Habris: We are outnumbered. Unless you aid us, we shall all be killed.
Aukon: Then die. That is the purpose of guards
Doctor Who State of Decay 1980
Michael Corleone: If anything in this life is certain, if history has taught us anything, it is that you can kill anyone.
The Godfather Part II 1974
It is said that a conservative is a liberal who has been mugged by reality, the corollary being of course that as long as a liberal does not have to deal with unpleasant realities, they will have no reason to remove oneself from their beliefs.
This explains the streak of liberalism in the very very rich. Once you reach a particular level of wealth there is very little for you to actually fear, the basic needs that everyone has, food, shelter, safety, medical care, are taken care of while the things that add to life: companionship, sexual desire (there is nothing that makes you more attractive to the opposite sex than wealth, if you don’t believe me ask Summer Redstone), entertainment, prestige are available with very little effort or at a price that can be afforded.
It also explains the liberalism of those in particular jobs, a tenured college professor for example has a secure job for life. While they don’t have the lifestyle of the very rich barring massive stupidity the basic needs will be set and many of the things that add to life come with the job at no additional charge.
This extends to a lesser degree to people who have jobs they can’t be fired from (think government bureaucracy) , pols and the press at the highest levels who thanks to their position and connections have entrée to many of these things. The big variable for them are the approval of those above them who have the power to take these things away.
This is the thing you must understand before anything else when you look at the left’s reaction to San Bernardino.
Many of us on the right are completely perplexed by their reaction. From the pushing of gun laws that would be totally ineffective against the problem to pushing of a “workplace violence” meme to the avoidance of naming Islamic Terror their memes are, to they eyes of us conservatives, a completely illogical reaction.
This is not the case.
The mistake that conservatives make here is looking at the situation though our eyes and value systems which makes such reactions seem warped. If however you look at this through the eyes of a comfortable liberalism it all makes perfect sense.
In the safe space of liberalism, all of these events are things that happen to other people. The only way they become your problem is if you make it your problem. So how do you keep it from being your problem? Change the subject
Make this a “guns” issue along or a “workplace violence” issue. These are things that have no connection to the liberal world. Thus it doesn’t affect their status quo.
After all if the issue is guns, then as people either with bodyguards or working in a place with a guarded building the removal of weapons from others doesn’t affect them. If the issue is workplace violence, again that doesn’t phase them, they see themselves as not being in such an environment themselves.
But more important than this is the concept of doing all that can be done to avoid giving offence to radical Islam even to the point of promising to prosecute those who defame Islam.
Again this is completely rational.
It’s one thing to critique the NRA, the Catholic Church pro-lifers, the tea party and the GOP because for all the left’s protestation to the contrary, they know that none of these groups can affect their comfortable lives, let alone harm them.
Islam is the great barrier breaker, if a person has decided to kill you and more important doesn’t care if they live through the attempt then all bets are off.
Suddenly the reporter is in danger on every assignment, suddenly the professor is insecure in their classroom, suddenly for the celebrity every entrance and exit to an event is a choke point to be ambushed in. Even the swankiest restaurant is not safe, remember the fanaticism of Islam is not restricted to the poorest of the poor.
In other words they have something to lose, and they certainly aren’t going to risk the comfort they possess to fight a threat that likely isn’t going to be able to get them anyways, particularly if you are a secular progressive who isn’t expecting anything better after this life.
So they attack climate change, or shared bathrooms or guns or any other made up threat and not speak of radical Islam expect to denounce those who warn of the danger:
Pam and those who warn of Radical Islam are Fiver calling for help for those caught in a snare. Her detractors are Cowslip the head of the snared warren. To oppose radical Islam requires a courage they don’t have and to openly admit appeasement acknowledges a cowardice they can’t bear. Much easier to not talk about it and preserve their illusion of dignity.
Much better to remain in the comfort of their walls both physical or mental, after all it’s unlikely the Islamist will get around to them in their lifetime if they just keep their mouths shut.
Update: This fyi also explains the liberal reluctance to take on the gangs in the city, why put yourself at risk when it’s only poor blacks and Hispanics that will vote for you anyway who will die?
Update 2: If you want to see the end result of the “Kill me last” caucus meet the “rape me last” caucus.
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