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Hey progressives, why aren't you demanding a 'national discussion' on anti-Christian bigotry?
Because it doesn't fit the narrative
If yesterday's victims had been singled out because they were black, every left-wing talking head on the planet would be using the Umpqua Community College shootings as evidence of America's deep-seated racism.
If yesterday's victims had been singled out because they were Muslims, they'd be blaming Bush, American xenophobia, and anti-Islamic paranoia.
If they'd been targeted because they were Women, Democrat pundits would be screaming about the war on women and the misogyny inherent to our Neanderthal culture.
Yesterday, though, victims were allegedly singled out because they were Christian. ...And we've heard nary a peep from the oh-so-compassionate left.
As the NYPost reports:
[He started] asking people one by one what their religion was. ‘Are you a Christian?’ he would ask them, and if you’re a Christian, stand up. And they would stand up and he said, ‘Good, because you’re a Christian, you are going to see God in just about one second.’ And then he shot and killed them,” Stacy Boylen, whose daughter was wounded at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., told CNN.
A Twitter user named @bodhilooney, who said her grandmother was at the scene of the carnage, tweeted that if victims said they were Christian, “then they were shot in the head. If they said no, or didn’t answer, they were shot in the legs.”
Gunman Chris Harper-Mercer’s disdain for religion was evident in an online profile, in which he became a member of a “doesn’t like organized religion” group on an Internet dating site.
Obviously, they're using this horror to advance their goal of disarming law-abiding U.S. citizens. It is, at least in that way, an exploitable tragedy and they have no intention of letting a good crisis go to waste. So before the bodies could be counted, the ghouls were talking gun control. We even watched as Obama said "this issue should be politicized."
While it's nice that he's finally admitting his habit of politicizing tragedy, he and his gun control cronies continue to willfully miss the point. They've certainly politicized the tool used in the attack, but the actual issue - why this keeps happening - is utterly ignored.
Also ignored are violent crimes - predominantly in America's inner cities - that don't serve their exploitation narrative. Chicago's rampant gun crime is always the prime example, given the city's long history of staunch gun control, but you can pick any Democrat-controlled dystopia and make basically the same point. Those crimes don't fit their narrative, so those crimes are largely ignored.
In the specific case of the Oregon shootings, the far left wants to exploit the crime in an effort to push an anti-gun agenda, but they won't want to talk about the shooter's beliefs and motives. Mostly, that's because they agree with his anti-Christian attitude.
No, I'm not saying they want to kill Christians. I am, however, suggesting that the same kind of anti-Christian bigotry the killer allegedly espoused has become a rallying cry for the disaffected, anti-establishment, radical left. In short, the base of the Democrat party despises Christianity, its values, and its practice.
So they'll downplay this killer's agenda, and they'll blame the weapon to advance their own.
They have no interest in a "national discussion" about this monster's anti-Christian opinions because, by and large, they share them.