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    Most pathological #BostonMarathon Tweet

    Most pathological #BostonMarathon Tweet

    As we mourn the dead and wounded, focus inevitably turns to the political war fought in the blogosphere and on Twitter before the facts were known.

    There were plenty of hateful tweets on all sides and in all directions. There also were attempts by people like Nick Kristoff of the NY Times, Charles Pierce of Esquire, and Chris Matthews of MSNBC, to name a few, to take political advantage.

    But one tweet stood out for its sheer pathology.

    Richard Silverstein is a well-known left-wing hyper-critic of Israel and apologist for anti-Israel extremism, who runs the Tikun Olam website.

    Silverstein tweeted that although he didn’t know who was behind the attacks in Boston, if they were Islamists, the United States would be to blame:

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    In case there were any doubt, when called out on it Silverstein doubled down, invoking drone killings:

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    The tweet is pathological in so many respects and on so many levels, precisely because we don’t know who did it or what motivated them.

    Yet excuses already are being made and justifications being lined up for Islamists, if they were indeed behind it.


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    It’s odd* that he’s already leaping in to defend Muslims IF they did indeed commit the act, but would he so readily “understand” the motives if it’s a TEA Partier who set off the explosions? Is he ready to say “Well, you know, they do have a point and we should dialogue with them?” Of course not.

    It’s either ethical to blow up civilians who are just enjoying a marathon or it isn’t. Personally, I say it isn’t. (Call me a nutty absolutist!) But according to these leftist lunatics, it CAN be ethical and “understandable” if it’s Muslims doing it. Same way it’s OK when black people shoot cops, I guess. Same way it’s OK to call a white, Republican president a “chimp.” Same way it’s OK to attack Sarah Palin with sexist slurs.

    The left has a very complex set of rules and privileges broken down into special dos and don’ts for every race, ethnicity, age group, religion, sect, gender, gender-identification, sexual preference… Man! I can’t keep it all straight! (But it’s very easy for me. I’m an old, white, Christian, heterosexual male of English extraction. I’m basically not allowed to do anything, everyone’s allowed to help themselves to my money, and everything I say is bigoted and wrong.)

    *It’s not odd, of course; it’s totally predictable. I don’t know why I used that word.

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