Are FRC, Sikh shootings, Occupy Wall Street warnings of more Leftist violence?
“I don’t have to think of an answer as to what I think their intentions are; they have repeated it….they hold their determination that their goal must be the promotion of world revolution and a one-world Socialist or Communist state, whichever word you want to use.
Now, …they….have openly and publicly declared that the only
morality they recognize is what will further their cause, meaning
they reserve unto themselves the right to commit any crime, to lie,
to cheat, in order to attain that, and that is moral, not immoral,
and we operate on a different set of standards, I think when you do
business with them…..you keep that in mind.”
— President Ronald Reagan on dealing with the Communist Soviet Union, January 29, 1981
Will the 2012 campaign get violent?
The shootings at the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. and the Sikh Temple in Wisconsin are a stark and bloody reminder those two groups have now joined a long and frightening list.
That list is centuries long, spans not just America but the globe, and is a blunt warning that the Left is and has always been routinely violent when not all too frequently murderous. As President Reagan noted in 1981 of the Communists running the then-Soviet Union, Leftists “reserve unto themselves the right to commit any crime….”
Sometimes the target of that crime is one person, at other times a group, a religion, a class or, at its worse, an entire race.
But make no mistake.
The central driving idea of the Obama era has been, in the words of that famous 2009 Newsweek cover story, “We’re All Socialists Now”.
And violence in the name of socialism, much less anything further left on the ideological scale, has been as routine as hot weather in July. This is what the Left does.
Leftist violence is distinctly separate and apart from mass murders like those involving the movie-goers in Aurora, Colorado or former Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords or, to go back in time, the shootings at the University of Texas in 1966.
The latter were the work of non-ideological mental cases. Nuts, if you will.
That was hardly the case with the shooting at the FRC in Washington, where the shooter openly declared he was motivated by his dislike of the conservative group’s “politics.” Nor was it the case with the Sikh Temple shooter in Wisconsin, a professed fan of Nazis.
Yes, the FRC shooter is alone responsible for his acts, the acts of a clearly disturbed person. This is true as well in Wisconsin. But what both Floyd Corkins (the FRC shooter) and Wade Michael Page (the Wisconsin shooter, seen here standing in front of the Nazi flag) have in common is their ideological bent.
Their left-wing ideological bent.
It’s time to say something and say it plainly. And once said to ask the inevitable follow-up.
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.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online