KNOXVILLE, Tenn., May 21, 2013 — The Oklahoma City suburb of Moore, Oklahoma felt the cruelest wrath of nature just before 3 p.m. CDT on Monday. The tornado that touched down stayed on the ground for almost 45 minutes. There was no mercy, only devastation.
The closest thing to good news came when the medical examiner reduced the number of dead from 51 to 24. The latter number is still expected to rise. As with most of the worst tragedies, the fatalities include children.
Injuries are numerous, many houses have been irreparably destroyed, and lives are in ruins.
As always, the best thing Americans can do in this situation is send money, pray and donate time or blood, if possible. The Red Cross and others will get the job done with enough help from others.
Yet, as usual, this tragedy is being compounded by those who simply cannot leave well enough alone. Americans will be told that this tragedy must not be politicized. President Obama gave his typical speech about allowing our better angels to help us all come together.
Once again, the people receiving the message did not need to hear it, while those needing it most ignored it. The toxic culture where everything is political and personal continued unabated from the moment the tornado touched down.
Some liberals could barely contain their glee. Connect the dots. Oklahoma is a reliably Republican state, perhaps the most conservative in the nation. The state has a large contingent of evangelical Christians who cling to their Bibles and guns.
To the worst of the left, God did the world a favor by removing people from this world. While Oklahoma citizens of all political persuasions were searching for signs of life amidst the rubble, others on the left were dancing on the graves of the fallen.
Lizz Winstead led the charge.
“This Tornado is in Oklahoma, so clearly it has been ordered to only target conservatives.”
Lizz Winstead does not represent every liberal, or even every liberal in the entertainment industry. Yet, on the day of the tornado, she did have 75,000 Twitter followers. She does speak for many on the left.
She is the co-creator of The Daily Show, the darling of all programs for those who find liberal bullying to be quality television. Jon Stewart spends his nights attacking and humiliating conservatives. He is paid handsomely to do this. Winstead provided the platform for him to spread vicious ideological bigotry under the guise of what they consider to be humor.
Like many liberals, Winstead considers it hip and edgy to fund humor in conservatives suffering and dying. Conservatives are told to lighten up because Lizz Winstead was just joking. She has the right to free speech. Decent human beings have the right and moral obligation to condemn it.
Like many tweeting twits, this woman made another joke about whether President Obama knew about the tornado. She also lamented that the tornado bumped her appearance on MSNBC, where she was to discuss the Benghazi scandal.
When liberals wonder why they are reduced to stereotypes of narcissistic snobs, they need only look at Winstead. The term, Daily Show-MSNBC liberals, should be a subset category to identify the worst America offers.
On the same day Winstead was acting like herself, MSNBC was plummeting to its lowest ratings in seven years. This could be that during tragedies, normal people want to cling to their bibles even closer. They do not want to be ridiculed.
What Daily Show-MSNBC liberals will not grasp is that the people of Oklahoma will not abandon God due to this tragedy. They also do not believe God abandoned them. They are searching for answers, but not affixing blame. They are not going to become secular progressives channeling their inner Bill Maher.
They know that anybody can believe in God during the good times. Faith is tested when it is needed most. The people of Oklahoma will pass this test as sure as they will rebuild their lives. One reason for this comes down to three words that God commands of us all.
“Love thy neighbor.”
Does every religious conservative practice this edict? No, but many of them do. Does every secular liberal dance in the streets when the neighbors they despise suffer? No, but many of them do. The last thing ordinary Americans in the heartland need is for wealthy, coastal entertainment industry snobs to use a natural disaster to score the cheapest of political points.
While conservatives are generally against censorship and boycotts, this country would be better off if more people turned off the Daily Show, opened geography and history books and learned about the good people of Oklahoma.
After all, it is impossible to love thy neighbor when people speaking about them the most know nothing about their hearts, guts and character. It is impossible to love thy neighbor when they are reduced to caricatures for liberal amusement on some daily show.
Luckily for America and Oklahoma, most people care more about their Creator in the sky than in the creator of some hateful television program. While the diminishing number of Daily Show-MSNBC liberals spend their lives tearing their neighbors down, the rest of us will quietly go about helping our fellow Americans rebuild.
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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