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Don Feder, GrassTopsUSA.com
At the outset, two points to bear in mind: 1. Dissent infuriates liberals. 2. As far as they’re concerned, everyone’s business is their business.
When my wife returned to our car in the parking lot of B.J.’s, there was a note on the windshield: “How sad that someone filled with so much hate has a child. May God bless and forgive you.”
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Here’s looking down at you, kid.
The verdict (doubtless from someone who considers herself non-judgmental) was prompted by anti-Obama bumper stickers and a child’s car seat, which the snoop spotted. That she was looking in our car is a bit scary. Then again, perhaps she was checking for assault rifles, hoping to avert militia activity.
I could tell by the note paper that the officious one is a woman, from her handwriting and the logo of a lady’s hat, handbag and shoe in one corner. Then again, perhaps the author was a Democratic cross-dresser – not that there’s anything wrong with that!
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Never having met her, I still know exactly what she’s like. Middle-aged and affluent, she has the requisite 1.3 children and a post-graduate degree in the social sciences. She inhales National Public Radio, The Huffington Post, and Bill Maher, and thinks Rosie O’Donnell is a hoot and a holler.
She’s out there saving whales, stopping global warming and teaching tolerance. She may be “straight,” but she’s not narrow. Her solution to the jihadist assault on Western civilization is encapsulated in a bumper sticker of her own – “COEXIST” with a crescent moon and a peace symbol incorporated in the design. It’s like the Rolaids commercials: How do I spell surrender? C-O-E-X-I-S-T.
Non-liberals (AKA, normal people) react differently than Ms. How-Sad. While parked at a Dairy Queen a few days later, I saw a group of guys who looked like they just came off a road crew, grinning as they checked out my bumper bling.
Okay, I live in Massachusetts and like to taunt the Church of the Enormous Ted with: “Obama: America’s Most Expensive Disaster” “My Other President Is An American,” and “Obama-Care – Bend Over, This is Gonna Hurt.” I’ve taken to calling my SUV (talk about adding insult to injury) the Hate-mobile.
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This is the Left’s favorite conceit: They’re so loving and we’re so hateful. We’re cruel and they’re compassionate. They commit-random-acts-of-kindness-and-senseless-beauty; we commit random acts of barbarity and senseless cruelty. They’re about re-cycling, Heather Has Two Mommies, PBS auctions, and Starbucks soy latte. We’re into book-burning, white sheets, and water-boarding.
In fact, we’re so hateful that they’ve given themselves permission to hate us – along with America, the middle-class, Christianity, and Israel.
And hate they do. Since the demise of National Socialism (itself a movement of the Left), nobody hates like liberals. They are Olympic-class haters – prima ballerinas of bile, pirouetting across the political landscape putting out eyes with their toe shoes. I’m sorry, that was unfair. The New York Time’s Frank Rich prefers tap-dancing to show tunes.
Dick Armey and his group FreedomWorks have received so many harassing e-mails and phone calls, including death threats from the ayatollahs of tolerance, that they’ve been forced to relocate their D.C. headquarters to a more secure building.
“You guys better watch out,” One caller warned: “Now we are going to destroy and obliterate Rush and Sean Hannity. Those two guys are dead.” I don’t think they meant “obliterate with our devastating wit and trenchant analysis” or “dead” as in “dead in the water.” Liberals don’t argue; they shriek. Actually, for the Left, we-hate-you-and-are-going-to-destroy-you is about as intellectual as it gets.
On August 29, actor John Cusack (obviously pushed over the edge by Glenn Beck’s D.C. rally and the prospect of a Republican sweep in November) tweeted: “I am for a Satanic Death Cult Center at FOX News HQ and outside the offices of Dick Armey, Newt Gringrich – and all the GOP welfare freaks.”
Cusack’s mental spasm is reminiscent of actor Alec Baldwin’s homicidal rant on Late Night With Conan O’Brien in 1998:
Baldwin: “I’m thinking to myself if we were in other countries, we would all, right now, all of us together…would go down to Washington and stone Henry Hyde (leader of the Clinton impeachment effort) to death! … We would go to their homes and we’d kill their wives and children. We would kill their families.”
If Baldwin was a conservative, mental-health professionals would say he has control issues.
In 2007, the actor left a voice-mail for his 11-year old daughter with ex-wife Kim Basinger, calling her “a rude, thoughtless little pig,” for missing one of his phone-calls. “You don’t have the brains or the decency as a human being” and “I don’t give a damn that you’re 12-years-old or 11-years-old.” Baldwin, widely known for his charm, then threatened to fly from New York to L.A. “for the day just to straighten you out on this issue.” Now, what adolescent wouldn’t want to take a call from daddy-dearest?
On the plus side, he didn’t threaten to stone the little pig to death. Given his mindset, Alec might find Saudi Arabia or Pakistan a more congenial place to live than the land of the free.
Another Hollywood pinko, filmmaker Oliver Stone, recently unloaded on the Jews.
After sharing such bizarre views as “Hitler is an easy scapegoat throughout history” (Stone is planning a television documentary which will let audiences “walk in Stalin’s shoes and Hitler’s shoes to understand their point of view” – kill, kill, kill?), the director confided to The London Times that we make too much of the Holocaust.
The reason for our otherwise inexplicable fixation on a period in history in which one out of every three Jews on earth was methodically murdered is “Jewish dominance of the media,” says Stone – resorting to a classic anti-Semitic canard. The friend of Hugo Chavez, another Marxist anti-Semite, forgot to mention the Jewish bankers, “The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion,” and the Blood Libel.
Karl Marx, progenitor of the modern left (himself from a Jewish background), wrote: “What is the object of the Jew’s worship in this world? Usury. What is his worldly god? Money. What is the foundation of the Jew in this world? Practical necessity, private advantage….” The stain of Marx’s rabid anti-Semitism has been passed down to his ideological heirs.
When minorities don’t behave as expected, liberals become unhinged.
The charge that Tea Partiers, protesting the House vote on Obama-Care, spat on and shouted racial epithets at black Congressmen has never been proven, despite a $100,000 reward for concrete evidence offered by Andrew Breitbart.
But if you go to Pro-Life Corner website (here’s the link), you can watch a video of a man screaming at black pro-life demonstrators in Rockford, Ill.: “You are a worthless degenerate N-gger. Oh, you are a N-gger! You are a degenerate and empty skull (sic), thinking Jesus is going to save you.” One must admire the cogency and subtle nuances of liberal rhetoric.
Altogether in the short clip posted, Keith A. Sterkeson called Eric Nelson and Kevin Rilott the “N-word” 19 times and shouted the “F-word” 36 times.
Then again, Nelson and Rilott got off easy. On September 9, 2007, in Owosso, Michigan, pro-lifer picketer James Pouillon was shot to death by abortion-rights activist Harlan James Drake, who objected to his sign showing an aborted fetus.
When it came to raw, unvarnished hatred, even liberal loathing of Richard Nixon took a backseat to Bush-bashing. Liberals got a psychic thrill from telling us how much they despised the 43rd president.
In a 2003 commentary, The New Republic’s Jonathan Chait raved: “Bush is a dullard lacking any moral constraints in his pursuit of partisan gain, loyal to no principle save the comfort of the very rich, unburdened by any thoughtful consideration of the national interest ….” The piece was appropriately titled “The Case for Bush Hatred: Mad About You.”
Writing in The Washington Post about the same time, columnist Charles Krauthammer, a psychiatrist, noted anti-Bush “contempt and disdain (is) giving way to a hatred that is near pathological.”
Hate was the running theme of anti-Bush polemic. Books of the times included: The I Hate George W. Bush Reader: Why Dubyah is Wrong About Everything, I Hate Bush and So Do You, the minimalist Bush Hate” and The I Hate Dick Cheney, John Ashcroft, Donald Rumsfeld, Condi Rice Reader: Behind the Bush Cabal’s War On America. The kitchen sink was included in the paperback edition.
Along with “hate,” the words “liar,” “lying” and “evil” were also popular. These could be arranged in any order to create a typical anti-Bush title – like “Hate Evil, Lying Liar Bush” or “Lying Liar, Evil Bush Hate.”
The people who wrote these books today are shocked, shocked by the level of anti-Obama polemic. The Tea Party’s critique of Obama and the Democratic Congress is particularly troubling – although I’ve yet to see an Obama expose with “hate” in the title. A quick check of Amazon shows the only books with “hate” and “Obama” in the titles are by leftists accusing conservatives of committing sacrilege, vis a vis their messiah.
As the Bush era wound down, Sarah Palin became the Left’s new obsession.
For liberals, Palin was the Prom Queen from Hell. The former Alaska governor is a delightful combination of everything they (dare I say it?) hate – middle class, evangelical Christian, pro-life, anti-tax, in favor of drilling – and a hunter to boot.
It wasn’t enough for liberals to hate her ideas and savage her performance as governor; they went after her pregnant teen-aged daughter and even mocked her Downs Syndrome son. How’s that for compassion?
The unremitting ugliness reached its crescendo with Sandra Bernhard. The alleged comedian called Palin a “turncoat b**ch” and an “Uncle woman who jumps in this sh** and points her finger at other women.”
In what sounded more like a fantasy than a forecast, Bernhard warned that if Palin visited New York City in the 2008 campaign, she would be “gang-raped by my big, black brothers.”
In response to criticism from those who hadn’t gotten the memo that gang-rape is now funny when the victim is a Republican woman, Bernhard responded that the comment was “part of a much larger, nuanced, and yes, provocative (that’s what I do) piece from my show about racism (like stereotyping black men as rapists?), freedom, women’s rights and the extreme views of Governor Sarah Palin who doesn’t believe that other women should have the right to choose” – all of which makes humor about her sexual degradation perfectly acceptable.
Hatred is ingrained in the liberal psyche – hatred for the middle class, hatred for believers, hatred for their country and – ultimately – hatred for humanity (themselves included) – which is why Islam appeals to them so strongly. Got death wish?
On September 1, Montgomery County police shot and killed James J. Lee, the heavily-armed environmental activist who had taken hostages at the Discovery Channel offices in Silver Springs, MD.
On his website, SaveThePlanetProtest.com, Lee posted a manifesto demanding that Discovery Channel (which ain’t exactly FOX News) broadcast the following message – that people must “stop giving birth to more filthy human children who are destroying the planet.” Acres of forest are being laid waste to support more “parasitic human infants.” May God bless and forgive them.
Furthermore, “Civilization must be exposed for the filth it is. That and all the disgusting religious-cultural roots and greed.” Discovery was ordered to “Broadcast this message until pollution in the planet is reversed and the human population goes down! This is your obligation. If you think it isn’t, then get off the planet! Breathe Oil! It is the moral obligation of everyone living; otherwise, what good are they.”
This is the underlying message of Earth First, The Sierra Club, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (with its legion of Hollywood admirers), Zero Population Growth, Planned Parenthood, The Society for Voluntary Human Extinction, and Albert Arnold Gore, Jr. – though delivered more discreetly.
Finally, the penguin and polar bear are out of the bag. Over the last 200 years, the Left brought us the Reign of Terror, Stalin’s Purge Trials and mass starvation, Hitler’s genocide, Mao’s planned starvation, and other crimes, and the Cambodian killing fields – all in the name of charity, equality and brotherhood.
At least with calls to stop giving birth to more filthy, parasitic human children, in the name of planetary salvation, they are finally throwing off the pretense of humanism.
When you encounter something liberals call “hatred,” embrace it – give it a big, ole bear-hug. When they tell you something is “compassionate,” run from it like your hair was on fire.
Come to think of it, that would make a great bumper-sticker slogan.