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"A Better World"

January 13th, 2010 by Myrhaf · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

Tucker Carlson’s new internet publication The Daily Caller is worth a click. It has a good piece on Brandon Darby, a man who stopped radical leftists who were planning to use force at the Republican National Convention in 2008. He is now reviled on the left:

Darby has learned that if you disrupt a terrorist attack on Americans by Islamic fundamentalists as Dutch tourist Jasper Schuringa did on Christmas Day, you’re a hero, but disrupt a terrorist attack on Americans by left-wing fundamentalists and you might as well be a terrorist yourself.

This is because among many on the left — even some moderate liberals — there is a presumption of good intentions by terrorists who claim to pursue social justice ideals. “My left-wing crazies are better than your right-wing crazies,” progressive talk radio host Thom Hartmann said in an interview last year. “Our left-wing crazies are incited to violence because they’re trying to create a better world.”

These “left-wing crazies” had firebombs that could have killed people or inflicted terribly painful injuries, but it’s okay “because they’re trying to create a better world.” The better world they’re fighting for is a collectivist dictatorship. Force is fine to the totalitarian left because the end justifies the means.

We should thank Brandon Darby for his courage in standing up to the militant left. Hollywood won’t make a movie about him as they are for the radicals who were arrested. Mr. Darby is an American hero.

4 Comments so far ↓

  • Chuck

    Hollywood did make a pretty good movie exposing the evil of trying to create a “better world,” regardless of whose rights get trampled on in the process: Serenity. The “assassin” in that movie was constantly justifying his actions by saying it was to create “a better world.”

  • Richard

    One commenter on that article mentioned an interview with Darby on an episode of This American Life. It’s pretty interesting and shocking how far Darby (and I’d assume others like him) went. Even going to Venezuela to ask Chavez for Katrina aid(!).

    I don’t think I’d call Darby a hero, but it seems this particular choice was a noble one. Some have argued it is mostly Darbies fault for encouraging their violence. Ultimately I think that doesn’t matter because those two *chose* to do it, peer pressure or no.

    I also get the sense Darby is a very graphic example of what Rand called the “Comprachicos of the mind”. That is, he is an idealist who was exposed to a lot of terrible people and ideas consistently from a young age. He’s every bit the altruist, but some remaining piece of humanity seems to keep him from wanting to see physical violence done to other human beings.

  • Michael Bahr

    Chuck is my personal hero for the day for working a Firefly/Serenity reference into his post. Can’t stop the signal!

    In response to the post, and I’ll ask pardon for the blue language necessary to this point: Everyone hates an asshole unless he’s THEIR asshole. (i.e. unless he’s on their side.) Then he’s cool and his behavior, whether merely coarse or outright criminal, is to be celebrated, not condemned. It is, of course, hypocrisy.

  • Jim May

    I’ll echo the “Serenity reference, which jumped to mind as soon as I saw “a better world” (and not just because I worked on the VFX 🙂

    Serenity was a pleasant rebuff to the Leftists and conservatives who insist on ascribing bad behavior to metaphysical instead of ideological causes.