WorldNetDaily managing editor David Kupelian uses his Nov. 19 column -- taken from the sparsely read Whistleblower magazine -- to rant about "the progressive left’s growing descent into madness," asking among other things: "What are normal Americans to make of the never-ending attempts to overturn the constitutional election of President Donald Trump by any means possible – legal or illegal, moral or immoral?"
Ironic coming from a man who helps runs a "news" organization that spent eight years trying to overturn the constitutional election of President Barack Obama by any means possible – legal or illegal, moral or immoral.
Kupelian then graciously concedes that not every Democrat is not evil and insane, just stupid and naive:
Before exploring this question, let’s first pause and allow for the fact that there are many decent people on the left. There are people of conscience and principle, a prominent one being former Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz, who today openly criticizes – and is persecuted in return by – his fellow leftists. Moreover, there are rational – or at least understandable, however flawed – arguments that can be made in favor of some leftwing policy positions such as socialized medicine (concern that poor children get needed medical care), gun control (desire to avoid tragedy arising from criminal or mentally ill people with firearms) or raising the minimum wage (concern that everyone has a living wage). Those making such arguments may be naïve, mistaken about their facts, ignorant of the laws of economics, think too emotionally, or be oblivious to the unintended consequences of their feel-good policies – but that doesn’t mean they’re insane.
A fine bit of condescension there, Dave. He then returned to the "hatred of Trump" theme, with a bonus plug for a book he wrote:
This is indeed a major factor, since intense hatred can, all by itself, literally make a person crazy. As I write in “How Evil Works”:“Hate is like spiritual plutonium, possessing bizarre, explosive and transformative qualities of which we are largely unaware. It is the means by which evil itself blooms on this earth, especially when rage is focused and magnified by a malignant worldview.” If you get mad enough – you go mad.
So, yeah, Kupelian is totally projecting here. As if to prove that he himself is the one who's gone mad, he writes under the "hatred of America" section of his bill of goods against liberals:
The same leftists who so easily brand Trump and Republicans as racist and immoral tend also to feel essentially the same way about their own nation – seeing America as a fundamentally racist, immoral country. That is why, to cite just one example, over 100 Civil War-era statues, monuments and symbols have been torn down across the U.S. since 2015.
Actually, that Newsweek article states that over 100 Confederate monuments have been removed. Kupelian seems to have forgotten that the Confederacy fought against America in the Civil War in order to preserve the racist, immoral practice of slavery. Wouldn't the removal of Confederate monuments thus be supportive of America?
Alas, Kupelian has been so driven mad by his own hatred that he can't see the illogic of his argument.