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Lessons From Boston

April 23, 2013 by  

Lessons From Boston
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A SWAT team clears Bigelow Avenue during a massive manhunt for one of the two Boston Marathon bombing suspects on April 19, 2013.

If the definition of insanity is indeed repeatedly doing the same thing while constantly expecting different results, then the islamofascist bombing of the Boston Marathon and the aftermath thereof offers lessons aplenty on the cycle of insanity in which our Nation now finds itself. Some of those lessons are more obvious; like the clear and present danger which islamofascism represents to innocent people everywhere. Some are less so; like the clear and present danger which political correctness has allowed islamofascism to deliver to our own shores.

Our counterterrorism and immigration enforcement structure is a wreck.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Tamerlane Tsarnaev might as well have been on the front cover of “People of Interest Daily.” According to multiple reports, they both displayed serious symptoms of islamofascism. As if his publicly psychotic pronouncements weren’t noteworthy enough, the Russians actually flagged Tamerlane on our behalf back in 2011. Now, our relationship with Russia isn’t quite as rosy as it was back when Presidents Clinton and Yeltsin were doing vodka shots in plus-size strip clubs. And yet, the FSB, which doubtless still remembers the Beslan massacre ALSO perpetrated by Chechen islamofascists, thought Tamerlane was trouble enough to rate a phone call to the Justice Department. Evidently, the Russkies’ warnings were ignored; perhaps because Attorney General Eric Holder was busy “confronting” the Mexican narcoterrorist threat. In the wake of the Russian phone call revelation, Holder had no comment. I suppose that’s an improvement from the perjury he usually resorts to.

The Corporate media couldn’t successfully report a car theft in progress in their own parking decks.

At this point, these guys are almost as credible — not to mention relevant — as the “Soap Opera Digest.” CNN, Fox News, the Boston Globe and the Associated Press all committed major factual errors in the hours and days following the bombing. At one point, MSNBC’s Lester Holt, whose own network has abandoned news coverage altogether in favor of leftist partisan rancor (more on that in a moment), admitted: “I can tell you more about what we don’t know than what we know.” It was almost as if Dan Rather had secretly taken over the entire media establishment. I half expected them to report: “The suspect is an older, well-dressed white male with a mustache. He may be carrying a wrench or a pipe. We believe he answers to the name ‘Colonel Mustard.’”

President Barack Hussein Obama lives in a world vastly different from ours.

Following his Rose Garden tantrum on Thursday, Obama flew to Boston; presumably to offer comfort to the grieving citizens of the wounded city. Instead, he talked up his favorite topic: Barack Obama. By the end of the week, Barry urged us all to avoid rushing to judgment. Of course we should. We wouldn’t want a repeat of that unfortunate George Zimmerman lynch mob business.

Liberals Absolutely HATE the rest of us.

Chris Matthews on MSNBC got it all wrong: “Normally, domestic terrorists, people tend to be on the far right, well that’s not a good category…” The New York Times’ Nick Kristof tweeted this random criticism: “explosion is a reminder that ATF needs a director. Shame on Senate Republicans for blocking apptment.” And David Sirota of leftist blogsite Salon.com took the blue ribbon with: “Let’s hope the Boston Marathon bomber is a white American.” So sorry to disappoint you, Dave. While the Democrats and their sock-puppets hoped the bombers were white Americans, I hoped they would be caught and punished; and that further attacks never happen.

Some liberals even managed to blame the 2nd amendment; as if their humiliating defeat in the Senate wasn’t enough. Sorry, kids. My AR-15 and the assorted standard-capacity magazines in my gun safe were nowhere near Boston last week. I would have noticed.

The smoke had yet to clear from Boylston Street, and the Democrats — ostensibly our American brothers and sisters — were desperately praying not for an end to terrorist attacks on our shores, not for swift justice for our attackers, not even for God’s gentle mercies for the victims and their families. Nope; their dearest wish was that YOU did it.

Now THAT is the definition of insanity.

–Ben Crystal

 

Ben Crystal

is a 1993 graduate of Davidson College and has burned the better part of the last two decades getting over the damage done by modern-day higher education. He now lives in Savannah, Ga., where he has hosted an award-winning radio talk show and been featured as a political analyst for television. Currently a principal at Saltymoss Productions—a media company specializing in concept television and campaign production, speechwriting and media strategy—Ben has written numerous articles on the subjects of municipal authoritarianism, the economic fallacy of sin taxes and analyses of congressional abuses of power.

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