You could practically see the gleeful salivating eager anticipation on the faces of liberals a week or so ago, when the news came out of the despicable and senseless murder of three young Muslim students in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. A “hate crime”! Against Muslims! And just after Dear Leader had, no doubt prophetically, warned all us trigger-happy Christian types against the coming bloody “backlash” against Muslims, shaming us with tales of Christian violence from a thousand years ago at a prayer breakfast! (I suppose bashing long-dead Christians is as close as a dedicated leftist gets to prayer.)
(Btw, regarding the prayer breakfast comments, I’d recommend learning from Dr. Thomas Madden, who dispels many popular myths on these subjects. Unlike Obama and various liberal pundits, Dr. Madden is an actual historian and expert on the topic.)
On a message board I was on, a bleeding heart breathlessly announced the news of the Chapel Hill murders, immediately followed by speculative babble about the likely root causes of this crime, namely “ Christian Privilege,” particularly White/Straight/Male/Christian Privilege. Those damn Straight Christian White Guys again! This was (quite predictably) followed bya pc diatribe about Christian intolerance against Muslims, gays, and anybody else who’s “different.”
Of course, most of the excitement died down quickly when it was revealed that the killer was in fact a self-described “anti-theist” atheist, as well as a political liberal who was a fan of lefty organizations such as the Southern Poverty Law Center, and various bleeding heart causes like “gay rights,” who committed the murders apparently out of rage over a parking incident.
Whatever his deep dark murky inner motivations for the murder were (and I don’t purport to know them), they clearly had nothing to do with Christianity.
(But he was, in fact, a White Guy.)
I mention that not to score cheap points against atheists and liberals. Much as I disagree with atheism and the left, the truth is that most atheists and bleeding hearts don’t run around gunning innocent people down. (They’re usually too busy whining on teh interwebz about “White Christian Privilege” and whatnot.)
But let’s face it, if the murderer had instead been shown to be a self-professed Christian, or been a political conservative (as they doubtlessly had hoped), the media would have a field day, and still be berating us conservative tea-bagging Christian types for the murderous hatred we had fostered, and how the blood was on all our hands.
For the past few decades, it seems the left has desperately attempted to politicize every senseless murder that makes news headlines, with conservatives always being somehow to blame. (Could the killer be a Tea-Partier?!) If nothing else, there’s always the predicable-as-clockwork cries of how the murder illustrates the dire need for more restriction of second amendment rights.
This is tied to the ongoing desperate attempt to paint conservative Christians as a hateful, violence-prone bunch (much like ISIS, only nastier). Never mind the fact that extremely few murders or acts of terror are actually committed by committed Christians or conservatives.
Hating Islam can sometimes be acceptable in politically correct liberal circles, but only when this hatred is balanced by an equal hatred of Christianity (which, after all is the real enemy). Like with the killer in Chapel Hill who hates all “theists,” Christian and Muslim alike. Islamic terrorism is commonly used as a club to beat Christians with – “See what happens when people believe in a God?!” Ironically, those same folks who insist on lumping all “theists” together become very perturbed when it’s pointed out that folks such as Stalin or Mao or that dude in Chapel Hill were in fact atheists. (“But Real Atheists™ are peaceful!”)
Meanwhile, down here in Texas, the killer of “American Sniper” Chris Kyle his friend Chad Littlefield was convicted of murder. I’m glad and thankful that those true American heros received justice, and that the jury didn’t buy the defense’s ridiculous “insanity defense” bullcrap. Getting yourself high as a kite before going to the gun range may make you an idiot, but it doesn’t make you innocent of murder. (And I thought smoking weed, much like atheism, was supposed to bring peace’n’luv to the world and make it a better place for us all. Oh well.)
But in the case of that creep in Chapel Hill, I just might buy the insanity defense. Anyone that leftist has got to be completely nucking futs in my book.