Liberal= Peace and Human Rights?
Chris Matthews, of MSNBC’s Hardball, gave us his take on what it means to be a liberal while asking about Hillary Clinton and the left-wing base. Let me preface by saying that the far-left are some of the most intolerant people in America…obviously. -Video-
MATTHEWS: When I think about the people who are really loyal to Senator Clinton,
they’re all pretty much liberals – and I mean liberals – I don’t mean just on
big spending programs at home, but they really care about peace, and they care
about human rights, and they’re very suspicious of foreign policy intrigue and
overreach. And yet Hillary Clinton is for that. She was for the war with [sic]
Iraq. She still is. How can she build a campaign for president on the backs of
people who don’t agree with her on the central issue of our time?
Oh, Matthews means the peace-loving liberals who care about human rights…First off, being against war does not mean you are for peace; it just means you are content with the genocide and mass torture of innocent people living under dictatorships. Secondly, liberals really don’t care about human rights in general they only care for a select type of human, usually our enemy. You see, I have the right not to be blown up by a suicide bomber. And people have the right to live in freedom; which is truly the elemental human right. However, the only way to provide that freedom is to fight for it.
And this is how Newsbusters, the site that first reported on the Matthews comment, provided a small amount of prospective: "What’s interesting is Matthews’ notion that being a liberal means ‘caring’ about peace and human rights. Let’s review the record. Who got us into WWII? Why, that would be liberal icon FDR. Korea? Truman. Vietnam? Great Society hero LBJ.
And who struck the greatest blow for peace in the second half of the 20th century by removing the threat of Mutually Assured Destruction? Why, that would be Ronald Reagan. And who has given tens of millions of Afghanis and Iraqis a fighting chance for the ultimate human right – democracy? Hmm. That would be George W. Bush."
H/TETL and Newsbusters.