Ann Coulter - November 9, 2009 - BONUS COLUMN! FT HOOD AND GUILTY: LIBERAL 'VICTIMS' AND THEIR ASSAULT ON AMERICA

BONUS COLUMN! FT HOOD AND GUILTY: LIBERAL 'VICTIMS' AND THEIR ASSAULT ON AMERICA





Last week, thirteen troops at Fort Hood did not survive America’s culture of victimhood, described in my book, Guilty: Liberal "Victims" and Their Assault on America. In modern America, the guilty are sanctified, while the innocent never stop paying – including with their lives, as they did at Fort Hood.

Before shooting up a medical facility on that Army base, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan reportedly shouted “Allahu Akbar.”

While Hasan gave a shout-out to Allah before shooting, President Obama gave a shout-out to "Dr. Joe Medicine Crow” before getting around to mentioning the massacre in a speech on the day it happened.

Obama's response to abortionist George Tiller was “I am shocked and outraged by the murder of Dr. George Tiller.” Obama’s response to the slaughter of 13 Americans by a Muslim at a U.S. military installation was to instruct Americans not to “jump to any conclusions.” (There was a risk that right-wingers’s would start playing the old “Blame The Perpetrator” game!)

While the rest of us were supposed to avoid coming to the obvious conclusion, liberals went to work establishing a counterintuitive conclusion -- which they plan to make conventional wisdom by Wednesday.

The mainstream media and government officials waited for no information – indeed, they actively avoided learning any information -- before leaping to the conclusion that Hasan’s mass murder was set off by traumatic stress.

Hasan’s family members, egged on by the media, portray their murderous relative as the victim of vague taunts by fellow servicemen for being a Muslim. CNN, for example, began its article on the massacre: “The bumper sticker reading ‘Allah is Love’ was torn off and the car was keyed.”


A Muslim mows down 13 Americans and immediately we're supposed to start feeling sorry for the Muslim. (The bumper sticker incident did not occur on the military base where Hasan committed mass murder and the perpetrator had already apologized to Hasan.)

The Army’s top brass, Gen. George Casey, responded to the massacre by announcing: “Our diversity, not only in our Army, but in our country, is a strength.”

As described in “Guilty,” the more culpable a person is, the more beloved he is in modern America’s cult of victimology. Naturally, therefore, on Sept. 11, 2001, Muslims won top billing in the victimhood pantheon. On the basis of slaughtering 3,000 Americans, they moved up in the rankings -- surpassing blacks, Jews, gays, illegal immigrants, and feminists as our most privileged victims.

And now Americans are paying for our beloved "victims" not only in jobs, taxes, and speech rights, but with their lives. All this is detailed in case after case in Guilty: Liberal "Victims" and Their Assault on America -- out in paperback this week.