Welcome to the Left — I mean the new reality. (oops even ‘reality’ is a pun now.)
I heard interesting conversations from libs in the last few days, after the Alexandria shooting. It was “one nut,” “one crazy guy.” So you point out that it is more than one guy out there with the DNC. They scoff. Then you point to tweets and Libs’ blame of Trump for even shooting Reublicans. Nice. They deny it has anything to do with partisan politics.
They tell you how they condemn all forms of violence by anyone. “It is not a left vs right thing,” they claim, “we support peaceful action.” Why can’t we all get along, why the bitterness? We point out the Left’s problem and propensity for violence, so they claim they haven’t seen or known anyone like that. You can only play dumb for so long. (below)
Actually it looks and feels a lot like arguments about Islam and terrorists. The same tactics and strategy in both. If it is one thing I concluded over the years, it is that violence is the Left’s plan-B when it can’t get its way.
To the rescue: Pat Buchanan has ‘Exhibit-A’ chronicling the long, bitter history of the Left with hatred and the violence accompanying it. Hey, they don’t call it Hard Left for nothing.
James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois, who aspired to end his life as a mass murderer of Republican Congressmen, was a Donald Trump hater and a Bernie Sanders backer.
Like many before him, Hodgkinson was a malevolent man of the hating and hard left.
His planned atrocity failed because two Capitol Hill cops were at that Alexandria baseball field, providing security for House Whip Steve Scalise. Had those cops not been there, a massacre would have ensued with many more dead than the gunman.
More at: http://buchanan.org/blog/long-history-leftist-hatred-127223
But we have an evolving view playing out in front of us. Here is an exchange.
Excuse number one:(from a Dem strategist)
Sigh or high-five, who can be sure?
Of course it is only a sampling, there are too many to mention. It is cool to talk up their hatred insisting that somehow the Left’s violence could be justified because of Republicans’ agenda or what we did. Blame the victims as if Repubs should have expected this.
And then there is the class war argument. How long have libs been running on class warfare? Yet the idiots have that figured out too. Dems class warfare is our fault too — even though it is about all they have to run on. Their strategy is blamed on Repubs.
Have you ever witnessed a bunch of people more averse to taking any responsibility than the liberal left? Republicans and conservatives aren’t even in the same race.
List of attacks assigned to the “right”
Neo-nazi James von Brunn, the US Holocaust Museum shooter, June 2009, has been labelled a “right-wing” terrorist, and no doubt many vaguely think of him as a “Christian” terrorist.
In fact, he could just as easily be called a “left-wing” terrorist: He hated Israel, opposed the Iraq War, thought 9/11 was an inside job, hated Fox News, hated neo-cons, hated Bush and McCain, and finally he hated Christianity, and said he was a socialist (the Nazis were collectivists).
He referred to “the insane teachings of Jesus”, and said the gospels are: “stuffed with lies, miracles, guilt trips, betrayal, virgin birth, eternal damnation, salvation – a scenario appealing to the superstitious, vulnerable, ignorant yearning sheep – he named his hoax “Christianity.” … “Christianity” destroyed Roman Civilization.” So he is not a Christian terrorist.
Andrew Joseph Stack, the perpetrator of the Austin tax office suicide attack in Feb 2010, has been labelled a “right-wing” terrorist.
But he is a strange sort of “right-winger”, one who hates George W. Bush, capitalism, the Catholic church, and drug and insurance companies.
“left-wing bogeymen all” as James Taranto notes.
John Patrick Bedell, the perpetrator of the Pentagon shooting in Mar 2010, has been labelled a “right-wing” terrorist.
But he was a strange sort of “right-winger”, one who was a registered Democrat, strongly opposed the Gulf War, hated Bush, believed Bush carried out 9/11, and called the Iraq War “Satanic”.
Roger Stockham arrested in Jan 2011 for threatening a Detroit mosque.
But, far from being a Tea Party member, he’s leftist / Islamic / mentally ill.
He is a convert to Islam, and said in the threats that he was: “a local Muslim terrorist on a roll.” A witness says that he: “called himself a mujahedeen”.
In fact, this seems to be a case of a Sunni threatening a Shia mosque. And more. Not quite the Tea Party narrative, then.
Acts 17 Apologetics point out that some people rushed to call him a “Christian” terrorist, and the local Police Chief even said: “He picked Dearborn as a stop because of the huge Arab and Muslim population.” When in fact he picked a Shia Muslim mosque because he was a Sunni Muslim.
In a similar phenomenon to the Tucson blood libel against Sarah Palin, people even accused Acts 17 Apologetics of inciting the attack! They have a lovely response: “It seems that our hate speech (i.e. drawing attention to disturbing facts about Islam, while maintaining our love for Muslims) somehow caused the Sunni-Shia split. Perhaps Jem believes that Nabeel and I constructed an Acts 17 time machine, traveled back to 632 and caused division in the Muslim community right after Muhammad died. Perhaps I went to Abu Bakr and said, “Hey! You should be leader!” Then Nabeel went to Ali and said, “You’re better than Abu Bakr!” Fourteen centuries later, the division we caused led a Sunni convert to attack a mosque. Acts 17 must be even craftier than we thought!”
The Washington Navy Yard shooting of Sept 2013 was not blamed on the right, but it was fascinating that the shooter turned out to be an Obama supporter.
A friend said about him: “He was more of a liberal type; he wasn’t happy with the former [Bush] administration. He was more happy with this [the Obama] administration — as far as presidential administrations.”
Of course, primarily he was mentally ill.
But don’t you think that if he was a Tea Party supporter, all hell would have broken loose?
It also emerged that the shooter created a webpage with the name “Mohammed Salem”, though there is no evidence he was Muslim.
The Las Vegas shooters in June 2014 were labelled as “right-wing”.
However, it turned out they were supporters of the left-wing “Occupy” movement.
Max Fisher gives an account of a horrific anti-Muslim crime in Dec 2014: “In December, a man in Kansas City wrote on his SUV that the Koran was a “disease worse than Ebola,” then drove it into a 15-year-old Muslim boy in front of a local mosque, severing his legs and killing him.”
However, he omits the fact that the killer was a black African Somali Christian immigrant.
Certainly not “right-wing” terrorism in any traditional sense.
The Chapel Hill shooting in Feb 2015 was called a right-wing anti-Muslim hate crime.
However, it emerged that the shooter was a left-wing atheist who hated the GOP and was a fan of the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Max Fisher portrays the murder of Ahmed Al-Jumaili in Texas in Mar 2015 as an anti-Muslim hate crime.
However, it seems the killer was a gangsta black teenager.
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Thanks greatly appreciated. Nicely put. Stunning, really.
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After drrik’s comment I think he said it all.
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Yep, that was good. It was a truth bomb.
We could reduce violence by 80 – 90% overnight if liberals, atheists and straight line Democrats would disarm immediately.
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There’s an idea.