Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Douglas Wilson's Letter From America

Backpacks From the Sky 

Culture and Politics - Politics
Written by Douglas Wilson
Friday, 19 April 2013

When you get to the crazy part, it is important to remember that nothing will make much sense. If sin made any real sense, it wouldn't be sin. If being struck with a judicial stupor and blindness helped you see better, it wouldn't be a judicial blindness.

As I write this, Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev is being pursued for his alleged role in the Boston bombing. What does he think he is trying to do? Pad a resume for a job application to Columbia like Kathy Boudin did? Trying to create a story that Robert Redford can try to lionize a decade or two from now? That movie can be called The Company You Keep II, and hopefully it will do every bit as badly as the first one did. Or maybe Dzhokhar is wanting to be the next Bill Ayers, grooming some Chicago lightweight on how he can learn how to use that liability as a strength as he floats up to the highest office in the land.

Now the way everybody is talking and acting, you would think that the Boston bombing was a bad thing.
Yes, there seems to be universal consensus on that point, but this is only because emotions are currently running high. But there is also another bad thing, and that is to have the excruciatingly bad manners to point out that these two Chechen sociopaths have done nothing different than what was and is commonly accepted by the hard leftists who put the president where he is today.

And don't forget Abdulrahman al-Awlaki, teen-aged son of Anwar al-Awlaki, and an American citizen, was killed two weeks after his father was killed, also by means of a drone strike -- what we might call Obama's backpacks-from-the-sky program.

As I argued in an earlier post, terrorists can smell fear, and so they do what they do in order to create certain responses in their targeted societies. One of those responses is to try to get large numbers of normal people to see how crazy things have gotten, and to assume that they are the crazy ones, and that what they are watching on C-Span is normal.

No, not at all. To lift a phrase from Mencken, what we are seeing is what happens when the zoo is run from the monkey house.

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