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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Roger Cohen's Blood Libel

Timothy Birdnow

If anyone needs to get their heart rate up, read this despicable piece by Roger Cohen in the New York Times.

That Cohen, in a tirade attempting to link Oslo terrorist Anders Behring Breivik to conservatives, would drag attempted assassin Jared Loughner out as proof that "right wing extremists" are engaging in acts of political violence when Loughner was proven to be mad as a march hare is way beyond any reasonable discourse. This man should be fired by the Times, at bare minimum.

He states;

"Breivik is no loner. His violence was brewed in a specific European environment that shares characteristics with the specific American environment of Loughner: relative economic decline, a jobless recovery, middle-class anxiety and high levels of immigration serving as the backdrop for racist Islamophobia and use of the spurious specter of a “Muslim takeover” as a wedge political issue to channel frustrations rightward."

End excerpt.

Except that Loughner suffered from none of these; he was a heavy drug user (thank you liberals), a fairly well-off college youth who was likely in love with Rep. Giffords. He never spoke of economic problems, anxiety, or immigration as having anything to do with what he did.

Cohen is a monumental liar!

He also fails to see any difference between conservatives, Christians, and Nazis, lumping them all together. Breivik is a Nazi, a believer in a socialist utopia under nationalistic principles rather than international. Nationalism itself is not patriotism, and comes from the same roots as the French Revolution ie Rousseau. It was Rousseau who advocated elevating the nation to the level of a church, of making the State god and worshipping the nation as a way to channel religious beliefs into what he considered more "positive" directions. It was this concept of Nationalism - a concept very worrisome to the "right wing" of the 19th century - that filtered down to Hitler, Rosenberg, and the rest via the German philosophers. It is no more conservative than the Sexual Revolution.

And it is not Christian in any way. Christ taught to love one's enemy, to do good to others, to not kill. If the intent is to restore a Christian Europe then that would be antithetical to Breivik's murdering. Cohen may be a Jew, but he still should know this - or he should keep his mouth shut. Mischaracterizing an entire religion to smear it is precisely what the authors of the Protocals of the Elders of Zion had done. Cohen is as shameful - and frankly evil - as they.

Take notice of Cohen's tirade against those who disagree with him:

"Breivik has many ideological fellow travelers on both sides of the Atlantic. Theirs is the poison in which he refined his murderous resentment. The enablers include Geert Wilders in the Netherlands, who compared the Koran to “Mein Kampf” on his way to 15.5 percent of the vote in the 2010 election; the surging Marine Le Pen in France, who uses Nazi analogies as she pours scorn on devout Muslims; far-rightist parties in Sweden and Denmark and Britain equating every problem with Muslim immigration; Republicans like former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Representative Peter King, who have found it politically opportune to target “creeping Shariah in the United States” at a time when the middle name of the president is Hussein; U.S. church pastors using their bully pulpits week after week to say America is a Christian nation under imminent threat from Islam."

End excerpt.

So now Geert Wilders, Marine Le Pen, Newt Gingrich, Peter King are all the equivalent of Breivik and Osama Bin Laden; monsters itching to kill! kill! kill! Subhuman brutes on the verge of genocide. And any attempt to defend ourselves is an act of aggression against a harmless people who just happen to cut off heads, blow up pizza parlors and airplanes, etc. No! The real villains are those E-VIL right wingers who say "you will not destroy us".

When Lee Harvey Oswald shot John Kennedy there was a concerted effort at revisionism to claim that right-wingers were behind the plot. Yet that didn't happen when Ronald Reagan was shot; John Hinckley Jr. was rightly described as a nut. The Left tried to pin conservatism on Timothy McVie as well, and he turned out to be a Nazi and pretty much to the left. When a man flew his plane into the IRS building in Texas they quickly moved to claim he was a Tea Partier, then it turned out he was strongly liberal. This has been an ongoing effort by the Left to smear opponents.

In point of fact, most violence comes from the Left, yet those in the media rarely report it as such, while the most innocuous of things involving anyone remotely to the Right are reported as acts of terrorism. Remember the Missouri Fusion Center report? Remember the DHS report warning of "conservative terrorists", people like returning veterans, Christians, pro-lifers, etc.? There has been an ongoing effort to demonize good, normal Americans.

And the despicable Roger Cohen has shown just what kind of man he is; he has gone beyond shameless here. This is a blood libel.

The genesis of the Nazi Party occured in Russia, where a visiting young man named Alfred Rosenberg discovered a (planted by the Tsar's Secret Police) copy of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, a rewriting of a French work attacking Napoleon III, but changed to accuse Jews of every form of evil.

The Protocals were monstrous lies - a blood libel - and led eventually to Kristelnacht and the Ovens. What Roger Cohen is doing here is not much different.

A half-hearted apology is not acceptable at this time; the man must at least lose his job. He is obscene!

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