In Buffalo, New York, perhaps you read of the former police officer turned security guard who attempted to save people from dying at the TOPS supermarket earlier this month. The 18-year-old shooter had already wasted several lives. He now turned his menacing mind and weapon inside the store. The security guard fired at the killer and hit his target. But body armor deflected the bullets. Instead, the gunman fired back at the security guard, killing him.
The disturbed mind that killed these ten people at the TOPS store got his ideas from somewhere. Was he just a “right wing nut?” Media coverage took us down that path. But this young man said otherwise.
In his written “manifesto,” he admitted to being “a fascist.” And much more. Note this passage:
Are you “right wing”?
Depending on the definition, sure.
Are you “left wing”?
Depending on the definition, sure.
Are you a socialist?
Depending on the definition. Worker ownership of the means of production? It depends on who those workers are, their intentions, who currently owns the means of production, their intentions and who currently owns the state, and their intentions.
It’s clearly established that he was a racist. His moral code for America did not allow for the number of ethnic minorities in our land.
The left wing of American politics cannot believe he has any of their ideals. Why not? Look at the riotous behavior of the pro-abortion crowds. A highly charged liberal-progressive bunch. The Department of Homeland Security recently released a disturbing report showing of “plans” by radical abortion activists. Their intentions? To burn down or storm the Supreme Court building and murder justices and their law clerks once the decision overturning Roe v. Wade is released.
Furthermore, the DHS report claimed the pro-abortion extremists would be targeting churches and other places of worship with violence and vandalism. How is that for “soft hearted compassionate patriotism?”
As for the liberal concern for minorities, it depends on the political party to which you belong. The former great running back Herschel Walker is running for office in Georgia. As a Republican.
One liberal commentator began his barrage of attacks against Mr. Walker by writing this in The Nation: “Herschel Walker’s candidacy is a white insult to Black people." Then some dude went on to say on MSNBC, “I make a hard distinction between Black conservatives and these tokens who are out here right now, shucking and jiving for their white handlers.” It was an obvious reference to Senator Tim Scott and Herschel Walker.
We could also look at the insane border policies that have allowed an incredible number of illegals into the U.S. As a result of this and economic woes, President Biden’s approval poll numbers dropped to their lowest level of his presidency—39%—as reported this past week by the Associated Press.
In their report on this, the AP cited comments from members of both parties. Manuel Morales, a Democrat from Moline, Illinois, believes part of the President’s poll problems are a result of immigration policies. (Only 38% polled back Biden on immigration.) Morales is an immigrant himself but believes the U.S. needs more stringent border controls. As he said, “It’s impossible to bring the whole of Central America and Mexico into this country.”
The mantra of many progressives is more often tolerance and acceptance than common sense. The apostle Paul is known for his Corinthians love chapter in the Bible. A bit later he wrote, “Your every action must be done with love.” Corinthians 16:14 (HCSB)
He also gave instruction to think and act with maturity. I fear “progressive" minds in our age are actually regressing in learning the art of love.