Friday, August 28, 2009
History is Bunk
But the left tends to feign historical ignorance (as opposed to being ignorant of it--everyone knows the left is the real intellectual powerhouse in America, so they couldn't possibly be actually ignorant of real history) and indeed projects its violent tendencies onto the more passive "other side."
One of the most pernicious examples of this ignorance is the left's calling the Nazis right wing, as if their name, National Socialist and German Workers' Party, were a big goof.
But here's some evidence of lefty ignorance of even recent American history from about all that's left of the much ballyhooed, but less than successful, Air America, charming Mike Malloy:
So with the death of Ted Kennedy last night, liberalism in this country has lost its champion; the person who, in the modern era, personified liberalism to a greater degree than anyone in Congress; I think that his death heralds the beginning of a very, very very dark period in this country.
I remember feeling that way in 1963 and in 1968-when his two brothers were murdered by the right wing in this country. (Emphasis added).
JFK was murdered by a dedicated Communist, Lee Harvey Oswald, with an M91/38 Carcano 6.5mm rifle. One of the many conspiracy theories that have arisen around that historical fact is merely the left's trying to rewrite history and change the real 'dedicated Communist' into an alleged 'shadowy group of right wing conspirators'. The perniciously continued existence of this conspiracy theory is further evidence of the projection of the left's violent tendencies onto the right.
RFK was murdered by lefty Palestinian extremist Sirhan Sirhan with an Iver-Johnson Cadet .22 pistol. If you doubt my calling Mr. Sirhan a lefty, I'll refer you to Prairie Fire by Weather Underground leader Bill Ayers, et al. and the dedication to a page full of lefties, including Sirhan Sirhan. Do you believe that Ayres thought Sirhan Sirhan was a right wing assassin? Do you believe Bill Ayers and the other weathermen would dedicate their manifesto in 1974 to a right winger?
Mr. Malloy, quit lying.
Other lefties, quit lying to yourself.
(h/t Brian Malony)