It’s always interesting to read the far-left online magazine Salon. They never fail to disappoint. Their stage is in the theater of the absurd presented in a most convincing way.
An article by staff writer Elias Isquith posted Saturday and titled Ted Cruz & the new McCarthyism: inside a dangerous response to the atrocity in Paris, prominently displayed pictures of Joe McCarthy and Ted Cruz.
Mr. Isquith went into a long introduction about how terrible the murders were and how it’s possible to love the murderer but not their cartoons. So far, so good. Until we get to his declaration that the new McCarthyism is Sen. Cruz saying the Paris attack was “a reminder of the global threat we face” and his statement on Facebook that the attacks should be considered “an attack on us all.”
Mr. Isquith won’t be saying Je suis Charlie any time soon.
He thinks a statement like Sen. Cruz’s reflects an intellectual blind spot that McCarthy exploited “to portray anyone to the left of Robert Taft” as “sympathetic to the Soviet Union”. Mr. Isquith also wrote that the bombing is a “crime”, simply a “crime”. He is very concerned that we will end up with boots not the ground which is a concern most can sympathize with but are we better off with Iran’s Revolutionary Guards serving as our boots on the ground?
Mr. Isquith’s elocution is the kind of PC garbage we need to eliminate. The atrocity in Paris is part of a war on the West by radical Islamists.
These are the people who want us to try terrorists as muggers.
It’s not simply a “crime” as Mr. Isquith would have us believe.
The Paris assault is an al-Qaeda sponsored act of terrorism by war criminals who are trying to establish a worldwide caliphate and destroy Western civilization. They are planning more of these soft target assaults.
Will a massive attack in the United States change the minds of the PC leftists? Doubtful.
Are people really this unaware?
Sen. Cruz stands up for the Constitution which makes him a radical right out of the gate. He is a threat because he fights for traditional American ideals and he must be destroyed. What better way than to compare him to Joe McCarthy? If that doesn’t work, they’ll find something else – whatever sticks.
Not much can be expected from a magazine that defends communism and mass murders.
They just posted a few excerpts from a book, “Imagine: Living in a Socialist USA” and it envisions the Utopia only a Marxist-Leninist could dream of.
The dream as stated in one of the excerpts:
Imagine a world without the New York Times, Fox News, CNN, the Wall Street Journal, and countless other tools used by the 1 percent to rule and fool. In a socialist society run by and for the working people it represents, the mega-monopolies like Walmart, Halliburton, Exxon-Mobil, and the corporations that run the tightly controlled “mainstream media” will be a thing of the past.
They would love that – no competition and nationalized news media. They’d be the king of course and all dissent would be eliminated. These strange people at Salon think an all-powerful government will provide each individual with freedom and human rights.
They are the gang that couldn’t shoot straight and they’re not alone. Left wing Alter-net is comparing the Paris cartoonist tragedy to Republicans and claims their campaign funds are “dark money”. The left has only just begun trying to make radical Islam about Republicans and Conservatives.