Somewhere in my memory lies a phrase from a past presidential campaign: I remember the phrase but I do not remember who said it but it was said during one of the debates that particular election cycle. "There you go again!" is the phrase and I am using it to vent my frustration at yet another left-wing writer for a left-wing daily newspaper, a member of the most Mainstream Media….Eugene Robinson, editorial writer for the venerable liberal WASHINGTON POST.
In a piece titled " The Hutaree Militia and the Rising Risk of Far-Right Violence" , Mr.Robinson echoes other writers like Paul Krugman (who I blogged about a few days back) and Frank Rich of the New York Times, who all get carried away with the newest liberal drumbeat…..the threatening danger of right wingers or plain old Conservatives to the mostly Democratic politicians who voted for the HC bill and other complaints about the "big threat" from the Right on issues that will soon occupy Congress. Firstly, it is crying shame that this strange militant group based in Michigan put the word "Christian" in their name….they are far from being Christians by definition. True Christians do not EVER practice any form of violence but are rather identified (Biblically) by the "fruits of the Spirit"..love, peace, gentleness, kindness, forbearance, patience, goodness, and self-control"…none of which fit the group from Michigan. That bunch and other violent groups would fit the "fruits of the flesh"….including "enmity, strife, anger, selfishness, dissension," for a few. (Check out the 5th chapter of the NT book of Galatians for a complete listing of both kinds of "fruits")
However Eugene Robinson latches onto the frail thread provided by the word "Christian" in that group’s name and he runs with it making huge leaps to others on the dreaded "right" which would include, under a huge umbrella created by him, all persons who object to the policies of the present President and present Congressional actions of late…most especially if any of them excercise their First Amendment rights to speak publicly about their objections.
Another truly liberal writer for the "New York Times", Frank Rich, departs from former assignments which reviewed theater productions in the Big Apple. His strange leap into politics and social issues is titled "The Rage Is Not About Healthcare"…and I would urge any interested reader to google that title and read the entire essay. It is great if you apprecitate hysterics in writing. Rich dealt with the protests that arose after the healthcare bill was passed. It turns out, according to Rich, that the real rage is not about the HC bill but rather these protests represent the death rattle of the dwindling folks who are white, racist, homophobic, sexist and MALE!!! He jumps to his own conclusion that this "rage" is brought out by the resentment over a Black President, a female Secretary of State, a Latina Supreme Court Justice and of course, a Gay chairman of an important Congressional committee!!! So according to the Gospel According To Rich…it is all about scared, white males and also is a repitition of the opposition to the Voting Rights Act of 1964. You really ought to check out the full essay by googling its title.
All these liberal writers who are in full pack cry over perceived Far Right threats have this in common. They absolutely refuse to call up any incidents of "violence" by Leftists, either past or present. "Der Speigel" a German newspaper reported on the G-8 Summit protestors who were all Leftists who showed up to get violent in Germany when the G-8 summit was meeting. The headline on that subject was "Leftists Need To Ask Themselves Whether Vioence Is A Legitimate Form Of Resistance". In another article from the British news outlet "British Democratic Forum" a writer reports on an English Leftist named Lauren Booth who spoke to a huge crowd of young Muslim men, inciting violence which was protested in a letter to the Lancastershire police by another alarmed Brit who observed the call to violence by Leftist Booth.
An American example of Leftist violence was that led by Bernadine Dohrn and Bill Ayers, a husband and wife team of American Leftists who were the leaders of the leftist movement known as "The Weathermen". This organization was responsible for much domestic violence (yes, Misters Robinson, Rich and Krugman!!..VIOLENCE by the Left!) in the United States in the 1960′s and 70′s. Neither of the leaders..Dorhn or Ayers have ever been prosecuted for their criminal acts which included bombings at the New York City police headquarters, the Capitol in Washington DC and the Pentagon building also in DC. The website "Discover the Networks.Org" gives a picture of the purposes of the "Weathermen" which advocated the following: "Kill All Rich People. Kill Your Parents" ( google Bernadine Dorhn and Bill Ayers for a wealth of information about the "Violent" Left.) Ayers was also an active participant in the "Summer of Rage" (1969) in Chicago in which Leftists like the Weather men used guerilla like tactics to attack police and ordinary citizens. Now that is real violence!
It is terribly tiresome to have to go on and on reading or viewing what such people as Robinson and Rich are trying to do via their Mainstream Media outlets. That would be to put up smokescreens to cover the REAL anger and discontent of the majority of American citizens regarding the passage of the totally unpopular HC bill and moreso the anger and dismay and real concern over the economics of our nation which is plunged deeper and deeper with every act of the present Congress into debt and deficts in the Trillions which threatens the well being of our nation.
Reading the daily Gallup and Rasmussen poll reports about the topics of dissatisfaction with current Congressional and Adminstration actions on many policy decisions (which are opposed by majorities of Americans) is a most interesting way to track what REAL citizens are concerned about.