We are used to the drill by now. Each time followers of the tolerant religion drench the world with blood, a liberal army comes out in full force to whitewash any damage to the reputation of the Ummah. Half the blame is put on RSS/BJP/Western powers as the situation may demand and the rest of the blame equally distributed among entire humanity. Focus is brought on the real victims of Islamic jihad: not the people who actually died and their surviving friends and relatives, but the Muslim community that might face prejudice as a result of those murders. Terror has no religion and no justification, except when it does:
Dear Rana Ayyub, if a father whose family has perished in the Paris bloodbath tweets angrily to you, will he be called an internet troll?
But this time, we are witnessing a curious new phenomenon, at least among Indian liberals:
It feels wrong to LOL in such a sad situation. I know that the Right Wing has had a string of poor PR showings in recent months, but I am declaring victory at least on the intolerance front. I said before that the charge of selective outrage is sticking to liberals, which is why we saw a slew of articles trashing “whataboutism” and trying to debunk the accusation. But today, we have the validation I was looking for. Friends, our opponents have been forced to copy our tactics. Which means our tactics are working. Yay!
So, this is the hot new idea in Libtard town: accuse people of “selective outrage” over Paris attacks while ignoring many more deaths in the Middle East. Employ “whataboutism” to discredit “selective outrage” over Paris. Let me take a moment to LOL before I proceed.
Ha ha ha ha ha ha 🙂
I can hardly think of a more self defeating argument than the one libtards are pushing here. Please go ahead and outrage as much as possible over *every* Islamic terror attack. I am glad to join you. We Right Wingers have been screaming ourselves hoarse that the world should stand up and take notice of the daily massacres connected to the tolerant religion. Go ahead and outrage because you will have to outrage 24 x 7 x 365 because there is a tolerant person carrying out a terror attack somewhere in the world every single minute.
No, the Paris attack does not offend me any more than the attacks in Beirut or Ankara or anywhere in Iraq or Lebanon. I don’t want to treat the Paris attack as anything special, in fact I want you to recognize that the Paris attack fits into the 24 x 7 x 365 outpouring of violence unleashed by members of the tolerant faith. Thanks for proving my point! Now you see why I called your argument a self-defeating one 🙂 ?
And yes, like most Right Wingers I have been much more outspoken about the terror attack in Paris compared to attacks in the Middle East. Yes, I hardly talk about terrorism in the Middle East. It’s not because I don’t care about innocents dying in the Middle East, it’s because I am tired of trying to speak up for them because our outrage falls on deaf liberal ears. No, I don’t care any more about innocent lives in Paris than in Beirut. I just thought that because modern liberalism is a repackaged version of “white man’s burden”, YOU might actually give a damn this time and recognize the problem the world is having with the tolerant religion. That’s why I spoke up this time. I spoke up because I thought Paris might get your attention. I spoke up because your limousine liberal international conferences on tolerance are more likely to be held in Paris than in Kabul. I spoke up because the people who can fund documentaries and other crap liberals live on are more likely to live in Paris than in Somalia. So, I thought you would give a damn. Evidently, we got your attention but couldn’t wake you up. Because you are not asleep, but pretending to sleep.
Looks like Modi got off lightly this time. No link to 2002 Gujarat riots yet…