A PATTERN of behavior that I have to believe it’s intentional. First, background. Thomas Sowell:
So many “rights” have been conjured up out of thin air that many people seem unaware that rights and obligations derive from explicit laws, not from politically correct pieties. If you don’t meet the terms of the Geneva Convention, then the Geneva Convention doesn’t protect you. If you are not an American citizen, then the rights guaranteed to American citizens do not apply to you.
So many people have worked so assiduously to obfuscate the truths of these matters that I must see it as prima facie evidence of intent. The left — Democrats, progressives, and the rest of the usual suspects — means for it to be this way. And Sowell’s point needs to be made forcefully in rebuttal.