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Is This Man for Real?

Michelle Malkin, today:

In all the brouhaha over the New Yorker’s satirical cover cartoon [1] of Barack and Michelle Obama, a truly “tasteless and offensive” passage in the magazine’s feature article got lost. The magazine piece quotes Obama’s recommendations for how to stop jihad in a local Chicago newspaper op-ed he had published eight days after the September 11 terrorist attacks. It’s a self-parody [2] of blind, deaf, and dumb Kumbaya liberalism:

“We must also engage, however, in the more difficult task of understanding the sources of such madness. The essence of this tragedy, it seems to me, derives from a fundamental absence of empathy on the part of the attackers: an inability to imagine, or connect with, the humanity and suffering of others. Such a failure of empathy, such numbness to the pain of a child or the desperation of a parent, is not innate; nor, history tells us, is it unique to a particular culture, religion, or ethnicity. It may find expression in a particular brand of violence, and may be channeled by particular demagogues or fanatics. Most often, though, it grows out of a climate of poverty and ignorance, helplessness and despair.”

As Michelle says: “Is this man for real?”

Well, let’s put it this way; he’s quite close to imposing these fantasies on us. What Obama fails utteryly to comprehend is that there’s no way we’re going to make these bloodthirsty morons like us, shy of submission. This is not due to a misunderstanding, this is due to a religious commitment on their part.