Tuesday, June 7, 2016

How to know you are an ideologue or partisan

If you find out that, contrary to popular narratives, Islamic Terrorists killed almost 30,000 people in 2015, and can only see it as a chance to attack American gun rights advocates, to quote the great Jeff Foxworthy, you might be a partisan.

For me, the eye opener was that the site Religionofpeace.com is apparently far closer to the truth than the dominant media narrative, which suggests fewer people die from terrorist strikes than are killed by lightening.  I realize that the 'lightning strikes narrative' applies mostly to the US, because one of the strange tendencies in modern liberalism is to play off of the very racist based ethnocentrism that liberalism so loudly condemns.

So most of those victims of Islamic terrorism?  Well, they don't live here.  They don't look like us.  They worship a strange God and typically dress different and live in crappy conditions that don't have ready access to Netflix and Angry Birds.  Not sure if they even matter.  I'm sure most who are liberal don't think they don't matter, but I can't help but notice they encourage the idea that those tens of thousands killed don't matter when it comes to promoting the Religion of Peace and the basic lack of concern we should have for a few bad apples that don't make much of a difference.

Given that dominant narrative, the reaction to news that tens of thousands were killed by Islamic terrorists, versus those killed by Christians or Jews or Atheists or other groups, should have received a different reaction.  Maybe something along the lines of 'Let's rethink this Religion of Peace' narrative'.  Or maybe 'Perhaps it's time to double down and beef up our security'.  Or something.  That this comes out and the only reaction is 'American gun owners and their stupid, murderous nation' suggests, to me, why we're in the mess we're in today in the first place.

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