I’ve been on the road for a number of issues this past week, my wife’s grandmother passed on Friday and we are helping my son move from Orlando for his new job with ESPN…and I’m trying to finish my first book, so blog time has been limited.
One thing that I have learned is that when you can’t say something better, you should just shut up and let the person speak who is saying it. I find myself this way often when I read Ace’s work at Ace of Spades HQ:
This is why I think the left is actually insane.
It’s not that the left broadly supports Jahar or anything. They don’t.
But the left, broadly, does have a pathological urge towards evil, or what they’d call Enlightened Contrarianism, or a thoughtful repudiation of conventional morality.
The trouble with such kneejerk contrarianism is that when the dominant position is also right and moral (which it tends to be in most cases, but not all), those who have a psychological need to oppose, oppose the masses, oppose whatever, oppose simply to cry out I exist, are forced into reflexively taking the position opposite of right and good, which is, of course, wrong and evil.
Marxism is premised upon this. Marx declared the only correct response to the dominant culture was spiteful contempt, indignant anger, and constant subversion.
Were the dominant culture mostly evil that might be a decent response. But as it’s not mostly evil, Marx’s prescription is itself an urging towards evil.
And so here is Jahar Tsarnaev. He coldly butchered and maimed a hundred people with a bomb, for no other reason than the psychological desire to assert his own identity and culture through murder. (Marxist in temperament, if not in ideology.)
And so he will of course have his bevy of psychopathic bent supporters, who, as usual, compelled by their neuroses and psychoses to always take a position opposite the masses, are driven to praise evil, chaos, and murder.
Ace is, of course, talking about the idiot fellow travelers chanting outside the courthouse when the surviving Boston Bomber was charged but this applies to all situations as he notes.
I’ve been in Orlando for the past few days and there are people on the left here who will discard the evidence and disagree with any Zimmerman verdict just because they see it as a black kid getting shot for no reason. I can guarantee that there will be riots if there is an acquittal (which, based on the actual evidence there should be) and if he is convicted of anything, there are people who will never believe the judgment was harsh enough. Bob Beckel on Fox typifies that perspective, he has been saying that Zimmerman shot a unarmed black kid and he had “minor injuries”…well, at the time Martin was banging his head into the sidewalk, Zimmerman had no idea if Martin had a gun or a knife…but that doesn’t matter – it is only a black vs. white issue, even though Zimmerman isn’t “white”.
Similar to that is the idiotic argument that the Democrats are making about the 20 week cut-off for abortion in Texas:
Quoting from Ace once again from another post:
Let’s work out the math here. A woman suspects she’s pregnant at the first skipped period, which comes within 1-4 weeks after sex, depending on when in her cycle she got pregnant. Even if her first skipped period isn’t enough to give her a big alert, her second one must be; that would be 5-8 weeks in.
Let’s say she just says “Ah, whatev’s, let’s take a wait and see attitude.” Now the third skipped period comes between 9 and 12 weeks. At this point, she knows she’s pregnant (or can ascertain this by buying a off-the-rack pregnancy test at any drug store); she now has a minimum of 8 and maximum of 11 weeks to decide if she should have an abortion.
Mind you, narrow window of two-to-two-and-a-half-months comes after the third missed period.
Now, there are two things I gather from the protest against this bill:
Only giving a woman 2 to 2 1/2 months to decide to terminate after her third missed period is monstrous and is a form of sexual slavery; and,
Dudes won’t get sex because if women think “Oh shit I’ll only have 60 to 80 days to schedule an abortion after my third skipped period, sex is now so risky I’ll just have to join a convent.”
Okay whatever I guess.
I haven’t heard of such a War on Women since some people said Sandra Fluke could pony up her own $4 per month for birth control pills.
The left isn’t just inane and frustrating, they are evil.