Have you ever wondered why gay rights groups in the west aggressively attack Christians who merely disagree with their lifestyle and are virtually silent by comparison as homosexuals are systematically murdered in Iran for… being homosexual?
Have you ever wondered why the National Organization for Women (NOW) aggressively derides Christians who believe in traditional family values while being relatively silent, save for generic statements, when it comes to female genital mutilation in Muslim countries? The U.K. Guardian reported in 2010 that 2000 such barbaric procedures were performed in Great Britain without prosecution.
Have you ever wondered why Christians and Jews are aggressively derided for how they persecute Muslims when the persecution of Christians and Jews by Muslims is exponentially more prevalent?
Have you ever wondered why left wing media types like Chris Matthews and Ed Schultz referred to Tea Party conservatives as “Nazis” while giving Islamic Nazis and Occupy Wall Street, which was actually endorsed by the American Nazi Party, a pass?
Have you ever wondered why the left always brings up Timothy McVeigh – despite that he declared himself an “agnostic” who said “science” was his religion – as a Christian whenever conservatives point to the fact that more terrorism is committed in the name of Islam than any other religion? Whoopi and Joy walked off the set when Bill O’Reilly had the unmitigated gall to state a fact.
We may have a diagnosis and it is a psychological one known as Displacement:
Displacement involves taking out our frustrations, feelings and impulses on people or objects that are less threatening. Displaced aggression is a common example of this defense mechanism. Rather than express our anger in ways that could lead to negative consequences (like arguing with our boss), we instead express our anger towards a person or object that poses no threat (such as our spouse, children or pets).
There are clearly some leftists who agree wholeheartedly with the Islamic agenda but there are others who are simply engaged in a self-destructive act of displacement.
Perhaps that’s what Thomas Paine meant when he said, “Lead, follow, or get out of the way.”
Ben Barrack is a talk show host and author of the upcoming book, Unsung Davids