May 31, 2006

Freudian slip...

Dr Weevil quotes from a news article about Haditha:

...“If the accounts as they have been alleged are true, the Haditha incident is likely the most serious war crime reported in Iraq since the beginning of the war,'’ said John Sifton, of Human Rights Watch. “Here we have two dozen civilians being killed - apparently intentionally. This isn’t a gray area. This is a massacre.'’
What’s cretinous about Sifton’s statement? It’s missing three words. If true, this would indeed be “the most serious war crime” by our side “reported in Iraq since the beginning of the war”, but it wouldn’t even be in the top 20 war crimes committed in Iraq in that time period. The ‘insurgents’ routinely kill civilians in larger numbers, and in cold blood. Of course, that does not in any way justify massacres by our side, but it’s amazing that anyone could write such an obviously false statement. Apparently, to some people, massacres by Islamist fanatics, leftover Ba’athists, and their foreign allies don’t really count as massacres....

Sorry, I but don't think this is some foolish mistake or mis-speaking. This is exactly how these people think. This is a "Freudian slip" that reveals the truth. Usually they stick in one of those "of course" disclaimers (of course we also condemn violence by the resistance movement, but...)

But they don't mean it.

You can plainly see that they don't mean it because they never put any energy into any cause that isn't anti-American. No creativity, no sparkle in the eyes, no "We have to do something!" They only get excited when there is a chance to condemn the USA.

"Human Rights Watch" is a fraud, a cover for leftism. Human rights activists, Anti-war activists and pacifists are fakes in exactly the same way. They are really leftists. And leftists are always anti-American, though they often cover it up in ways I'm sure you've encountered.

And why are leftists always anti-American? Because everyone of us has a "philosophy," a set of underlying ideas and beliefs that guide our positions and actions (Most people never examine their core beliefs, but they are there.) The underlying philosophy of leftists is (usually in a muddled and attenuated form) socialism. And the absolute number one counter-example and refutation of socialism is the USA.

Posted by John Weidner at May 31, 2006 10:37 AM
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