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Calling a Spade a Spade in Boston
Pajamas Media ^ | 4/19/13 | Roger Kimball

Posted on 04/19/2013 11:20:43 AM PDT by Impala64ssa

One of the curious, but also most predictable, responses to the Boston Marathon bombings from the Left has been the fervent expression — amounting nearly to a prayer — that the perpetrator or perpetrators of this act of mass murder be “homegrown,” preferably white, male, Christian, and conservative.

Why? Why does the Left prefer to have its terrorism served up by Timothy McVeigh rather than Durka Durka Mohammed Jihad? It’s an interesting question. That the Left exhibits this prejudice is, like Falstaff’s dishonesty, “gross as a mountain, open, palpable.”

David Sirota, writing at Salon, gives almost comic expression to the genre in an essay with the really special title “Let’s hope the Boston Marathon bomber is a white American.” Why does Mr. Sirota wish that the Boston murderer of 8-year-old boys be a white American? Because a spectral quality called “white male privilege” operates insidiously behind the scenes. If Timmy McVeigh blows up a government building, says Mr. Sirota, only he is blamed. If Mohammed does it, Muslims are likely to be “collectively slandered and/or targeted with surveillance or profiling (or worse).”

What do you think of that argument? I think it’s hooey. For one thing, categories like “white male privilege” are a sort of Leftist version of phlogiston: hypothetical explanatory devices that have the unfortunate attribute of not actually existing. For another, there’s plenty of “collective slander” of Christian fundamentalists (you know, those “bitter” small-towners who “cling to guns or religion”) going around. A full anatomy of David Sirota’s hope for a great white villain would fill many pages. What I want to note at the moment, however, is how consonant it is with President Obama’s often noted reluctance to employ what Andrew McCarthy calls the “T-word” when commenting on episodes of mayhem and murder.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: boston; phonyprogressives; salon
An apology to Caucasian-Americans from David Sirota on three...two...one... /s
1 posted on 04/19/2013 11:20:43 AM PDT by Impala64ssa
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To: Impala64ssa

” Durka Durka Mohammed Jihad”

ok, that made me grin...


2 posted on 04/19/2013 11:21:56 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Impala64ssa

We have primary elections here in 11 days. We’ll see if the voters call a spade a spade and deny a militant marxist like Ed Markey the democratic nomination.

And on the republican side, a conservative prosecutor like Mike Sullivan will be looking pretty good to the people of MA, especially with his experience after 9/11.


3 posted on 04/19/2013 11:23:03 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: Impala64ssa

What is more evil Islam or liberals?


4 posted on 04/19/2013 11:23:54 AM PDT by Democrat_media (Mary Landrieu voted for the UN to take away our 2nd amendment rights)
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To: Impala64ssa
What do you think of that argument? I think it’s hooey. Yes, it is demonic hooey. The father of lies is busy lining up his minions to deal viciously and murderously with Christians in these end times.
5 posted on 04/19/2013 11:24:15 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Impala64ssa
Why does the Left prefer to have its terrorism served up by Timothy McVeigh rather than Durka Durka Mohammed Jihad?

McVeigh was one of their own. He was not a Christian Conservative and his dad was a union goon. Like father, like son. Plus there's the well-documented between McVeigh, Nichols and muzzies is explained in a number of threads here on Free Republic.

6 posted on 04/19/2013 11:24:39 AM PDT by re_nortex
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To: Impala64ssa

What is more evil Islam or liberals/democrats/socialists?


7 posted on 04/19/2013 11:24:42 AM PDT by Democrat_media (Mary Landrieu voted for the UN to take away our 2nd amendment rights)
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To: Impala64ssa
Why does the Left prefer to have its terrorism served up by Timothy McVeigh... while doing acrobatic backflips to avoid John Doe #2.
8 posted on 04/19/2013 11:24:44 AM PDT by marron
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To: Democrat_media
What is more evil Islam or liberals?

There is no difference since they both serve as Satan's servants.

9 posted on 04/19/2013 11:25:56 AM PDT by re_nortex
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To: Impala64ssa

They had an FBI profiler on and the talking heads all were commenting that this had nothing to do with Islam. Then this FBI jackass says it really doesn’t matter, then just out of nowhere mentions several right wing organizations.

To be accurate, he didn’t accuse any of these organizations but why in the world did he immediately run off these supposedly right wing extremist groups? It sounds like these guys have been so used to accusing right wingers of everything it is like Pavlov’s dog. Say the word “terrorist” and they immediately think “blame conservatives”.


10 posted on 04/19/2013 11:26:22 AM PDT by yarddog (Truth, Justice, and what was once the American Way.)
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To: Impala64ssa
If a terrorist attack is perpetrated by a Muslim we must look to root causes and legitimate grievances and ask what we can do so as not to anger Muslims.

If a terrorist attack is perpetrated by a right-winger we must ask ourselves if the public airways can continue to be used by zealots to drum up hate against the government and ask right wing politicians and commentators to ‘tone down’ the rhetoric.

If a terrorist attack is perpetrated by a left-winger they must be given a job as a teacher at a University.

11 posted on 04/19/2013 11:26:43 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: Impala64ssa
What to do? The president hasn’t quite figured that one out. But it’s not only his problem. It’s also very much our problem. Why? Because we, we Westerners, we infidels, we Jews and Christians are the target.

But .... if they ..... continue to turn a blind eye to the nature and extent of this murderous ideology, what then?

Not to worry. The president and his family now have Secret Service protection for life. The important people will be all right.

It’s mostly folks like Martin Richard, age 8, who will have to worry. He was blown to bits,and his mother and sister were maimed by the Boston bomber ...

12 posted on 04/19/2013 11:26:58 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (You see, truth always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition. I pick truth. (John Ransom))
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To: Impala64ssa

“categories like “white male privilege” are a sort of Leftist version of phlogiston: hypothetical explanatory devices that have the unfortunate attribute of not actually existing.”

Make that a double. I’m going to memorize this one as a response to any lib using “white privilege” in a serious way.


13 posted on 04/19/2013 11:27:53 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Democrat_media

yes


14 posted on 04/19/2013 11:28:25 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: yarddog

I forgot to add: Hear the word “terrorist” then immediately the first thing they do is “defend Islam”.


15 posted on 04/19/2013 11:29:09 AM PDT by yarddog (Truth, Justice, and what was once the American Way.)
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To: re_nortex

Not that the SOB deserved it, but it was a bit odd how anti-death penalty activists were silent when Tim McVeigh was put on death row, not to mention how he was fast-tracked to his ultimate execution. Other than a few Jesuits outside the prison on the day of his execution doing a lackluster rendition of Jesus carrying the cross, there were no meaningful protests or appeals to commute his sentence. Isn’t that strange?


16 posted on 04/19/2013 11:30:16 AM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Impala64ssa
Excellent illustration of left-wing lunacy as defined by this entire episode.

The people we are dealing with here are friggen nuts.

17 posted on 04/19/2013 11:37:18 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Democrat_media
What is more evil Islam or liberals?

Aren't they both the same? No wait, change that, liberals.

18 posted on 04/19/2013 11:38:24 AM PDT by apro
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To: Impala64ssa

Posted a vanity about this this morning here;

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3009721/posts


19 posted on 04/19/2013 11:39:43 AM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: re_nortex

You know that. I know that. But nearly everyone else in the country (that have actually heard of him), McVeigh is the poster boy for “right wing domestic terrorist”. The media did their job well on that one.


20 posted on 04/19/2013 11:42:23 AM PDT by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: yarddog
They had an FBI profiler on and the talking heads all were commenting that this had nothing to do with Islam. Then this FBI jackass says it really doesn’t matter, then just out of nowhere mentions several right wing organizations. To be accurate, he didn’t accuse any of these organizations but why in the world did he immediately run off these supposedly right wing extremist groups? It sounds like these guys have been so used to accusing right wingers of everything it is like Pavlov’s dog. Say the word “terrorist” and they immediately think “blame conservatives”.

The moment I heard they were Chechen I knew Muslim fanatics were behind the bombings. Its disgusting how people like this suppose 'FBI profiler' can't even call a spade a spade anymore. No wait...they can if the spade turns out to be a "right wing Christian white male fanatic".

21 posted on 04/19/2013 11:43:03 AM PDT by apro
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To: Impala64ssa
I DEMAND MY APOLOGY
22 posted on 04/19/2013 11:44:41 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("AP" clearly stands for American Pravda. Our news media has become completely and proudly Soviet.)
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To: Impala64ssa
Why does the Left prefer to have its terrorism served up by Timothy McVeigh rather than Durka Durka Mohammed Jihad?

When it comes to "calling a spade a spade," Roger Kimball is as bad as the media he correctly deplores when he calls McVeigh a "right-winger." McVeigh was a kook, plain and simple, not associated with any wing, left or right. He had the same level of intellectual acuity as that Loughner guy who shot the newer, more female version of James Brady in the face.

23 posted on 04/19/2013 11:46:24 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Impala64ssa

:: Why does Mr. Sirota wish that the Boston murderer of 8-year-old boys be a white American? ::

Why is it that first, loudest and most consistent voices in the current culture wars comes from doughy, white, midlle-aged men?

Project much Sissy Matthews?


24 posted on 04/19/2013 11:47:23 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (*Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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25 posted on 04/19/2013 11:49:10 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: MrB

26 posted on 04/19/2013 11:55:48 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Impala64ssa

phlogiston - Haven’t heard that one in a while.


27 posted on 04/19/2013 12:05:01 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: re_nortex
Plus there's the well-documented between McVeigh, Nichols and muzzies is explained in a number of threads here on Free Republic.

I was going to interject that as well.
McVeigh was also an atheist. One may 'like' the poem Invictus -- but for someone to have that read as their last words as they are marching off into eternity -- they are clearly 'without Christ, having no hope, and without God in this world'. Sure, McVeigh was 'master of his fate, and captain of his soul' ... I'm sure Satan had a great laugh at this guy who shipwrecked his own soul trying to tell him how he was a great captain ...

28 posted on 04/19/2013 12:16:11 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: Democrat_media

“What is more evil Islam or liberals?”

They serve the same god.

LLS


29 posted on 04/19/2013 12:40:00 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Sarkozy is saying “what beeg ace hole zis guy 0bama ees”


30 posted on 04/19/2013 1:02:21 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: I want the USA back

I think so too. lol


31 posted on 04/19/2013 1:06:34 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: Impala64ssa
Why does the Left prefer to have its terrorism served up by Timothy McVeigh rather than Durka Durka Mohammed..?

Because islamics and the Left unite to cut off Adam Smith's invisible hand.

32 posted on 04/19/2013 1:50:44 PM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: cotton1706

I left MA in 2001. I will always have a lot of room in my heart for MA, especially Chatham, where I lived for four years. What I DON’T miss are the slimy, weaselly Rat politicians, and Markey is close to the top of that gut pile.


33 posted on 04/19/2013 2:06:42 PM PDT by Ax
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To: Impala64ssa

he forgets mcveigh wasn’t the only one blamed.

rush limbaugh, talk radio, and conservatives were blamed.


34 posted on 04/19/2013 5:49:50 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: re_nortex

yup, same master.


35 posted on 04/19/2013 5:50:28 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: yarddog

and apparently these two were on radar a couple years ago and fbi and dhsdid jack sh1t about it.


36 posted on 04/19/2013 5:51:24 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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