Ever since Timothy McVeigh’s 2001 execution, the American left has waited in joyful hope for his second coming.
More than a decade on, they desperately need another great white “Christian” dope whose name they can chirp defensively whenever anyone brings up the troubling tendency of certain nonwhite, non-Christian types to blow up way more people.
“Christian” is in scare quotes because Timothy McVeigh was actually a lapsed Catholic and failed Protestant who liked to say, “Science is my religion.” That buggers up the liberal narrative.
I once heard McVeigh’s former Protestant pastor wonder innocently why whenever he told reporters he’d kicked McVeigh out of his church on account of his violent views, those reporters always hung up and never quoted him. Weird, huh?
Finally, with the Wisconsin Sikh temple shooter, leftists have their new white gun-crazy poster boy. I resent even having to look up the name “Wade Michael Page” for this article’s purposes, but I don’t doubt that thousands of American liberals already have it memorized.
Page proved, according to one liberal commentator, that “left-wing mass murderer[s]...generally don’t exist,” a stunningly fact-free statement that gave me a “Helter Skelter” earworm for three days straight.
That said, the Sikh temple shooter was a Dick Wolf wet dream, a Law & Order defendant come to life: a well-armed Caucasian veteran sporting neo-Nazi tattoos who was part of the “white power” music scene.
Information about Page came out quickly, because, wouldn’t you know it, the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League had kept files on him for some time. Both groups were happy to share their intel with the media and take credit for…
Well, what exactly?
Those “watchdog” groups crowed that this horrific crime proved how essential their courageous work is to public safety. The SPLC and the ADL, you see, ever so bravely keep track of all these Nazis roaming the land, so that…
Again, I’m confused. Aren’t six people dead anyway?
Alas, these armchair Simon Wiesenthals are a familiar type up here in Canada. I’m being sued for writing a little too much about Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) staffers who—until folks like me blew the whistle—logged onto white-supremacist websites, pretended to be white supremacists, engaged “other” white supremacists in “racist” conversations…then charged them with violating the Canadian Human Rights Act’s Section 13 (now defunct, and I helped).
“What proportion of Canada’s ‘white supremacists’ are, in fact, government employees?” wondered Mark Steyn, himself the target of a Section 13 investigation. “On a quiet day, chances must be pretty good that you’ll log on and find” them trying to entrap each other.
In fact, the CHRC’s most enthusiastic cheerleader, the Canadian Jewish Congress (now defunct, and I helped!) has been accused of hiring an ex-cop to “organize the fledgling Canadian Nazi Party” in 1965 and 1966. Never mind that then and now, there are more Nazis on your average Hogan’s Heroes rerun than in all of Canada. There’s nothing like an ever-looming Nazi threat to wring donations out of elderly Holocaust survivors.
(On the rare occasions when the handful of live Nazis take to the streets to be confronted by an exponentially higher number of “communist” opponents, I always pray for an asteroid.)
I never thought I’d type these words, but at least those obsessive, overpaid, left-wing Canuck bureaucrats and their kapo apologists accomplished something, if shutting down websites for posting anti-immigrant “poems” qualifies as an accomplishment.
(They even boasted about this “accomplishment” on a Government of Canada web page—and helpfully included the supposedly toxic doggerel, thereby making the Canadian government, by its own definition, a publisher of illegal Internet “hate speech,” but this time taxpayer-subsidized. Alas, at press time, the government remains at-large.)
However, the SPLC and ADL’s pompous blowhards don’t even have something that ridiculous about which to brag. Their lovingly cultivated files on the Sikh temple shooter didn’t save a single life.
These busybodies and their supporters are oblivious to the fact that this particular crime actually underlines their own uselessness. But I’d guess the SPLC and the ADL will launch their annual fundraising drives early this year—the begging letters practically write themselves—and they’ll rake in more cash than ever before.
But what good are “watchdogs” that don’t attack?
If these cowardly money-grubbers really wanted to perform a public service, they could leave their cushy offices and serve as armed bodyguards at vulnerable gathering places.
Or maybe they could sponsor armed self-defense courses for those minority groups they’re forever claiming are “under attack.”
But hunting Nazis on the Internet and raking in big donations to do so? It’s like being a professional video gamer, but for a “good cause.”
In other words: mental masturbation.
Except their fantasies keep getting spoiled by the facts. What must the “violence never solved anything” religion-haters on the left think of two of the day’s heroes:
The Sikh leader who pulled his kirpan on the gunman and paid with his life?
And the Irish-Catholic cop—also white, also a veteran, also armed—who was shot nine times but still managed to wound the gunman and prevent who knows how many other murders?
Chew on this, ADL and SPLC: Lieutenant Brian Murphy is everything you hate—a goy with a gun.
He’s every dumb mick who beat you up after school. Or was it your dad, or your grandfather, or just your fevered imagination?
Here’s an idea: How’s about you “watchdogs” churn out fewer lawyers and “activists” and “fundraisers” and become soldiers and cops and EMTs for a change?
Don’t you overpaid, underworked, self-congratulating busybodies ever experience even a twinge of shame about your utterly worthless crusades?
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