Saturday, April 20, 2013

Cartoon of the week


Pretty much indicative pretzel-twisting logic progressives have put themselves in regarding the "demography" and motives of the two Boston Marathon bombers.

Prior to yesterday, there was a fervent hope among many on the left that it would be a white male and preferrably the left's favorite bogey-caricature: the white, pro-gun, anti-government, male (and any association with the tea party, however tenuous, would constitute a royal flush).

Given that the Tsarnaev brothers we're definetely 3 of those 4, you'd think our lefty friends would be pretty ecstatic. Alas, very credible evidence is emerging that the two gentelmen in question might've been possibly motivated by Islamist influences/impulses has suddenly changed the narrative: now, we must not rush to judgement. The very David Sirota who was hoping to get whitey (linked above) is now Tweeting that "demography" and motivation are not important factors in this act of terrorism. (We had the tweet but our timeline from Thursday evening up until 2 hours ago has disappeared)

Indeed, if Tsarnaev is to be tried in civilian court, demography and motivation* do not matter but that's not the point he is making with respect to the broader issue of radical Islam and its ability to turn citizens and residents of this country against this country.

Once again, the left of this country confronts the inconvenient truth that radical Islam represents an existential threat to Western liberalism and most of all, it's standard-bearer, the United States of America. To say that they have in the past and continue to shy away from contact on this issue is an understatement of epic proportions.

Exit question for any legal beagles out there: How does Tsarnaev being tried in civilian court effect our ability to get information out of him regarding who he was in contact with, who he may have been working with, anyone else operating within his "cell" and any or all info that will hopefully help prevent future terror attacks?


* There should be hate crime considerations given to the charges against Tsarnaev, should there not? We hate the whole concept of hate crime laws but if they're on the books, should they not be applied across a level playing field?

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