“You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.” — Rahm Emanuel.
True to form, the usual suspects did exactly that. Even before Robert Dear was in chains, their narrative was already taking shape. Shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic? Must be a Right-wing nutjob. Not that I should be surprised. Watching them wax poetical about abortion clinics, they may well be the nearest thing “progressives” have to “holy ground”.
The claim of mumbling “baby parts” while questioned by police (notice how EVERY headline reports that detail?) was all the proof they really needed to lay blame. This conveniently ignores that small detail about his rambling incoherently about many other things as well… according to his neighbors, he’s just not “all there”.
If the Left were actually as interested in truth as in maligning their political opponents, they would be keen to report, for example, Lewis Farrakhan’s incitement of his audience to ACTUALLY kill in his name. Or the LBGT rationale behind Corkins shooting based on propaganda from Southern Poverty Law Center. See how that “blame” knife cuts both ways? Does the individual or the rhetoric bear ultimate responsibility for individual actions?
But wait. We haven’t yet discussed what happened at the Planned Parenthood Clinic. Three people were killed, and several others wounded. The clinic reported none of their staff were injured. Two of those who died were simply wrong place, wrong time. But the third victim’s story was different.
As a cop, he went there intending to protect civilians in harm’s way. But he was also a husband, father and a part-time pastor. Yes, a pastor. He was explicitly pro-life, but forfeited his own life. So remember that when slandering pro-lifers and blaming this on us, you are also slandering someone who died protecting those who were not.
Remember that scene in “The Dark Knight” where the Joker points out the public reactions to tragedy? “Nobody panics when things go according to plan, even if the plan is horrifying.” These events remind me of that speech.
Three were killed, and nine injured inside that Planned Parenthood clinic. That is a horrific and tragic waste of human life. The nation was rightly shocked and repulsed by it. It was objectively NOT pro-life. By definition, we consider life sacred from conception through to natural death. This is the work of someone who explicitly rejected these values.
Planned Parenthood officials directly linked this shooting to the Defund Planned Parenthood efforts.
I, for one, will not permit the Left’s use of this tragedy to bully me into silence. I will not paper over the mass extinguishing of in-utero human lives [at the rate of some 900 a day, or some 50 Million since Roe v. Wade] as merely a “medical procedure”.
Since Dear executed 3 people, and shot 9 others, we can assume he lacked a proper estimation of the value of human life. And what of hiding behind sterile medical jargon to justify the wholesale slaughter of inconvenient human lives?
Ultimately this betrays precisely the same deficiency. Or do you not yet realize that some actions — however lawful they might be — can still be evil?