Sunday, June 12, 2016

Orlando massacre

News of the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, FL left me equally saddened, shocked and horrified. As I write this, 50 have been confirmed dead and 53 wounded, making it the largest mass shooting in American history in terms of casualties.

When I awoke early Sunday morning to the news, I purposefully avoided social media (specifically Twitter) given the leftist reactions would likely be the same baseless & vitriolic attacks on the GOP, conservatives and the NRA. Literally before bodies are even cold, leftist kooks demand action on "senseless gun violence" and take to blaming anyone politically right-of-center for obstructing such "common sense reform." But when their narrative is immediately punctured (i.e. the shooter's not a white male NRA member committing the atrocities in San Bernardino or Orlando), they then turn the tables and say "Hey, just because the perpetrators have Middle Eastern names doesn't mean they're affiliated with ISIS. HOW DARE YOU JUMP TO CONCLUSIONS!!!!!!"

Yes, many leftists have the inherent ability to seamlessly make a rhetorical pivot without a scintilla of shame. 

What further compounded this tragedy was the fact Pulse was a gay nightclub, so it became en vogue to verbally attack Christians for allegedly fostering an environment of hate. The incident also resulted in the White House's current occupant diverting from reality

Omar Mateen called the cops to pledge his fealty to ISIS as he was carrying out his mass murderer in Orlando early Sunday morning. Twelve hours later, the president of the United States declared that “we have no definitive assessment on the motivation” of Omar Mateen but that “we know he was a person filled with hate.”

So I guess the president thinks Mateen didn’t mean it?

Here again, and horribly, we have an unmistakable indication that Obama finds it astonishingly easy to divorce himself from a reality he doesn’t like — the reality of the Islamist terror war against the United States and how it is moving to our shores in the form of lone-wolf attacks.

He called it “terror,” which it is. But using the word “terror” without a limiting and defining adjective is like a doctor calling a disease “cancer” without making note of the affected area of the body — because if he doesn’t know where the cancer is and what form it takes, he cannot attack it effectively and seek to extirpate it.

So determined is the president to avoid the subject of Islamist, ISIS-inspired or ISIS-directed terrorism that he concluded his remarks with an astonishing insistence that “we need the strength and courage to change” our attitudes toward the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community.

That’s just disgusting. There’s no other word for it.

Call me crazy, but American citizens exercising their freedom of conscience by not wanting to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding is a far cry from an ideology (i.e. radical Islam) which abhors homosexuality to the point where gays are called to be murdered in the name of "compassion." And therein lies the most salient issue. The methodology used to carry out this mass homicide was irrelevant. If Mateen was indeed denied the purchase of a firearm, his worldview would have caused him to pursue another way to carry out this attack. Perhaps he may have resorted to using similar tactics as the 2013 Boston Marathon bombers.

Sadly, political correctness is once again clouding the judgement of our leaders.


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