After a long Thanksgiving holiday weekend, which included a huge, emotional football game with border rival, Michigan, students were returning to the Ohio State campus with anticipation that their football team, while not participating in the Big 10 Championship game, is said to be a lock for the college football playoffs, along with my school, the University of Alabama.
Then “out of the blue,” just before 10:00 am, EST, a small gray Honda, driven by eighteen year old, Abdul Razak Ali Artan, a Somali refugee plowed into a crowd of students outside Watts Hall, an engineering building. Artan subsequently got out of this vehicle and started attacking people with a butcher knife before he was shot and killed by a campus police officer.
In a statement, the university said that five of the victims had been struck by the vehicle and five others had suffered lacerations or stab wounds. Another person had orthopedic injuries. According to Fox News, at least five of the victims were affiliated with Ohio State, either as faculty, students, or staff.
Per gopthedailydose.com, former Vice Presidential candidate, Tim Kaine, through Twitter, blamed guns for the Ohio State campus attack on guns, when, the perpetrator, Artan, was actually stopped by a gun. Everyone, except for a minority, thought Tim Kaine would be the next Vice President of the United States, just a heartbeat away from the presidency.
Was this just a slip of the tongue, an honest mistake? Of is Time Kaine somehow trying to blame guns for this unfortunate incident in order to prove to the American people that we need more gun control, a liberal pontification that’s been with us for quite some time.
Are liberals incapable of processing actual facts was the first question that came into my mind when I first read about Senator Kaine’s absurd tweet. After pondering the situation for a few minutes, my thoughts turned to the George Orwell novel, “1984,” and the Ministry of Truth. If you have read “1984,” you will recall that the Ministry of Truth was a sector of the government of Oceania, that was in charge of re-writing history and delivering what the Big Brother regime wanted to deliver to the people and wanted the people to believe.
Of course, in Oceania, there was no free press, no free speech, and thought control was ever present. In this state-controlled culture, there were no creature comforts and all but those in Big Brother’s inner, inner circle were fed a sparse diet and made to live under less than ideal conditions. This surely made them weak physically and mentally, perhaps more susceptible to brain-washing.
More than likely, the Senator was in a hurry and simply made a mistake. With liberals not caring about the facts or the truth, making up the definitions of racism, sexism, etc. to suit their needs of the moment, you have to wonder.