by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
In early October, the world watched in horror as Christian nationalists attacked Israel, killing over 1,400 innocent Israelis in one of the deadliest attacks in the country’s history. In the summer of 2020, the United States was devastated by widespread rioting and looting organized by radical MAGA Republicans in response to the weaponized and politicized death of George Floyd while in police custody. Actually, no, that’s incorrect information. It wasn’t MAGA Republicans or Christian nationalists that did any of those things; it was dangerous radical left-wing organizations that caused that chaos, death, and destruction.
Yet, despite this, left-wing journalists still promote the idea that it’s Christians and MAGA supporters who are the danger to the country. Such was the premise of left-wing journalist Brian Karem, who opined in an article for Salon that Christians and MAGA Republicans were a more significant threat to the country than Hamas. It’s indicative of how unhinged many on the Left are and their grave intolerance for groups and ideologies that oppose them. It’s a mindless and ignorant comparison to make, and it’s not grounded in any reality.
Let’s make no mistake about it: Karem’s not the only one who feels this way. Many on the Left make such radical, baseless assertions mainly because of their hatred of differing opinions and beliefs. No matter how much disdain there might be for so-called MAGA Republicans or Christians, they were not the groups who attacked Israel. They were not the groups that plagued the country with coast-to-coast looting and rioting in 2020 and 2021. Christians and MAGA Republicans didn’t use wind gliders to assassinate innocent concertgoers.
Journalists like Karem just don’t like when people disagree with them. They believe they are morally and intellectually superior to anyone on the Right and, as such, want to see the Right eradicated from society. They try to accomplish this by demeaning or insulting them, tactics more appropriate for a kindergarten classroom than intellectual political conversation.