Sadly — although, alas, predictably — Andrew Breitbart’s death has been met with many cheers from ideologues on the left. The Blaze has compiled a list of the most shocking quotes from liberals on Twitter celebrating his death. I’ve found a few of my own, too:
@katewarren #Breitbart sudden death debunks the notion that “only the good die young.”
@xiomberg Andrew Breitbart is dead, good riddance to bad trash. He was a vile excuse for a human being
@Mufusion66 RIP Breitbart? Nah, too good to be true
@mikebeebe Andrew Breitbart died? Good.
@suziplasse Death panels too good for this one.
#twisters RT @prisonforbush: Breitbart dead? D Good riddance. More republicans should follow his lead.
Even Matt Ygelsias said that “the world outlook is slightly improved with @AndrewBreitbart dead.”
Comments like this appeared on my own Facebook feed. A man I went to college with told me that “Breitbart was a toxic and evil man; he was beyond ideological politics. His death, or the death of Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck are a cause for celebration.”
These people are pathetic, miserable creatures whose lives begin and end with political activism. They are lowlife ideologues who view other people’s worth only through the lens of their political opinions. They are toxic individuals, and if they inhabit your social media networks — or your day-to-day existence — you should purge them from your life. These are intellectually diseased people who view everything — even death — through the prism of ideological, partisan politics. If you are so deeply invested in your political opinions that you cannot value another human being’s life if he disagrees with them, then you need to quit politics — cold turkey — and return to it when you are more psychologically-equipped to handle such matters.
Andrew Breitbart was an influential conservative activist — and his legacy will and should be debated — but arguing for or against a person’s ideas must be where things begin and end in a circumstance such as this, because first and foremost he was a human being; someone’s son, father, husband, or best friend. Never forget what Ayn Rand once wrote: we are interested in politics so that one day we will not have to be interested in politics. Good politics helps to enable good living. Behind politics is the fight for a better life — and our personal lives count more than any political battle. It’s disgusting and shameful that some people can’t see otherwise.