Philadelphia and Boston Horrors: This Is a Test

MH900431275They are unspeakable horrors, the heinous deeds of gutless cowards; and they are truly a test.

You already know one story: the bombing of the Boston Marathon.  The other might be new to you: the trial of Kermit Gosnell.  New, only because the major news outlets have neglected its coverage.  (Even Snopes affirms that claim.)

The bomb — both in its composition and timing — was intended for maximum casualties, whether killed or maimed.  The number of amputations only underscores this fact.  As I write this, the casualties include 3 dead, and 176 wounded (17 critically).

In Philadelphia, the Gosnell case uncovered a squalid, unsanitary, dump of an abortion “clinic” with rusty “medical” equipment that was used — as is alleged — to perform illegal, late term abortions.  Also alleged: unlicensed “doctors”, anesthesia administered by a 15 year old girl; white girls from the suburbs receiving better care than their poor minority counterparts; that at least one abortion (on a minor) was performed against the patient’s will after she changed her mind, and that born-alive squirming, screaming babies had their spinal cords cut with scissors.   Patients suffered perforated internal organs, as well as exposure to disease through the reuse of disposable equipment.  (Did I mention that he cleared $1.5 Million a year?)

Since space is limited to properly inform my readers about this story, a few links can fill in the gaps.  The Snopes link (above) gives a brief summary of some of the more horrifying allegations including the numerous jars of fetal remains, the padlocked emergency exit, a non-functional defibrillator and the failure to give proper medical treatment.  

The case a reporter from The Atlantic makes for why this ought to be front-page news can be found here.  Official testimony about the toilet backing up once or twice a week, clogged by fetal remains and a description of how someone “scooped up body parts with shovel and put them in a bag that was taken to rat infested basement” is part of this article.  [These are not easy to read; you have been warned.]

Both of these stories involve the needless and gruesome deaths of ordinary people.  Just as importantly, in our hyper-political culture, both of these stories contain political third rails.

In Boston, what are the politics?  Apparently, it’s the threat of being called “Islamophobic”.  The media seems to be struggling with the question: how do you report a terrorist event in today’s politically charged environment without implicating Islam?  Whatever the right answer to that question might be, unfounded speculation about the guilt of some other group isn’t it.

We don’t yet know who is responsible, and cannot yet identify any groups or motives involved. But as dishonest as it is to pronounce guilt on Islam without corroborating evidence, hoping for a “politically correct” perpetrator is equally dishonest.  The victims’ lives are owed something better than platitudes.  When more is known about the bombing, will we demand justice, or equivocate — investigating nonsense like “root causes” and “exclusion”?  Let us hope the answer to that question does not change according to which group or ideology (if any) is implicated.

About the author: Wes Walker

Clashdaily's Religion Editor, Wes Walker, believes that freedom, faith, family, and the flag need more than to be simply cherished. They need to be understood, articulated, defended and promoted, not just by a few voices in prominent places, but by every man or woman who truly prizes them. In fact, the reason he wrote "Blueprint For a Government that Doesn't Suck" was so that every "ordinary Joe" will be able to do just that... and do it with confidence. Follow on twitter: @Republicanuck

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  • Amy Corbin

    Every crisis is politicized and the important stories are covered up if they dont fall in line with their agenda. It is so sad that we cannot trust our news sources.

  • Wes Walker

    [Author's note: after this article was submitted, the Bombing suspects' connections to Islam have been reported.]

    • Thomas Sharp

      An excellent article Mr Wes.
      God help US for only He can. Apathy and complacency have become the normal in America because for at least the past 50 years we have been trying to deny the presence of Almighty God in America, a country He gave US.

  • $39132868

    I never get a reply to this question – but I’ll try again – how IS “diversity” working out?
    (Diversity=death and DISASTER).

  • Thomas Sharp

    God help US for only He can. Apathy and complacency have become the
    normal in America because for at least the past 50 years we have been
    trying to deny the presence of Almighty God in America, a country He
    gave US.

  • Wes Walker

    More Gosnell testimony: Baby who survived abortion was swimming in a toilet, trying to get out. killed. http://cnsnews.com/news/article/gosnell-trial-witness-baby-abortion-survivor-was-swimming-toilet-trying-get-out

    • Deb

      Oh, heartbreaking. There are no words.

  • freedomringsforall

    A test of what?
    What a piece of crap this administration can be?

  • Glenn Gardner

    Good analysis, Wes, IMO. While it may be true that it is not politically correct to prematurely, “maturely”, or “postmaturely” speak plainly about Islamic links to terrorism, it is quite possible that the reason that more folk ( non-Muslims and Muslims alike) are not speaking out publicly on such issues is that they are afraid of being lumped in with some nutbar group that holds somewhat similar views, or even identical views, but for different reasons. You do well to define and explain your terms of reference and it behooves us all as individuals to follow your example and speak plainly about things that need plain speech exposure, both in the public arena and in private conversations. Oh, and did I mention this is my be-hoof to INDIVIDUALS ?

  • Michael

    Americans, for the most part, have come to fear the truth and this is/will be our downfall. The German people responded in a similar fashion when Hitler began his march toward WWII. Ditto Lenin and Stalin’s rise in the Soviet Union. If we do not learn to confront things as they actually are, we will be blinded as we move further down the road to serfdom, or worse.

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