There is this vast search for the “real” reason the radical Muslim(s) killed a mass of innocent people. They yell, “Allah Akbar!”, express their loyalty to ISIS, murder …and then a certain segment of America rings their hands and tries to find the REAL reason these people killed.
Then we fail to hear the words “radical Muslim” or jihad. Instead there’s workplace violence, the NRA and how we need to defeat this enemy with “love”.
And while all of this seems so ridiculous to Republicans and others on the right, I’ve had this feeling that I’ve heard all of this before.
Now for you kiddos who either weren’t alive back then or were still playing with Cabbage Patch Kids, sit down and let Uncle Sweeper give you a little history lesson.
See, these days, you’d think that EVERYONE hated Communism. Everyone MUST have hated Brezhnev and the Berlin Wall and those dirty Ruskies, right?
Oh, no no no no no no.
See, back in those days, if you agreed with the Reagans and others of the day that we needed to abolish Communism, you were a knuckle dragging Neanderthal who just wanted to see the world wiped out by nuclear war.
And besides, The Russians Love Their Children Too! Why do you keep poking the Bear? They have their own way of life! Let them have it! Who’s to say our way of life is better? Let them be!
Let them BE!
Now to be sure, youngins, this was not ALL Democrats. This was, mainly, your hard-core Leftists. You know, like the type who sought a fellowship with the Nicaraguan Sandinistas (cough Bernie Sanders! cough).
And why? Maybe because they saw a little of themselves in the committed Commies. Atheists. Socialists. PLANNERS! (Oh, if we could just all get on the same page, what a workers paradise we would have!)
There was a feeling that after the failure in Vietnam, there must be a better path than battling it out with your enemy. More hand holding! More love!
We didn’t need this war mongering!
But Reagan and the Republicans never let up on the Commies. They continually hammered them, and didn’t try to apologize for them. Reagan and his crew also knew that they needed to persuade the people who were governed by — and were ultimately responsible for — the Communists. Reagan spoke in Moscow’s Red Square with the knowledge that he had to hammer the leaders, yet bring the people to his side.
But he never let up on the leaders.
Which brings us to today.
Since things didn’t go the way we’d hoped in Iraq, the Left tells you, “there must be a better way!” We have to show how much we love! How our culture doesn’t hate theirs! We need to show them that we can all Coexist! (See, here’s the bumper sticker!)
If Sting were alive today (what?) he’d be telling us that ISIS loves their children too. (Right before strapping the suicide belts on them.)
And the hard-core Leftists likely see just a twinkle of something in the radical jihadists. Of course they’re not in favor of killing innocents. But that anti-American part…mmmm…maybe there’s something there. And there is this sort of feeling that if they could just get the “radical” part out of their religion, all would be cool.
There also needs to come a point where we tell the Saudis and others that their version of religion sucks. That the religious police shouldn’t be running the show. That women can do things like drive cars and show their heads. That there are people who are gay, and imprisoning them is wrong. (And yes, both Republicans and Democrats have been weak on some of our “allies” on this.)
Now Lefties don’t go getting your genuine hemp undies in a bunch. I’m not saying you’re ISIS lovers.
But I am letting the younger generation know that this sort of group-think, let’s-all-get-along, don’t-be-so-mean-to-our-enemies scene has been on the American stage before.
It was weird and unsuccessful then.
And it is a weird déjà vu now.
Word outta Democrat Congressman Brad Ashford’s office:
Former State Senator Amanda McGill, Ashford’s District Director, is leaving to become “Community Impact and Strategic Initiatives Director” for the Nebraska Children’s Home Society.
McGill will be replaced by…Communications Director, Joe Jordan.
No word on who is replacing Jordan.
Pound for Pound…
Hey, look at that, the British markets rebounded.
Must be racists.