Nothing says Judenhass like appropriating a singular historical monstrosity and using to grind your own grievances
EDITOR’S NOTE: This blog previously contained quotation marks around the six million figure on Holocaust deaths. The author did not mean cast doubt over the figure, it was meant as a quotation. We apologise for any offence this caused.
For the US and EU member states, January 27 is a time to reflect on the horror that was the Holocaust. As the number of living survivors of that genocide dwindles, it’s more important than ever they give their public testimonies so that for the younger generations, it’s not just some random, freak occurrence they read about in history books, staring at black and white pictures. In this age of hyper-technology, it needs to be ‘real’ – to have a human face, lest it should ever happen again.
But wouldn’t it be wonderful if there was such a day to commemorate the millions of black African victims of slavery? Unlike the six million figure that so often goes with statistic about the number of Jews killed during the Second World War, it’s not so easy to quantify when it comes to black slaves.
Slavery, even chattel slavery, was ubiquitous since the beginning of human history. There are few words available that can express the horror of the trade out of Africa.
However, it still doesn’t even come close to what happened in Nazi Germany.
It isn’t a numbers game, it is about intent and motive.
Slaves were treated as property.
Jews were considered vermin to be exterminated, down to the last child.
But hey, before you criticize Obama for what appears to be a really poor trade from of an overmatched GM, you have to first decide who’s side he’s really playing for. Because that changes the whole dynamic.
Context is key.
Former CBS reporter and Daily Signal senior independent contributor Sharyl Attkisson will testify at this week’s confirmation hearings for Loretta Lynch, who was nominated by President Obama to replace Eric Holder as U.S. Attorney General.
Attkisson, who was invited to speak on a panel of witnesses by the Senate Judiciary Committee led by Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, will address issues concerning freedom of the press.
She tells The Daily Signal:
The Senate Judiciary Committee is concerned about a number of free press issues, as are many journalists. They want to touch on some of those issues at the hearing for the attorney general nominee.
Attkisson has been highly critical of the Justice Department in her investigative reporting of Operation Fast and Furious and the Benghazi terrorist attacks.
While covering these events, Attkisson alleges that the Justice Department illegally monitored her phone and computer.
— And, as it turns out, likely her car and travel patterns, too. Though she’s not alone in that.
As an aside, I find it humorous that we have in Jen Rubin, Shaw, and a number of others, today’s purported (and paid) opinion drivers for “the right” — when not so long ago they were accusing those of us with actual classical liberal sensibilities of being bloodthirsty warmongers who wish indiscriminately to kill — and doing so by intentionally and in bad faith misrepresenting what we wrote. But hey, I guess that gets you a paying gig in the world of the new nuanced, grown-up “right.”
Never, ever drink and drone.
Romneyism in one line: “Romney is determined to re-brand himself as authentic” http://t.co/sJgSvz7ZRL
— Allahpundit (@allahpundit) January 27, 2015
My deference duly paid, let me just add an addendum, in the form of an instructive: if you even conceive of authenticity as a kind of costume worn for specific audiences on specific occasions, your very misunderstanding of what authenticity actually is dictates that you have absolutely no chance of ever achieving it.
Romney is the GOP’s version of Zelig. And every bit as fictional. It’s time for him to exit, stage left — which would almost be like a political performative.
Well, first you have to think of aborted fetuses as babies, but at the very least I think we can all agree that what was killed were the biological conditions and materials that, left to their own devices would, in most cases, result in the completion of a human baby. Which, I grant, is a minor nitpick.
Beyond that, I don’t have much to write on the subject — mostly because the majority of those tethered to a political position on the abortion issue don’t bother to read anything that doesn’t confirm their biases, unless it’s with the goal in mind to seize a particular out of context phrase (eg., women “harboring” 5-month-old viable children, which evidently is a monstrous formation for a term of art that I suspect the feminist pro-choice absolutists will claim they own, their having uteri and whatnot, and those women with uteri who don’t happen to adopt their same viewpoints being nothing more than closet self-haters, or sufferers of false consciousness).
So instead, I figured I’d do what all the cool kids are doing today. Just create a hashtag and send it out into the world laden with as many implications as I can stuff into a tiny phrase. And for this purpose I’ve settled on the following: #HandsUpCocksDown
You can thank me later.
…unless it involves fundamental transformation, in the case of the US; the installation of the Muslim Brotherhood and the spread of a caliphate, in the case of Egypt and Yemen; and now, the deposing of Bibi Netanyahu in Israel in favor of some left-wing appeasenik who might actually take Obama’s feckless, bullshit approach to “peace” in the Middle East — which seems to involve empowering Iran and fighting all serious attempts to destroy Islamic radicalism — seriously:
Caroline Glick picked up on one article the Israeli left-wing paper Ha’aretz didn’t bother translating into English that details Obama’s involvement in the upcoming Israeli elections. A summary of the article is provided by IMRA (Independent Media Review & Analysis):
Haaretz reporter Roi Arad revealed in an article in the Hebrew edition today [January 26] that the foreign funded organization, “One Voice”, is bankrolling the V-2015 campaign to defeat Binyamin Netanyahu’s national camp in the March 2015 Knesset Elections.
One indication of the generous financing is that it has now flown in a team of five American campaign experts (including Jeremy Bird, the Obama campaign’s national field director) who will run the campaign out of offices taking up the ground floor of a Tel Aviv office building.
V-2015 is careful not to support a specific party – rather “just not Bibi”. As such, the foreign funds pouring into the campaign are not subject to Israel’s campaign finance laws.
Glick commented via Facebook:
Obama won’t meet Benjamin Netanyahu – ?????? ?????? in Washington when he addresses the Joint Houses of Congress in March because of Netanyahu’s visit’s proximity to the Israeli elections. And Obama, of course believes in protocol and propriety which is why he won’t get involved. No, he’s not getting involved at all. He’s just sending his 2012 field campaign manager to Israel to run a campaign to defeat Netanyahu. That’s all. No interference whatsoever.
[…] It should come as no surprise then that Haaretz, known on this side of the globe for its freakish ability to generate anonymous White House sources that love talking about how much Obama hates Bibi (a shared talent among the Left) would conveniently forget to translate this little news item for their English-reading audience.
There was a time when foreign policy realists sought to influence foreign elections to keep radicals out of power, believing them likely to work against US interests.
Obama has reversed that trend: now he wants only those in power who he believes will “level” the world playing field. Meaning, he wants to see the US humbled, and his beloved Muslim Brotherhood pals empowered.
It’s a sick situation. But then, when you twice elect a Red Diaper Baby with narcissistic tendencies and no real intellectual filter, moral or otherwise — his anti-Semitism is even more startling than that of Jimmy Carter, who at least had the good sense to disguise it as much as possible until after he failed so miserably as president — what you get is an idealogue looking for fellow-traveling “revolutionaries” looking to upset balances of power.
That they do so knowing that they won’t likely be affected by the shifts — their money and lifetime protection shields them from the consequences of their own reprehensible actions — just highlights how disgustingly cynical and craven they are, all in the name of a failed and dangerous worldview that has, at last count, killed well over 100 million people in the last 100 or so years.
Jesus. What has become of this once great country, reduced to Idiocracy for the real world and peopled with pig-ignorant sheep who have been taught that their every insipid opinion needs be valued as highly as those that signal fidelity to truth, logic, and intellectual rigor?
We are Moron Nation. In the throes of self-loathing as a prelude to national suicide. Propeller-festooned caps, mandatory knee-socks, and spiked Kool-Aid can’t be far off.
Still, just for fun, let me say this about our Good Man-in-chief: I hope he fails.
(h/t Geoff B)
Sometimes you just have to put on your threadbare blazer and Elliot Gould ’70s lip crumpet, jump up on a table, and shout vulgar limericks. Because in doing so, what you’re expressing is true — and the truth these days is the ultimate act of transgression — creating in you an obligation to share it. (Begins about 1:50:45)
The political blogosphere has been my table. So it goes.
Of course, in the 80s, Miles Talby put it a different way in a colloquy to Joel Goodsen. But the point still stands…
“We recommend those cities should have more density and more mass transportation.”
A scheme via Al Gore and Felipe Calderon proposed at Davos — whose attendees used 1,700 private jets to get there.
This is not because everyone wants to live cheek-to-jowl in 250 square feet of rented housing where privacy is nearly unknown and movement is dependent on government. It is the fulfillment of the desires of all totalitarians, as succinctly expressed by an infamous Roman Emperor:
“I wish the Roman people had only one neck!”
This is why Progressives hate America …