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Adamo: 'Hate Crimes' Debate Is Entirely Driven By Politics

By Christopher G. Adamo

The sheer ugliness of liberal political tactics was once again made plain for all to see in the wake of the Aurora Colorado movie theater massacre. True to Rahm Emmanuel’s axiom of never letting a crisis go to waste, liberals worked diligently to somehow link their favorite political scapegoats to the mindless slaughter of innocent moviegoers by James Holmes. Showing a callous disregard for the real victims, they sought with transparent exuberance to concoct this scenario.

Initially, it was ABC’s George Stephanopoulos and Brian Ross who sought to implicate the Tea Party in the mayhem by pointing out that they had found a James Holmes listed among the organization’s membership in Aurora. And while Stephanopoulos later recanted after the allegation was thoroughly debunked, the not-so-subtle suggestion remained that the Tea Party is rightfully suspect whenever a calamity of this nature ensues. Over time, continued baseless accusations might increasingly cement this notion in the minds of the general public.

Next on the chopping block were the advocates of the Second Amendment, without whom Holmes could not have armed himself and might today be peacefully employed on the staff of a daycare center. At least that is the conclusion we are supposed to draw from the allegations of every gun grabbing leftist who could find a microphone after the bloodbath. Unfortunately for the left, neither the imaginary correlations to the right wing nor the gun control arguments gained any traction, primarily because the liberals were too predictable in their exploitation and mischaracterization of the awful event and its mitigating factors.

Now the left is reenergized by the slaughter of innocent attendees at a Sikh temple in Milwaukee. Clearly Wade Michael Page, the “alleged” perpetrator, was mindless and indiscriminate in his rampage. And it is an unfortunate fact that sick and twisted individuals exist, and have been in our midst since the time of Cain. However, they are plainly not a reflection of the beliefs and aspirations of the average gun owner in this country. Nor do they embody the sentiments of conservative America in any manner. Yet it is guaranteed that those constituencies will be targeted in some manner for a share of the blame.

As is invariably the case after any event of this nature, talk among the liberal elite focuses on “political partisanship” and “incivility” as contributing factors. From Barack Obama to the Democrat leadership on Capitol Hill to the network anchors, the customary insinuation is that strident disagreements with the agenda of the political left has somehow inflamed the anger of these unstable individuals.

However, the starkly different reaction of liberals to other past events reveals the severity of their biases and prejudices, which are invariably at odds with traditional America, while ultimately supporting any entity that is unsympathetic to our nation. The most glaring example in recent years was the measured and restrained response to the mass killings at Fort Hood Texas by Muslim Jihadist Nidal Malik Hasan. Screaming “Allahu Akbar” (Allah is great!) as he killed thirteen people and wounded twenty nine others, it is abundantly clear that he was impelled by a religiously motivated hatred of his victims. Yet the authorities involved were extremely dubious of voicing any implication that Hasan’s killing spree could be categorized as a “hate crime.”

In other words, the only “hate crimes” of note are those which the liberal establishment labels as such. And when the doublespeak is sifted and sorted, the ugly reality is that the left will wield the accusation of a “hate crime” extremely selectively, with the singular intention of putting certain groups on the defensive, and leaving others on the “moral high ground.” In every circumstance, the end goal is the advancement of the liberal agenda.

“Targeting” of opponents by Sarah Palin can therefore be condemned as inciting violence, while nobody on the left bats an eyelash if Barack Obama claims that the proper course of action is to “bring a gun” in order to prevail in a political contest. In the same manner, Attorney General Eric Holder can willingly abominate justice, ignoring the suppression of white voters by “New Black Panthers.” Yet absolutely nobody doubts that his response would have been drastically different and immediate, had the respective races of the perpetrators and victims been reversed.

Fortunately, real America is no longer willing to passively accept these situations or the liberal assessment of them. As rapidly as the ABC “news reporters” endeavored to ascribe blame for the Aurora nightmare to the Tea Party (and all of non-liberal America by implication), the increasingly agile network of grassroots conservatives were in high gear spotlighting the glaring hypocrisy and duplicity of the “mainstream” media. Thus, Stephanopoulos and ABC president Ben Sherwood were quickly compelled to retract their story.

In stark contrast to the liberal sanctimony offered as analysis of the Aurora episode and its contributing factors, other unrelated events during this same time period have yielded tangible proof of just who is truly motivated and consumed by hate. And as is becoming ever more obvious, it is the forces of liberalism and the counterculture who are the true purveyors of the hate they so stridently decry among their conservative political opposition.

The entire Chic-fil-A controversy erupted over efforts by two noted leftists to impose their perverse belief system on America through the intimidation and oppression of Dan Cathy, owner of the restaurant chain. Reacting angrily to Cathy’s assertion that the Bible defines marriage as the union of one man and one woman, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel have attempted to implement a “Christianity Verboten” policy, vowing to prevent Chic-fil-A franchises from opening in their cities. In essence, these “tolerant” and “open minded” liberals are suppressing business activity by anyone who does not conform to their countercultural belief system.

As the political and media firestorm has unfolded, other renowned leftists joined in. Washington D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray referred to the restaurant’s fare as “hate chicken.” In California and Missouri, Chic-fil-A buildings were vandalized, and in Tucson Arizona, a drive-thru worker was harassed and bullied by a protestor. Throughout all of the controversy, any criticism of the liberal venom and bile has been tepid and thoroughly overwhelmed by sanctimonious assertions that the Cathy’s restaurant chain deserves all of the abuse it receives.

Nevertheless, real America is pushing back in complete defiance of the presumed clout of the “politically correct.” Last Wednesday, Chic-fil-A restaurants throughout the country were filled to capacity with Americans who recognize the importance of maintaining marriage in its traditional sense, as well as standing against the warped, secularist precepts of a state imposed “religion.” Since that time, several notable political figures on the right, including Ted Cruz, the Republican Senate Primary winner from Texas, have made known their unequivocal support for everything Chic-fil-A has come to represent.

The left will undoubtedly continue to assert itself as the sole moral arbiter of the nation. But as time goes on, that claim appears increasingly ludicrous and vacant. The light of truth has been shined on its goals and intentions, and the abhorrent hypocrisy with which it pursues them. The people of the Heartland will have no more of it.

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Christopher G. Adamo is a resident of southeastern Wyoming. He has been involved in politics at the local and state level for many years. He has written for several prominent conservative websites, along with AMAC Advantage, the quarterly publication of the Association of Mature American Citizens. His contact information and article archives can be found at www.chrisadamo.com

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  1. galexComment by galex
    August 9, 2012 @ 12:58 pm

    It is true that the 2nd admendment produces the risk of a madman getting his hands on a weapon and killing inocent people, but that is a risk I am willing to assume. I, for one am more concerned about a government with weapons imposing its will on us because we have no weapons to defend ourselves.

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    • colt1911Comment by colt1911
      August 9, 2012 @ 8:09 pm

      Well said and ditto

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  2. malcolmxComment by malcolmx
    August 9, 2012 @ 3:28 pm

    TURNING Americans against one another;; what a sick man/party;;libtards are sorry people.

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  4. middlegroundComment by middleground
    August 9, 2012 @ 3:49 pm

    If the federal verification system were working as it should, a person under treatment for paranoid-schizophrenia might have been flagged when he tried to buy an arsenal of automatic weapons and military gear.

    If I remember correctly, in the military they were referred to as paranoid-schizophrenia class 3 Homicidal and they were supposed to be escorted by a guard when they traveled from a base in Korea or Alaska to Madigan Hospital for treatment. Sixty years after the event, I still remember the raging anger of the psychiatric nurse who had picked up three such patients and ridden with them the 10 miles to Madigan. All were unescorted and without records, but when she got the records and realized the danger she’d been in during this short trip, we were informed of the Air Force’s hopeless incompetence in no uncertain terms. I suspect they were not only supposed to be escorted, but under physical restraint. Basically, we had a long time psychiatric nurse who had been scared witless by this experience and she let us and the hospital in Anchorage know we were total screwups.

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    • Brian in MIComment by Brian in MI
      August 10, 2012 @ 6:07 am

      He didn’t have “automatic weapons” – you are buying in to the liberal story.

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    • RightStuffComment by RightStuff
      August 12, 2012 @ 11:38 am

      you are scary, because you are an example of what a left-wing controlled education will do to the naive person’s mind.

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    • dmwski1963Comment by dmwski1963
      August 13, 2012 @ 3:40 pm

      And yet these same 3 men did nothing to harm the nurse. Perhaps they weren’t so homicidal as the psychiatrist(s) made them out to be. Perhaps a misdiagnosis. The worst part about that entire event was the reaction of the nurse. Ripping on all of the patients for something that they had nothing to do. Another example of a liberal grouping everyone together, blaming everyone else except those responsible (the psychiatrist(s)), and having no logic nor self-control. She should have been fired for her own ignorant actions.

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  5. Mort_fComment by Mort_f
    August 9, 2012 @ 3:53 pm

    I did not attend the Chic-fil-A support function last Wednesday, but I did go the extra mile to have lunch there today. Nn lines around the block, but it was filled to near capacity. And I have never gotten as good service in a fast food restaurant as I did at CFA. I will continue to put them on the top of my list when there is a choice to be made.

    I will continue to support Allen West, although I am saddened that he used part of my contribution to him to cater a CFA luncheon for the Congressional Black Caucus. I guess that my contributions to him help to prove that I am not racist.

    As far as my support to CFA, let it be noted that I am not a Christian, but a jew that does not keep to a rigid interpretation of the Kashruth rules. Mr. Cathy is a great role model, too bad there are not enough like him.

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  6. wedeyComment by wedey
    August 9, 2012 @ 4:29 pm

    Remember too, they labeled the shooting at Ft. Hood a work force shooting, instead of a terrorist attack. Even when the shooter shouted out the chant of alah _________or whatever is the muslim chant. Why didn’t the government do more checking into this criminal knowing he was a muslim. They are all complicit in this. And what about trying to blame Romney for the death of a wife of a worker at the steel plant, when this administration is clearing guilty in the killing of Brian Terry. And they want Ice agents out there with no backup.
    What rubber bullets or something like that. Obama has to go.

    Keep up the good work Michele Bachmann trying to get behind allthese muslim ties to our government.

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  7. colt1911Comment by colt1911
    August 9, 2012 @ 4:55 pm

    A crime is only a hate crime if committed against a minority, atheist or fruit-cake. Very well written article but the bottom line is simple. You let some militant clabber-head kill 50 people at an NRA meeting or gun factory and the word “hate crime” will never be considered. The way I see it; there is no reason for this bullsh!t title anyway. Here in Texas, we execute murderers of all creeds, colors and don’t give a damn what was in their hearts when they took a life. We just put down a moron crack dealer that was deemed to dumb to die (IQ 61) but we walked him right through it…I Love this State !

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    • pwpmmpComment by pwpmmp
      August 9, 2012 @ 6:24 pm

      Didn’t they refuse to use the terms “hate crime” or “terrorist attack” when the soldiers were injured and slaughtered at Ft. Hood? One of the things that sticks out in my mind about that case was how everyone danced around the fact that this killer was a Muslim extremest. “Oh, no can’t be that, just a random crazy guy…” I guess unarmed soldiers don’t count for as much as regular folks.

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  8. Lech DharmaComment by Lech Dharma
    August 9, 2012 @ 4:58 pm

    The Chick-fil-A “attacks” are just another instance of the growing Liberal Fascism in this country. I am old enough to remember going to a Sambo’s restaurant in several different cities…until THEY were shut-down in NorthEastern States in the early 1980s by PC fascists; claiming that the Sambo’s Restaurant chain was “insensitive” to the black community.

    As long as America is under assault by the enemy within, people of good conscience and common sense can no longer sit by and remain silent or idle.

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    • dmwski1963Comment by dmwski1963
      August 9, 2012 @ 9:22 pm

      Yep. And Sambo’s name actually came from the owner, whose name was Sam.

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    • genesalComment by genesal
      August 9, 2012 @ 10:29 pm

      Yes I ate at Sambo’s many many times in California and never once did I get an inkling of racism.

      Sam is Sam Battistone and Bo is Newell Bohnett, known affectionately to his friends, family and associates as “Bo”.

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    • dmwski1963Comment by dmwski1963
      August 10, 2012 @ 8:43 am

      Exactly, no harm meant. No racism intended. But if you look for something hard enough you will find it. Whether it exists or not.

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    • Comment by AcadGrad81
      August 10, 2012 @ 9:01 am

      At closer inspection, aren’t those PC fascists typically caucasian politicians who are kowtowing to minorities to curry favor and buy votes? So-called grievances are typically raised by groups like the ACLU and not the NAACP.

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  9. oldtimer1933Comment by oldtimer1933
    August 9, 2012 @ 5:53 pm

    While Mr. Adamo was referring to those who resort to seeming senseless violence when he wrote “it is an unfortunate fact that sick and twisted individuals exist”, it seems that it also applies to those who try to make political capital over the tragedy. They always come out of the woodwork or from under theri rocks trying to convince the rest of us how ‘humane’ and ‘caring’ and ‘protective’ they are by blaming anyone who disagrees with them politically.

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  10. dmwski1963Comment by dmwski1963
    August 9, 2012 @ 6:34 pm

    Isn’t it interesting that the Democratic Party, the same party that “fights” against immigration laws that might potentially discriminate against Americans of ‘hispanic’ heritage by racial profiling, but would save lives and jobs and money and the over-extended healthcare and education systems (which the numbers show that a majority of illegals are of ‘hispanic’ origin) is so quick to assume that every person with a gun is a member of some organization that they don’t like. And even more interesting is that they only do this when it’s a “white” person with a gun. Isn’t that the same racial profiling that they are trying to stop? Oh, wait! I forgot that it’s not racial profiling or discriminatory if the person is white. I guess it’s only hypocritical and moronic. No wonder they have the mascot they do.

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  11. vevaComment by veva
    August 22, 2012 @ 10:01 pm

    There should be posters/signs reading,
    “Liberal Democrats hate
    Allen West, Mia Love and Tim Scott
    because they are black”
    That should get their attention, right?

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