brothers did to the women they abducted and forcibly put in their “care.”

It would only be logical if Hollywood were soon to release a “fact-based” horror movie about the Castro brothers, presenting them as conservative Republicans, Tea Party activists, and privileged white middle-class business owners, under the title Binders Full of Women.

That’s why the news that Ariel Castro is a Democrat is relevant, after all.


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With a whole lot of humor and an eye to the absurdities of poltics and politicans, Oleg Atbashian brings the news and views from The People's Cube to the Communities and you.

Born and raised in Ukraine, Oleg Atbashian has been a teacher, translator, construction worker, satirical journalist, and at one time a propaganda artist, creating visual agitprop for the local Party committee in Siberia. In 1994, he moved to the US with the hope of living in a country ruled by reason and common sense, and whose citizens were appreciative of constitutional rights and capitalist prosperity. To his dismay, he discovered a nation deeply infected by the leftist disease of "progressivism" that was arresting true societal progress. He started writing satire again, this time in English, publishing a large number of essays, political parodies, and cartoons, in various media in America and around the world.

In 2005 Oleg Atbashian started, a forum-based spoof of "progressive" ideology with a loyal conservative/libertarian following, which he runs under the name of "Comrade Red Square, People's Director, Department of Visual Agitation and Unanimity." Rush Limbaugh described it on his show as "a Stalinist version of The Onion." The site contains thousands of hilarious, original satires and graphics by contributors from all parts of the US and the English-speaking world.

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