Whaleoil reader Isherman writes
It was disappointing if not surprising yesterday, to read posts by some commentators of the left accusing the right of playing politics with the atrocious events in France.
Some of the inferences include: the right using these events to push a political interest in promoting division, the justification to erode personal liberties with wide intrusive state surveillance, and even attempting to turn the discussion into a call for religious war.
To my mind, it is actually they who are playing the politics here, and turning an act of terrorism into a narrative of blame.
The valid discussions that are being held (across the political spectrum) are, or at least should be first and fore-mostly concerned with a serious and international problem that exists, one that affects the security of ordinary people all over the globe, and not strictly limited to those living in western democratic countries either. Read more »