Leftists Howling for the Pope’s Blood

Another example of the light and life emanating from the political Left may be seen in the current issue of the New York Press. Jeff Koyen, editor of the left-wing rag, has quit after running a cover story entitled, “The 52 Funniest Things About the Upcoming Death of the Pope.” The diseased article — most of which is incoherent — includes such “hilarities” as, “In his last days, the Pope was in tremendous pain,” and “Pope pisses himself just before the end; gets all over nurse.”

Leaving aside its nineteenth century, Know Nothing anti-Catholicism, the article is the latest example in an increasing leftist motif: raging bloodlust. This deadly ire is hardly restricted to Holy See. (Then-TRW)FrontPageMag.com columnist Tammy Bruce described her former comrades pining for the death of Ronald Reagan (the man who, with the help of Pope John Paul II, helped liberate millions from the murderous nightmare of Communism). Cartoonist Ted Rall has made a career of slurring the deaths of such laudable innocents as Reagan and Pat Tillman. (See his latest whine against DiscoverTheNetwork, or e-mail him here.) Ward Churchill hailed the 9/11 hijackers; U of Texas Journalism professor Robert Jensen thrilled, “The United States has lost the war in Iraq, and that’s a good thing”; Columbia prof Nicholas DeGenova prayed for “a million Mogadishus” against American soldiers. (But remember: it’s wrong to question the Left’s support for the troops!)

How long will it take for Americans to read the signals that the Hate America Left is a quasi-religion whose cardinal virtue appears to be philo-thanatos: the love of death?

This article originally appeared on Monday, March 7, 2005, on Moonbat Central.