LOS ANGELES, April 24, 2013 — Is stupidity being replaced with lucidity? Did being subjected to violence finally end the silence?
Are some leftists developing an acute case of sanity?
When radical Islamists destroyed the Boston Marathon, they did more than bomb people and property. They took some liberals and blew up their world vision. If a liberal is a conservative yet to be mugged, imagine what happens when liberals get bombed.
We do nott need to imagine. It happened for many people the moment al Qaeda rammed airplanes into the New York Towers.
My closest college friends voted for Bill Clinton twice as well as Al Gore. After 9/11, they shook clenched fists, said “Kill ‘em all” (radical Islamists, not Muslims), and became George W. Bush-loving Neocons.
Ordinary people felt it, but so did some liberal politicians.
Let’s imitate Conan O’Brien, shine flashlights over our heads and harken back to life “in the year 2000.” Connecticut Senator Joseph Lieberman was the Democratic vice presidential nominee. After 9/11, he rallied behind President Bush.
Liberals deemed Lieberman traitorous despite his 92 percent Democratic voting record. He remained liberal on everything but the War on Terror.
The late New York Mayor Ed Koch called himself a “liberal with sanity.” This meant confronting radical Islam.
Retired Georgia Senator Zell Miller keynoted the 1992 Democratic Convention. After 9/11, despite remaining a Democrat, he gave the 2004 Republican Convention keynote speech.
“For more than 20 years, on every one of the great issues of freedom and security, John Kerry has been more wrong, more weak and more wobbly than any other national figure.”
One line about Kerry summed up everything wrong with the 2004 Democratic Party: “This is the man who wants to be the Commander in Chief of our U.S. Armed Forces? U.S. forces armed with what? Spitballs?”
Even one “intellectual” got it right. Christopher Hitchens died a devout atheist and leftist. He supported the Iraq War because combating Islamofascism was consistent with his anti-religious beliefs. He chided ideological soulmates as hypocritical if they whitewashed Islamofascism.
Even Hollywood had converts. In the year 2000, Dennis Miller mocked GOP Convention delegates for singing Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the U.S.A.”
“Hey Republicans, take the American flag out of your (rumpus). The American people don’t like you.” One year later, Miller was a full-fledged Rudy Giuliani Republican. So was the late actor Ron Silver.
Twelve years later, doctrinaire leftists are airing words so reasonable that conservatives are doing doubletakes.
Bill Maher takes pride in viciously attacking conservatives, Christians and especially Republican women like Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann. He does so with vulgarity, profanity and misogyny. Yet only weeks after threatening to leave California over high taxes, America’s most obnoxious liberal atheist had his “come to Jesus” moment of intellectual and moral clarity.
An “academic” at a California University (big surprise) told Maher, “We have hypocrites across faiths, Jewish, Christian who say they’re out for God and end up doing not so nice things.”
Maher responded, “You know what? Yeah, yeah. You know what? That’s liberal (B.S.) right there.” When the professor advanced Rosie O’Donnell’s radical Christianity narrative, Maher unloaded.
“They’re not as dangerous. I mean, there’s only one faith, for example, that kills you or wants to kill you if you draw a bad cartoon of the prophet. There’s only one faith that kills you or wants to kill you if you renounce the faith. An ex-Muslim is a very dangerous thing. Talk to Salman Rushdie after the show about Christian versus Islam.”
Former NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw embodies the typical liberal media establishment. Under anti-gun news chief Michael Gartner, Brokaw used his broadcast to attack conservatives on Second Amendment and defense issues.
Brokaw made sure to qualify his recent remarks with heaping doses of excuses. The late Jeanne Kirkpatrick referred to it as the “Blame America crowd.” Brokaw paid his liberal penance by suggesting American drone policy was angering Muslims. So far, so liberal. Then he veered off script and uttered words President Obama cannot say.
“You can’t get intel on the lone operators. He’s also a Muslim. The fact is, that Islamic rage is still out there.”
Fox News analyst Colonel David Hunt laced into Brokaw’s drone comments, calling them “inexcusable for a man with his alleged intelligence.” “We’re at war.” “Drones are saving American lives.” He accused Brokaw of “classically blaming the victims.” The terrorists “are not six-foot-seven Norwegians.”
Hunt’s book on Islamofascism is “They just don’t get it.” Yet Brokaw’s merely mentioning Islamic rage has hope springing eternal that he will.
Fox News analyst and Walter Mondale’s former campaign manager Bob Beckel epitomizes a liberal’s liberal. Yet Beckel also credits his Christianity with saving his life from alcohol and drugs. As loyal a Democrat as it gets, he has had it with Islamists.
“We know that, bottom line, in the Muslim communities around the world, they do not like us.”
Then he offered comments that would have been unsurprising had any of his conservative co-hosts said them. They sat stunned as “The Five” turned into Beckelpalooza. “I think we really have to consider, that given the fact that so many people hate us, that we’re gonna have to cut off Muslim students from coming to this country for some period of time.”
Despite supporting gun control, Beckel was not even in the mood to exploit the Boston bombings to advance the anti-gun agenda. “The gun debate is over. Your side won.”
Beckel chose doubling down over backing down. He remains proudly liberal, defiantly pro-Obama and patriotic. He is also intellectually honest enough to be outraged over Islamists trying to murder him and his fellow Americans.
The lesson for liberals everywhere is a simple one. Evil exists. Islamofascism is the main global evil today. Only force can defeat it.
People can be liberal on everything that does not matter. With Islamofascism, there are only Neocons and ostriches.
Even some liberals now admit this.
Brooklyn born, Long Island raised, and now living in Los Angeles, Eric Golub is a politically conservative columnist, author, public speaker, satirist and comedian. Eric is the author of the book trilogy “Ideological Bigotry, “Ideological Violence,” and “Ideological Idiocy.”
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