Governor Northam and His Critics
I posted this brief comment on Facebook:
I have read some "conservatives" on FB calling for support or sympathy for Gov. Northam. This is almost as pathetic as the conservatives who are denouncing him for racism. Red Phillips strikes the right balance--Northam is not worthy either of defense or offense. Since when does an advocate of infanticide deserve sympathy or support from normal human beings? Of course no one in his right mind would join the pile-on (and isn't it interesting how few conservatives these days are in their right minds!), but imagine Pol Pot or Mao were attacked for insensitivity to Gays. What would be the proper response? Let them devour each other, it's no business of mine.
Responding to the tired old attacks on Senator Robert Byrd as a Klansman, I commented: Byrd like Truman and many many others did anything he could to stay in politics. Picking on KKK activities is a pointless exercise in historical revisionism--like the personal revenge Bush II took on Trent Lott on the false grounds that Lott had something nice to say about Strom. In fact, I had known for years-- from a friend who worked at the RNC--that Lott used to ridicule young George as "Junior," and the spoiled little boy who grew up to play the President took it to heart. The attacks on Byrd and Lott and Thurmond are a lot more vile than anything done by the targeted politicos. Conservatives always fall for hypocrisy--it is an addiction for them.
Piers Morgan, by the way, has outdone himself in attacking Liam Neeson for admitting that, when he found out a friend had been raped by a black, he went out looking for a back man to kill. Neeson said, yes, it was a terrible thought and he is sorry. I don't know much about Neeson, apart from loathing his zombified acting style, but he must be some kind of man to think he can express an honest opinion in public. It's time Mr. Morgan moved back to America and joined the GOP.
I add this:
When someone answered Red by insisting, principle or no principle, we have to attack the enemy by any means possible, one of Doc Red's supporters asked the highly pertinent question: Are we supposed to engage in retroactive political correctness?
Exactly the point. One of the marks of the Leftist--as visible as the mark of Cain--is their insistence on looking backward and condemning Washington as slave-owner, Robert Byrd as Klansman, Socrates as a misogynist. Perhaps without being aware of what they are doing, so-called conservatives are always doing the same thing, recoiling in horror at anyone in the past who might have thought, said, or done something that would he condemned today. Of course, the real effect--and the point of every exercise in historical revisionism--is to consolidate the revolution.
The result is that we are supposed to believe that the Bible opposed slavery and that anyone whoever resisted feminism or homosexualism is a pathological bigot. Conservatives--nearly all of them--are suffering from the Stockholm syndrome: They identify with their oppressors.