August 29th, 2013

PC thought runs amok…

in the FBI and the military, no less.

We already knew that Nidal Nassan, the Fort Hood shooter, had given plenty of notice of his impending act of violence and that it was ignored, apparently for PC reasons. But the details are still shocking.

We have officially entered bizarro world. Or maybe we’ve been there for quite some time.

[NOTE: By the way, the phrase "run amok," which I used in the title without really thinking all that much about it, has some interesting origins.]

9 Responses to “PC thought runs amok…”

  1. expat Says:

    I think a read somewhere that Hassan’s parents had died before he started making contact with Awlaki and the radicals. Perhaps his being alone and feeling caught between his Muslim life with his parents annd his secular life in the army was too much for him. Perhaps he felt that he had to choose a side.

    It’s amazing that the shrinks he worked with didn’t see his bizarre behavior as a danger sign. Maybe too many Westerners have lived such a comfotable sheltered life that we no longer believe bad things can happen. We just have to be nice and our fantasy perfect world will exist. People like Obama believe that if we shovel more money at poor blacks and tell them to go to college, we can replace all the things they didn’t learn in childhood and make them all well-paid professionals. Our artsy types believe that social norms are the root of all our problems, ignoring the facts that deciding on a reasonable set of personal norms is an overwhelming task for most people. It leads to 3 teens deciding to kill a man because they were bored. Somehow we have to find a better way. Rebellion and fake martydom can’t be a goal for life.

  2. Jay Carney Says:

    Oh those emails….those were uh… just research.
    What’s that? Why didn’t the NSA read his emails?
    You’ll have to ask them, but it’s likely this was an oversight by some low level individual, who will be disciplined. If we can in fact determine which agent wasn’t snooping on the job.

  3. Geoffrey Britain Says:

    In a just world, those who read his emails and did nothing would, at the least, lose their jobs. Including Obama who has instituted this madness. Instead, nothing will be done as long as the left is in charge. The inmates have taken over the asylum.

    “Run amok” for whatever the reason, reminded me of a line from Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar;
    “Cry ‘Havoc!’, and let slip the dogs of war”

  4. parker Says:

    Frequently I am reminded why I was taught by parents, grandparents, uncles, and aunt alike to view government with distrust. Hassan’s jihad dreams were out in the open. They were ignored by virtue of orders from above and 14 died and many others were wounded. Work place violence my behind.

  5. LAG Says:

    We’re creating our own version of the Chocolate Soldier. That’s fine as long as you don’t need real soldiers, but it has often turned out badly when times require men.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chocolate_Soldier

  6. Mike Says:

    The entire bureaucracy and civil “service” (what a joke) is corrupted.

    All of it.

    There are no exceptions. These people are not on our side. They are corrupted parasites and power mad and truly insane and irrational uberlords and ladies.

    What they deserve is something like what the soviet politburo deserved when Yeltsin came along.

    What they deserve aint nice.

    Let us pray to the heavens above that they get what they deserve. Justice is Mine Sayeth the Lord. We can only hope.

  7. southpaw Says:

    Geoffrey Britain- that line sounds better in the original Klingon. ( Christopher Plumber ; aka General Chang)

    https://www.google.com/search?q=general+chang+star+trek&client=safari&hl=en&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=gvUfUvWUEIHT2wX1j4HQDA&ved=0CCoQsAQ&biw=768&bih=928&sei=ivUfUsiwBIin2AXa4YDgBA

  8. Bill Says:

    “Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war”
    http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/105600.html

    The military order Havoc! was a signal given to the English military forces in the Middle Ages to direct the soldiery (in Shakespeare’s parlance ‘the dogs of war’) to pillage and chaos.

  9. Ymarsakar Says:

    Watcha gonna do when the Leftist totalitarian regime declares your punishment by death via Jihad?

    Diversity Casey says “do not lose sight of our diversity”.

    Oh, but it can’t happen here. The Obama clown regime and the Democrat foolish clowns, they can’t do such things, they don’t have the weapons or training to be a threat. Oh no, they aren’t the real problem.

    Then after some odd tragedies, people realize that they don’t have to be. They just have to open the gates to the barbarians. You will burn just the same whether the Left does it to you on a crucifix or the Islamic hordes does it via their religion.

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