Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others.
~ Thomas Jefferson

Thursday, January 13, 2011

The Evil That Men Do

In psychology it is called "projection": a defense mechanism that involves taking your own unacceptable qualities or feelings and ascribing them to other people. This is displayed by the Left, Democrats and outright socialists, as their SOP - standard operating procedure. No where have we seen it displayed as blatantly as in the outrageous lies they have spewed after the murder spree in Tucson by Jared Loughner.

The Left, in the form of various "pundits" and politicians has blamed the "Right" for causing this psychotic individual to lose all restraint, to kill and wound the people he shot. They claimed it was due to the "vitriol of the Right", to Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck. They blamed it upon conservative talk radio and Fox News.

Yet, it is most often the case when we see an assassination such as this, or mass killing, it turns out the killer leans Left. Loughner was a fan of The Communist Manifesto and Mein Kampf, which - for those of you who were confused about the political spectrum by your teachers in high school - is as far Left as Communism (differing only in who controls the means of production.) Both are totalitarian, as far from freedom and liberty - the terrain of the Right - as you can get. JFK was killed by Lee Harvey Oswald - a fan of Communism who actually went to the Soviet Union and Cuba and traveled back. Sirhan Sirhan killed Robert Kennedy because he (Sirhan) supported the Baath party, and hated Jews. Since he believed that RFK supported the Jews, he decided to assassinate him. Here is a list by Michelle Malkin of a number of recent attacks, all perpetrated by members or admirers of the Left: http://www.jewishworldreview.com/michelle/malkin011411.php3

No one on the Right has claimed that Loughner shot Giffords and the others because he was a Democrat (although he did work for several of Giffords' campaigns) or because he listened to progressive talk radio and TV. They realize Loughner was simply psychotic, and political speech really wasn't a significant input. Even though it can be demonstrated that a mentally-ill mind can be more easily manipulated or influenced by the propaganda and mind games of the Left (hell, the Left seems to attract the mentally ill), no one on the Right has suggested that Loughner was driven by anything more than his psychosis.

The Left, however, has no compunction whatsoever about accusing the conservatives in our country for every bit of violence that has occurred, especially if it involves a firearm. Yet, what do we see emanating from the emails, Tweets, and sound bites of the Left? A call _for_ violence. Sarah Palin has received a drastic increase in the number of threats against her life since the shootings in Tucson. Tweets calling for her assassination have been posted across the Internet and wireless networks.

So. The greatest display of vitriol, of threatened violence, comes from the Left. Not the "gun-slinging" Right. Not from conservatives, but from progressives, liberals, Democrats. Is this what they mean by calling for a reduction in the amount of heated rhetoric? No, it is projection, plain and simple: ascribing their own fears, deficiencies, and violent fantasies to the Right.

The Left had better remember this: conservatives are slow to anger. They are mostly responsible, and give the benefit of the doubt where they may, compromise when they are able. But, if they are attacked with actual violence, they are the ones who not only possess the weapons the progressives fear, they also know how to use them to the greatest effect. America is not Nazi Germany, nor Stalin's Russia, nor Mao's China, nor Pol Pot's Cambodia. We have not allowed ourselves to be disarmed, and we will not. We are an armed people who will resist any attempt by the totalitarian Left - be it Communism or Fascism - to herd us into box cars or concentration camps - or death panels. We will not go gentle into that "good night".

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