One hears a liberal rant, and the only thing a reasonable person can do is step back to avoid being struck in the face by the rabid spittle.
Bill Maher – a man who once cheered an assassination attempt on Dick Cheney – had the following things to say about Glenn Beck:
BILL MAHER, HOST: Listening to people like Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck these days, I cannot figure out whether these right-wingers are more dangerous when they’re in power or when they’re out of power. Because when they’re out of power, their paranoia goes off the charts. This Glenn Beck guy, I wouldn’t even give him the time of day except he’s a big star now on Fox and a lot of people believe him, and he’s talking about FEMA concentration camps. He says, “We are headed towards socialism, totalitarianism beyond your wildest imagination.” But apparently not beyond his wildest imagination.
MAHER: But you know, look, I, I, I would never be the person who says you have to watch what you say because some borderline, no really, I’m not for that. But that’s an argument that’s given a lot: you can’t say this because a borderline person might take it and do this. I’m sorry, that’s the price of living in a free speech country, and I do want to live in one because I make my living at it. Okay, but you know, I must say, Tim McVeigh in 1995 if you recall, this was the same kind of talk that made him blow up that building.
I guess Maher missed the hypocrisy concerning his disturbingly caustic views of the Bush administration while they were in power, in particular his expression of regret that the March 2007 assassination of Vice President Dick Cheney failed.
Possibly even more delicious was that sitting to Maher’s left was MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann who himself has made an almost endless number of personal attacks on members of the Bush administration during his tenure on “Countdown.”
Alas, Maher seemed oblivious to all this seemingly obvious irony.
I remember the unhinged left-wing hatred that drooled out of the left when Tony Snow passed away after a long fight with colon cancer. And I still marvel at the psychotic anger that was directed at Sarah Palin, at her daughter Bristol, and even at her little baby son Trig. We all remember the liberal attack that claimed that Trig was really Bristol’s baby, rather than Sarah Palin’s. David Letterman recently used Bristol to launch yet another attack her mother. How many conservatives have attacked Barack Obama’s two daughters, and what would liberals say if one actually did? I think of all the times when I’ve had discussions with liberals that quickly turned into heated arguments, and then even more quickly turned into my literally backing away from hysterical anger where people whom I had previously believed to be sane were literally bug-eyed and spitting at me as they shouted. It was almost as though the demon that lives inside these people came out.
One time in the gym I got in an argument with a liberal man who was half my size. I benched pressed more than four times as much as him; I most likely literally could have killed him with a single punch – yet he became so hysterical that he literally threatened to attack me with a dumb bell. He was completely out of control with hatred and rage because he couldn’t emotionally handle having his ideology questioned.
And that’s by no means the only time I’ve encountered such out of control hysteria and rage from liberals.
I have to marvel at the awe-inspiring hypocrisy of the left.
Leftist governments have been responsible for the murders of over 100 million people in the 20th century – for the most part during peacetime during ideological purges of their own people – but liberals talk about George Bush. George Bush attacked the Taliban in Afghanistan – after they launched an attack that murdered more than 3,000 innocent people; and he attacked Saddam Hussein’s Iraq, which was responsible for more than one million deaths, and had buried at least 400,000 bodies of its own citizens in mass graves. What does a sane person say to the charge that George Bush was a war criminal for overthrowing such a savage tyrant and creating a stable democracy? One enters a zone where reality is irrelevant, and only hatred and the most unhinged forms of demonization are allowed to exist.
Liberal journalist Juan Williams has come to realize that the hatred from the left is actually far more vicious and judgmental than anything coming out of the right. The National Public Radio correspondent and Fox News contributor said (click this link to see it on Youtube):
“I’ve come to understand that when I say something that doesn’t hold to the orthodoxy of the far left, they are far more vicious and personal, you know, ad hominem in their attacks against me, than anything on the right. Historically I always thought, you what know what, it’s the far right that’s close minded. No, Bill, let me tell you, I’ve discovered the far left is extremely harsh and punishing when you don’t say exactly what they want you to say and stick to their orthodoxy.” (O’Reilly Factor, Monday, March 2, 2009)
Liberals tell me that Hitler was right-wing all the time. No, he wasn’t. “NAZI” was an acronym that stood for “National Socialist German Workers’ Party.” Why not look it up for yourself? If I were to say, “National Socialist American Workers’ Party,” would I be talking about Republicans and conservatives? Get real! Fascism and communism were both forms of socialism; the only difference was that fascism was national socialism and communism was class-based socialism. They were both firmly in the tradition of the political left. And just what on earth do liberals who call Nazism a form of conservatism even think Hitler was trying to “conserve”?
So don’t blame Hitler on us; he was one of your guys, lefties.
Which reminds me of one of my early articles about one of Bill Maher’s hateful and unhinged attacks on Pope Benedict. He labeled a man as a Nazi who had personally been a victim of Nazi oppression. Bill Maher, in his attack and the lies that were inherent in that attack, proved that HE was the real Nazi. And his continual attacks on religion are totally compatible with the worst mass murderers in human history.
So now we have the guy who has cheer leaded assassination attempts on Republicans comparing a guy who has never done any such thing to one of the most evil American mass-murderers of all time.
And this hatred and demonization from the left occurs all the time. Only today, Barney Frank personally attacked Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalica:
“I wouldn’t want it to go to the United States Supreme Court now because that homophobe Antonin Scalia has too many votes on this current court,” said Frank
How many prominent Republican politicians have gone after Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and labeled her as a “God-hating witch” or some other form of ad hominem?
“What I am seeing today reminds me too much of another destructive period in American history. Sen. McCain and Gov. Palin are sowing the seeds of hatred and division, and there is no need for this hostility in our political discourse,” he said.
Of course, it turned out that the events that Democrats such as John Lewis used to justify his attack had been fabricated. Liberal commentators talked about the “Weimar-like rage” of the Republicans; but – just as Noel Sheppard pointed out about Bill Maher’s hypocrisy and the irony of his comments – that liberal commentator failed to realize that the Nazis had set the Reichstag fire that they subsequently used to destroy their opponents. Creating an incident and then using that incident to destroy their opponents – which was what was done to John McCain and Sarah Palin – was the real expression of “Weimar-like rage.”
Shortly after the election, I wrote an article entitled, “Do Unto Obama As Liberals Did Unto Bush,” which (obviously, from the title itself) suggested that conservatives begin to use the tactics of the left that brought Bush and Republicans down to bring down Obama and Democrats. The article garnered a great deal of attention from liberals at a site I used to write for called the “American Sentinel.” The site was brought down after being attacked by a liberal hacker (and was recently started again). The incredible thing was that none of the liberal comments questioned my premise that the left had used vicious and hateful tactics: they only attacked the fact that I was daring to suggest that conservatives use the SAME TACTICS THAT LIBERALS USED. The closest someone came was in claiming that I had fabricated the “I hate Bush” scrawling found outside a middle school. But I found it on a liberal’s site who posted it to CHEER the contents. As of today’s date of March 24, 2009, the link is still valid and still contains the note.
The left is vile; they are despicable; they are hateful; they are evil; and quite frankly they are often literally demonic. Hate as tactic has been frequently employed with great success by even prominent representatives of the left. And all the while as they engage in extremes of hatred, they are all the while constantly pointing the finger at conservatives to accuse them of the very thing that the liberals themselves are doing.
Update, December 21, 2o11: I had cause to cite this article again, and discovered that the liberal who posted the “I hate Bush!” note had deleted it (like the lying coward that he is). But no fear; I was able to find an archive of that image here. And this time I saved it to my hard drive as well:
For the record, I’ve never purged a single thing after posting more than 1,900 articles. Because unlike liberals, I actually have the courage to stand up for what I said, and either defend it or at least have the decency to admit I was wrong to say it.