How the Left Spells 'Tolerant'
How the Left Spells 'Tolerant'
By Jack Kinsella
An act of domestic terrorism was perpetrated on an American target yesterday when a gunman walked into a political advocacy and lobbying organization and opened fire, wounding a security guard. But some members of the liberal media are actually defending the 'gunman' and highlighting the victim organization as a "hate group".
Floyd Corkins II showed up at the Family Research Council dressed as an intern and carrying a Chick-Fil-A bag, pulling a gun once he was inside the building and opening fire. He shot and wounded a security guard who still charged and tackled Corkins.
The wounded guard, with the help of bystanders, reportedly disarmed and held Corkins until police arrived. Corkins was reportedly armed with multiple weapons. Because the shooting took place inside a federally-owned building, the FBI is heading up the investigation.
Now, some background: The Southern Poverty Law Center is a left-wing advocacy group that describes itself at its website as follows:
"The Southern Poverty Law Center is a nonprofit civil rights organization dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry, and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of society."
The Southern Poverty Law Center champions tolerance and civil rights by refusing to tolerate those with whom it disagrees and dedicating itself to silencing or destroying dissenting organizations. The Southern Poverty Law Center has declared marriage a civil right and therefore open to all, regardless of sex.
The Constitution finds no such specific civil right, probably because the Founders never thought in their wildest dreams that anybody would ever question the definition of marriage.
That's probably why they didn't think to include the right to think, the right to reason nor the right to breathe air among the enumerated rights, either. A pity. It would have saved us a lot of grief now if they had only thought of it then.
Instead, the Founders evidently left it up to the Southern Poverty Law Center to decide whose right to things like freedom of opinion and freedom of association were worth protecting and whose rights were not.
At least, that's the way they evidently see things.
The Family Research Council is a Christian pro-family advocacy and lobbying group. Because they are Christian and pro-family, they espouse Christian family values. Logic dictates that if they espoused values other than Christian family values, they would not be Christian family values.
But to the SPLC, what somebody else believes is irrelevant to the issue at hand. Because traditional family values are not the same as the values embraced by the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Southern Poverty Law Center defines traditional values as "hateful."
Using the SPLC's rules of interpretation, that means that the SPLC believes the values that it champions are "good." This might be a good place to point out that the Southern Poverty Law Center, according to its website, was founded in 1971.
Traditional Christian family values were established a couple of thousand years ago.
But the Southern Poverty Law Center stands for tolerance and civil rights, and so it opposes the Family Council's right to speak freely because the Southern Poverty Law Center finds that speech intolerable.
Darn. No matter how I try and explain it, it ends up making the Southern Poverty Law Center sound like it's the one with problems of institutional bigotry and hatefulness.
News outlets like CNN are still stumbling about searching for some hint as to the shooter's motive. Perhaps they could use a little nudge in the right direction so they'll know where to start looking.
So this Floyd Corkins guy is a volunteer at a local LGBT community center. I'd explain what LGBT stands for, but my mother taught me not to use most of those words in mixed company, so you'll have to look them up.
I'm admittedly piecing this together without a whole lot of information, but over the next few days, we'll find out whether or not I'm jumping to conclusions.
The guy probably got all bent out of shape about Dan Cathy's support for traditional marriage, which the LGBT and the Southern Poverty Law Center equated with being hateful of non-traditional marriage, based on their sudden discovery of the fact that things that are different are not the same.
So if Dan Cathy supports traditional marriage, then that means that he doesn't support non-traditional marriage. Wow!
What a bigot! So what if Dan Cathy never said a word about non-traditional marriage! If he supports traditional marriage, then that's the same thing! Isn't it?
(Query: what does it mean if one does NOT support traditional marriage? Is such a person also a bigot?)
Anyway, Floyd Corkins, who was described by the LDBT community center director as "a kind, gentle and unassuming young man" and by his neighbor as "so sweet and so nice" had had it up to here with bigots like Dan Cathy and the Family Research Council.
So he went down to Chick-Fil-A and bought a couple of sandwiches in order to disguise himself as family-friendly, and went down to the Family Research Council to teach those bigots a lesson in tolerance.
(And he would have, too, if only that security guard had the decency to curl up in a ball and hide after he shot him.)
The mainstream media doesn't quite know what to do. One of their preferred victims has just victimized one of their most hated victimizer. The FBI was forced to announce it was investigating the case as an act of domestic terrorism. They don't know how else to handle it.
As for the media, mostly, they are just acting dumb. Like the Washington Post. It headlined the story in its laughably-named "Faith" section; "Motive Unknown in Shooting at Family Research Council".
The story outlined the basic facts: a guy who volunteered at an LGBT center showed up at the Family Reserch Council armed with a bag of Chick-Fil-A and several weapons. Once inside the building, he pulled one of them out and opened fire.
"Nope. Dunno. Not a clue. Musta been one of them Tea Partiers? No? A Republican? No? Man, that's a mystery. Wonder what his motive was? Bad chicken, maybe?"
Oh well. No point in dwelling on the past... hey, did ya hear that Paul Ryan wears baggy shirts?