We’ve got a little situation in liberal-dominated journalism and liberal-dominated academia at the same time epitomized in these words:
— David Guth (@DWGuth)
There’s an analogous situation going on in Kenya right now, and let’s complete the analogy by altering the tragedy to put it in “NRA” terms. The children of non-NRA members are being released; the children of NRA members are being killed execution style:
al-Shabaab gunman – ‘All Muslims leave… we only want to kill non-Muslims’: Gunmen massacre at least 22 in Kenyan shopping mall after releasing anyone who could prove they are Muslim.
One witness who was embroiled in the situation claimed that the gunmen told Muslims to stand up and leave and that only non-Muslims would be targeted when they opened fire at the upmarket mall of the Westlands district around midday.
At least two dozen people, wounded and dead, were wheeled out on stretchers and in shopping trolleys by security guards, while others were seen walking out of the building, clutching bloodied clothing around their injuries.
Locals and tourists who were out shopping on the sunny Saturday in Kenya ran screaming from the building and cars were left abandoned as attackers threw grenades and fired AK47s.
Over the course of an hour people streamed from the building, at least half a dozen covered in blood and clutching small children to them.
The Kenya Red Cross Society now says that 22 have been reported dead and at least 50 wounded.
Via Live Leak
The death toll is up to 68 as last I’ve heard reported.
Another title of the terrorist atrocity in Kenya can be re-phrased thus:
“If they found me, I’m the child of an NRA member, so I’m dead.” Survivors reveal how gunman executed non-liberals…
And there are other similar attacks exemplifying David Guth’s liberal fascist hatred going on TODAY. What was it Obama said about Christians in Pennsylvania who were clinging to their guns and their Bibles? Why not just treat ’em all the same:
Angry and scared, Pakistan’s beleaguered Christian community has demanded proper protection from the government as the death toll from the attack on an historic Peshawar church reached 85.
As mourners continued to bury the dead from Sunday’s double suicide blast assault, Christians protested in cities across the country, blocking roads and burning tyres as they called on the authorities to act.
“People are so angry. They are asking for protection from the government,” said Sohail Johnson of the Sharing Life ministry in Lahore, who had travelled to Peshawar in the aftermath of the attack. “We all feel insecure in Pakistan. The law enforcement agencies and the government have failed us. We are not even able to celebrate our Sunday service for two or three hours.”
Hundreds of Christians had just left a service inside the All Saints Church and were gathering on the lawns outside for a free meal when two suicide bombers approached the crowds and detonated their devices. People were torn apart by the explosives, which are believed to have included ball bearings.
Oh, you don’t have to worry. I mean, Obama promised that he’d won the war on terror and that al Qaeda was on the run and decimated and everything. So I must just be making all of these murders up, I guess.
Getting back to Professor David Guth and his liberal hatred, I’ve said this many times before: the essence of liberalism is abject moral hypocrisy. If you take the hypocrite out of a liberal, he or she simply dematerializes altogether.
Liberals are people who define themselves as “tolerant” and define those who disagree with them as “intolerant.” And then they tell you that it’s okay to be intolerant to intolerant people. Here’s an example of such a quote in a liberal screed celebrating the death of Jerry Falwelll:
I’m intolerant toward intolerant people. I’m also bigoted against bigots. I see no contradiction in that. There’s no requirement in my morality to give equal consideration to reprehensible positions.
Posted by: Amy | May 16, 2007 10:35 AM
That may sound reasonable to you. But the problem with that line of reasoning is that it is a game that ANYBODY can play. All you have to be is an abject hypocrite and voilà: you’ve defined yourself as “tolerant” and anybody who doesn’t think you’re “tolerant” is ergo sum INTOLERANT. And of course it is a good thing to be intolerant to intolerant people, so you can attack them and purge them and even kill them without mercy.
Mind you, liberals by way of the ACLU are the SAME people who forced Holocaust surviving Jews to “tolerate” a Nazi parade through their town of Skokie, Illinois. They have no problem forcing OTHER people to be tolerant toward intolerant people. Just like they have no problem forcing other people to pay higher taxes while they refuse to pay their own taxes.
So the Obama Department of Justice dictates that you must be OPENLY FOR gay marriage. Why? Because “Silence will be interpreted as disapproval.” That’s why. In Obama’s God damn America, there is no freedom to disagree, because 2,000 years of Judeo-Christian morality has been criminalized. And it is a crime to have a conscience that in any way disagrees with Obama. Even though even Obama disagreed with Obama just a few years ago in order to get himself elected.
It aint just in Kenya and in Pakistan where Christians are specifically targeted for not agreeing with the government, you see.
What can I say? That was then, and this is now. And now that Obama has all the guns – or at least is trying to GET all the guns – he gets to make all the new rules.
There is nothing new under the sun, the Bible tells us. This has been done before, as I shall point out below: the Marxists did it, the Nazis did it, and now the new left is following the old left and doing all the same things.
I’ve done some thinking about how liberalism operates in the last few days. Liberals are people who demand that America can’t be allowed to profile the actual terrorists who have committed the actual terrorist attacks – and thus we must create a giant bureaucracy that treats EVERYBODY like a terrorist in a totalitarian way. Liberals are people who demand that the mentally ill who commit all the mass murder shooting sprees must not be singled out in any way – and thus we must treat EVERYBODY like a mass-murdering psycho and take everybody’s guns away and leave everybody defenseless apart from a giant totalitarian bureaucracy to protect all of us herd animals. Liberals are people who demand that we can’t be allowed to hold anyone individually responsible for their incredibly poor and destructive life choices – and thus we must create a giant welfare bureaucracy to redistribute benefits to people who won’t work for them.
And all the while they are demonizing and slandering anybody who disagrees with them.
Tolerance historically referred to the practice of putting up with disagreeable behavior by other people because, while you disagreed with said behavior, you respected those people as being fellow human beings and recognized their right to be different. Liberals got their foot in the door seizing advantage of that attitude. But when they got inside the door, they proceeded to slam it shut on anybody who might disagree with THEM. That was how liberals came to take enough power to proceed to systematically purge out nearly all the conservatives from academia and journalism in the first place.
It’s why Helen Thomas, one of the most lauded “journalists” in modern times, said:
I’m a liberal, I was born a liberal, I’ll be one ’til I die, what else should a reporter be when you see so much and when we have such great privilege and access to the truth?
She was one of the “tolerant” ones, you see. And the little fact that she was a rabid anti-Semite Jew hater is besides the point. Because liberals are people who see the speck in your eye while ignoring the giant log stuck in their own eyes.
David Guth – as a journalism professor – is a member of not one, but THE TWO MOST INTOLERANT CAREER FIELDS in the world today.
We can examine how the Nazis allowed and even ENCOURAGED anything – and I mean ANYTHING – that undermined the old regime and its underlying value system, only to become hard-core reactionaries against anything that threatened their rule. Allistair Hamilton, in his important work, The Appeal of Fascism: A Study of Intellectuals and Fascism, wrote:
“Fascism, the Fascism of the intellectuals above all, had its origins in sheer rebelliousness, in an anarchistic revolt directed against the established order” [p. xx].
As an example, the Nazis were every bit as determined to destroy the influence of Judeo-Christianity and its morality as the modern left and the Democrat Party is today. And when they succeeded, those who sowed the wind reaped the same whirlwind that Americans are reaping now. Nazi fascists were incredibly avant-garde in their pursuit of a new value system until the NAZIS became “the established order.” And then they destroyed anyone and anything that threatened their “established order.” And as a result, many thinkers and artists became casualties of the very ideology that they themselves had been completely instrumental in advancing (just as the leftist labor unions are learning they are casualties after working so hard to advance the socialist takeover of the American health care system).
Jonah Goldberg captured the reason behind this intellectual and ideological hypocrisy in these words:
“Doctrinaire fascism, much like communism, sold itself as an unstoppable force of divine or historical inevitability. Those who stood in the way – the bourgeoisie, the “unfit,” the “greedy,” the “individualistic,” the “traitor,” the kulak, the Jew – could be demonized as the “other” because, at the end of the day, they were not merely expendable, nor were they merely reluctant to join the collective, they were by their very existence blocking the will to power that gave the mob and the avant-garde which claimed to speak for it their reason for existence.”
The modern left have created a society – following the tradition of their previous leftist Marxist and fascist intellectual ancestors – in which the people were treated as herd animals whose thoughts and actions were directed toward a common goal by a few who had absolute power to impose their will to power. Everyone and everything is expendable in the pursuit of this government-owned collective and anything that threatens it will be ruthlessly attacked with all the means the government collective has at its disposal.
And if you disagree, well, you must either serve the collective or the blood as a result of pretty much anything that happens is on your hands and you – or at least your children in the warped mind of David Guth – should die.
That’s what liberalism did during the days of the French Revolution which swiftly degenerated into the reign of terror, and it’s what liberalism did in the days of Marxism which swiftly degenerated into Stalinism and Maoism, etc. etc. And it’s what liberalism continues to do today.
And, of course, that was why the very first thing the Nazis did was to confiscate all the guns so only the regime had them. Because he who has the might gets to make the rules. And the American society founded upon the idea of individual liberty and the right of the people to keep and bear arms to defend that individual liberty don’t mesh with fascist takeovers. So your gun has got to go.
As we speak, Barak Obama is out demonizing his Republican opponents as “playing politics” while the “politician-in-chief” implicitly declares himself incapable of such a sin as “playing politics.” He says that the Republicans are evil for refusing to compromise when he himself refuses to compromise and literally called House Speaker John Boehner just to tell him that he was not going to negotiate even the slightest detail of anything with Republicans.
We are watching fundamental hypocrisy on such a vast scale that it is simply beyond unreal.
And to the extent that it works, well, the blood WILL be on our hands and on our children’s heads.
Postscript: A parent was arrested and sentenced to ten years for speaking out at a public school event where Obama’s Common Core was being shoved down their throats. He said, “Don’t stand for this!” Don’t be sheep! Don’t be cattle!” as they hauled him away for trying to ask a few important questions.
According to the dictates of fascism, you ARE sheep, and yes you WILL sit there like cattle. Or the stormtroopers will be coming to drag YOU away, too.
Postscript: In Überrliberal Chicago, the government is literally demanding the National Guard be called in to deal with the incredible violence by all the Democrat voters there. Don’t think for a second that these liberal fascists will allow law-abiding citizens to protect their own children.
Crap like this doesn’t happen where people are allowed to defend themselves. That’s why the gang bangers locate in areas where liberals have rendered them defenseless.
Ah, liberalism, where you can create an ocean-full of problems and then blame Republicans for the ensuing flood.