atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#6819: As usual

One of the Koch brothers died, and as usual the left can't wait to cover themselves in glory by celebrating it. Some say they hope it was a lingering, painful death. Some hope that the living one joins his bother in death ASAP. The rest of them spew the kind of hate-filled garbage you can only get from a leftist.

I don't like them, and have not liked the Koch brothers for a long time. They're NeverTrumpers, country club Republicans who have more in common than centrist Democrats than they do the right wing. I have no love for the NeverTrump wing of the GOP in general because they've shown where their loyalties lie: with the elite, not with the party. Rather than support the person nominated by the party, they chose to try to sabotage him. Some of them voted Democrat.

That's why I no longer read anything by George Will, one of the key NeverTrump people. Whatever he claims to be, he certainly isn't right-wing.

But longtime readers of the Fungus will note that when Teddy Kennedy died, I did not celebrate it; all I said was "that's for Mary Jo"--and prior to his death there were nothing but good wishes for his health. Ted Kennedy was a pretty awful person.

And in the current case, Ruth Bader Ginsburg: while I wish she'd step down, I'm certainly not acting like a leftist and saying "fuck it just die already" or anything. The odds of surviving metastatic cancer at age 85 are not good but we wish her the best.

This is a human life we're talking about. As bad a person as Ted Kennedy was, he wasn't a monster, not like Yassir Arafat or Fidel Castro. And Ruth Bader Ginsburg just has politics which are different from mine; as inconvenient as that may be, she hasn't caused thousands or millions of deaths in support of a totalitarianist ideology.

But the left doesn't look at it that way. Anyone who does not support them is an enemy to be destroyed, and that destruction is cause for celebration. When one of their opponents dies, they exult in it.

Considering that their idology is steeped in blood, though, it's not all that surprising, and I ought to be used to it; but the truth is that whenever I see an example of it, I'm still revolted by it.

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