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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Why the Left Blamed the Right for What Happened in Tucson

"What happened in November has to be stopped by whatever means possible."  Daniel Henninger

The elections that swept out so many liberals and decisively changed the House of Representatives is described by Henninger as "Armageddon" in the eyes of the political Left. He attributes the Left's haste to blame the Right to "political calculation and personal belief." Like Saul Alinsky, in his Rules for Radicals, the Left's true believers think the end justifies the means; the truth be damned. And so they are willing to flame anyone who disagrees with them regardless of the facts. Read the Wall Street Journal article here

The reality is that sin makes people blind, stupid, and crazy. When you look at the lives of those who commit these atrocities they are usually involved in serious sin (the occult, lust, etc.). Those who use these tragic events to slander the innocent for the crimes of the crazy are irresponsible at best, malicious at worst. Let's hope the wild-eyed Lefties calm down. They've been sounding so much like mad dogs, that the saner members in their own ranks are trying to muzzle them. Let's hope they're successful.

See here how one group of monks responded to the killings.


Old Bob said...

I never read the Hofstadter essay, but I remember the 1964 election; it was the last I was too young to vote in. The night before the election, the last legal day of campaigning, the Minneapolis evening paper printed a full-page ad bought by Johnson supporters accusing Barry Goldwater of being a warmonger. In January 1965 (if memory serves) came the Gulf of Tonkin Incident and "escalation," and guess who got his draft call-up papers in March?
("plus ça change...")

Old Bob said...

That is a masterful essay, and reminds me of a book called "The God that Failed," about some writers' and intellectuals' flirting with, and dropping, Communism. Thank you!

Mary Ann Kreitzer said...

I'm one election behind you, Bob. Too bad so many people have such short memories or no knowledge of history.

Restore-DC-Catholicism said...

I'm suggesting that all recall the Silver Spring stand-off last September in the Discovery Channel Building. I posted some history with its perspective on my blog.