In the aftermath of the Orlando shooting, I’ve lost a number of Facebook friends, including a couple of gay ones, who tried to pin the attack on the “Christian Right” or the precarious concept of “homophobia.” Anyone who isn’t completely retarded knows that the reason Omar Mateen opened fire on a bunch of gays in a gay club is because he’s a Muslim, and Muslims hate gays. He openly expressed ties to ISIS and acted exactly as his holy book told him to.
And, believe it or not, there ARE people on the left who completely agree that Islam is exactly what motivated Mateen. HOWEVER – and this is HUGE – leftists STILL feel the need to give a tit for tat rationalization for the event. In other words, even though this guy acted in the name of his whackadoodle death cult, according to leftists, Christians are JUST AS likely to act in the same way. And aren’t they correct? I mean, you have the Westboro Baptist church and this hilarious black preacher yelling about gays shooting fire out “they ass”, and you have the Crusades, and you have Timothy McVeigh and Dylann Roof and Christopher Harper-Mercer and Elliot Rodger; clearly, nutjobs come in all walks of life.
Except these arguments are all completely wrong. If Christians are JUST AS likely to commit the atrocities that Muslims commit, how come something like 30,000 of the last terrorist attacks since 9/11 have been linked to Islam? When is the last time a group of Christians flew planes into buildings, opened fire into gay clubs, raped a bunch of women on New Years Eve or blew up the Bataclan in France? And, last time I checked, the Crusades happened more than 700 years ago. Christians en masse don’t do that anymore.
And, for Timothy McVeigh, Dylann Roof, Christopher Harper-Mercer and Elliot Rodger, you literally have such a diverse motivation for their actions, that to find any pattern at all, other than that they’re crazy and should not have had access to the weapons they possessed, is completely disingenuous. McVeigh was a crazy militia guy who hated the government, Roof was racist, Harper-Mercer was sort of like a cross between McVeigh and Roof, only he was half black, and Rodger was pissed off that he was still virgin at 22, not to mention being half Asian.
Yet, I still have a Facebook friend who claims that Christianity’s influence, while not having the direct, “kill all the infidels” message of Islam, infiltrates more subliminally, commanding the McVeighs and Roofs of the world to kill people. I’m sorry, but that’s really dumb. That’s so dumb, that I wonder if this person is just saying it because he NEEDS to maintain the notion of balance, that “there’s assholes in every crowd”, or if he legitimately believes it.
He’s right about one thing. There certainly ARE assholes in every crowd. Nobody denies that. There are also good people in every crowd as well, including Islam. But individual circumstances or the “have you actually met a (fill in the blank) person before?” philosophy completely goes counter to the law of large numbers, which we have been using for centuries to figure out how to deal with different groups of people. Unfortunately the left, or rather the politically correct left, simply cannot fathom that some races, ethnic groups, sexes (and there’s only two) or religions are over or under represented in various walks of life simply because they are. Or maybe they secretly DO realize this, but don’t want to say so out loud.
I was talking to another friend of mine I told him that it’s not racist to blatantly say that black ghettos are dangerous and violent, more violent than the ghettos of any other group of people. His response to me was that poor, white trash areas are ALSO violent. Yeah, because statistically speaking, trailer parks are known for their crack gangs and drive by shootings, where little children are gunned down. It’s that denial that leftists wallow in just so they don’t have to confront the ugly reality that maybe some groups of people haven’t gotten their shit together.
I dare ask why a place, such as Ferndale, MI, which is right next door to a crime ‘n’ crack infested shithole like Detroit is almost entirely free of crime. I read that police officers were accused of stopping blacks and Latinos more often than anyone else for traffic violations. This means either that cops are overly mean to dark people or that dark people from Detroit are simply speeding more. Either way, considering how blacks are responsible for over 50% of homicides and make up only 13% of the population of the entire country, there IS a reason why they’re not bringing much of that violent crime over the Eight Mile Rd. divide, which separates Ferndale from Detroit. And I’m fairly it isn’t because of an invisible force field.
A couple of my friends also wanted to draw the direct parallel to college kids rioting whenever their football teams won or lost. Real smart there guys; last time I checked college football riots didn’t destroy entire communities and make business owners pack up shop when they collected their insurance checks and moved to other communities, ones less prone to self destruction. Another one of my friends drew a direct parallel between the Ferguson rioters with the group of bikers who caused a bunch of trouble last year, as if that too is a common occurrence. You see, numbers.
But, of course, actually saying any of that will get you branded as an evil, racist, neo-Nazi, poo-poo head.
Just like it will get you called a racist for complaining that Indians (dots, not feathers) bargain too much. A former QuickenLoans coworker who is Asian (Korean, I think) complained about this, that every time she hears “that accent”, she knows she’s going to have to be on the phone that much longer to try to hammer out a deal. She also told me that I’m not allowed to make this same observation because I’m white.
Or get you called anti-semitic for pointing out that nearly every major media outlet is owned and/or run by Jews; Jews like Steven Spielberg who make movies like Schindler’s List in order to shove heaping piles of guilt down everyone’s throat, as if most people who saw the film were ever involved with the Holocaust.
Or get you called a sexist pig for pointing out that the reason women only make $0.77 for every man’s dollar is because they choose easier professions that don’t pay as much along with working less hours. If every woman in the world stopped working, the only professions that would be greatly affected would be nursing and elementary school teaching. Yet, since women insist they’re equal to the men, they go through college, bust their asses AND… get mediocre office jobs that anybody could do. Or get bumped up to H.R. positions, so they can discriminate against men, mainly white men. Ever wonder why the staff at Huffington Post is ALL women? Yeah, me neither.
But, wait, isn’t women’s soccer more popular than men’s soccer? Shouldn’t THEY be making as much as the men. First of all, no, it’s not, and, second of all, how much they make is up to whoever THEY negotiate deals with. For the women’s soccer league to demand as much money as the men’s is the same as people who work at Walmart complaining that they don’t make as much as the people at Meijer. Why is it Meijer’s responsibility to make sure Walmart employees are paid more? It makes no sense; but, it makes good propaganda!
So, what gives, eh? I don’t freakin’ know. Since nowadays you can choose what race, sex, ethnicity or species of animal you want to be, there’s no reason to complain about inequality at all.