World leaders did what they do best in the wake of the London attacks. They made trite assurances of unity, perseverance, and shared values. The very same remarks will be made after the next attack and the one after that. The war of words over something we know the name for only avoids facing the truth for the sake of not offending the religion of the killers.
If the crowd of demonstrators at O’Hare Airport last Saturday really wanted to demonstrate against something serious they should have gone into the city. The handful of travelers1 who fell under the net of President Trump’s heightened security restrictions couldn’t compete with the 17 shootings that had already taken place in Chicago since Friday.2 That’s what happens when politics chooses our moral high ground.
The terror attack in Nice didn’t blunt or even distract us from growing racial anger in the U.S. Instead, liberal factions continue to blame police for deaths without trial, evidence, or facts except for what they learn from the media and protest ringleaders. Now we have more officers dead in Baton Rouge. Is domestic terror the new tactic for the civil rights movement?
President Obama likes to talk about the “American idea.” The expression seems to mean something important to him, though his angry talk on Tuesday about gun control and what not to call Muslim terrorists makes one wonder just what that idea is. The venomous, partisan tongue-lashing after 49 more deaths at the hands of radical Islam – an expression we are not supposed to use – was a blame America speech pure and simple.