Abu Masab al-Zarqawi and the American Left
The killing of the evil monster in Iraq, al-Zarqawi, made this a newsworthy day, so we listened once again to talk radio while shopping. After the Dubai ports fiasco, we had abandoned most of talk radio because the hosts were insanely supporting George Bush and the give-away-artists of his administration, who were ready to donate our port security to godknowswhat in the cesspool of Dubai.
The listening was fun. Knowing that this monster had been concussed into bloated eyes, lips, face, and a scrambled brain was very exciting to hear and to think about. That some 7 others went with him, all yet unidentified, sweetened the pot. The ecstacy that followed from knowing that 19 other raids followed the intelligence coup from the Zawahiri pureeing was almost too much pleasure to bear.
At this point, enter the Left. Some ditzy woman called Sean Hannity to report that she deplored the taking of any human life for any reason, so we had no reason to celebrate. Other Lefties wanted to do anything to deprive George Bush from receiving any credit. The cherry on the whipped cream, so to speak, came from the father of Nicholas Berg, who was beheaded personnally by al-Zarqawi.
Old Michael Berg, now the Green Party candidate for something in Delaware, said it all. He regretted the death of Zarqawi because he regrets the death of any human being for any reason. To him, Zarqawi's death is simply violence, which begets more violence inevitably. After launching into his standard speech about Bush killing thousands of innocents in Iraq, he then offered that Zarqawi should have received "restorative justice." Restorative justice, according to its advocates, teaches the nefarious to become sorrowful for their crimes and learn never to do them again. By the way, the Vermont judge who became infamous for letting the multiple offense, chronically recurring child rapist off with probation is a True Believer in restorative justice, which is why he let the guy off.
The responses from the Left in Congress and elsewhere over the death of Zarqawi have been tepid and qualified. "Yes, but..."
Well, let's cut to the core and explain the Left. It won't take long because it is very simple. They hate the concept of JUSTICE. They strongly prefer the concept of mercy. Justice concerns meeting out only the EARNED. Mercy concerns meeting out only that which is neither earned nor can be earned. Some Christians are big into this as well.
Meeting out the earned means quite simply conforming to the principles and truths of reality objectively. Nothing pisses off the Left quicker than reference to the objective. They live and require the subjective, where anything can be anything, based on what they want it to be. They are willing to sacrifice some, up to all, of reality to achieve some subjective state of the unearned.
Old Michael Berg will destroy life on earth before he will uphold justice. He will let live the biggest of evil monsters, because he opposes killing any human being for any reason, including the man who personally sawed off the head of his son. Michael Berg, and all his ilk, are not fit to be in human company; they live among other men only because we have a society based on rights. Such a society allows a monster like Michael Berg to exist, provided they do not physically deprive the rights of any other humans.
Michael Berg belongs to the Left, farther out on the left. But, there are Christians on the Right who believe the same things for the same reasons. Not many, thank you, but enough to make noise.
Few people have an objective conception of evil and what it earns. As a result, they keep so much evil thriving. It is a necessity in a free society that people like Michael Berg enjoy the same protection of the same rights as good people. It is an even bigger shame that while we are saving ourselves, we have to save people like him too. Better this than give up our rights and freedoms.