Despite the collective hopes of the Big Media and government at all levels, the perps in the Boston Marathon bombings turned out to be … Muslims.
It’s almost impossible to list all those who speculated and conjectured that this was the work of “right-wing extremists.” It would even be more difficult to chronicle all the wishful-thinkers who hoped and wished out loud that the terrorists would be “white guys.”
What is the psychology that drives people to think in these terms? Or can it even be characterized as thinking?
There are conflicts all over the world, and the vast majority of them involve radical Muslims victimizing non-Muslims. That’s just a fact.
You could even go further and make the case that these conflicts have, with a few notable exceptions defined the history of the world for the last 1,300 years.
Yet, still many pretend.
They put their heads in the sand.
As it pertains to Islam, they see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.
Is it fear of Islam that paralyzes the cognitive functions of the brain in such people?
Is it a form of Stockholm syndrome?
Or is it something more insidious – like the desire to perceive Muslims as an oppressed minority at war with the injustice perpetrated on them by America and the West?
It’s hard to say. But it’s certain that irrationality rules at times like this. It has been the case since shortly after 9/11. Far from the blowback against Muslims that so many feared would inevitably follow that unimaginable horror, Islam has actually received a sympathetic ear in the West. News agencies trip over themselves to change perfectly accurate terminology that might offend the sensibilities of the Muslim world. Equal time is given to collaborators in the jihad – groups like the Council on American-Islamic Relations and other propagandists for Saudi-style Shariah law.
The idea of “profiling” the most likely perpetrators of terrorist crimes is appalling to the apologists for Islam.
And what’s most surprising about this phenomenon is who falls into this mindset – people who call themselves “liberals” and “progressives.” Why are self-proclaimed “liberals” and “progressives” making excuses for the most illiberal and regressive ideology in the world today?
“Liberals” and “progressives” would be the first victims beheaded in a worldwide Caliphate, which, make no mistake about it, is the common goal of the Islamic crazies – be they Sunni, Shiite or otherwise.
How many more Americans will have to be blown to bits or incinerated before the cultural and governmental elite recognize the threat at their doorstep?
Right-wingers and Christian fundamentalists don’t use terror tactics. They’re not at war with America. For the most part, they’d like to preserve what’s best about America.
The one common bond between the so-called “progressives” and the Islamists is that they both detest America and want to destroy its moral and legal foundations.
And maybe that’s what it all comes down to.
Maybe that’s why Islam’s useful idiots in the media and government would rather have white guys to blame – or Christians or conservatives.
Or maybe the problem is that “progressives” have no moral bearings at all. Maybe they are incapable of determining right from wrong. Maybe they are incapable of seeing the world as it really is. Maybe they don’t believe there’s really such a thing as truth.
Are there crazy, sick, twisted non-Muslims who commit heinous acts of violence for seemingly no reason at all? Of course there are. But who among us had any doubts the moment those two bombs went off in Boston about the religious convictions of those who built them?
They’re at war with us.
And still, so many Americans are in absolute denial.