On Monday’s episode of Fox News Channel’s “The Five,” Greg Gutfeld sounded off on those who have made it their primary focus to understand the motivations behind Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s alleged decision to place a bomb at the site of the Boston Marathon.
“After every terror attack each motive shall be discussed, but one,” Gutfeld said. “It is the terror that dares not speak its name. Well, actually it does speak. Our media just won’t hear it. Instead we explore the pain of the poor thugs. Which could be why some terrorists get movies made by Robert Redford, and others get tenure. So what do hacks do when they are wrong about terror? They cling to relativism.”
That relativism, Gutfeld explained, just doesn’t add up when you actually look at other types so-called extremism since Muslim extremism is more prevalent around the world.
“Yeah, Muslim extremism is no different than any other extremism. But in order to make that stick, you have got to suck at math. Muslim versus Christian extremism is not apples to apples. It is comparing Hurricane Katrina to a squirt gun, which is why they embrace root causes — the detached response to evil. Let’s simply focus on the personal turmoil of the bombers, not the real turmoil they caused.”
Gutfeld, author of “The Joy of Hate: How to Triumph over Whiners in the Age of Phony Outrage,” went on to argue that these efforts for more understanding could encourage copy cats. He also took aim at Amanda Palmer for her free-verse poetry memorializing the terrorist suspect.
“But this head-shrinking only benefits the killer while energizing attention-craving copycats,” Gutfeld said. “It also drowns out compassion for victims. So, we spend less time trying to stop evil and more time trying to understand it. We become the Clarice to their Hannibal. Our obsession with their death makes them more appealing. But all root causes can be destroyed in one sentence: A lot of people don’t fit in and still don’t blow people up. We all don’t wage jihad when we’re sad. The bottom line: A punk placed a bomb next to a child. Why will not change that fact.”
“So what if we made a pact not to discuss these idiots or show their stupid faces?” he continued. “Enough egging on these creeps. Those who traffic in root causes pretend to inform us, but they are simply diluting our condemnation of horror. Like singer Amanda Palmer, who wrote a love poem to the terrorists instead of writing one for the victims — what a hopeless loser. Maybe she will marry the guy. Look these bombers show how easy it is to upend society. But what their apologists suggest is far worse: that a life of obscurity is inferior to a life on infamy and that terror is a lifestyle choice.”