When the left and their fellow traveling Democrats turned the Wellstone memorial into a DNC pep rally a few years back, most Americans were repulsed. The spectacle of the Democratic Party straight-arming and elbowing aside the few mourners in attendance to shout campaign slogans at the cameras proved the Democrats to be no more than grave robbers willing to pull fillings from the mouths of the dead to suit their agenda.
At the death of Christopher Reeves in 2004, John Edwards, pliers in hand, assured us, “When John Kerry is president, people like Christopher Reeve are going to walk. Get up out of the wheelchair and walk again.”
At the funeral of Coretta King in 2006, the left once again stood atop a lifeless body shrieking their terminal message to the masses.
Now, in light of Cho Seung-Hui’s slaughter of innocents at Virginia Tech, ghouls on the left once again don the ill-fitting mantle of human compassion to spew their inbred toxicity over the dead.
The de-funding of barnyard bubba Clinton’s program subsidizing the hiring of more police officers (as if more police officers could have stopped Seung-Hui), America’s ‘gun culture’, the NRA and the Christian Right are just a few of the usual suspects leftist miscreants hold responsible for Seung-Hui’s savagery.
For the left, Seung-Hui himself is little more than a victim of a corrupt American society.
For an example of leftist cynicism, manipulation and complete disregard for American victims everywhere, one need only point to Paul Campos’ Rocky Mountain News commentary of April 17th.
Campos mentions the death toll at Virginia Tech, then at 30, but quickly gets to the real issue at hand, “Stalin is supposed to have remarked that while one death is a tragedy, a million is merely a statistic. That is a brutal and morally revolting claim, but like many such observations it has a grain of truth.
Consider the Blacksburg massacre in the context of what happens every day in Iraq. The United Nations reports about 100 civilians a day were shot, blown up, tortured to death or otherwise murdered in Iraqi civil war violence in 2006. A Johns Hopkins study estimates the true toll in civilian killings may be three or four times higher.”
Not surprisingly, Campos can’t stop himself from engaging in a bit of revision. The Virginia Tech shootings quickly become the Blacksburg massacre.
For the ultra humanist Campos, the death of those American students pale in comparison to the Iraqi dead as a result of America’s unjust war in Iraq.
Campos: “If we take that difference into account, we might say the Iraqi civil war is producing the equivalent of 35 Blacksburg massacres, seven days per week, 365 days per year.”
A bit further into his fever dream Campos mentions a Johns Hopkins study that suggests, “140 Blacksburg massacres per day are happening in Iraq” and assures us the only way the Sunni-Shiite slaughter can be justified, by Americans, is if we consider the Muslim on Muslim savagery worth the price.
Campos: “For if this isn’t true, then all of us as Americans are in some way complicit in
that unimaginable horror - a horror of an almost incomprehensibly greater magnitude
than the deaths in Blacksburg.”
Campos is to be congratulated for reminding us of the relative insignificance of 33 dead on the Virginia Tech campus when compared to the thousands killed as a result of tribal violence in Iraq.
He is also to be commended for bringing it to our attention so quickly.
And I would be remiss if I neglected to extend my thanks to the man of the hour, Barack Obama.
Addressing some of his fans, Mr. Obama stated “there are already reports that the semi automatic weapons that he used would have been banned under the assault weapons ban that was allowed to collapse” and then quickly put things in perspective: ”Obviously what happened today was the act of a madman at some level… …there’s also another kind of violence we’re gonna have to think about…last week the big news obviously had to do with Imus and the verbal violence that was directed at young women who were role models for all of us, role models for my daughters…and for them (Obama’s daughters) to be degraded, or to see somebody who looks like them degraded, that’s a form of violence…”
For Messrs Campos, Obama and the lost souls of the left, any American tragedy, loss or devastation can, and must be diminished, disregarded and manipulated to suit their own perverted ideology.
Those on the left are the walking dead, offering darkness where the world seeks light and death where the world cries out for life.
They are a pestilence.
David Tatosian is a Capitol Hill Coffee House staff writer.