The Bullet-Proof Umbrella

     Say, remember those scenes in Kingsman where Colin Firth’s character Harry Hart uses his umbrella to deflect incoming bullets? An umbrella like that would be a handy thing to have, wouldn’t it? But just imagine an even more advanced umbrella: one that would deflect accurate criticism of oneself? Wait no longer, Gentle Reader: the hour is upon us!

     Quoth the estimable Robert Spencer:

     Likely incoming Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has said that he plans to remove Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Mogadishu) from the House Foreign Affairs Committee over her troublesome habit of making anti-Semitic statements, and now the winsome Omar has struck back–not, of course, by apologizing for her anti-Semitism and vowing to make amends, but by accusing McCarthy and the Republican Party in general of (surprise!) “Islamophobia,” “racism” and more. To the man who has only a hammer, every problem looks like a nail, and to Ilhan Omar, everyone who opposes her must be an “Islamophobe” and a racist. After all, why else would anyone possibly stand against such a patriotic, accomplished, and eloquent legislator as she?

     Omar issued a statement Monday complaining that “from the moment I was elected, the Republican Party has made it their mission to use fear, xenophobia, Islamophobia and racism to target me on the House Floor and through millions of dollars of campaign ads.”

     Omar has unfurled not one but three umbrellas:

  • Her sex;
  • Her membership in the Negro race;
  • Her allegiance to the death cult called Islam.

     Thanks largely to media malpractice, all three groups have acquired a curious immunity from criticism. Thus, a member of any one of them can stand behind the group’s umbrella whenever criticism is aimed at him. Ilhan Omar, being a particularly vicious specimen of human scum, felt a need to deploy all three such umbrellas to protect her continuing reign of error.

     Not long ago, this article::

     A central tenet of our state religion under Democrat rule is that blacks spend their lives quivering in terror of local police. The liberal establishment screamed this at us incessantly during the hundreds of devastating Black Lives Matter riots. In reality, here’s how much terror black criminals have of police:

     …prompted me to observe that:

     Black criminals have been issued a virtual guarantee that they’ll get off on the grounds of “racism.” Hardly any other explanation is needed for the immense surge in crimes of violence committed by black perpetrators. Enjoy the Diversity!

     I maintain that the evidence is too copious for the proposition to be refuted. Now that it’s reached the House of Representatives, perhaps a few more reluctant eyes will open. It’s time for the rest of us – the white, self-supporting, law-abiding, middle-class guys – to go umbrella shopping.