If you doubted that the Left is motivated by hate, consider the reaction
of this Madison liberal to the news that Gov. Scott Walker’s father
died over the weekend.
The reaction of one liberal-progressive-socialist hater to condolences posted by Lindsey Lee, an active Madison Democrat, on the death of Llewellyn Scott Walker, a retired Baptist minister:
Very little is know[n] about Walker’s father’s character, other than that he reared a son who, as Governor, has caused undue suffering in the lives of the most vulnerable amidst us. I think it is fair to assume that Walker’s cruelty is in part owed to the values his father instilled in him.
Joseph Gerard Lynch: I’m curious, Lindsey, what is this post, your condolence, meant to convey. On its face, it seems decent enough. Sooner or later, we all lose parents. we hope and pray that others will be at our side to comfort us. Still, I can’t help but wonder if there are cases where expressing condolences would be regarded as morally questionable, even morally objectionable. Much would depend upon the moral character of the person who died. Did she/he cause more good than harm? How many people suffered owing to her/his delinquent moral compass? We all like to think of ourselves as decent people. We are our best when we forgive those who harmed us. But our desire to forgive is often dependant upon the harm suffered. If the harm is egregious, then our forgiveness may be regarded as morally objectionable. The mere fact that you share a common humanity with the person who egregiously harmed you is not reason enough to forgive him/her.
This case, the death of Walker’s father, is different though. Very little is know about Walker’s father’s character, other than that he reared a son who, as Governor, has caused undue suffering in the lives of the most vulnerable amidst us. I think it is fair to assume that Walker’s cruelty is in part owed to the values his father instilled in him. Whether that is a strong enough reason not to offer condolences remains an open question, at least in my mind.
Lindsey Lee: Joseph, If we were to take your logic a little further then we should also withhold our compassion from all of those in Wisconsin who three times provided him with the majority of votes giving him the authority to do those things that you and I find so morally objectionable.
What did I hope to convey? — In the moment of posting this I found a small sense of shared humanity with the governor of my State.
John ‘Sly’ Sylvester: Lindsey Lee you did the right thing. I was really tough on Walker during the act 10 fight but when my mother died in 2016, he personally called me to offer his condolences.
Joseph Gerard Lynch: John, when my father died his casket was taken out of the Church ‘side door’. Our family’s sacrifice to the church–weekly money donations–were deemed inadequate. Moments after my father was laid to rest, the Parish Priest approached my mother, offering condolences. She spat in his face.
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Blaska’s Bottom Line: When even Sly says you’ve gone too far, you’ve gone too far.