On Saturday, US Special Forces conducted an operation that successfully
killed the leader of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The next morning, President
Donald Trump gave an address, saying that the savage murderer, rapist and
terror leader “died like a dog. He died like a coward. The world is now a much
safer place.” Trump continued that the brutal killer “whimpering and crying and
screaming all the way. He died like a coward … The thug who tried so hard to
intimidate others spent his last moments in utter fear, in total panic and
dread, terrified of the American forces bearing down on him.”
According to CNN,
ISIS has killed at least 2,043 people worldwide. ISIS is notorious for
enslaving, torturing and beheading its captured. It is a terrorist network that
goes out of its way to make the prisoners’ executions as barbaric as possible,
which include frequent beheadings, electrocutions and drownings.
A normal person would expect that Americans of all stripes and ideologies
could come together over somethings as objectively good as the elimination one
of the worst people on the planet. However, this was not meant to be, because
Orange Man Bad and getting Trump is a higher priority for the Left than
effectively decapitating ISIS, apparently. Democratic congressional leaders reacted to the news by complaining that the President didn’t tell them. Members of the
media questioned the manner that Trump addressed the raid with, accused him of colluding to give Syria to Russia in exchange for the ISIS leader, and wondered whether killing the leader would get the terrorists mad and cause them to
commit more attacks.
But the most egregious example came from a Washington Post headline, which
framed the operation as such:
“Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, austere religious scholar at helm of Islamic State,
dies at 48.”
The paper was met with the ridicule it deserved, most notably on Twitter,
when users made up their own #WashPostDeathNotices to parody the headline.
But as insane as the headline was, it is a logical symptom of the Leftist
postmodernist idea of subjective truth. The idea of something being “your
truth” is a Hegelian/Marxist philosophy that directly contrasts objective
When objective reality is challenged, anything can be true if you want it to
And we see examples of this almost daily. It’s how you get Proctor and
Gamble to remove the female symbol from its menstrual products because
apparently men can also get periods. It’s how you call biological men champions
for defeating women in female races. It’s how you can justify abortion until
birth because it’s just a “clump of cells.”
The list is endless, but the Washington Post headline shows another attack
on objective reality—that America is the evil empire, and the leader of ISIS is
just some innocent religious scholar.
Apparently, the leader of the free world wantonly decided to murder a
harmless academic. And the downplaying of who al-Baghdadi was is exemplified by
the fact that ISIS and al-Baghdadi’s crimes against humanity are not mentioned
until paragraph 33 of the Washington Post’s piece.
In order to know how to defeat the Left, we need to know what we’re
fighting. And the postmodernist notion of subjective truth is a philosophy that
must be overcome if Western Civilization is to be preserved.