The Orlando Shooting and The Left

Today the Attorney General of Florida was expressing solidarity with the people of Florida’s gay community. She reassured them that her office will pursue to the fullest extent of the law anyone who targets the community. Not missing a beat, CNN reporter Anderson Cooper confronted her and asked whether or not she was being a hypocrite in expressing solidarity with the LGBTQ community because she did not support Gay marriage, and she vigorously defended the State’s position in court. Mr. Cooper, pursuing his line of questioning from the perspective that the liberal position is the default position of most Americans, went on to point out that she never even mentioned Gay Pride Month in any of her tweets. For anyone who does not understand the significance of this, Mr. Cooper seems to believe that in order to have empathy for Human beings, one must agree with all of the choices that people make. In Mr. Cooper’s world, tolerance also means acceptance of opposing positions, tolerance is a one way street and means the capitulation of all of one’s personal convictions.

People were mercilessly gunned down in a nightclub, over fifty were killed, the death rate may climb even higher, and many more were injured. Family and friends are grieving for the loss of their loved ones, and still others are worried about those who have been wounded. Any human being would have compassion, be moved by such a tragic event, and want the best for those who suffered at the hands of the attacker. The Attorney General no doubt wanted to reassure all members of the Florida constituency that their leaders are with them in this crucial time, regardless of their political beliefs or chosen lifestyle.

One would think that in a time like this, people would be united in their support for the victims of this horrific act, but the radical left is incapable of separating themselves from their ideology even in these difficult moments. Anderson Cooper does not understand how this woman could honestly feel compassion in her heart for those affected by the tragedy, nor can he believe that that she stands in solidarity with them, as she pledges to use the force of her office to prosecute anyone who targets members of the gay community. He is honestly puzzled that she may disagree with gay marriage and the homosexual lifestyle, but feel compassion for the gay community in this situation. In his world view these two things are incompatible. The focus quickly shifted from the victims to the propagation of the liberal agenda. This attitude and behavior is not isolated, it is no accident. This is standard operating procedure for the left, and they stop at nothing to further their ideology, nothing is sacrosanct.

These actions are all part of a concerted effort on the left to portray anyone who disagrees with their agenda, as hateful and bigoted, and they have no problem using this tragedy to further their ideology. In their minds, it is not possible to disagree with their social engineering, and hold no malice towards the proponents of such experimentation. Staying true to the cause, yesterday the ACLU blamed “the Christian Right” for the murderous rampage of the Islamic terrorist.  One of their lawyers proclaimed “you know what is gross — your thoughts and prayers and Islamophobia after you created this anti-queer climate,” another lawyer questioned the sincerity of lawmakers who expressed their condolences because these lawmakers sponsored what liberals consider to be “anti-LGBT legislation” (legislation meant to protect religious freedom guaranteed under the United States constitution). Not to be outdone, planned parent got in on the action and asserted that toxic masculinity, and a global culture of imperialist homophobia was responsible for the massacre, President Obama proclaimed that “we need the strength and courage to change our attitudes toward the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community” as though our attitudes went and shot up the nightclub, killing and wounding over one hundred people. The left does everything in its power to avoid laying the blame for the massacre on Islamic terrorism, but takes sickening delight in ascribing culpability to those they see as a threat to their agenda.

Rahm Immanuel (President Obama’s former chief of Staff and the current Mayor of Chicago) once said “you never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before”. In true fashion, the radical left is using the tragic events that happened in Orlando to further their agenda. In every situation, no matter how tragic; liberal ideology reigns supreme.

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