Thursday, January 13, 2011

What Is Wrong With You?

When a liberal friend of mine here in Florida, at a men's breakfast, stated that there was no evidence that Major Hasan (the Fort Hood murderer) was a Muslim terrorist, I recoiled in disgust. This was several days after the massacre, when it was widely known that Hasan had shouted "Allahu Akbar" during the shootings, that he had often consulted terrorist websites and that he had communicated with terrorist leaders. What is wrong with the liberal mind?

Liberalism's Ugly Face

By Vasko Kohlmayer January 13, 2011 American Thinker

While most normal Americans still reeled in shock in the wake of the Tucson shooting, liberals across the country were out in force blaming conservatives for it. Given how heart-rending the whole tragedy was, their reaction is truly mind-boggling. One can only wonder what kind of human beings would react in this way.

To liberals' eternal shame, it turns out that the shooter was anything but a Tea Partyer and that his "conservative" credentials are rather thin indeed. In fact, the information that has emerged since then would appear to place him in the leftist camp, if anywhere in the political sphere. But in truth, he inhabited the alternate reality of a deranged mind.

This is what it boils down to: A madman shoots a Democrat Congresswoman and a group of innocent bystanders and liberals want to blame conservatives for it. This is worse than outrageous or cynical.

Liberals' response to this atrocity is not a normal human reaction. Normal human beings do not think like that. The normal reaction to this kind of event is grief and tears. Only morally and emotionally deformed individuals could embark on a political smear campaign just moments after such a tragedy without possessing any facts whatsoever.

When I first heard the news of the shooting, I immediately assumed that Giffords was a Republican and it took me several hours to register that she was not. Not once during that time it occurred to me to blame liberals for the atrocity despite the hateful and vitriolic rhetoric which is the hallmark of their political discourse. (Do you remember some of the things they have said about Bush or Palin or conservatives in general?)

As I followed the coverage I was stunned by the unspeakable pain that was inflicted on the victims and their families. The realization that Giffords was a Democrat changed absolutely nothing about the way I viewed the tragedy. When normal people see that a woman has been shot through the head and six others are dead -- including an angelic little girl -- scoring political points is as far from their minds as the east is from the west.

There is a point at which politicking ends and considerations of political gain or ideology fade into insignificance. For most people the Tucson tragedy was such a point. At such moments we can only shake our heads in disbelief at the diabolic insensibility of the shooter while our hearts overflow with love and empathy for those so grievously afflicted. It matters not a bit what their beliefs or ideological orientation is.

Whether liberal Democrats or conservative Republican, we are all human beings created in God's image. And even though we may sometime heatedly disagree on political issues, we should ultimately relate to each other on the basis of love. I believe that this how most ordinary Americans feel about what happened in Tucson. Sadly and shockingly, it quickly became obvious that many liberals had little love or empathy to waste.

I would like to ask my liberal friends these questions:

How come that upon seeing this terrible tragedy your first impulse was to gratuitously smear your political opponents?

Why instead of grieving and sorrowing -- which is what most normal people did -- you immediately began your sickly scheming to extract political advantage from such a direful event?

What's wrong with you?!

As if this were not enough, liberals demanded that Sarah Palin respond to the events in Tucson. But when she did so , eloquently, they denounced her as un-presidential and worse . Palin's connection to this tragedy can only on the human level. But even if the gunman had posters of Sarah Palin on his walls and memorized all her speeches, she would still not be in any way culpable. Sarah Palin has never advocated the assassination of politicians or mass shootings of innocent Americans.

John Hinckley shot Ronald Reagan, because he wanted to impress the actress Jodi Foster. No one called on Jodi Foster to justify herself in that tragedy. So why should Sarah Palin? Why should she answer for someone else's actions, especially since that person is by all indications a left-wing lunatic?

The attempt by liberals to paint the Tea Party movement as a dangerous aberration that breeds homicidal maniacs is simply egregious. The Tea Party is a movement by everyday Americans who are sincerely concerned about the due intrusion of the federal government into their lives. If the last election is anything to go by, most current American voters are either part of it or in sympathy with at least some of its goals. In other words, Tea Party is a broad mainstream political phenomenon. That liberals want to brand it as part of a lunatic fringe is offensive beyond words.

As more information comes out about the shooter, the liberals' initial attempt at the blame game has become painfully embarrassing to them. We must, however, keep reminding the nation of what they tried to do, because it teaches an important lesson.

Carried away by the hope of scoring political points, liberals inadvertently revealed something about themselves and their system of beliefs. They showed us that liberalism is a convoluted ideology that strips its proponents of their humanness to the point where they do not think, act or feel like regular people.

May their behavior not become only a sad footnote to this tragedy, but may it be long remembered. Let the people of this nation behold the repulsive ugliness of liberalism and may they recoil from it in disgust


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At 8:41 AM, Anonymous Joe said...

I think Michael Savage coined Liberalism best when he said that "Liberalism is a mental disorder."
I didn't listen to Obama's speech last night because frankly, I can't stand the man, but with that said, I heard a lot of favorable reviews last night after his speech. He said all the right things at the right time, which is to his credit and I have to give credit where credit is due.
Hillary Clinton on the other hand, the jerk that she is, while speaking to Arabs on the other side of the world was referring to this Tucson Arizona psychopathic killer as an extremist. So it appears that Obama is saying one thing about this incident and his Secretary of State is saying the entire opposite.
If Liberals want to point fingers, they need to look at that Pima County Sheriff Clarance Dubnik. If anyone needs to be investigated, it's him. It wouldn't surprise me if he has been ignoring warnings from the college and private citizens in an attempt to further his left wing agenda. Bill O'Reilly was fit to be tied the other night on the Factor. It's just a never ending constant battle with these Liberal Progressive scum bags and we need to battle them whether we want to or not. Failure to confront them on these senseless attacks, is an admission of guilt on our part. Right now, I just can't bring myself to love any of those vicious B*$#@*ds.


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