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The Orlando nightclub shooting must be politicized

Written By | Jun 12, 2016

LOS ANGELES, June 12, 2016 — What was supposed to be a weekend of peace turned into a bloodbath.

Jews were celebrating Shavuos, staying up all night to honor God’s giving the People of the Book the Old Testament. Peaceful Muslims were taking part in Ramadan nightly meals after fasting all day. Many gays in Orlando were trying to celebrate a ritual known in America as Saturday night, which frequently involves partying in nightclubs. Their right to be free to be gay and proud of it resulted in 49 of them being murdered and 53 more wounded.

A shooting in Orlando: Time enough for politics

The reaction from many was not to politicize this tragedy, but that view is wrong. This tragedy must be immediately politicized so that the American people can decide what type of country and world we wish to inhabit.

The pattern is the same one that has been in place since the 1970s. Islamists murder innocent people and leftists enable the Islamists.

In the days leading up to the attacks, President Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and Clinton confidante and pseudo-Rabbi Michael Lerner spoke about what mattered to them.

They spoke about climate change, the Koch brothers, Citizens United, diversity, multiculturalism, tolerance, more Muslim refugees, more undocumented workers, reining in the police, free marijuana, micro-aggressions and the illegal Israeli occupation of Palestine.

Not one of those issues benefits American society in the slightest. None of these issues matters in the real world.

While conservatives obsess over stopping radical Islam, liberals worry about Islamophobia.

While Israel allows gay marriage and Palestinians murder gays, liberal Democrats bash Israel. 

While liberals hold candlelight vigils and promote vapid social media hashtags, conservatives obsess over actually solving the problem of radical Islamic terrorism.

Obama and Clinton will not say the words “radical Islam.” They also cannot and will not prevent more Islamist attacks, because that would require a fundamental shift in their world view.

The Democratic Party cannot keep Americans safe from Islamist attacks because its liberal beliefs prevent action. Their own words show what matters to them.

For many liberals, climate change is the most important threat to the world. President Obama has himself said this on multiple occasions.

Democrats are victims of their party’s becoming nothing more than a collection of groups. Blacks are at the top. Muslims are next, followed by Hispanics. Then come gays. Below them are other non-Jews, with Jews at the very bottom in terms of importance.

This is why Obama and Clinton will not stand up and call out Orlando for what it was; Obama called it an “act of terror,” but he dared not identify its source. He is even more worried about being called an Islamophobe than a homophobe.

Conservatives want tougher immigration standards to prevent Orlando-style attacks. Liberals want unchecked illegal immigration and foreign Muslim refugees so they can get votes. Rigging an election and implementing their vision is more important to them than saving lives. They know this. They just do not care.

Forty-nine dead gays are less important to liberals than climate change, and they need to rig the 2016 election to implement climate change rules. They deeply believe that climate change is the greatest world threat. Dead Americans are just a bump in the road.

The truth hurts. The utter indifference of liberals hurts more.

Those wishing to prove this wrong can vow not to talk about climate change again until America deals with radical Islam. Normal Americans are less concerned about hurt feelings than about dead bodies. People with hurt feelings are alive to get over it.

There are other substantive measures that can be taken. Every single dollar meant for green energy investment should be rerouted to the Department of Defense or special forces. Take every dollar meant for diversity training and use it to hire more black ops and train more Navy SEALs.

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One proud gay man living in Florida offered another solution. He frequently goes to Orlando, and shared his thoughts.

I was home this weekend. Stuff like that makes me want to vote for Trump. Build a wall. I don’t want anyone coming in. Keep the illegal Mexicans out. Keep all the illegals out. Keep the foreign Muslims out.

He is a realist, not a bigot. He is not terribly political, but he is certainly not a leftist. He is sane.

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. Insanity is the Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton approach to radical Islam.

Since 2009, their vision has failed to keep Americans safe. Their vision is destructive and dangerous to world civilization. Replacing their vision with one that actually works is totally appropriate.

Telling Americans not to politicize this Islamist attack is just another form of leftist censorship. It absolutely must be politicized. Islamists deserve to be publicly called out as Islamists. Leftist screwups who enable Islamists must be publicly called out as such.

We can grieve for the victims while doing everything possible to prevent future attacks. Preventing attacks requires stopping those committing the attacks and removing from power those who enable the attackers.

Radical Islam and political correctness kill. Both cancers must be eradicated immediately. The American people are prepared for that discussion. If this offends liberal progressives and Islamists, too bad. They are the problem.

Eric Golub

Brooklyn born, Long Island raised and now living in Los Angeles, Eric Golub is a politically conservative columnist, blogger, author, public speaker, satirist and comedian. Read more from Eric at his TYGRRRR EXPRESS blog. Eric is the author of the book trilogy “Ideological Bigotry, “Ideological Violence,” and “Ideological Idiocy.”