RUSH: Saratoga Springs, this is Jim. Great to have you on the program. Hello, sir.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. I just wanted to say your first hour was brilliant. I just wanted to follow up on that thought about the New York Times article and the mind of the liberal thinking person and the policies of this administration. Basically it goes up to the top. That the administration, the State Department is infested with liberals, and they feel the same way. They don’t want Europe to go back to be conservative. They feel the same way exactly as the New York Times do. They don’t want us to come out and basically state what’s going on, that radical Islam is a threat to the world. The president of the United States yesterday made a comment that this is the action of a few and then he —
RUSH: Was that, can I stop you? Jim, Jim —
RUSH: — was his statement not pathetic?
CALLER: It was pathetic.
RUSH: For crying out loud, in light of what just happened it was weak, limp-wristed. It was so pathetic, I can’t believe it.
CALLER: I agree. And how does anybody in the media not question this? What is wrong with you, Mr. President? I thought you were a smart man. This has been going on, every week we have some kind of attack. It’s astounding that this continues to go on, and he says these stupid things, and that’s my point. It’s just that that’s what liberals do. They do not want to accept the fact that because they fear a backlash of conservativism, and that’s exactly what’s going on in Europe.
RUSH: Well, that’s right, but it’s not that they don’t want to see it. They see it. Do not doubt for a moment they see it. They don’t want you seeing it that way. That’s why Obama’s not gonna call it terrorism. It’s why he’s not gonna refer to militant Islamist terrorism or jihad or any of that. And it’s why the New York Times is writing, “Oh, my God, the worst thing, oh, no, oh, no.” Worried about people turning to right-wing governments in the aftermath of this. That’s their big fear. Dangerous moment for Europe. Right here it is in the New York Times headline: “‘Dangerous Moment’ for Europe as Fear and Resentment Grow.”
And so that’s why it’s the magazine’s fault, folks. That’s why so many leftists in the media, even the initial, the knee-jerk reaction, even though it was journalists who were attacked and killed, the knee-jerk reaction was to blame them in solidarity with the attackers. To the extent that the great fear that leftists, be they in politics or the media or wherever have, here and in Europe, is the election of conservative governments. That’s a bigger fear than Islam is to them.
They’ll find a way, in their minds they’ll find a way to deal with it. However, public opinion shifting to supporting right-wing governments, and what’s that gonna mean. If they’re worried about public opinion shifting: “‘Dangerous Moment’ for Europe as Fear and Resentment Grow.” They realize that people don’t want to be defenseless, and they realize that people, average American citizens, do not want to be powerless. And this is the real thing, folks. Leftists live in constant fear that people will discover they are horrible stewards of the public peace, and then be thrown out.
Remember, all of liberalism is a lie and they must sell this lie or these series of liberal lies to as many people as often as they can. The big lie, of course, is that the answer to every cultural and societal problem resides in smart people in government making the decisions. And they constantly live in a state of anxiety or fear that they’re going to be exposed as unable to do what they say. And when you have an attack like this, with the cops and no guns, showing up on bicycles, they are patently worried that their policies, that their beliefs, will be exposed as worthless when it comes to protecting people, public safety, security, and all it is.
After all, these are the people, the leftists, who have convinced people to trade away some of their liberty for security. They’ve convinced them to give away some of their freedom for safety, and if the left can’t keep people safe, well, they’ve got a problem. So when something like this happens, it gets downplayed. “No, no, no, no, no, it’s a one off. no, no, no, no, no, not militant Islam. The big problem here is backlash against these poor Muslims. The big problem here is the rise of right-wing government. Don’t believe what you see. The big problem you people face in France is not further attacks. No, no, no, no. The biggest problem is you might elect a conservative government.” That’s their belief. And they know they’re living these lies and they are hell-bent on making sure you never discover it.
So an attack like this, there’s no greater expose of a liberal government’s incompetence than something like this, or a school shooting, or any other mass murder, or grand jury decisions that don’t go their way. Remember, they have convinced people to give up a little freedom here, a little security there, for security, for safety. The government will take care of it for you. The government will do it for you. The government didn’t do a thing for anybody and didn’t have the weapons, the means, or the ability to do anything yesterday. And the left is terribly worried people are gonna figure this out.