Sunday, April 21, 2013

How Leftists Think

They think like this:
The greatest sympathy is reserved for the families of those who were killed by the bombing and in the violent pursuit that followed—and for the dozens who were severely injured in the blasts. Even the most ardent New Yorkers felt a profound allegiance to, and love for, the people of Boston. But, as the day was coming to an end, you could not help but feel something, too, for the parents of the perpetrators, neither of whom could fathom the possibility of their sons’ guilt, much less their cruelty and evil. Interviewed at their apartment in Makhachkala, the capital city of Dagestan, they spoke of a “setup,” an F.B.I. plot. The mother, Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, told the television station Russia Today, “Every single day, my son used to call me and ask me, ‘How are you, Mama?’ Both of them. ‘Mama, we love you.’ . . . My son never would keep a secret.” The father described Dzhokhar as an “angel.” By the end of Friday (Saturday morning in Dagestan) their sons were gone—one dead, the other wounded, hospitalized, and under arrest.
I must be made of ice because I felt not a shred of sympathy for the parents--for the mom, who shoplifted pricey items from Lord &Taylor, ironically (ironic because it was the cameras on the front of that establishment which caught her sons on film, and that led to their arrest); for the dad, who after years in the U.S., decamped to Russia. Seems to me that they left their sons to fend for themselves. That they couldn't possibly fathom their son's guilt/evil is a function of their own parental fecklessness, but no reason to "feel something" for these two.

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