The general mantra of the self loathing American after 9-11 was that we deserved the terrorist attack for any of a host of reason. The media widely portrayed Falwell's stupid attempts to blame 9-11 on Gays. The media ignored the Antisemitic hate rally in Union Square attended by 2,000 on the Saturday after 9-11. Long term Bad Eagle readers and readers of this blog are aware of that story.
Flynn points to numerous examples of hostility towards expressions of patriotism. Colleges and some locales insist on removing the American flag as it might offend some people. They also defend the right to burn the flag. This is a moronic argument as anyone who is in the USA has no right to dictate my freedom of expression in my own house. Burning a flag involves symbolic speech and is another matter. I find burning of anything odious personaly . However I am curious to what would happen if every time a leftie burned a flag Conservatives responded by burning pictures of Marx , Chomsky , Osama. Setting uncontolled fies is a violation of local laws. In Union Square I had an unfortunate accident with Shaken Mountain Dew and put out the fire. The policemen laughed as the lefties cry to arrest me was laughed at.
Americans on the left feel an intellectual superiority by playing up the alleged evils of America. At the same time they white wash the evils of Communism, Islam and third world nations. The apex of this idiocy is the anti semitic Commie 167 who claimed Iranian elections and criminal justice are fairer then those in the USA. The comedic value of a gay man defending a country that executes gays was priceless. Rob Bayn who some of you seldom agree with defended the USA. REgular readers of this blog should not be surprised that Justin Morris and I took him apart. Similarly Ducky and the Disturbed Chemist have felt a need to link the Muslim cartoon furor over the Guliani administrations defunding of an exhibit that portrayed a crucifix in urine. Defunding and protesting are legitimate responses to expressions one disagrees with. Threatening terrorist attacks are an illegitamate response to the offending images.
Flynn recounts many of the more odious words of professors on Campuses and the idiotic statement blaming 9-11 on the Crusades. All of these rationalizations miss the point. We were attacked by a band of religious zealots acting in the name of Islam. Osama could care less about the history of the USA with regards to slavery and treatment of Native Americans. In Fact Islamic history itself has greater links to slavery and brutalization of indigenous people. Osama does not care about Kyotto,
the Durban Racist meetings and up until a few years ago said little about the Pseudostinians.
The left thinks it is morally superior to side with the most regressive regimes on the planet. Yet it holds the USA and Israel to absurdly high standards that apply to no other countries. Such a view is the worst type of moral relitivism. Smacking airplanes into office buildings and shooting school children in the back are crimes against humanity and not cultural variants.
Mr Beamish in 08, Ducky deBEAKED and 167 adios muchacha via condios and don't let the door hit you on the rear.
I think I saw a picture of one of my favorite bloggers Jason Papas on a milk carton.