Fifty years after JFK’s inaugural: left-on-left violence, ideological pornography.
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In answer to Krugman’s astonishingly misleading line that “violence and eliminationist rhetoric encouraging violence has become all too common these past two years” columnist Michelle Malkin has put together a thorough recalling of how this leftist mind set has functioned for the first decade of the 21st century. The targets for what Krugman calls “violence and eliminationist rhetoric” were — no surprise — George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Sarah Palin.
But it’s a serious mistake to think it new.
AS JOHN F. KENNEDY IS REMEMBERED this week, it is worth noting that the American Left’s descent into madness began when a leftist — a Marxist who had tried to defect to both the Soviet Union and Castro’s Cuba — pulled the trigger that killed the anti-Communist JFK. JFK was not martyred because of his views on civil rights (views of a color blind society that today would make him, along with Dr. King, yes, right-wing Republicans) or heated political rhetoric.
Rather, the assassination of John F. Kennedy became the spectacularly horrific example of “left-on-left” violence, with the rest of the country looking on horrified. Becoming a nation appalled, deeply hurt and furious. And, it must be noted, all of this doing real damage to the real life family that was and is still “The Kennedys,” with various family members plunged into ordeals with alcohol and drugs.
Left-on-left violence became the dirty little secret of the left-tilting national media. It is never mentioned, still ignored as an unpleasant truth by such as Paul Krugman and the purveyors of left-wing ideological pornography at MSNBC. It is also, most embarrassingly, never honestly discussed by JFK’s descendants when the surely still-painful subject of the assassination arises. Today, were he alive, Lee Harvey Oswald would surely be treated by the left as is Robert Kennedy’s killer — a celebrated “political prisoner” honored, as was Sirhan by Obama friend Bill Ayers, for his murderous deed.
Make no mistake.
The poisoning of the public debate that has taken place this last week since the Giffords’ shooting, led by Mr. Krugman, is a reminder of the violent tendencies of the American Left. Mr. Krugman’s idea of what “constitutes justice” for the Left is a reminder in spades. A sharp reminder of just when and how America was dragged in the first place from the stirring JFK call to “ask what you can do for your country” to violent, angry leftist fantasies featuring Rush Limbaugh or Sarah Palin or George Bush or Dick Cheney.
Krugman’s column, Bobby Kennedy Jr.’s piece and the slurs out of Matthews and the rest at MSNBC are a reminder of a very alarming reality, a reality that JFK himself mentioned the very last day of his life.
”We’re heading into nut country today,” President Kennedy said to his wife on the morning of November 22.
As it turned out, President Kennedy had no idea how right he was.
America entered nut country that November 22. The nut country of left-wing violence and its left-wing media enablers from the New York Times to MSNBC to commentators Matthews, Krugman, Kennedy, Frank Rich and the violence celebrated by such as the poster “Blueboy” at the Daily Kos (the latter of whom posted of Gabrielle Giffords before the shooting: “My CongressWOMAN voted against Nancy Pelosi! And is now DEAD to me!”).
The door to nut country was opened barely three years after John F. Kennedy was inaugurated with such glittering hope. That door was opened by Lee Harvey Oswald. A Marxist. A man of the Left. The American Left in this instance. Waiting in the shadows of the immutable trademark violent tradition of leftists in America and around the globe.
An American leftist targeting the most famous American liberal of the day pulled the trigger that killed John F. Kennedy. Murderously ending a presidency that began with such golden promise fifty years ago this week.
The American Left’s descent into madness had begun.
Disturbingly, as Paul Krugman, Chris Matthews, Frank Rich, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and others in the liberal media have so vividly and recently illustrated, many who should know better have gone along for the ride.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?