COMMENTARY | On Saturday, a professor at City University of New York shared her thoughts on the Boston bombing and provided startling insight into the warped workings of her delusional mind.
According to Ruth O’Brien, while we may “have captured the two terrorists from Chechnya” who came to America “from the troubled region that is Muslim” and we spoiled, “uncouth” Americans “cannot understand their motives, not yet.”
We don’t even “understand questions pertaining to The Veil, as Joan Wallach Scott explained in 2007” or “why Karl Marx wrote ‘On the Jewish Question.'” But Obama does. “And Obama encourages us to refrain.”
Of course — accusing “Obama-haters” of “trashing” her “content,” without any evidence, is OK.
“This said,” O’Brien takes issue with the “extremely disturbing” photo of the dead terrorist, which she claims raises questions “as to whether the Boston Police Department captured him with too much force.”
In the New York Times report, written the same day, Katharine Q. Seelye, William H. Rashbaum and Michael Cooper explain that “the trauma team put a breathing tube in the patient’s throat” and “then cut open his chest to see if blood or other fluid was collecting around his heart.”
While O’Brien claims to “understand the explanation,” it apparently doesn’t “ring true” within the ostensibly vacuous cavity where her brain should be.
Had she done a little research on livor mortis and thoracotomies, or viewed other photos of livor mortis and standard thoracotomy incisions , she would know that the “explanation” rings as loud as a gong.
Yes, these photos are also “extremely disturbing” — just like the photos of Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s victims and photos of what happens when you’re run over by a car and dragged a short distance, as Tamerlan was by his brother. But reality is like that sometimes.
But turning “off all media” won’t make reality go away. That just keeps you uninformed and vulnerable.
Just out of curiosity, how much “force” should police be allowed to use when someone is shooting at them and hurling explosives?
Still, while shutting out reality explains O’Brien’s ignorance of reality, it doesn’t explicate her hubris in claiming that the bombing didn’t affect average Americans.
Steeped in her own class-warfare mentality, O’Brian actually believes the “great impact” of the bombing will only “be felt among the upper middle class: healthy, white, high-income earners who are non-smokers and non-drinkers” who attended or watched the Boston Marathon.
It would probably chap her backside to know that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found by the boat-owner, who “stepped outside for a cigarette.”
Still, she does “hope we all watch the cleanup or the damage control” and “hear the words Obama uttered” about not judging the terrorists.
No wonder she turned off the media.
Hearing all of the reports about how Dzhokhar admitted that “he and his brother were motivated by a radical brand of Islam” might be a bit too much for someone still clinging to Obama’s assurance that we can all relax now because “al Qaeda’s core leadership has been decimated” and that “al Qaeda is much weaker than it was when [he] came into office.”
In the meantime, hearing the damage control cover stories being spun by the Obama administration over its many screw-ups in preventing the loss of American lives in Boston reminds others of the continuing effort to cover the screw-ups that cost four American lives in Benghazi and the life of an American border patrol agent through another administration screw-up called Fast and Furious.
“The United States that I love hunts down terrorists AND follows human rights during capture,” the naïve O’Brien cogitated.
Osama bin Laden, and the four others killed with him, would agree.
Certainly Anwar al-Awlaki and his 16-year-old son, American citizens killed with Obama’s drone strikes two weeks apart, would concur.
“We accept difference, as a nation,” O’Brian blathered further, “and we should champion our greatest strength — inclusivity — at these extreme moments if we want the character of the United States not to be judged harshly by the global community.”
Considering the fact that terrorists hate our “difference, as a nation,” and despise our culture so much that they keep trying to kill Americans, most Americans probably don’t really care what “the global community” thinks when we take action to defend ourselves.
Besides, thinking we can prevent terrorist wannabes from killing and maiming Americans with homemade pressure cooker bombs by engaging in a bit of “understanding” and a little hot-cocoa diplomacy is a liberal thing.
“Once all the adrenaline subsides,” O’Brien hopes “we will all be witnesses at the Internal Affairs investigation about undue force.”
In the meantime, if O’Brien’s delusions ever subside, she’ll realize we’ve already been witnesses to her display of utter lunacy.