I suppose it will ruin the media’s day that the Boston Marathon bombers were Muslim after all..
Chechen’s relatively lighter appearance had given them so much hope they could blame an American Christian (thus “right-wing extremist”) and subsequently call for banning almost everything…Christianity, guns, being white, being a man, marathons and walking around without a gov’t permit for starters…
Since instead this was perpetrated as expected by terrorist Muslim enemies of the Western World, the reaction instead will be nothing but campaigns to explain to us that these people who follow the Koran and Jihad are bad muslims, and that the ones who do not follow them are good ones… thus that Islam has nothing to do with this terror and in any event -“it’s Bush’s fault”. Before this of course, they are praying and desperately trying to conclude that these two Chechens (the people of Chechnya) happen to be the last 2 non Muslim ones left…Maybe they are Terek Cossacks. Good luck media.
There is something quite ugly in that the left wishes and hopes every time there is a any violent act against its own country, that it was perpetuated by its own people, rather than the enemy. The left can make the opposite argument you say? Conservatives always hope that it was done by the enemy?
Quite right… unashamedly so. Being the opposite, it is likewise as un-ugly as the left’s position is ugly. The right does not wish there to be ANY attack to begin with. An attack having taken place, and fellow citizens maimed and murdered, of course the right hopes that this terror was perpetuated by a cowardly enemy rather than by a brother – a fellow citizen. The implications on all levels are far better, one speaks of a healthy society under attack, the other of a degenerate society that needs no attack. One has an honorable solution (fight and defeat your enemies), while the other indicated a society that has already no honor left to speak of.
Politically as well, unfortunately the consequences are monstrously different. As described above, the media and the left’s obsession with squashing and making taboo any thought of the Muslim world as an enemy, makes for absurd reactions.
If a Muslim commits a terror attack, the Western World is told over and over that it is not indicative of a majority of Muslims or Islam itself… that “bad” Muslims have done this. No one seems to see the irony that the most observant of Muslims tend to be the “bad” Muslims in the media’s eyes, and the most secular and/or atheist Muslims the good ones. On the other hand, if anyone but a Muslim (in America usually a Christian), does any type of attack, the widest net is cast… “You see, lots of terrorists are not Muslim” and there is a giant backlash not against the deranged individual but against conservatives and the right in general.
Muslim terrorists are not deranged individuals, they are enemies with arguably immoral methods, who have a political objective; to terrorize their enemies into submissions because they do not have standing armies strong enough to do so in conventional ways. This is why they often claim responsibility for attacks. The white Americans that all too frequently show up and shoot everyone do not have a political goal… not fighting for a cause, they are simply worthless human beings (though of course also a product of our ever more feminized and liberal society, but that is another topic).
Every time one of these punks randomly kills people, though almost always if anything at all they can be thought of more as a liberal than conservative (they are usually disturbed goths, not church-going young college republicans) the backlash is immediately anti-right.
The NRA is immediately under assault (even though NRA members are never the shooters, and correctly claim that if any of their armed and trained members had been around, the shooter would have been put down quickly before mass casualties), the second amendment in peril, and all sorts of freedoms in danger. At the Lighthouse I have cataloged not few of these, the Aurora Colorado Theater Shooting, the Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Shooting, and even in the George Zimmerman case (shooting of Trayvon), are all representative of how the media immediately twists tragic events, imbuing them with irrelevant incitements of race and politics, to further their leftist agenda, and far too many people in distress for the victims follow foolishly along.
The Boston Marathon Bombings would be no exception. But the media jumped the gun. Apparently today, though they have earlier this week repeatedly espoused that these were likely right wing extremist (CNN has claimed it more than 4 times already), here is just some of that, and Democrat members of Congress have used the bombing to rally support banning guns (since IEDs and blowing people up are already banned, though it did not seem to deter these two gentlemen), today they would have to “eat their words” had we in the West a responsible press. But we do not, and nothing will be taken back by anyone. At the Lighthouse we take great care to be right, and when we are shown otherwise, we set the record straight. That is something not seen much on our airwaves today.