Grumpiness, Confusion and Mavericks

I’m in a horrible mood… and if I say what I really want to tonight I’ll be calling people fucking idiots, racist jackasses and worthless pieces of crap.

Among other things.

So with that in mind I have instead decided to post an e-mail I recently received.

It sums up exactly what I’ve been trying to say these past few weeks about McCain’s political campaign.

This is for all the damn hypocrites out there.

Hope it clears some shit up.

I’m a little confused. Let me see if I have this  straight…
 
If you grow up in Hawaii , raised by your grandparents, you’re ‘exotic, different.’

Grow up in Alaska eating mooseburgers,  a quintessential American story.

If your name is Barack you’re a radical, unpatriotic  Muslim.

Name your kids Willow , Trig and Track, you’re a  maverick.

Graduate from  Harvard law School and you are unstable.

Attend 5 different small colleges before graduating,   you’re well grounded.

If you spend 3 years as a brilliant community  organizer, become the first black President of the Harvard Law Review, create a voter registration drive that registers 150,000 new voters, spend 12 years  as a Constitutional Law professor, spend 8 years as a State Senator  representing a district with over 750,000 people, become chairman of the state Senate’s Health and Human Services committee, spend 4 years in the United  States Senate representing a state of 13 million people while sponsoring 131 bills and serving on the Foreign Affairs, Environment and Public Works and  Veteran’s Affairs committees, you don’t have any real leadership  experience.

If your total resume is: local weather girl, 4 years on the city council and 6 years as the mayor of a town with less than 7,000 people, 20 months as the governor of a state with only 650,000 people, then you’re qualified to become the country’s second highest ranking executive.

If you have been married to the same woman for 19 years while raising 2 beautiful daughters, all within Protestant churches, you’re not a real Christian.

If you cheated on your first wife with a rich  heiress, and left your disfigured wife and married the heiress the next month,   you’re a Christian.

If you teach responsible, age appropriate sex  education, including the proper use of birth control, you are eroding the  fiber of society.

If, while governor, you staunchly advocate  abstinence only, with no other option in sex education in your state’s school system while your unwed teen daughter ends up pregnant, you’re very responsible.

If your wife is a  Harvard graduate lawyer who gave  up a position in a prestigious law firm to work for the betterment of her inner city community, then gave that up to raise a family, your family’s values don’t represent America ‘s.

If your husband is nicknamed ‘First Dude’, with at least one DWI conviction and no college education, who didn’t register  to vote until age 25 and once was a member of a group that advocated the secession of Alaska from the USA , your family is extremely admirable.

Ok, much clearer now.

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19 thoughts on “Grumpiness, Confusion and Mavericks

  1. Although I see what you are trying to do here…that is completely slanted. If a pro-McCain person were going to do the same sort of ironic essay but reversing the debate to things discussing Obama’s past such as past drug use and so on (which frankly I could care less about) and then only placing the positives of McCain it would create the same point.
    Frankly, I am unimpressed with either candidate. For me, I think they are both terrible choices for America, although I will be happy to have either just to get Bush out of the office at this point. I fall more on the Libertarian side of politics so I will not vote for Obama as he is way to far left for me. I like Obama the man, but not Obama the politician.

  2. Well, at least you aren’t all, “I don’t like Obama because he’s anti-American and Muslim” like half the mail I get these days…

    You appear to have made a choice not to support Obama based on actual politics, not based on the lies perpetuated by ignorant people and the McCain Campaign (not that they’re mutually exclusive).

    In my book, that’s an improvement.

    Thanks for weighing in.

  3. Uncle, I’m not Chaze, but I’ve looked at that article, and being a student of (in particular) the history of Islam, Christianity and Judaism, I’m going to go out on a limb and say that most of what’s written there is a drastic overthinking of the intrinsically obvious, viz: after so much American political hostility towards the Middle East (most of which, obviously, is Muslim), many of that faith are exceedingly gratified by the thought of an American president who, if not Muslim himself, is not directly and innately antipathic towards them. Obama doesn’t have to be Muslim to know something of how that faith is practised, which is about 1,000 steps up on the Republican party. I’m constantly astounded by how little people know about Islam (and, for the record, I’m an atheist) – and as far as I can see, the whole point of that article is, “Gee, the Muslims are cheering for Obama! Do they know something we don’t, or are we just freaked out by the idea that – gasp – they might actually *agree* with us on who should be running the US of A?”

    And, really, isn’t it that last point which is more frightening? Not to be violently inflamatory, but the biggest difference between Islam as recorded in the Qu’ran and Christianity as recorded in the Bible has jack all to do with scripture and everything to do with culture. History and social change (by which I mean, women’s lib, emancipaton, democracy and the separation of church and state) have worked on Christianity as they haven’t – yet – on Islam: that’s it. Go back to either book, and you’ll find more social commonalities in literal interpretation than disagreement, at least when it comes to key points: and this scares the everloving fuck out of most American Christian voters, because most of them haven’t sat down and thought – really thought – about where the difference lies. It isn’t scripture. It’s history. And that’s damn-well confronting, because what it essentially implies – means, even – is that Christianity as practised now, in the West, has changed in the past few thousand years, *not* because of divine revelation, but because *mankind willed it so*. Because people changed the moral basis for their social systems, looked back at religion and went, ‘Oh. That doesn’t really apply any more. Guess we’ll just reinterpret and move on.’ And so they did.

    I’ve gone aways from Obama here, but essentially, Americans are scared of agreeing with Muslims (ignoring the fact of Muslim Americans momentarily) *because they’re Muslim*, and not because their political views are instrinsically poor. Especially in the last eight years, America has built itsel up as the antithesis of the Middle East bar Israel, and to therefore look for any common ground with Islam feels wrong. And yet, that’s all the article is: fear that if Muslims like Obama, there must be an overtly suspicious reason for it, like Obama being secretly anti-American or pro-Muslim. The fact such an article even exists is testament to this fear: the author simply doesn’t know how to view Muslim support as benign. It must have an agenda. What’s more, that agenda must be – somehow – inimical to the American Way. They discount, automatically, the notion of devout Muslims who believe in America, and, in so doing, they support the fears of Muslims convinced that America will never believe in them.

    I don’t advocate shari’a anymore than I advocate creationism. I believe in the separation of church and state (as, incidentally, does the Book of Luke). Like the American Constitution (although I am not American) I believe in freedom *of* religion, and freedom *from* religion. But so far, in every rumour or allegation I’ve seen that links Obama to Islam, there is no discussion of radical Islamists as distinct from, say, the Sufis, Sunnis or Shi’a, nor any notion of the history of these groups, their relationship with Judeo-Christianity prior to 1914 and the Sykes-Picot agreement, or even social/historical examples like the Maronite church or Islamic Spain. No. Islam = bad. That’s it. The level of debate goes no further; and so, it is not a debate. It’s a polemic at worst, or an innuendo at best.

    And so, to cut an extremely long answer not short at all, I don’t believe your article holds any water. Either America sticks by its constitution, under which Muslims are equal and therefore not intrinsically evil, or it sticks by modern evangelism and fearmongering as begun, essentially, in the 1950s (which is when, coincidentally, the words ‘under God’ were added to the Pledge of Allegiance).

    Small wonder Muslims want to vote for Obama. He might actually treat them as legitimate citizens.

  4. Lol. See, this is what happens when I get home from the pub at 2AM and feel the need to politicise.

    I am a giant geek, aren’t I?

  5. ref all the comments, I appreciate the well thought out insight. From my personal experience with Muslims in various parts of the Middle East, I must say that they are not really religious. They are more political, eternally looking out for the hustle. The fact that opinion there shifts to Obama is interesting to me, nothing more. I hold it does not matter who becomes President. No matter what certain realities exist. I have seen Islam up close, and I don’t like Sharia Law in the least. So you all know, when a person is beheaded, the blood really squirts, leaving any person with even a slight connection to the West revolted.

    I agree with fozmeadows, even if I am not an Athiest, with the addage: who cares? As long as all of us are experiencing freedom from and of religion….

    But we need to be a little concerned here. The readings of Islam are pretty clear: they want to destroy us.

    Unc

  6. AND NOW THIS:

    Sunday, September 21, 2008
    Jews Beaten at Germany Rally
    An email from a Jewish man beaten at the ANTI-ISLAMISATION RALLY: “REALLY DARK NIGHT FOR GERMANY”:

    I would like to say that things have been rough here for the last couple
    of days. My friend, Michael Kucherov was the first casualty here on
    Friday. He got beaten up for trying to enter the first of our meetings
    on Friday. I sorely resent myself for not being there at that time for
    him. It rips me apart to hear about a Jew being beaten up in the streets
    of Germany. Well he wouldnt be the only Jew. The next day as I was
    trying to enter Heumarkt, I was beaten up by Antifa thugs on
    Eibahnstrasse. In both incidents, as we were being beaten up, they were
    yelling and screaming “Nazi” which was quite odd. Michael dressed in a
    suit but I was wearing my kippa and quite easily identified as a Jew so
    you can understand how odd it seems to be beaten by Germans in the
    street and called Nazi when you are Jewish. Anyway, I am going home with a broken rib but my pride still entact. I could have tried to escape or
    run but no way no how and I going to run or get on my knees for these
    people. Not this Jew.

    And one more thing, just let them all know that we (Jews) arent all soft.
    Living here in Europe, we battle thugs and islamists all the time and
    still ask for more. Thats why I traveled from France to Germany to make
    this conference. We are on te frontline of a battle which grows darker
    by the minute.

    These are the “nazis” the Islamists, leftists, and clueless, dangerous bloggers are referring to? G-d bless these courageous souls who are fighting this violent, malevolent scourge.

    Over at Tundra: CNN reporter labels pro-Köln supporters “as Neo-Nazis” in video report. The woman is as clueless to who the Nazis are, though they are in front of her blocking streets and railways all throughout the city. The media are in bed with these thugs as much as the government. Listen to the journalist/activist, Diane Magnay, then proceed to paint the city of Cologne as bigoted anyways, because they forced the mosque to reduce the size of its minarets. Nothing but total submission to intolerant religionists will suffice for these idiots on the Left, and in the Leftist media. Morons.

    NOTE: While we expect radical Lefties to wrongly depict their opposition as “neo-nazis” in order to shut them up and drive people away from what they’re trying to convey, the media has no right in depecting them as such. After all, the media is supposed to cling to the creed of being “fair and balanced”. Eh,…yeah riiiight.
    Fjordman explained the way it is,”In Norway, a Communist journalist for the left-wing Multicultural (and rabidly anti-Israeli and pro-Obama) national newspaper Dagbladet reported that “right-wing extremists” and “Nazis” were sent packing from Cologne this weekend. End of story. The fact that peaceful participants, including Jews, were beaten up by these “anti-Nazis” wasn’t mentioned. Dagbladet’s long-time cartoonist Finn Graff in 2006 published a cartoon depicting Israel’s PM Olmert as a Nazi concentration camp commander. The scene was taken from the movie Schindler’s List, in which the commander shoots down a Jew from his balcony. Mr. Graff declared only half a year earlier that he would not draw a cartoon of Muhammad out of fear and “respect.” This same newspaper later passionately backed the left-wing Norwegian government when they wanted to use tax money to openly fund the then Hamas-led Palestinian government. As we know, the ideology of Hamas is virtually indistinguishable from Nazism, except for the fact that its members have a slightly darker skin color than did old Adolf. But supporting the Nazis of our time is just fine. The real Nazis are the anti-Islamists. This is how Western Europe is actually like, and LGF bought this elitist disinformation hook, line and sinker.

    The state-funded Islamic Council of Norway openly admit that they get “spiritual guidance” from the Muslim Brotherhood’s spiritual leader Yusuf al-Qaradawi and his Fatwa Council. That’s OK. Meanwhile, a left-wing Multiculturalist named Lars Gule, who was arrested for and has openly admitted to traveling to the Jewish state of Israel with dynamite in his backpack in order to blow up stuff, suggested on a major blog recently that the security services should have me under surveillance because I am an “extremist.”

  7. Unc,
    I don’t agree with the broad statements painting Muslims in general us political but not religious. There are many more spiritual, peace-loving and yes, religious Muslims out there than not.

    I believe what you are referring to is a very real- but small- faction of Muslims that have perverted the religion with their fanatical and extremist views.

    To stereotype, as if all Muslims fall into such a description of hatefulness is short-sighted and continues to give people of all faiths- and I’m including self-righteous Christians in that category- the excuse to continue to judge and hate…

    … Something Jesus spoke tirelessly against.

  8. Thanks to everyone for thier views on this. It really made me expand my view of the situation. And I didn’t know that “Under God” was added in 1950. That made me think about a few things that I had suspected previously … I love learning something new everyday! Great thread!

  9. CHAZE77
    I totally agree, there is a minority of true violent haters in the World of Islam. However, far more serious in terms of what the West faces is the slow, creeping investment we face. Slowly, almost inperceptively, we have much of what the US is built on erode. I would be happy to send you perhaps 20 or so CDs full of papers, and studies to this effect. This is what truly concerns me: this erosion of who we are. Don’t believe me? Take a hard look at France right now. Or now even Germany. In fact, during a peaceful protest to bring awareness to the huge (and in the media totally underreported) surge in violence against Jews in Europe, the peaceful marchers were attacked over and over again. Some, who were in fact Jews, were physically assaulted and called “Nazi” by people who are nothing more than Nazis themselves: Extreme Leftists and/or Muslim fanatics.
    This is what concerns me.
    There are places now in Washington DC where the police do not tread for fear of roving gangs. The Muslim population there is also forming its own gangs.
    Or in St. Paul, were Somali Muslim Taxi drivers refuse to allow people with a dog – even a blind person with his seeing-eye dog – or a person with groceries that may include beer into their cabs. What is up with that?

    OR that Tyson Chicken in Alabama(Ithink it was there) replaced Labor Day with the Feast of Eid.

    THIS is that creeping erosion I am talking about. It is all non-violent for the most part, so goes unnoticed. Then, one day, like in a town in Oregon, the public elementary schools are praying five times a day. I thoguht that we should have our public institutions seperate from religious indoctrination?

    In the meantime all sides of the American Political Spectrum is totally wrapped up with what is in front of our faces…

  10. Hi Uncle,

    I think it’s kind of misleading to simply say “Tyson Chicken in Alabama replaced Labor Day with the Feast of Eid”, as if it was something Tyson woke up one day and simply chose to do.

    The union workers- Tyson’s own employees- voted to replace Labor day with the Feast of Eid… it’s what they wanted to do.

    Tyson still honors Memorial Day and Independence Day- both decidedly American holidays… as well as Christmas- a very Christian holiday- as well.

    I don’t understand how union employees voting certain changes into their own employment contracts constitutes “erosion”…

    … Perhaps we’ll just have to agree to disagree on this one.

    Thank you for weighing in though!

  11. hmm, yes, they voted, yes indeed… and here is what awaits us in the USA:

    FJORDMAN September23 2008

    In late 2007 and early 2008, I was involved in a heated argument with the American blog Little Green Footballs and its owner Charles Johnson. I haven’t been thinking much about it since then because it consumed too much energy and I found it to be a waste of time. However, recent events have caused me to look at these issues once more. In the city of Cologne (Köln), Germany, a scheduled anti-Islamization demonstration was disrupted by an unholy alliance of Eurabian Multicultural elites and extreme Leftist “anti-Fascists.” As Thomas Landen puts it in The Brussels Journal:

    “Last weekend’s events in Cologne demonstrate what European conservatives are up against. A conference protesting the building of a mega mosque run by Turkish radicals was violently disrupted by thugs who gained the approval of the local German authorities and the German media. The international media, including the so-called ‘conservative’ media, have either not written about the Cologne incidents or done so by branding the conservatives as ‘Neo-Nazis’ and the thugs as ordinary citizens bravely fighting back ‘Nazism.’ An example of the latter can be found in The Times of London.”

    According to magazine Der Spiegel, “an estimated 40,000 protesters turned up in Cologne’s downtown Heumarkt area, many wearing clown suits, to disrupt the rally. They blocked urban trains to keep delegates away and raided a tourist boat shaped like a whale – called the ‘Moby Dick’ – where the far-right gathering had been hoping to hold a press conference. A Pro Cologne spokesman said, ‘Stones, bricks and paint bombs were thrown and the panoramic windows of the Moby Dick were shattered.’ Police cancelled the rally after 45 minutes. Pro Cologne organizers had to dismantle microphones and other equipment in Heumarkt while the overwhelmed riot cops tried to hold back the crowd of protesters.”

    According to Der Spiegel, Police had prepared for about 1,500 far-right activists, organized by the local ‘Pro Cologne’ movement, to make a public show of discussing what they called the ‘Islamization’ of Europe.”

    As the esteemed American writer and columnist Diana West commented: “The suggestion here is that no non-‘far-right activist’ could possibly be so ‘far right’ as to imagine Europe is being Islamized….The point of the anti-Islamization rally was rational discussion. But Cologne proved it values neither reason nor discussion. ‘The city was ready.’ For mob rule.”

    The supposedly conservative newspaper Die Welt put up an online poll asking their readers whether they thought it was OK to ban the anti-Islamization demonstration. According to the major blog Politically Incorrect, as of midnight 86% disagreed with this policy. Suddenly, in the middle of the night, thousands of votes miraculously came in and the poll ended with exactly 50% in favor of the ban. Die Welt deleted the comment section because many comments criticized the decision to ban the Pro Cologne meeting.

    Several eyewitnesses who were present this weekend were shocked by the behavior of the police, who in their eyes seemed to be acting as a surrogate of the left-wing “antifa” groups (supposedly anti-Fascists, although they tend to behave pretty much exactly like Fascists).

    Aviel, a Jewish man who was beaten up in Cologne on 20 September, explains:

    “My [Jewish] friend, Michael Kucherov was the first casualty here on Friday. He got beaten up for trying to enter the first of our [=Pro Cologne] meetings on Friday. I sorely resent myself for not being there at that time for him. It rips me apart to hear about a Jew being beaten up in the streets of Germany. Well he wouldn’t be the only Jew. The next day as I was trying to enter Heumarkt, I was beaten up by Antifa thugs on Eibahnstrasse. In both incidents, as we were being beaten up, they were yelling and screaming ‘Nazi’ which was quite odd. Michael dressed in a suit but I was wearing my kippa and quite easily identified as a Jew so you can understand how odd it seems to be beaten by Germans in the street and called Nazi when you are Jewish. Anyway, I am going home with a broken rib but my pride still intact. I could have tried to escape or run but no way no how and I going to run or get on my knees for these people. Not this Jew. And one more thing, just let them all know that we (Jews) aren’t all soft. Living here in Europe, we battle thugs and islamists all the time and still ask for more. That’s why I traveled from France to Germany to make this conference. We are on the frontline of a battle which grows darker by the minute.”

    A Norwegian man blogging under the name maalmannen experienced something similar and posted many photos from the event:

    “On several occasions, I observed people trying to join the demonstration being attacked and chased away by the leftist counter-demonstration. In one case, an old woman carrying a lot of anti-Islamization posters was attacked by a gang of Antifa activists. The rest of the crowd shouted ‘Nazis raus’ [Nazis out] when these criminals attacked the old frau and took all her posters away from her, and then ordered her to leave or risk more attacks.”

    Spanish writer AMDG from the blog La Yijad en Eurabia adds his observations:

    “It was obviously not possible to enter the Heumarkt. I tried one of the narrow streets of the old city; there was a line of antifas with black clothing and sun glasses. They have even dared to place one of those plastic red-white stripes in front of them. I told one of them that I wanted to cross, they say no way. One of them spoke Spanish, and I ask her whether she was any authority, she confirmed it ‘we are the authority’. A line of anti-riot police agents was only two meters behind them. I can not find a better image of the creeping Eurabian fascism: The police not only do not confront them, they cover their backs. Alternatively, we may think that the antifa-lefty militants are just the stormtroopers (Sturmabteilung?) of the formal police.”

    A number of those demonstrating for “democracy” and against “extremism” were Communists. I guess a hundred million dead victims of Communism in a few generations isn’t a sign of extremism. Some also carried anti-Israeli slogans and merchandise using the icon of Marxist mass murderer and torturer Che Guevara. It is well-known that hardline Marxist organizations are still strong and influential in Germany, as in many other countries.

    Many of those present noticed the militant-looking black outfits of some of the extreme Leftist demonstrators, which seemed to match closely with their attitudes. Since the term “Fascist” these days appears to be reserved for anti-Islamists and “racist” critics of mass immigration in general and Muslim immigration in particular, it is challenging to find a proper term for the militant antifa crowd. “Red Nazis” could be useful, but perhaps “blackshirts” is most appropriate, alluding to their black clothing and uniforms.

    According to AMDG, “I think that we should repeat this rally every year. We need to show the Europeans that the Nazis and the fascists are the lefties. We can only make it by insisting. We need to join also the counterdemo with banners showing verses of the Koran.”

    The decision to silence the demonstration against Islamization was supported by local authorities as well as national and probably supranational ones. Thomas Steg, spokesman for German Chancellor Angela Merkel, stated that Berlin favored “inter-cultural dialogue.” The German Interior Ministry, too, criticized the rally, stating that “Such a gathering of populists and extremists harms the co-existence that the city and Muslim citizens have striven for.”

    Cologne Mayor Fritz Schramma, from the same “conservative” Christian Democratic Party (CDU) as Chancellor Merkel, said on public radio that “We don’t want their conference and along with a great majority of Cologne people we’ll be obstructing them.”

    In my view, Cologne Mayor Fritz Schramma is a dhimmi collaborator. His actions betray his city, his country and his civilization. This was a shameful act of cowardice and appeasement of the Nazis of our time. The true heirs of the Nazis and the Communists, both in totalitarian mentality and in methods, were the blackshirt left-wingers who were present this day, not those who demonstrated against the Islamization of their continent. Schramma should resign immediately. It is nothing less than an international disgrace that after Germany has been freed from the Nazis and the Communists, the authorities in a major city in the largest country in Europe kneel to totalitarian thugs and allow them to rule the streets.

    The blackshirts were deliberately allowed by the authorities to harass those who are critical of the official pro-Islamic policies. This confirms my long-held suspicion that the extreme Leftist thugs who assault immigration-critics in certain countries are a prolonged arm of the state. The “anti-Fascists” AFA in Sweden, for instance, openly brag about regular physical attacks against people they don’t like. They have been doing this for years. The media and the authorities know about it and do nothing. They like it, plain and simple.

    The state-sponsored organization Expo in Sweden co-published a book with AFA on critics of mass immigration. Expo has now provided their material to the largest political party in the country, the Social Democrats, for use against their political rivals. The “respectable,” state-funded organization Antirasistisk Senter, the Antiracist Center in Norway, at their home page link to AFA Stockholm, which they call “militant Swedish anti-Fascists.” So they do know they are “militant,” but not so much that they won’t link to them. They also link to Antifaschistische Aktion (AFA) in Berlin, some of whose members were probably among the brave “anti-Fascists” who assaulted “racist” old ladies and Jewish “Nazis” in Cologne. The other organizations mentioned indicate that these are recommended links, not just “relevant links.” This is met with silence from the mass media and the political class.

    Norwegian newspaper Dagens Næringsliv has earlier exposed the fact that the largest “anti-racist” organization in the country, SOS Rasisme, was heavily infiltrated by Communists in the late 1980s and early 90s, in other words, during the downfall of Communism in Eastern Europe. They went directly from Communism to Multiculturalism, which indicates that some of them view Multiculturalism as the continuation of Communism by other means.

    The state-funded Islamic Council of Norway admit that they receive “guidance” from the Muslim Brotherhood’s spiritual leader Yusuf al-Qaradawi and his Fatwa Council, who are debating whether or not gays should be killed, among other things. He has also supported suicide bombings and marriage to girls aged nine years old. Meanwhile, a Socialist named Lars Gule, who was once arrested traveling to the Jewish state of Israel with dynamite in his backpack with the intention of blowing up stuff, suggested on a major blog that the security services should have me under surveillance because I am a dangerous “right-wing extremist.”

    One of the foreign visitors, the Flemish politician Filip Dewinter, criticized Cologne Mayor Schramma and compared him to Freddy Thielemans, the Socialist Mayor of Brussels, Belgium, who in 2007 and 2008 banned demonstrations commemorating the 2001 9/11 terror victims in the USA because he didn’t want to upset the local Muslims. “Brussels and Cologne have mayors who kneel and submit to Islamization,” Dewinter said.

    I checked the front page of the major American “anti-Jihad” website Little Green Footballs (LGF) from Friday 19 to Tuesday September 23 2008 to check what blogger Charles Johnson wrote about the demonstration. As far as I could see, he remained completely silent on the subject, yet there is no doubt that he was aware of the event. On Sep 8 he wrote about “Fascists Hijacking Anti-Jihadism in Cologne” and stated that “Here we go again, as an all-star cast of European fascists hijacks the anti-jihad movement for their own sick political purposes.”

    One of these “Fascist bastards” (Johnson’s words) was Dewinter, with his “Cities against islamisation” project. Mr. Johnson himself noted that the leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran, hardly a beacon of tolerance and enlightenment, urged the European Union (not Germany, interestingly enough) to intervene and stop this planned “anti-Islamic” meeting, and Johnson concluded that “The Iranian mullahs couldn’t have asked for better propaganda.”

    The Iranians put pressure on the EU several times and summoned the French ambassador – France held the rotating presidency of the EU – to expressed deep concern over the EU’s lenient behavior toward anti-Islamic sentiments in Europe and suggested that European authorities prohibited the conference. Shouldn’t the “anti-Jihadist” Johnson and his followers be concerned over the fact that they end up on the same side as a repressive and terrorist-sponsoring Islamic state against Westerners fighting for their freedom? Apparently not.

    Just a few days before this, the “Fascist bastard” Filip Dewinter received the “Oriana Fallaci Prize” in Florence for his work with “Cities Against Islamisation,” among other things. The prize is named after the courageous Italian Islam-critical journalist and writer Oriana Fallaci. The irony is that Mr. Johnson kept a photo of Fallaci on his frontpage for several years, but at the time of writing, this photo has suddenly and mysteriously disappeared. I guess Fallaci was a Fascist, too, just like Dewinter, myself and everybody else who doesn’t believe in the myth of a moderate Islam. Dutch politician Geert Wilders does not appear to believe in the existence of a moderate Islam, either. When will LGF declare him a Fascist?

    The LGF-crowd thinks that Europeans must prove that we are 100% “ideologically pure” before we should be granted the right to fight for our continued existence. Imagine if a house is on fire. The fire brigade has just arrived to put out the fire, but the neighbor won’t allow them to use the local water because he fears it may be impure. He will only accept that they use holy water – distilled holy water – and only if it has been blessed by a lesbian priest who supports voting rights for illegal immigrants. Since the firefighters don’t have this available, the house burns down, but the neighbor takes comforting in knowing that at least the remaining ash is ideologically pure. This is Little Green Football’s attitude to the threat faced by the Western world. In fact, their attitude is to say that the water is more dangerous than the fire itself, and to beat the firefighters with their umbrellas while screaming “Fascist bastards!”

    The thinking seems to be that if you scratch any random European there is usually a Nazi lurking underneath, just waiting to get out. There are only two possible versions of Europeans: the surrender-monkeys and the Nazis. If we are not the former, then it follows by logic that we have to be the latter. This attitude betrays an all-pervasive hatred that demonizes absolutely anything Europeans do to protect their dignity and heritage. It closely mirrors Multiculturalism, which is an anti-Western, but especially anti-European, hate ideology

    One of the reasons why hardcore anti-Semites (David Duke would be a case in point) are unreliable allies is that they hate Jews so much that it shuts down the rational parts of their brain and they end up making common cause with Muslims, based on mutual hatred. The same logic applies to hardcore anti-Europeans, of which there are many even at “conservative” websites such as LGF. They have an irrational hatred, a dark cloud in their minds which prevents them from seeing the world clearly. In a way, some LGF-ers thus have more in common with David Duke than they’d like to admit. If mindless anti-Semitism and anti-Americanism should be considered a problem then so should mindless anti-Europeanism.

    This weekend, we witnessed how violent thugs threatened, assaulted and in some cases beat up people they disagreed with, several of them Jews. These “anti-Fascist” blackshirts are closely related to the violent totalitarian movements of past generations, in their dress code, mentality and willingness to silence freedom of speech by brute force. In short, they resemble Fascists and Communists (some of them were Communists). What has Little Green Footballs, which never misses an opportunity to denounce “Fascists,” written about this? So far, absolutely nothing. There are indeed people who behave like Fascists in Europe, and they receive tacit support from LGF while their victims are denounced as “Fascists.”

    I have watched, for the better part of a year, a number of decent human beings including, but not limited to, Pamela Geller, Paul Belien, Diana West, the Baron and Dymphna from the Gates of Vienna blog and many others, being at the receiving end of a vicious smear campaign from Charles Johnson and Little Green Footballs which is unlike anything I have seen in my life. After engaging in an insane witch-hunt on imaginary Fascists, whose ranks seem to grow every month, Mr. Johnson now suddenly chooses to look the other way in silence when very real Fascists use violence to silence their critics in a major Western city. I admit that makes me angry, and I think I have the right to be so.

    The time has now come for Mr. Johnson to apologize in public to the numerous people he has smeared since the fall of 2007, starting with the ones I have mentioned above. It’s not their credibility that’s on the line here. It’s his. If he continues to undermine those confronting Islamic infiltration, it will become increasingly difficult for LGF to present itself as an anti-Jihad website at all. At some point, the rapidly shrinking number of people in the northern hemisphere who haven’t been banned from the site yet will be forced to ask themselves whether the website and its owner have simply switched teams and joined the Dark Side.

  12. OR THIS
    The New Deceptive Spin at the U.N.: Re-tooling Racism
    The United Nations has re-tooled the word “racism” and replaced it with the epigrammatical: “contemporary racism”.

    Under the guise of “contemporary racism,” the U.N.’s Human Rights Council is taking care of its darling, Islam, and why not, the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) runs things there in The Council.

    Resolution 2002/9 mentions “fundamental freedoms for all without distinction as to race, sex, language or religion…,” but it does not mention any religion by name except Islam.

    Within Islam, there is always distinction as to sex and other religions. Nowhere in this Resolution does it mention the rapes in Darfur, the beheadings in Iraq, Iran’s chant to wipe Israel off the face of the earth, or honor killings here in the U.S. within Muslim families.

    Here are quotes from the Resolution:

    Alarmed at the impact of the events of 11 September 2001 on Muslim minorities and communities in some non-Muslim countries and the negative projection of Islam, Muslim values and traditions by the media, as well as at the introduction and enforcement of laws that specifically discriminate against and target Muslims,

    Also expresses deep concern that Islam is frequently and wrongly associated with human rights violations and with terrorism;

    Notes with concern the intensification of the campaign of defamation of religions, and the ethnic and religious profiling of Muslim minorities, in the aftermath of the tragic events of 11 September 2001;

    Expresses its concern at any role in which the print, audio-visual or electronic media or any other means are used to incite acts of violence, xenophobia or related intolerance and discrimination towards Islam and any other religion;
    The Washington Times quotes U.S. officials, “under the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the topic:”

    …they hope to persuade moderate Muslim nations – among them Senegal, Mali, Nigeria and Indonesia – to reject the measure, which lacks the force of law but has provided diplomatic cover for regimes that repress critical speech.
    Sources referred to as “religious rights groups” say that much of the language within other U.N. “measures, including statements…replicate the language of the resolution:”

    Now we are seeing a clear attempt by OIC countries to mainstream the concept and insert it into just about every other topic they can,” Miss Gaer said. “They are turning freedom of expression into restriction of expression.
    This Resolution is renewed each year. Each year the West votes against it. Each year, the West loses.

    *****
    U.N. Human Rights Council Considers Religious Defamation Ban
    by Holger Awakens

    So, what in the world does a United Nations Human Rights Council’s ” religious defamation resolution” mean, exactly? Let’s look at how it is described here at One News Now:

    The United Nations’ Human Rights Council has launched a new session and will consider a controversial resolution to declare religious defamation illegal.

    The resolution is really designed to permit countries with a dominant religion, such as Islam, to squelch any free-speech rights of religious minorities, according to Bill Saunders of the Family Research Council (FRC). “So for instance, in some Muslim countries, it’s considered blasphemy to just say what a Christian believes — because that is inconsistent with what Islam teaches,” Saunders explains. “Or, to try to switch from Islam to Christianity, that’s considered apostasy, and in those situations you can be punished by death.”
    Got that? What this means is that if the U.N. resolution passes and then is passed by the U.N. General Assembly, it will be ILLEGAL to practice any other religion in an islamic country other than Islam. So, if you are a Christian in Saudi Arabia, you would not be able to legally practice your religion, speak about your religion, or gather to hold worship – even in a room in your house.

    This isn’t just a matter of freedom of religion…it is that of free speech. As far as I know, this resolution is unprecedented in the arena of international government. More from the article:

    The Human rights Council is dominated by Muslim countries. The resolution is also expected to be submitted to the United Nations General Assembly. “The idea that free speech should be so restricted is a very dangerous one,” Saunders adds.
    I have spoken here at Holger Awakens for a very long time how world domination is the goal of Islam and that in fact, Islam is simply NOT a religion. It is a violent political ideology and if you read the Qur’an, it is plain to see that world domination is as important in this ideology as is any entrace to a spiritual afterlife.

    The vast majority of those representatives on this farce of an international body, called the U.N. Human Rights Council, are from islamic countries. They have pushed the envelope before and this will be just another example of that. All this does is seek to legitimize, in the eyes of the world, the punishments the islamists can dole out for those who don’t kneel and submit to allah. Bottom line is this…if you live in a islam-dominated country, you had better decide to worship the likes of the pedophile prophet Mohammed or you will end up in prison or hanging from the end of a rope dangling from a crane.

    Now, I’m sure the Human Rights Council will make some sort of exception to this resolution so a Christian-dominated America could not make the worship of islam in America illegal. It will be interesting to see how they work around that possible angle.

    But as is always the case, the United Nations has put up another example of how literally corrupt that organization is – with hundreds of countries in this world still violating the human rights of individuals, this Council has nothing else to do but make sure all of their islamic terrorist friends have a further weapon to persecute religious freedom in their homelands. This is the year 2008 folks, and we are seeing the highest international governing body in the entire world considering a resolution that would reflect the conditions in the Middle Ages. Unbelievable.

    Islam still seeking religious domination

    The United Nations’ Human Rights Council has launched a new session and will consider a controversial resolution to declare religious defamation illegal.

    The resolution is really designed to permit countries with a dominant religion, such as Islam, to squelch any free-speech rights of religious minorities, according to Bill Saunders of the Family Research Council (FRC). “So for instance, in some Muslim countries, it’s considered blasphemy to just say what a Christian believes — because that is inconsistent with what Islam teaches,” Saunders explains. “Or, to try to switch from Islam to Christianity, that’s considered apostasy, and in those situations you can be punished by death.” It is debatable whether a voice for religious freedom will be heard. “Rightly so, the world objects to that kind of thing and says to these countries [that] we need to have religious freedom,” Saunders contends. “And religious freedom includes the right to have any religion that you choose and to follow it.” The Human rights Council is dominated by Muslim countries. The resolution is also expected to be submitted to the United Nations General Assembly. “The idea that free speech should be so restricted is a very dangerous one,” Saunders adds.
    End Article.

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