Friday, June 17, 2016

A Reality Check, from Jonah Goldberg

A reality check, from Jonah Goldberg:

Before the blood had been mopped up in Orlando, the president and the woman seeking to replace him immediately tried to make the second-worst Islamic terror attack on American soil into anything other than Islamic terrorism. Over and over again, news outlets uncritically reported on the “common-sense” effort to implement more stringent background checks and get rid of automatic weapons, AR-15s, and other “assault” weapons. Well, automatic weapons — i.e., machine guns — are already essentially banned for civilians. And the weapon used in Orlando wasn’t an assault weapon or an AR-15. As for background checks, they already exist. Moreover, the FBI conducted two extensive investigations into the shooter — a background check far more exhaustive than any proposed checks.

He adds:

The killer was a registered Democrat. The source of his hatred was not the Christian Coalition but radical Islamism. He stated this motivation clearly during the shooting and for months prior. He reportedly also considered attacking that notorious gay hangout Disney World. Would we be hearing about the pernicious, right-wing, anti-cartoon-character climate if he’d opted for that target.


Ignatius Acton Chesterton OCD said...

Precisely. I also doubt Omar was an NRA lifetime member.

Sam L. said...

Or even considered joining.

Malcolm said...

Political correctness is communist propaganda writ small. In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, nor to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is to co-operate with evil, and in some small way to become evil oneself. One's standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to.

Anonymous said...

Wait until the bill from Middle East gays claiming to be discriminated against comes due.

That's a constant stream of migration with zero verifiability.

Any Muslim lunatic can claim to be an oppressed homosexual. Instant in.

And there's no conscientious standard because what kind of upstanding Muslim man would claim to be a homosexual? And there's no conscientious problem for a weaponized ISIS militant... because being a heterosexual will delay him serving his mission.

Being a homosexual is much more expedient for the mission at hand. Whatever it takes to kill the most people.

Do we think these Muslim crazies are that dumb?

Ther is a due bill for political correctness. This is it.

I have a Muslim friend, then all Muslims can't be terrorists. That explains everything!

We love to make fun of the American navy before Pearl Harbor. Peace in our time!

Ignatius Acton Chesterton OCD said...
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Ignatius Acton Chesterton OCD said...

Malcolm, be prepared.... Ares Olympus will want to know if your studies are peer-reviewed by people who think just like him. Because, you see, that's the purpose of academic peer review in the humanities.