Not to bring up a golden oldie but remember when the mainstream press and liberals everywhere were getting wind blown up their sundresses about dangers of rhetoric containing gun metaphors with the connection to the shooting of Gabrielle Giffords in Arizona? Remember when neurotic hysterics like Bill Maher and Ed Shultz were decrying Sarah Palin for using gun metaphors and putting targets on battleground districts in the country?
Never has so much hysteria been spilled over such trivial matters. It’s this type of mentality that serial killers later write about in their autobiographies about their overbearing mothers. Take this video for example about Sarah Palin and her crosshair agenda.
To be fair, as a conservative, I could have made this video because it is so deliciously absurd it borders on parody. However, a random thought came to me today about the threat posed by the Terrorist Group Formerly Known as ISIS. Though some Minnesotans seem to possess a penchant for Jihadist-like causes, there is pretty much a universal condemnation of their movement. Still, I couldn’t help think of the pictures of ISIS on social media. In this picture below, we have clear threats made to the city of Chicago and the White House. I can’t help but think that if ISIS had used crosshairs instead of flags and mantras, leading neurotic soccer moms like Bill Maher, Ed Shultz and Jon Stewart might have concocted segments with a little more venom aimed at these terrorists.
Or, better yet, perhaps the people at lewandpatpolitics.wordpress.com could pontificate on the dangers of ISIS using such threatening images. Surely, if ISIS “does not see fit to at least acknowledge even the possibility of such a connection indicates [there] lack of understanding of the possible consequences of [their] graphic. Beyond that, [they don’t] even seem to care if there might be a connection.”
I think it says something when ideology reduces some people into overbearing soccer moms with gallons upon gallons of Purell hand sanitizer always at the ready. Yet again, because of the medias lack of balanced mock outrage, it’s time play my favorite game: