Viewers must have gasped at the sheer depravity when racial violence victim Phoebe Connolly, who was assaulted by “teens” playing the Knockout Game in DC, came on Greta Van Susteren’s show last Wednesday night to defend her attackers. But her bizarre reaction was no isolated incident.
Here is what Ms. Connolly had to say after her brush with savagery — an incident she was lucky to survive:
“I’ve moved past it and I really have no hard feelings about what has happened. And I just see it as another reason why we need to better support our youth with activities and youth programs, which is actually what I do for work, and it’s great to see teenagers do incredible things when they’re supported and empowered.”
Incredible things, like randomly attacking whites for laughs, sometimes killing them.
Connolly’s pathology is not limited to white American liberals who are assailed by black mobs.
Norway was once accustomed to peace and order. Then came Muslim colonization — encouraged by liberal politicians and lavishly financed through the welfare state at taxpayer expense. Incidents of rape have consequently skyrocketed. Muslims only make up 1.5% of the population of Norway at this point, and already account for 50% of the entire country’s rape statistics, including 90% of the rapes in Oslo.
With that background in mind, consider the case of Arild Opheim and Elin Ruhlin Gjuvsland, a couple who work for the government’s left-wing NRK TV and radio broadcasting system. Their house was invaded by colonists who robbed them blind and physically abused them, bashing Elin over the head with a blunt metal object. The assailants explicitly stated that they were doing this because they were being deported, and that the victims deserved it for being Norwegian.
The couple wrote a book about the experience, entitled Uninvited Guests, in which they told of the threat they faced: not the threat of being killed, but of becoming “racists” — that is, of losing faith in political correctness:
As Elin put it, she came dangerously close to buying the theory “that immigrants are just coming here to exploit us, that we have to make sure that there won’t want be too many of them, and that we’re going to be overpopulated with certain nationalities in fifty years.” She’d begun to worry that thanks to lax immigration policies, there was “going to be massive crime so that we’re not safe in our own city.” In short, she was on the brink: “I thought: ‘Damn it, is this going to turn me into a racist?’”
Liberals will be relieved to hear that they did not become “racists,” but rather came to agree with their attackers that they deserved to be robbed and beaten for being Norwegian, on the grounds that Norway has not bent over backward far enough to accommodate the kind of people who robbed and beat them.
If progressives will sacrifice themselves out of devotion to their demented ideology, they certainly will not have a problem sacrificing the rest of us.