What if it is Al Qaeda? By Mario Murillo
In the last 48 hours we have seen some insane reactions to the terror attack at the Boston Marathon:. Let me highlight what I believe are the two worst offenders:
-Actor and comedian Jay Mohr waded into the gun debate on Twitter after Monday’s deadly terrorist attacks at the Boston Marathon. “What bothers me most about today is that we’re getting used 2 it. ENOUGH. 2nd amendment must go. Violence has 2 stop. Culture MUST change,” the Jerry Maguire actor tweeted Monday night.”
Salon Magazine “Let’s hope that the bomber is a white American. There is a double standard: White terrorists are dealt with as lone wolves, Islamists are existential threats. In those awful episodes, a religious or ethnic minority group lacking such privilege would likely be collectively slandered and/or targeted with surveillance or profiling (or worse) if some of its individuals comprised most of the mass shooters. However, white male privilege means white men are not collectively denigrated/targeted for those shootings — even though most come at the hands of white dudes.”- David Sirota
Another astonishing reaction to the bombing is the looting that was taking place right after the explosion that you can see on video below this blog.
How do you make the leap from a terrorist bombing to the Second Amendment? How can you hope for a terrorist to be a certain race and nationality? The answer is found in the nationwide mental fog of politically correct denial.
At the risk of seeming to be splitting hairs let me say that President Obama is guilty of a lesser form of this fog. By calling the events in Boston a “tragedy” he sinks into the mire of half cures that would be disastrous at this time. This was not a tragedy it was something far more sinister and evil.
Charles Krauthammer agreed that Obama was wrong to call the Boston Marathon bombing a tragedy. Krauthammer asserted that the Monday attack was “beyond a tragedy.” “Obama is not the first to use ‘tragedy’ in describing events like this,” Krauthammer observed. “A bus accident is a tragedy. An attack on a bus is a crime or it is an act of war. When FDR addressed the Congress after Pearl Harbor, he didn’t say ‘December 7, a day that will live in tragedy.’ He said ‘it is a day that will live in infamy.’ It has to do with agency and cause. I mean, an accident is a tragedy and it has a cause and has to do with fate, serendipity. An accident — luck. “But when the agency is human evil — that is beyond a tragedy,” he continued. “It’s a crime.
Blaming this on “White dudes” or the Second Amendment shows how utterly unwilling we are to learn the lessons of 911 and to exercise the kind of resolve that we will need to make America safe. Obama will not be able to keep us safe from terrorists with a mindset that would delegate this problem to FEMA.
A lot of the muttering you are hearing right know is because we know it may be Al Qaeda. These timid voices just don’t want to make terrorists mad. So again we will seek every other possible explanation while we are losing valuable time. Even if it is confirmed that the terror network is involved, many will begin to encourage us to blame ourselves and what we may have done to the Arab world.
What if it is Al Qaeda? This is the question our leaders need to be taking very, very seriously right now and stop wasting valuable time trying to find the right political spin on this terrorist attack.