I, for one, am no longer shocked or surprised by anything the progressive socialist left and their media liberal progressive accomplices say or do. For instance, right now everyone is appalled at the recent headlines in leftist media outlets regarding the sister of North Korean dictator, Kim Jung Un.
The CNN article has gotten the most attention.
“CNN ran an absurd story Saturday afternoon, seemingly praising the sister of one the world’s most evil dictators for ‘stealing the show’ at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. The piece starts off, saying, ‘If “diplomatic dance” were an event at the Winter Olympics, Kim Jong Un’s younger sister would be favored to win gold.’ Hailing Kim Yo Jong as North Korea’s ‘answer’ to Ivanka Trump, CNN claims that ‘with a smile, a handshake and a warm message in South Korea’s presidential guest book, Kim Yo Jong has struck a chord with the public just one day into the PyeongChang Games.’
“As the Daily Caller’s Benny Johnson pointed out, the article even attempts to justify her inclusion at the Olympic games as proof that the brutal regime was somehow a progressive nation.
“Babilina Hwang, a visiting professor at Georgetown, told CNN that ‘Kim Yo Jong is the perfect counterpart to (Ivanka Trump). And it also is a signal that North Korea is not this crazy, weird former Cold War state — but it too has young women that are capable and are the future leadership.’”
The question we need all ask ourselves is: Why are we surprised at this type of behavior from the progressive socialist left, the leftist media in America? Let’s finally come to a realization that we’re looking at a deep-seated animus towards this constitutional republic that transcends the abject hatred of President Donald Trump into a searing hatred of America itself.
After all, it was one Barack Obama who envisioned a “fundamental transformation” of these United States. As well, it was his wife, Michelle Obama, who said that for the first time in her life that she was proud of America, centered on the progressive socialist “hope” that her husband was promising.
For the liberal progressive leftist elites anything that’s the antithesis of America is embraced, made relevant, and even acceptable. After all, it was Barack Obama who had a policy of “strategic patience” with the brutal Stalinist regime of North Korea that starves its people, imprisons and brutally tortures them, executes Christians, and is seeking ICBM and nuclear capability. As for the last capability, it was Obama’s former National Security Adviser, Susan Rice, who wrote an op-ed for The New York Times, stating that we can just learn to live with a nuclear North Korea — how charming, but predictable.
The progressive left in America has always made it a habit to root for those aligned with their ideological agenda, rather than our country. The left found much to accept about the North Vietnamese, while they demonized our own troops. Who can ever forget the pictures of one Hollywood elitist, “Hanoi” Jane Fonda, sitting atop NVA anti-aircraft guns? And we know the progressive socialist left has this absurd love affair with the brutal communist regime in Cuba. The little baby leftists in training still adore their Che Guevara t-shirts over those of Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Lincoln or Reagan. And who will ever forget Obama’s visit to Cuba and his picture being taken before a mural of Che, the murderous Che?
It was the progressive socialist left who hailed Hugo Chavez and his socialist regime in Venezuela, wishing they could have the same in America. Many Hollywood and entertainment elites flew there to worship at the feet of the socialist dictator. Funny, you hear nothing from those same chuckleheads now that Nicolas Maduro is imprisoning citizens, legislators, while state police are gunning down unarmed protesters, and folks there in what was once one of the richest countries in Latin America are now eating from garbage dumpsters.
No, we should not be surprised that CNN and the left is adoring the sister of a mad dictator who’s killing his own people … they have a history of doing such things. The left in America cherishes socialism over liberty and will assert situational relativism at will.
The left sees more danger in Israel than the Islamic jihadists and terrorists that surround that small nation. The left finds sympathy will the so called “Palestinians” who are just Arabs with a desire to see Israel destroyed — and say as much. The left will fall all over and bestow darling status on a civilizational jihadist such as Linda Sarsour, who once called for a jihad against our White House. Yet, the left will demonize and denigrate women who’ve been victims of Islamic misogyny and terrorism such as Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Brigitte Gabriel. The progressive socialist left, much as their adoration of Lil’ Kim Yo, put the adoring picture of the Boston Marathon Islamic jihadist, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, on the cover of Rolling Stone. Don’t be surprised if Kim Yo soon shows up on the cover of Vogue.
It’s the progressive socialist left who praised NFL football players who would go to their knees for our flag and national anthem, but stand for “God Save the Queen.” And it was the same liberal progressive left who disparaged former NFL player Tim Tebow for taking a knee to honor our Judeo-Christian God — the Creator who endowed us with our unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
So, no, I am not shocked, or even appalled at the headlines praising the sister of a dictator by the liberal progressive leftist media. This is who they are, and they have constantly reminded us of their ideological affinity for tyrannical socialist, Marxist, and communist leaders — and now their sisters. I will give it to the little chubby fella with the bad haircut – well-played, dude. You know your leftist allies in America very well. After all, you did a great job echoing their post-SOTU talking points. You knew your little sis’s charm offensive would work on the feeble-minded leftists in America — and so it has.
However, sir, you are still a demonic, evil person, and one can only deduce that your blood flows through the veins of your sister … ya know like Jezebel of old. Those of us who are the steadfast and loyal Old School Patriots of America ain’t falling for this charade. We stand ready and vigilant to defend liberty and freedom, regardless of the useful idiots — as Lenin called them — that exist here in America.
Your sister may be charming to the progressive socialist left, but then again, birds of a feather truly do flock together.
Allen West is a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army. Mr. West is a Senior Fellow at the Media Research Center to support its mission to expose and neutralize liberal media bias.
Editor's Note: This piece was originally published by Colonel Allen West on the Allen B. West website.