If there is one defining characteristic of liberals, it is their sense that they are better than everyone else. Nowhere was that more explicitly illustrated than in Ron Schiller’s comments:
In my personal opinion, liberals today might be more educated, fair and balanced than conservatives.
Schiller wasn’t unique, just unguarded. The whole point of liberalism, after all, is to put government — controlled, of course, by liberals — in charge of everyone else’s lives.
This world view requires that liberals occupy the highest rungs in the world hierarchy. Part of this means winning elections, by fair means or foul. Another part, though, means ensuring that the little people stay little. I’ve written before about the racism that is inherent in liberal thinking. For all the liberal talk about liberals being the only hope for people of color in the world, one begins to notice that what liberals really mean is that they’re the only hope provided that they stay in the driver’s seat. And why must they stay in the driver’s seat in perpetuity. Rhetoric aside, it turns out that their expectations about people with skin darker than their own are shockingly low.
Just today, in the wake of a horrifically brutal murder in Israel — a sleeping couple and three of their five children, 11, 4 and 3 months, were brutally stabbed to death by Palestinians — the New York Times explained why the killing happened:
The killers appeared to have randomly picked the house, one of a neat row of identical one-story homes at the edge of the settlement, on a rocky incline overlooking the nearby Palestinian village of Awarta — the proximity underlining the visceral nature of the contest in this area between Jewish settlers and Palestinians over the land. (Emphasis mine.)
You see, the brown people cannot be expected to resist visceral temptation. They are the perpetual two year olds of the world, who need to be surrounded by locked cabinets and blocked off electrical outlets. If you leave those things in plain view, they’re irresistible. It’s not the two year old’s fault he burns the house down or breaks the china, it’s the adult’s fault for failing to remove temptation. So too, did the Fogel family deserve to die, because they should have known better than to place themselves in the path of two year olds with guns, knives, bombs, and a hate-filled, genocidal ideology. This is a “blame the victim” approach taken to existential levels.
Daled Amos provides painfully graphic evidence of the way in which Palestinians simply cannot resist the completely understandable (to liberals, that is) temptation to kill the Israeli children placed so temptingly within their reach. If liberals were the decent people they boast they are, they would stop explaining away Palestinian bestiality and start demanding that Palestinians begin to behave like civilized human beings, with no excuses allowed.
Cross-posted at Right Wing News
UPDATED: If you have a strong stomach (seriously strong), the surviving members of the Fogel family have authorized the release of pictures of the carnage those “visceral” killers left behind. This is what it looks like when a family of five is knifed to death. It turns out that even 3 month old babies “have … so much blood in them.” The media may not be interested, but we, as civilized people, should be.