Today’s paragraphs come to us from Mark Bauerlein, an English Professor at Emory University- at least as of now, given the reaction students at that campus might have to what he has written about the violent left.
Here are the first paragraphs:
Recently on HBO’s Real Time, Bill Maher had this to say about the attack on Republican legislators: “We would never really think this would happen on the left. We think of the right as the people who pick up guns and do crazy things like this.”
And that’s just what they think. Liberals are peaceful and conservatives are violent. Even those who take pride in their political incorrectness repeat it. But you don’t have to be an American historian to know how little it holds up to the facts.
Every year on the anniversary of JFK’s assassination, media people talk about right-wingers in Dallas. But the real shooter, Lee Harvey Oswald, was a Soviet sympathizer. And Robert Kennedy’s killer was a Palestinian radical.
Last year at the Super Bowl, America watched Beyonce’s half-time tribute to the Black Panthers, who loved their guns as much as any NRA fanatic, and used them enthusiastically.
The media did everything they could to make us forget about Barack Obama’s friendship with fellow Chicagoans Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, both members of the bomb-wielding Weather Underground. This month’s Puerto Rican Day Parade controversy resurrected the ‘70s leftist terrorist group the FALN. Today we have the Antifa, whose black mask image has become an emblem of America 2017.
Mark Bauerlein wins Paragraphs Of The Day honors for two reasons. One is that he is absolutely correct. The other is that it takes an exceptionally brave college professor to say anything at all that might upset the left wing academic brownshirts who have taken over so many campuses around the country.
I congratulate Professor Bauerlien for his courage, and hope he survives the likely onslaught.