Ron Fournier seems to be speaking for them when he says that the bombing at the Boston Marathon was worse than 9/11. Think about that for a moment. 9/11 saw 3000 people murdered. In Boston 3 people died and about 170 were injured. So why does Fournier think the Boston marathon bombing was worse? Because it disturbed our “pursuit of happiness.”
Here is Rush Limbaugh’s reaction:
His theory in this two-page piece is, it's scarier to kill people "pursuing happiness" such as running a marathon than killing Wall Street employees. It's all evil! Don't misunderstand, folks, it's all evil. But one group is Wall Street or the Pentagon, and the other was people, the marathon. "[T]he Boston attack is notable not for the number of deaths, but for its social significance. It's one thing --a dastardly, evil thing -- to strike symbols of economic and military power," Wall Street and the Pentagon."It’s another to hit the heart of America. Death at the finish line in Boston makes every place (and everybody) less secure. ... They targeted life. They targeted liberty. Now somebody has attacked pursuit of happiness." I guess the 9/11 attackers were not attacking the pursuit of happiness -- and the people that blew up the Pentagon, they were not attacking the pursuit of happiness. He actually says this. "It's one thing -- a dastardly, evil thing -- to strike symbols of economic and military power."That's 9/11, and the "symbols" are Wall Street and the Pentagon. Well... (interruption) No, no. No, they're not people. See, corporations are not people. The left tells us this. Corporations are not people. Wall Street's not people. The Pentagon's not people. They are symbols. But the Boston Marathon, the finish line at the Boston Marathon is the heart of America. It's scarier to kill people pursuing happiness in Boston than killing Wall Street employees or Pentagon employees.
So there you have it. The thousands murdered on 9/11 were abstractions, symbols, not real people. People running in the Boston Marathon, now there you have real flesh and blood people. It takes a certain kind of bloody mindedness to think like this. History is filled with people like Fournier; those who differentiated between people as symbols and people as individuals.
It makes it possible to then view Jews not as people, but as vermin that need extermination to cleanse the race. To view Kulaks as class symbols whose death would lead to the greater good of collectivization. The same with the millions who died during the Great Leap Forward under Mao.
After all, you can't make an omelet without breaking eggs.
After 9/11 the Left asked “why do they hate us so?” Barack Obama's spiritual advisor, Jeremiah Wright, said that “America’s chickens are coming home to roost.” We’re not hearing words like these today. Why not?
Because what happened in Boston on 4/15 was, in Ron Fournier's words, “worse?” Or because it would be inconceivable that a country governed by the Left – with President Lightbringer – can’t have enemies who cone to our country to set off bombs and kill our people? That's why the Left is desperately wishing, hoping, praying that the bombers are on the Right, preferably Tea Party patriots. As Stacy McCain says
By “a very important national conversation,” of course Dylan Byers means, another chance to turn a horrible tragedy into a political talking point.