All of the liberal hand-wringing over the poor victim, Nidal Malik Hasan, who shot over 40 people at Fort Hood last week, killing 13, is typical. For many years, liberals have shown great concern for the perpetrators of crime rather than the victims.
When I first heard of the latest liberal excuses for Hasan -- that he was stressed out, or picked on, or misunderstood, or whatever -- I thought of Al Capp.
Al Capp was the cartoonist who created the "Lil Abner" comic strip that ran for 43 years in newspapers across the continent. Capp was a conservative and didn't much like liberals or hippies. He once addressed the liberal identification with criminals in one of his cartoons. It made an impression on me and I remember the gist of it to this day, though I have forgotten the precise details.
It went this way: There is a crime victim laying in the street. Standing nearby is the criminal holding a smoking gun. A liberal is stepping over the prostrate victim with a look of concern and is reaching out to the perpetrator. The liberal says to the criminal "ARE YOU ALL RIGHT?"
Things haven't changed much in the past 40 years.