In order to understand/dissect the liberal subterfuge, it is mandatory to identify their chief tactics. Misdirection and misinformation. I sometimes wonder if this is due to mere mischievousness or a malignant mendacity.
I believe that that depends upon the liberal that you are suffering through/listening to.
The simple garden variety of uber-liberal, the one at the “Free Cheese” hand out or the U-2 concert, relies on the regurgitated platitudes espoused by the likes of Franken or Olbermann. They operate through mere mischievousness as they are not lucid enough to create their own fictional fabrications. Their best moments seem to erupt after they have taken the bus to the public library where they have perused the latest copy of “High Times”..
The “intellectual” liberal, the one who is the “Dungeon Master” in his “off hours” or the pizza delivery guy, leans upon the malignant mendacity angle. Unlike the typical glue sniffing liberal, this one (or “that one” as phrased by John McCain..) can complete simple sentences and is most useful in creating wonderfully rhyming, but invariably misspelled placards for the next protest march or patriotic flag burning.
Regardless of the liberal sub species, one of the areas where they manufacture some of their most carcinogenic damage would be when they emote over crime and its sub class, terrorism. Keep in mind that come Wednesday, these are the people who are yearning to “talk” to Hamas, Al-Qaida and Iran..
Reflexively, when they talk of terrorism/crime, they childishly state that the “root cause” of terrorism/crime is “poverty”. Lets take these gags that make the sensible gag, one jape at a time..
Let us just suppose for a second that the infantile notion of terrorism being caused by poverty is true.
Terrorists are overwhelmingly Middle Eastern and the Middle Eastern countries are overwhelmingly saturated in crude oil. These days that sounds like a recipe for financial success for the Middle East, as well as all of its firmly ensconced reptiles.
So who then is responsible for this “poverty” and therefore, who should be the targets of “terrorism”? Not the United States. It is the Muslims in charge of the Middle Eastern countries. If the Muslims in charge would loose the purse strings, every Middle Eastern Muslim alive would owe a huge debt of gratitude to the United States for its unquenchable thirst for the only commodity exported from the Middle East. That is, if noxious cab drivers and exploding foreign exchange students do not count as “exports.”
The United States even mechanized the oil fields to enhance their production. The Middle East should be a petro-dollar paradise and a liberal redistributionists dream. Truth be told, if it were not for the Muslims desire to lord over and enslave other Muslims, the Middle Easterners should worship the ground we walk on for financing their way of life. Those responsible for Muslim poverty are actually other Muslims.
If poverty IS the cause of terrorism, the real enemy, the true Muslim “pauper-izer” is on the prayer rug next to you, Habib…
When it comes to “crime” or “domestic terrorism”, the liberals again reflexively retreat to their trusted “poverty polemic” as its stimulus. For example, within the inner cities, the liberals continuously point to “poverty” as the “Demon seed” of crime.
On virtually every street corner in virtually every inner city in the nation, the corners have upon them, a liquor store, a convenience store and a church. The “poverty” ruse insults the overwhelming number of inner city residents who faithfully attend those little churches who would NEVER consider crime as a palatable alternative to their daily struggles in life.
“Poverty” is the cause? How do you explain Bernie “Made Off” Madoff? How does that explain Ivan Boesky? Every day we are regaled with stories of our societies “privileged” or their sufficiently spoiled saplings and their involvement with crime. It would appear that poverty is irrelevant.
It is important for the left to blame an inanimate object, in this case “poverty” as the accelerant for crime. Poverty, exacerbated by liberal policies and practices, also allows them to wield their socialist “class separation” gambit. From their perverted perspective, blame can not be placed upon an individual but if it somehow ends up there, the left instinctively seeks to make the criminal “blameless”. It’s “societies” fault, “poverty” is to blame, never the perpetrator. The left firmly believes that the perpetrator is the “victim” and that the perpetrator is “addicted”. Remember, “It Takes A Village” to raise an idiot and with the liberals, their village has done magnificently.
The overwhelming cause of crime and terrorism is an individual’s lack of personal morality or their individual depravity. If you would like another way to phrase it: a conscience. Please refer back to the “street corner church” for the antidote.
The liberals “feel” in the same manner not only about GITMO but also about prisons in general. GITMO and prisons “incarcerate” and they “feel” that that is “cruel and unusual punishment.” The left has decided that “incarceration” has failed. It has failed to “rehabilitate” the criminal. The liberals have concluded that the goal of incarceration is rehabilitation. Leave it to the liberals to soften everything they touch. They are the equivalent of mental Ex Lax.
The purpose of incarceration is twofold: punishment and a forced separation from society. They are being punished (Liberal helper: “Time out-ed.”) for their actions and separating them from us justifiably removes them from the rest of civilized society. (Liberal helper: “The true victims.”) Incarceration, before the liberals began postulating that prison should be another Club Med, WAS the deterrent.
The liberals began this charade by making punishment virtually obsolete with the favorite “time off for good behavior.” If a thirty-year bounce gets reduced to four years due to “overcrowding” the deterrence of incarceration is eliminated. If your jails are overcrowded, the left feels there isn’t enough rehabilitation going on. Overcrowding, to those of us with a measurable IQ, means there are a lot of criminals. The liberal answer is to release them so they can victimize again. I would prefer employing them as they build more floors and cells at their prison, simultaneously learning a trade that they can utilize once their “debt to society” is fully paid.
The only reason the liberals feel that incarceration has failed in its task is because the liberals don’t understand the purpose of incarceration. If they yearn to “rehabilitate” the incarcerated, let them volunteer their weekends so they can bore those interned to death with their “compassion” thereby making room for more miscreants and terrorists.
You will notice that the liberals never want to “rehabilitate” the terrorists, they want them released. The liberals and the terrorists have the same goals in mind. The liberals would prefer that the terrorists and the criminals do their jobs as efficiently and effectively as the liberals do theirs..