Boston Bombing Speculation

Posted By on April 16, 2013 at 3:52 pm

After a full day of thinking over the events of yesterday, I believe I know who perpetrated the terrible bombing in Boston, and just as importantly, why.

I believe the evidence will ultimately show that the bombing was carried out by agents of the Amanda Marcotte Uterine Liberation Front (AMULF), in a clearly successful effort to drive news coverage of the Kermit Gosnell trial out of the media.

Now: just how stupid did that sound? Mind-bogglingly, or merely breathtakingly?

And yet, the clear idiocy of making such speculations, particularly in the complete absence of any evidence whatsoever, was not enough to deter certain elements of the Left-wing Media — most notably, and utterly predictably, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews — from immediately pointing fingers at their favorite whipping-boys, the Right in general and specifically the Tea Party.

Never mind that there’s never once been an act of violence initiated by Tea Partiers qua Tea Partiers. Never mind that in virtually every case in US history, bombings have been the method of choice of hardcore leftists (including Obama’s mentor, Bill Ayers.)

Instead, consider how thoroughly such speculation and finger pointing offends the objects of such speculation, as well as offending Reason itself.

My opening paragraphs, I hope, illustrated that point.

No, the point of such speculation from the Left is two-fold: first, to gin up hatred of their ideological opponents (they would say “enemies”), and second, failing the creation of hatred, to at least plant in the heads of the weak-minded that “those Tea Party types are violent,” et cetera, ad nauseum.

Former SecDef Donald Rumsfeld famously expounded on the concept of “known unknowns” — that is, things we know we don’t know. In the case of Boston, we know we don’t know who did it, or why, or whether the intent was anything other than to create carnage and mayhem.

We. Do. Not. Know.

It would be nice if the bulk of the media would report things “squarely,” and “on the level.” But I’m not going to hold my breath.


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