One of my favorite observations made by Dennis Prager has been that while conservatives see the world in terms of good and evil, liberals tend to see it in terms of oppressors and the oppressed. That’s why you see social justice warriors today defining themselves by how “oppressed” they are. Someone who’s gay is oppressed – but someone who’s gay, black, and poor is more oppressed. And gay, black, poor and Muslim? Don’t even get me started.
The problem with this so-called “progressive stack” is that currently, liberals are placing the rights of Islamists above those of gays. Apparently a group of over 1.6 billion people is somehow being oppressed.
In the words of gay conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos, “the left chose Islam over gays, now 100 are dead or maimed in Orlando.” The left only “cared” about gays when they could be used as political pawns. Now that gay marriage is the law of the land, what more do they need from them?
After Orlando, the gay community is waking up to what the left’s priorities really are.
Via The BlazeAn LGBT activist, writing anonymously, pledged support for Donald Trump, defending their decision to stand with the presumptive GOP nominee in an open letter. According to the gay activist, who penned the letter that was published by PJ Media, progressives have failed to protect the LGBT community from the most prominent threat: radical Islamic terrorism.
“the events of Orlando have shattered my political beliefs, as I can no longer swear allegiance to a peace-love-and-unicorns progressive philosophy that only helps to get my fellow queers killed.”
“Yes, there is a war between religious fundamentalism and the spirit of love and tolerance. But we progressives here in America still labor under the delusion that the religion we need to combat is Christianity. But that’s a straw man opponent, and has been so for decades,” he wrote.
“Since the 1990s, Christian extremists have essentially lost all their power, and are now toothless non-players in the ‘culture wars,’” the letter continued. “Meanwhile, Muslim extremists, with guns, murder us, and on the left our only response is to bleat about ‘Islamophobia’ and jump through hoops trying to explain away the self-evident religious motivation for the killings.”
However, the writer concedes Trump is an “asshole,” “clown” and “motormouth buffoon,” but adds he’s the “only person saying anything about putting the brakes on Islamic extremism.”
“In light of what happened last night in Orlando,” the anonymous author wrote, “suddenly that is the only issue that really matters when it comes to the health, well-being and safety of the queer community.”
Hopefully he isn’t the only one waking up. Hillary’s State Department blocked an investigation into the Orlando shooter’s mosque because it “unfairly singled out Muslims.” Does anyone really want a woman who thinks we’re more likely to find extremists in a church fighting Islamic terror?
[Note: This post was authored by The Analytical Economist]