Fanaticism is fully revealed when the ends are so important that conflicting facts are willfully disregarded in favor of achieving one’s objective. This moral quagmire often pops up in liberal arguments- a group for whom emotion plays a large role.
However, it is fairly rare to have them outright state, “Facts be damned- I want it my way!”
But, apparently, as emotions run wild in the wake of the tragedy in Connecticut, the left is willing to adopt an “ends justify the means” attitude that conflicts directly with reality.
On Monday, CNN’s Don Lemon had a hissy-meltdown and went off with one of the most ignorant rants I have heard in quite some time. He stated,
“For the past three days, I have been on the verge of tears every second and most of the people here have been crying 24 hours straight. Yeah – yes, we need to address mental health, but mental health in this particular issue, let’s not get it twisted, is a secondary issue. If someone who has a mental issue did not have access to guns that should only be available in war zones, we would not be dealing with this.”
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