According To The Left
posted at 2:36 pm on June 2, 2009 by Laura Curtis
It’s interesting, what the left finds worthy of outrage.
Acceptable terms: Christianist, Christian Fundamentalist Terrorism, Forced Birther
Unacceptable terms: Islamist, Islamic Terror, Jihadi, Terrorist
Good: Bank protesters, even when bank protesters routinely cause tens of thousands of dollars in vandalism all over the world.
Bad: Abortion protesters, who are regulated and litigated to a fare thee well.
Good: “therapeutic abortion” which George Tiller used to end the lives of thousands of human babies.
Bad: Young men and women who are legally of age, voluntarily enlisting in the armed forces. (The left routinely describes these adults as “babies.”)
Understandable dissent: Weather Underground’s planned and actual acts of domestic terrorism
Possibly (or at least should be) A Crime: Bill O’Reilly’s “jihad” against George Tiller
Associated: everybody who has ever said they do not approve of abortion on demand is required to disavow Tiller’s murderer and condemn this crime. Failure to do this means you tacitly approve of his murder. Making any comment about Tiller’s line of work which does not infer he was heroic for doing it means you tacitly approve of his murder.
Not associated: Barack Obama has no connection whatsoever to the acts of Bill Ayers and the Weather Underground or the words of Jeremiah Wright that Obama sat in the pew and listened to for twenty years. Unless he specifically says he agrees with those men and all their/his fellow travelers on any given topic, he is presumed to disagree.
Chickens coming home to roost: 9/11
Unreserved, inexcusable evil: George Tiller’s murder