Much like a victim of spousal abuse,
The Left always seems to have an excuse
For barbarous behavior by terrorist thugs,
Their violence dismissed with self—blaming shrugs.
Oh, they just can't help it, they just get so mad,
When we get them upset by behaving so bad.
It's not really their fault that we suffer their blows;
We provoked them ourselves as everyone knows.
Like a cowering wife with her bruised blackened eye,
The Liberal defeatists just keep asking why;
What is it in us our tormentors despise?
What will gain us some favor in those angry eyes?
It must be our doing that sets them aflame;
Our own bad behavior that must bear the blame.
If we just appease them, we grovel and simper,
Perhaps we'll avoid the mad wrath of their temper.
Battered wives learn what the Left cannot see:
Excusing brutal behavior will not set you free.
Appeasing these madmen just maddens them more,
Till someday they'll come and kill three thousand more.
Quit making excuses for these murderous men,
You Liberal appeasers, who'd let terrorists win.
The only sure way to be free of their ire:
Defeat and destroy them; fight fire with fire.
Russ Vaughn is the Poet Laureate of The American Thinker
This poem was inspired by Ted Lapkin's essay here.