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LIBERALS NOW DEFINING TERRORISM IN AN INTENT TO DECEIVE

Liberals have been defining racism to suit their needs of the moment for years now. If they don’t like something a conservative does and they can’t coin a phrase for why they don’t like what the conservative did, they simply call it racism. The main stream media, of course, never calls them on it.

On November 30, the website thinkprogress.com published an article entitled, “You are More Than 7 Times as Likely to be Killed by a Right-Wing Extremist than by Muslim Terrorists”. I don’t know how author, Ian Millhiser, determined the 7 times, but what difference does it make. Liberals don’t need to tell the truth or explain themselves. Of course, the recent shooting in a Planned Parenthood facility in Colorado Springs by an old eccentric white man was illustrated.

Millhiser indicates that terrorism perpetrated by Muslims receives a disproportionate amount of attention from politicians and reports, the reality is that right-wing extremists pose a much greater threat to people in the United States than terrorists connected to ISIS or similar organizations. Millhiser goes on to site an explanation in the New York Times by UNC Professor Charles Kurzman and Duke Professor David Schanzer to the effect that Islam-Inspired terror attacks accounted for 50 fatalities over the past 13-1/2 years. Meanwhile, right-wing extremists averaged 337 attacks per year in the decade after 9/11 causing a total of 254 fatalities.

The conclusions of Kurzman and Schanzer, according to the article, were unveiled in the New York Times in June, 2015. Notice how they cut their count off just after 9/11.

To his credit, Millhiser provided a link to the opinion piece by Kurzman and Schanzer. According to the opinion piece, Kurzman and Schanzer conducted a survey of 382 law enforcement agencies and 74 percent reported anti-government extremism as one of the top three terrorists’ threats in their jurisdiction. 39% listed extremism connected with Al Qaeda or like-minded terrorists, and only 3 % identified the treat from Muslim extremists as severe, as compared with 7% for anti-government and other forms of extremism.

I’m a bit confused here, but I’m a conservative. Kurzman and Schanzer initially indicate that 74% of the 382 law enforcement agencies surveyed said anti-government extremism. Then in the last sentence, they indicated that it’s 7%. I’m going to assume that the “7%” is a typo and go with the 74%.

In addition to the alleged typo, Kurzman and Schanzer are separating out Al Qaeda and like-minded terrorists and what they call Muslim extremists. I think these two groups should be lumped together for a total of 42%. Also, anti-government extremism is grouped with other forms of extremism. Other forms of extremism is not defined. Had Kurzman and Schanzer included the fatalities of 9/11, the numbers would be way different. And wait! I just found something else, 74, 39, and 3 don’t add up to 100; they add up to 116.

So, you have these right-wing extremist groups that commit acts of violence in the United States. These groups are here, they’re ours, and we have to deal with them. But this is no reason to discount Islamic terrorism; especially after the Paris attacks. Furthermore, ISIS has indicated that they are coming after us and will attack on American soil.

Millhiser’s article also features a black and white photo, taken at night, of Klansmen marching single file through the streets of Swainsboro, Georgia in 1948. This photo is definitely creepy, but it has no bearing to the second decade of the twenty-first century. The Ku Klux Klan is a criminal organization and a march like the one depicted in the photo would not be allowed in this day and age.

The Klan photo and the statistics cited appear to be designed to lead a low information voter to the conclusion that the threat of attack by Muslim terrorists, whether acting alone or on behalf of Al Qaeda, ISIS, or any other organized Muslim group, may not be the serious threat that the conservatives and Fox News says that it is. Thus, we should be more afraid of white men.

An attorney, who just happened to be black, once told me that blacks generally don’t go into public places and start shooting. Whites are more likely to do that. She also said that blacks are more likely to kill commit “one on one” crimes. And over the years, I’ve noticed that to be true. It’s also been my observation, however, that liberals do more collective demonstrating/rioting. While they appear to be overcome by hatred, they destroy property and disrupt peoples’ lives. Examples include the Occupy Wall Street movement and the more recent demonstrations over the Michael Brown and Freddy Gray shootings. They also don’t hesitate to destroy anyone who doesn’t tow their political line. This was obvious when a clerk in Cleveland, Ohio and an Obama supporter, exposed the many skeletons that “Joe the Plumber” had in his closet. Another prime example of liberals attempting to destroy those who don’t agree with them includes the excessive fine that was levied on a Christian business for refusing to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex marriage. For additional thought, consider all the individuals that have been forced to resign from their jobs, ending their livelihood, because they failed to tow the liberal line.

Liberals love to deceive and I love to tear articles like Millhiser’s apart. Thankfully, finding liberal articles where they are trying to convince low information voters with lies and skewed information is not hard to do.

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LIBERALS GONE WILD – PART SIX

This is the last post in my Liberals Gone Wild series where I have examined an article on mediamatters.org, a website for Media Matters for America, a progressive research and information center dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the media.

Media Matters published an article on its website showcasing numerous videos where it was alleging that the Fox Cable News channel was disparaging the poor people of this nation. This came on the heels of the current President of the United States making a comment to the effect that “we need to change the way we report the news.” He belittled Fox News and indicated that they continually disparaged the poor of this nation calling them lazy, sponges, and leeches.

The act of a president even commenting on news reporting is beneath the office of the presidency. An independent media, holding government accountable and reporting the news, is necessary to sustaining a free democratic society. Not only were the president’s comments beneath him, they were scary. If the current president had his way, I believe that he would insist on a state run media where we, the people, are given only the information that the almighty government wants us to have.

In my previous posts, I reviewed and commented on the numerous videos that mediamatters.org highlighted. I found two comments, three at best that might have been in poor taste, and I said might. I really didn’t find anything in these videos that disparaged the poor. In these numerous videos, various entitlement programs were certainly discussed along with their effectiveness. As such, it appears that liberals don’t want these programs even discussed and debated, because that’s what they apparently consider as defaming the poor.

One particular word the president used when dissing Fox News was “continually.” Continually? I looked at the dates on these videos. Three were in 2011, four were in 2012, three were in 2013, one was in 2014, and six were in 2015 with three of these six on May 12 and one on May 13. One of these videos was from the John Stewart show where he replayed a video of Fox’s Stuart Varney, taking almost everything in the video out of context. I would hardly call this “continuous.”

Liberals are not tolerant in the least, and how they can preach tolerance like they do with a straight face is beyond my comprehension. All they can do is trash the other side and try to divert attention away from the issue at hand. Sadly, it works. The mainstream media picks up their talking points and it’s in their publications and broadcast over their networks. Low information voters hear it and because they are low information voters and would rather watch mindless programs such as Dancing with the Stars, than keeping up to date on current events, take it as fact. Then these low information voters, vote.

When liberals say that conservatives hate the poor, and are bigots, racists, and homophobes, the low information voters believe it. When the liberals insist that man-made climate change is undeniable and disparage those of us who have our doubts, the low information voters take their work for it without doing any research on their own.

In the past few weeks, liberals, including the current administration, driven by Media Matters for America have declared all-out war on Fox News. It’s obvious they don’t believe in freedom of speech, freedom of expression, or freedom of the press. There has also been a war on their number one personality, Bill O’Reilly.

As a political blogger, I have to keep up with everything and that means viewing left wing websites and watching CNN, and MSNBC. I rarely watch the network news, though. And while I know conservatives do say some putrid things about liberals, the things conservatives say, do not hold a candle to what liberals say about conservatives. Fox News watchers have been called every bad name I can think of. The hate and intolerance is much, much more dominant on the left.

Hey liberals, including the folks at Media Matters, if Fox News lies and/or quotes wrong information, why don’t you set the record straight? Why won’t some of you pundits go on Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity and make the arguments for you side? Fox News is number one, you know. You’ll be heard by more people than you will be if you stick to your CNN’s and MSNBC’s. But no, you refuse to return phone calls for invitations to appear on Fox News and present your side of the story. Instead, you hide under your desks and continue to defame conservatives while refusing to engage in meaningful dialog. You care nothing about facts and if the facts don’t suit you, you continue your barrage of insults.

Yes, you people make me mad. I don’t understand your logic and your thought processes. In my opinion, there’s no way a reasonable and prudent person could interpret those videos on the mediamatters.org website as disparaging the poor. Again, no reasonable way.

I’ve said this before and I’ll continue saying it, I’m a southern white conservative Christian, everything you liberals hate. To you, I’m also an unenlightened oaf. Would someone that was “enlightened” interpret those videos as disparaging the poor? I don’t think so. You know what you’re doing. You just want to destroy anyone who doesn’t agree with you and doesn’t tow your liberal line. You refuse to recognize differing points of view and have no scruples. You people think nothing of out and out lying and taking things out of context. In describing those videos you left out many phrases and sentences in an effort to get to the low information voters who will take what you say at face value.

You liberals aren’t enlightened at all. You’re what I call slick. I’ve known some “slick” people in my life. They live their lives slightly underneath the surface. Because they don’t play by the rules, they’re constantly getting themselves in trouble. As a result, they develop skills, if you can call them skills, which will get them out of that trouble. And they seem to always land on their feet. But these so-called “slick” people do eventually get caught up in their lies and frauds. Again, y’all are slick and you do seem to always land on your feet. But one of these days…

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