Skip to comments.Calling a Spade a Spade in Boston
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? Its an interesting question. That the Left exhibits this prejudice is, like Falstaffs 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 Lets 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 its 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, theres 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 Sirotas 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 Obamas often noted reluctance to employ what Andrew McCarthy calls the T-word when commenting on episodes of mayhem and murder.
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” Durka Durka Mohammed Jihad”
ok, that made me grin...
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.
What is more evil Islam or liberals?
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.
What is more evil Islam or liberals/democrats/socialists?
There is no difference since they both serve as Satan's servants.
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”.
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.
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.
Its 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 ...
“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.
I forgot to add: Hear the word “terrorist” then immediately the first thing they do is “defend Islam”.
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?
The people we are dealing with here are friggen nuts.
What is more evil Islam or liberals?
Aren't they both the same? No wait, change that, liberals.
Posted a vanity about this this morning here;
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.
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 doesnt matter, then just out of nowhere mentions several right wing organizations. To be accurate, he didnt 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 Pavlovs 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".
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.
:: 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?
phlogiston - Haven’t heard that one in a while.
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 ...
“What is more evil Islam or liberals?”
They serve the same god.
Sarkozy is saying “what beeg ace hole zis guy 0bama ees”
I think so too. lol
Because islamics and the Left unite to cut off Adam Smith's invisible hand.
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.
he forgets mcveigh wasn’t the only one blamed.
rush limbaugh, talk radio, and conservatives were blamed.
yup, same master.
and apparently these two were on radar a couple years ago and fbi and dhsdid jack sh1t about it.