You Named Your Dog After A Terrorist? How Chic!
These days, liberals seem to be almost perpetually sputtering with rage. They’re infuriated by people who support the war in Iraq! They’re outraged by Karl Rove! They get angry because of — usually imaginary — attacks on their patriotism. And George Bush? Oh, don’t even get them started or they’ll Chimpy McBushHitler your ear off.
But lately, the one thing that really set the left off was Karl Rove publicly slamming liberals for being soft on terrorism. The left side of the blogosphere was reeling off posts, Democratic politicians were condemning Rove, they were just flipping out.
Funny thing though, Rove was absolutely right; liberals aren’t serious about stopping terrorism.
Here’s a small, but instructive piece of evidence that should tell you a lot about the way liberals look at terrorism and help prove that Rove was right. From Margaret Cho’s website, here’s part of a description of how her dog Gudrun got its name:
“Gudrun is named after the infamous Gudrun Ensslin who was the female leader of the Baader-Meinhof Gang, an art terrorist group from the 70s. Terrorism was different then. It had a chicness to it, which made it seem less like a dangerous menace and more like fashion.”
Here we have a popular, liberal comedian who got a First Amendment Award from the ACLU of Southern California last year and who worked with the biggest & most powerful liberal 527 group, MoveOn, and she’s naming her dog after a terrorist!
Oh, but terrorism “had a chicness to it” back then. That’s a fascinating way of looking at it, isn’t it? Here are a few of the “chic crimes” the Baader-Meinhof Gang engaged in:
“They attempt to bomb Nixon’s motorcade, but the bomb is discovered before it can be triggered.”
“Baader, Gudrun Ensslin, Holger Meins, and Jan-Carl Raspe place three pipe bombs near the entrance the the I.G. Farben building, which houses the headquarters of the US Army Corp. The bombs explode within minutes of each other from 6:59 AM to 7:02 AM. The officer’s mess is destroyed. A shard of glass flies from the glass window of the mess and lodges deeply into the throat of Lt. Colonel Paul Bloomquist. A decorated Vietnam veteran and father of two, Bloomquist bleeds to death on the floor of the officer’s mess.”
“Irmgard Möller and Angela Luther drive two cars onto the Campbell Barracks of the US Army Supreme European Command in Heidelberg. It is an easy enough job, the guards wave any cars with American license plates through; a pair of stolen plates ensures that they will not be stopped. Helped by Baader and Meins, Möller’s and Luther’s cars are equipped with 50 pound bombs. Möller and Luther surely notice that the area they park their cars in is frequented by soldiers and their families.
At around 6:00 PM Captain Clyde Bonner of the US Army and his friend Ronald Woodward are killed instantly when the car that Möller has driven blows up next Bonner’s new Ford Capri. Bonner is blown in half, his head and torso staying next to the car, with parts of his legs drooping off a nearby tree like wet leaves. The outside wall of the nearby base clubhouse collapses as well, knocking over a Coca-Cola machine, crushing and killing Charles Peck, another American soldier. Two days later in a communiqué (Full German Text), the “Commando Fifteenth July” (the day that Baader-Meinhof Gang member Petra Schelm was killed), claims responsibility for the bombings; they are “in response to American bombings in Vietnam.”
Trying to assassinate the President and murder American soldiers? How chic, Margaret, how chic!
In all seriousness, doesn’t this tell you a lot? Ya know, here we are in the middle of a war on terrorism and we’re fighting radical Islamist fanatics who would happily murder Americans by the millions if they had the opportunity. Conservatives want to stop these terrorists by any means necessary, preferably by killing them. Meanwhile, we have a prominent liberal like Margaret Cho who admires terrorists with American blood on their hands so much that she’s naming her dog after one of them.
If the left is wondering why the American people don’t trust them to fight the war on terrorism, then they need look no further than the attitudes of people like Margaret Cho to gain an understanding of the situation.