Dirty Harry has illuminated some of the moral nihilism of the barely literate Left.
Here's the relevant image:
President Bush as the current version of The Joker.
Sick, isn't it?
The Left, and the self styled intelligentsia in particular, stands by and cheers as every new manifestation of barbarism rises and slaughters good people and innocent children. The chattering classes willingly support and serve the enemies of mankind and viciously slander and condemn those who dare to raise a hand in defense of the defenseless. They sit on their fat asses in avant-garde1 coffee2 houses cooking up paranoid conspiracy theories about how Christian Conservatives are planning to exterminate their own particular and pathetic social fringe group.
But if the stupid conspiracy theories of the Left were true they would all be dead.
Let's see...if we on the Right were to treat the Left the way that Great Comrade Stalin treated anyone he suspected of being an opponent, let alone someone who was an actual opponent, would any of these pathetic lunatics still be breathing, let alone continuing to rant like a mob of mentally disconnected lunatics who are off their meds?
I wouldn't think so.
If Conservatives dealt with the adherents of Libéralisme Moderne the way the Left has dealt with humans in general whenever the Left has obtained unrestrained power, there wouldn't be any Liberals left standing. Of the universities and the urban centers of Liberalism there would be nothing left but smoking ruins, and there would mass graves from coast to coast.
We need to face the fact that the present day Left, like the unschooled barbarians who plagued civilization before them, are essentially parasites. If the Huns or the Mongols were to take "no" for an answer to their demands for food and other material goods they would die very quickly. Control of the productive population is essential for their survival and well being. Compulsion, taking things and persons by force, is inherently necessary to the parasite manner of existence. Those who resisted had to be killed as an object lesson for others.
The Left, our present-day literate post-Marxist barbarians, not only need material support they also need spiritual support as well. They need to feel that their victims are not only submitting to them today but will do so tomorrow as well.
Barbarian chieftains and tribal witch-doctors demanded degrading and often dangerous acts of worship from their subjects, up to and including human sacrifice, in order to assure themselves that they would still have a roof (or a tent) over their heads and food to eat the next day. Those refused to obey were worked over by the goon squad or simply killed.
In the classrooms, editorial offices, and coffee shops of the Left the demand is for unquestioned agreement without regard to the actual facts of reality. The self-styled intellectuals of the Left are the first to demand “speech codes” and other forms of censorship lest they be identified as frauds and poseurs and subsequently bounced out of their comfortable ivory towers, no longer insulated from a real world that demands real thought and real labor.
The Left, being dependent upon others for their sustenance, must stand in opposition to the society of rational consent and openly support systems of compulsion, be it various species of Socialism or the witch-doctor rule of Islam, because to do otherwise is to condemn themselves to death.
Of course, in my view, if the Left would just die it would be nice.
1. French for advance guard. A military term applied to a the work of Pablo Picasso by a French General.
2. Back during the Cold War some Lefties posed as being morally superior because they were drinking Nicaraguan coffee. Which in reality was grown by forced labor on collective farms. I strongly suspect that there's something equally as sleazy about the current fetish of consuming "fair trade" coffee. Or perhaps they are merely being stupid.