So, let me get this straight. If I were to publish a cartoon of Muhammed, such as the one above, it becomes my fault if some Muslims in Egypt or Libya go completely nuts and start killing people?
Throughout the progressive-left blogosphere they are blaming filmmaker Sam Bacile, and for some incomprehensible reason "conservatives," for the irrational violence resulting in the murder of a US ambassador and three other diplomats in Benghazi, Libya.
JayinPhiladelphia linked to the following Daily Kos comment as an example:
Right-wing agitation designed to inflame violence. (74+ / 0-)
... so it can be blamed on Obama.
Rightwingers wagging the dog.
by MichiJayJay on Tue Sep 11, 2012 at 04:48:04 PM PDT
I have been maintaining for some time now that the foremost racist political movement in the west today is unquestionably the progressive-left. But like all hard-core racists they do not accept their form of racism as racism.
It is, in fact, as Jay pointed out, "humanitarian racism." As Gerstenfeld writes:
The humanitarian racist’s conclusion differs, however, from that of the ugly racist. He or she considers that as the non-white or weak cannot be held responsible for their acts, one should look away as often as possible even if they commit major crimes.
The progressive-left as a group tends to view people of color, and particularly Arab-Muslims, as so essentially inferior that they must never be considered responsible for their own behavior. Thus in this latest episode of shear irrational violence we have people like the commenter above claiming that it's the fault of "conservatives" although it is entirely unclear what the conservative political movement in the United States had to do with the attack.
The truth of the matter, of course, is that the people responsible for the murders are the people who committed the murders. To try to shift the blame to Mr. Bacile, or to "conservatives," is an excellent example of how progressive-left racism functions. It's actually a very imperial stance that completely disrespects the subaltern "other" and very much smacks of "white man's burden," Lloyd.
White Man's Burden:
Progressive-left racism is, in part, the result of a semi-digested post-colonial theory that divides the world into white western aggressors versus indigenous people of color. Because white westerners are always held to be the victimizers, people of color are always held to be the innocent victims of the white European west. Thus no matter what non-white people do they can never be held responsible for their own behavior and suitable scapegoats are quickly found.
Often, of course, the scapegoats are Jews or in the case of Israel, the Jewish collective. For this reason, as we see throughout progressive-left venues, no matter what the Palestinians do, no matter what heinous crimes a Palestinian may commit, it's always and forever Israel's fault.
In the mean time, Sam Bacile must now go into hiding in order to prevent his own murder. Does anyone remember filmmaker Theo van Gogh?
He, too, was slaughtered and for the same kind of reason.
By the way, Obama says that he "unequivocally" opposes the murder of the US ambassador and the other diplomats. Well, that's good to know.
Here is a Jerusalem Post comment that serves as a good example:
Bacile released a hate movie. he is directly responsible for the death of America's ambassador. He must be tried.
Levy blames the murder of the ambassador not on those who perpetrated the crime, but on a filmmaker half a world away.
On Daily Kos we get this:
Gee what a surprise nutjob Israeli and nutjob (4+ / 0-)
evangelicals causing problems.
Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear. ~William E. Gladstone, 1866
by absdoggy on Tue Sep 11, 2012 at 07:58:23 PM PDT
So Americans are murdered by Libyans and who is at fault?
An Israeli and an American evangelical. Typical.