What a 24 hours it has been for both critics of Islam, and for the contrived outrage activists, after Sonia Kruger, host of the normally trendy, ‘progressive’, inner- city orientated Today show, called for the halting of Islamic immigration.
For individuals who have remained undeterred by the Orwellian tendencies of the left, yesterday represented an important occasion, as a relatively common- held position so frequently discredited by media elites, was finally being legitimately mainstreamed within the public sphere.
Alternatively, the comments sparked an avalanche of offence, and show- boating reaction from the left, so determined to slur Kruger, for offering her honest opinion to a question. The viewpoint of disdain and contempt for this act of free speech, was epitomized by the left- activist organisation, GetUp, which has publicly implored its followers to ‘tell Channel 9 that racism is never acceptable, and demand Kruger make an apology’.
However, in these circumstances such responses were anticipated, as the left’s limitless admiration and blind defense of Islam is a settled case. We expect nothing more from self- declared multiculturalism advocates and like- minded progressives- turned regressives.
But, if any shred of dignity existed in the moral grounds and character of these Sonya Kruger critics, some degree of consistency would surely prevail.
Take the scripted, monotonous response of many towards the Islamist attack in Nice, which left over 80 people dead. At best, the type of answer that entailed; ‘we stand with the people of France as we offer our condolences’ essentially meant; We accept the status quo, and have no major policies to counter future attacks. At worst from left- leaning individuals and groups, there was no moral outcry or reaction whatsoever.
So for some among us, another 80 dead at the hand of Muslims is seemingly unworthy of commemoration, and yet the mere suggestions of Kruger were worthy of a tsunami of critical attention and emphasis? While there is certainly strength to be gained by the bravery of a genuinely honest and holds- no- barred TV show host, the misplaced priorities of others reflect a worrying trend.