LOS ANGELES, August 3, 2011 — Racial and ethnic bigotry have long been rejected by polite society, but once again the left needs ideological bigotry to get them through their day.
In the 1860s, the Civil War was fought to preserve the Union and reinforce the notion that blacks would never again be relegated to a value of 3/5 of a human being. Slavery was abolished, and the struggle for full equality commenced.
In the 1940s, German Jews were loaded on to boxcars, stripped naked, and thrown into ovens for “delousing.” My great-grandparents were the victims of the worst genocide in world history. My grandfather saved seven people including himself, my grandmother, and my father. The Holocaust is with my father every day not as a historical footnote, but as the beginning years of his life. He entered the world as a newborn baby being shot at.
On September 11th, 2001, 19 Saudi Arabian Arab Muslims hijacked four American planes and turned them into guns against our own cities. 3,000 people were murdered in New York, Washington, DC, and Pennsylvania.
Acts of pure evil such as slavery, the Holocaust, and Islamofascist terrorism boggle the mind because they are so vile that most human beings could not possibly contemplate them.
Compounding the pain of the innocent victims are liberals who find political gain and personal satisfaction in rendering ordinary philosophical disputes comparable to the worst of all atrocities.
The American left has simply gone stark raving mad.
Members of Congress cheered when Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords courageously walked on the floor to cast a vote only months after surviving an act of evil against her. Yet many of those same liberals still compare conservatives and Republicans, who were also cheering for Ms. Giffords, to the very evil that almost took her life.
Republicans are repeatedly referred to as Nazis, Fascists, racists, sexists, and homophobes.
We have been called hostage takers, terrorists, suicide bombers, and other charming adjectives normally reserved for those who attempt to commit genocide.
Former Green Jobs Czar “By August, I was a communist” Van Jones accused Conservatives of “putting a gun to the head” of everybody from President Obama to the entire country.
When is the liberal madness going to stop?
This is not a two-directional attack. Conservatives may have a radio host or two on the far fringes, but the leftist vitriol is coming from elected officials.
Liberals have truly become like cheating spouses. They are convinced that their partner is unfaithful, so they go out and have an affair. In this case the left is spinning the narrative of conservative violence when the violence in this country is coming from the left.
How many liberal radio hosts have to get suspended for abusive language toward conservatives before they learn where the line is?
How many absolutely beyond the pale statements should liberals make before conservatives stage an intervention? Short of locking these people in a rubber room with white walls, what can be done to prevent society at large from contracting rabies when these leftists bite with reckless abandon?
For the Milli Vanillionth time, mainstream conservatives will try to reattach the communication train when leftists drive it off of the hyperbole track. So let’s again bring some perspective and reality to the discussion.
Saddam Hussein, Adolf Hitler, Pol Pot, Joseph Stalin, and Osama Bin Laden all killed hundreds of thousands if not millions of people. Leftist professor Bill Ayers killed. Various animal rights and environmental groups have set off bombs in protest, killing people.
There is not a single Republican in Congress who has engaged in any of these acts. The Republican Party has a platform. A careful reading of the Republication platform will show that there is support for tax cuts. A pro-genocide position is not mentioned. There is no evidence that shows a link between wanting to cut taxes and wanting to murder people.
Some “mainstream” liberals will claim that the people spewing the venom do not speak for all liberals. That doesn’t wash. Silence is acquiescence, and the leftist attitude toward venomous speech ranges from tacit approval to outright cheerleading. Condemnation is tepid at best and mostly non-existent.
Every human being has an obligation to condemn bad behavior, especially if the person spreading the hateful speech or actions thinks they are on “our” side.
As a comment moderator of these communities, efforts are made to strike out all bigotry and hate speech, wherever it rears its ugly head. The most vile statements are usually made by the “left” responding to the position or opinions of writers who take a more conservative stance.
My own Facebook page receives hate bombs, and they are removed. Perfection is impossible, but every effort should be made. If a person refers to President Obama using a racial slur, I crack down hard.
This is not the American left. There are zillions of examples. Vice President Joe Biden was recently in a meeting where Democrats referred to American Tea Party Republicans as terrorists. Mr. Biden insists that he did not make the comments, but this is irrelevant. He sat and listened without stopping the language.
Biden has learned well from his boss. Obama issued a phony plea for “civility” in the wake of the Giffords shooting. His words as usual rang hollow because he insists on demonizing people publicly for the mere sin of disagreeing with him. He loves giving speeches and blathering about “teachable moments,” but he will not tell members of his own party to stop the verbal carpetbombing. The only honest conclusion to draw from this is that he wholeheartedly supports the hateful rhetoric.
Liberals say that we should not negotiate with terrorists, but how can Republicans possibly dialogue with liberal carpetbombers? How can conservatives have reasonable discussions with the left when they refuse to cease the seek and destroy missions?
Conservatives are trying to bring down Bashar Assad and Mahmoud Armageddonijad. We don’t have the time or desire to murder Nancy Pelosi. Defeating her in the last election was sufficient.
If God forbid Barack Obama or any liberal were bleeding in the streets, the conservative evangelical Christians the left despises so much would rush into action. These “religious zealots” truly believe in love thy neighbor. They would do everything they could to preserve a human life, even of a complete stranger or political opponent.
What would a Moveon, Huffington Post, or Daily Kos person do if Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, or George W. Bush were bleeding in the streets What would they do if the person were an average Republican with a copy of a conservative book on their possession?
Would the liberal celebrate? Would they let the conservative die? Would they throw a parade?
Some would argue that their inner humanity would kick in and they would do the right thing. Yet if conservative Republicans are evil, Hitler, terrorists, and hostage takers, why save them? I would not save bin Laden. I would finish him off myself. If liberals truly believe their own words, the only noble action would be to wipe the conservatives from Mother Earth.
The “let them die” hypothesis is only over the top if one operates in a vacuum. In the full context of liberal hate speech, for liberals who speak of Republicans and Tea Party attendees as though they were less than human there is no sensible course of action but to watch them perish.
Too many liberals look at conservative Republicans and do not, cannot, and will not see human beings. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) compares conservatives to Nazis, slave owners and terrorists, so let’s flip the analogy around.
The Nazis murdered the Jews because the Jews were not considered human beings.
Slavery flourished because black people were not considered human beings.
9/11 happened because Islamists saw America as the “Great Satan,” and not as a nation of human beings.
Palestinians who become suicide bombers do not value human life. Israelis do not strap on belts of death because they do value human life. American liberals are the Palestinians of the West. They blame the enemy for non-existent “atrocities” while actively and enthusiastically fanning the flames of verbal violence themselves.
First comes the dehumanization. Then comes the violence.
This is why the true violence in America emanates from the left.
There will never be civility in America until enough liberals either honestly grasp or are forced to confront what conservatives understand.
Political opponents are not enemies. Participation in the political process is either allowed for all of us or none of us.
The liberal “scorch the Earth, burn the entire village” approach has to stop.
Conservatives, Republicans, and Tea Party attendees are human beings. As are liberals. There are many good, liberal politicians that truly care for their country. Its the other ones, the vocal ones, the hating ones that are destroying it. And its time those that speak from good condemn those that speak from hate.
Hineni. Here I am. Conservative, Republican, Jewish, proud, and 100% human.
Brooklyn born, Long Island raised, and now living in Los Angeles, Eric Golub is a politically conservative columnist, blogger, author, public speaker, satirist and comedian. Read more from Eric at his TYGRRRR EXPRESS blog.
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