Sunday, June 19, 2016

Exploring the liberal mind

The workings of the modern liberal mind never cease to amaze me.

When a militant Islamist uses a scary looking rifle to slaughter innocent people, the modern liberal wants to ban an entirely different, hugely popular, also-scary-looking rifle.

The modern liberal never responds to a tragedy like this by saying, "Why didn't somebody just shoot him sooner?". Instead of admitting that the "common-sense gun laws" at the club only apply to the victims, the modern liberal calls for more laws - laws that make people less safe, but make the liberal FEEL BETTER.

When the perpetrator is from a reliable leftist client community, the perpetrator cannot be blamed.  The modern liberal can blame literally anyone else for the slaughter of innocent partiers.  Blame the gun. Blame the gun manufacturers. Blame the other white people who own the guns. Blame Republicans. Blame the second amendment. Blame the cops for probably accidentally shooting some of the victims themselves.  Blame the cops for not going in soon enough.

The modern liberal, however, has been placed in a corner by the horrific massacre in Orlando.  The modern liberal must decide: are all cultures equal?  

Will the modern liberal give militant Islam a pass on murdering homosexuals... because diversity?  

Will the modern liberal hate armed gays now, as he hates armed Americans in flyover country... because peace?

Over the next few weeks, you will see countless modern liberal minds coming up with creative ways to avoid these questions.  Instead, you will see liberals trying to empower our government to ban more things, while making more things mandatory... And these things will require your tax dollars, and a continued expansion of the bureaucracy that enforces these things.  And not one of them will work.  Not one of them would have stopped this shooting.  Not one of them will stop the next one.

But to a modern liberal, their work is done. They expressed outrage, they increased the power of the government, they didn't let any annoying facts get in their way...

...and by golly, they FEEL BETTER.