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There’s just something about the politically progressive left that is simultaneously hilarious and disgusting. They demand “tolerance,” while shouting down or attacking (even killing) people who disagree with them. They “celebrate diversity,” as long as everyone agrees with and marches in lockstep with them. They abhor violence, but not when it’s committed by their readymade mob. Every single day the left in this country shows you exactly who they are, and it’s wildly unAmerican.
Remember when Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) wrote an op-ed in The New York Times in the summer of the BLM/ANTIFA riots about the need to restore order to the cities those Democrat activists were terrorizing? The response from the “reporters” at the paper was outrage, disgust and panic.
The left was beside itself over the very idea that the opinion pages of their newspaper would run an opinion with which they disagreed. Naturally, the party of skin color had Times employees complaining how running the piece “puts black employees lives in danger.” They never said how, they didn’t have to – the hive mind does not need orders to be given to know what to do.
The concept of restoring order, ending the looting, arson, murder and attempted murder by a group of progressive Brown Shirt fascists was a bridge too far. The Times announced they’d made a mistake in running the opinion column on their opinion pages, showing a level of fealty to the left-wing mob that would’ve made Pravda blush.
No Times employees were killed, black or not, but the truth had no place in the discussion. The point of the exercise was to assert dominance over management, which they did by getting the liberal opinion editor fired for doing his job. They also got the paper’s ownership to kneel before them, putting the mob in charge and taking the paper further to the left by making it clear that even entertaining an opinion you don’t share will cost you.
Flash forward to the terrorist attack on Israel. The progressive left denounced the violence, mostly, but quickly moved on. Within a week they were openly discussing how Israel must keep any response “proportional,” which is code for “They only killed some Jews, let’s not go crazy in response.”
To Democrats, doing anything to Jews is like punching elderly Asian women minding their own business on the streets of Oakland, San Francisco or New York City – only a crime for as long as people are paying attention. After that, not so much.
Right and wrong have no place on the left, everything “moral” is situational. That’s the only way people can be more outraged over the potential response to a terrorist attack than they were over the attack itself. Well, that and a massive dose of anti-Semitism, which the left has always embraced. The Nazis, after all, weren’t named the National SOCIALIST German Worker’s Party ironically.
Being the moral compass of the left, the Times has distinguished itself as a bastion of Hamas propaganda. No matter how many people allegedly “died” in a “hospital bombing,” the Times was there to parrot it, unquestioningly. Two hundred? Three hundred? Five hundred? Ok, sure. Never mind the lack of bodies or the fact that a parking lot was the scene of most of the devastation, a narrative needed to be fed.
Only after it could no longer be denied that the whole story was a lie, and that any explosion was a result of terrorists, not Israel, did the Times step up and admit they’d made a mistake. Who knew journalistic standards still existed. Only when enough people tisk-tisk the paper for reprinting terrorist propaganda can they be counted on to do the right thing.
In an editor’s note, the Times wrote, “Given the sensitive nature of the news during a widening conflict, and the prominent promotion it received, Times editors should have taken more care with the initial presentation, and been more explicit about what information could be verified.”
Forget about “the sensitive nature of the news during a widening conflict,” how about because it’s supposed to be your job? Is that not enough? If it’s not, maybe get out of the business.
But this is the left, this is the media, and this is the Democratic Party. That’s how the Times can hire an openly Hitler-loving “journalist” to cover the Israel-Hamas war (which side do you think he’ll come down on?) while still pretending to be honest brokers. That’s how the left can demand a cease-fire in Gaza before there’s even an accurate body count or any accounting of the hundreds of hostages Hamas took, but any discussion of peace talks in Ukraine is doing Putin’s will. All that means is they’ve figured out how to skim from Ukraine, there’s no such “consulting jobs” for the families of politicians in Israel.
All the rot on the left can be found in the pages and offices of The New York Times. “But isn’t the Times owned by a Jewish family?” some will ask. Yes, but progressives are progressives first, anything else a distant second. Being Jewish and this being about Israel is coincidental. It’s an American company, owned by Americans, and is rabidly anti-American, just like the rest of the left. They waive the flag when convenient or necessary, but return it to its doormat status as soon as the moment passes. And, as in the case with the Israel-Hamas war, they work hard to get that moment to pass as quickly as possible.
It’s who they are; it’s who they all are. Pay attention and, most importantly, believe them. Because if you think what we’ve got now is bad, what comes after is much worse.