Monday, October 18, 2010

The Liberal Lynch Mob Comes for the Jews Again

The ADL just honored Rupert Murdoch who delivered a speech mentioning Jabotinsky. At the Huffington Post, David A Love demands to know "Why would a prominent civil rights organization -- one which is supposedly dedicated to fighting bigotry and discrimination -- present an award to a man whose cable network profits from race-baiting and hatred?"

But the question could just as easily be asked of Love himself, who blogs at a left wing site that profits from race-baiting and hatred-- directed against Jews. In his speech, Murdoch stated,

"Now it seems that the most virulent strains come from the left. Often this new anti-Semitism dresses itself up as legitimate disagreement with Israel."

Love then goes on to prove Murdoch's point by making a series of false claims about Israel, describing Netanyahu's Likud-Labor coalition as "hard-right" and accusing him of promoting gender segregation and criminalizing political opposition. Then David A. Love suggests that the ADL only honored Rupert Murdoch, because he has "deep pockets".  Because you know money is the only thing Jews care about.

David Love's own words are a demonstration of why Murdoch is right, and why the ADL is honoring him.  It's no surprise that Love is a supporter of divestment from Israel and a fan of many of the groups that the ADL listed as the top 10 groups opposed to Israel.

The lynching of Leo Frank is invoked by Love to argue that the ADL has strayed from its roots by supporting Republicans. But let's remember who the Knights of Mary Phagan, who organized the lynch of Leo Frank, really were. Joseph Mackey Brown was a Democrat. Eugene Herbert Clay was a Democrat. E.P. Dobbs was a Democrat. But not just any Democrats. They were former Mayors and Governors. Prominent Democrats.

Then there was Senator Thomas Watson, who would be blogging at Huff Po is he were still alive today. As there wasn't any such thing then, he had to resort to rags like The People's Party Paper. Watson was an anti-war and civil rights activist, and a supporter of the "working man", who proved to be too progressive even for the Democrats. He campaigned against "the moneyed class" and for high taxes. He denounced one opponent as "the Corporation Candidate for Governor", a familiar Democratic line of attack today. And Watson's screeds about Jewish power are all too typical of the hate spewed by by the radical left today. And they helped lead to Leo Frank's lynching.

Watson still has a 12 foot statue of himself standing in front of the Georgia Capitol Building. Unlike the Confederate flag, there's no media outcry demanding that it be taken down. And why would there be. Aside from some of his more embarrassing racist outbursts and his preference for socialism on the state level, rather than national or international socialism, Watson was a good democrat and a good liberal.

Progressives who murder history every time they publish a book, would like us to believe that the ADL was created to fight Republican bigotry. It was created to fight Democratic bigotry. And that is what it's doing when it lists organizations that promote hate and violence against Jews. Either directly or by supporting terrorists.

Let's remind ourselves of what all the "Boycott Israel" and "Gaza is a Prison Camp" really support...

I got out of the car to see what was happening and saw that they were dragging something behind them. Within moments they were in front of me and, to my horror, I saw that it was a body, a man they were dragging by the feet. The lower part of his body was on fire and the upper part had been shot at, and the head beaten so badly that it was a pulp, like red jelly.

I thought he was a soldier because I could see the remains of khaki trousers and boots. My God, I thought, they've killed this guy. He was dead, he must have been dead, but they were still beating him, madly, kicking his head. They were like animals.

It's not too far from Leo Frank after all. Not far at all.

At the same time, the guy that looked like a soldier was being beaten and the crowd was getting angrier and angrier, shouting 'Allah akbar' - God is great. They were dragging the dead man around the street like a cat toying with a mouse. It was the most horrible thing that I have ever seen and I have reported from Congo, Kosovo, many bad places. In Kosovo, I saw Serbs beating an Albanian but it wasn't like this. There was such hatred, such unbelievable hatred and anger distorting their faces.

The worst thing was that I realised the anger that they were directing at me was the same as that which they'd had toward the soldier before dragging him from the police station and killing him. Somehow I escaped and ran and ran not knowing where I was going. I never saw the other guy they killed, the one they threw out of the window.

I thought that I'd got to know the Palestinians well. I've made six trips this year and had been going to Ramallah every day for the past 16 days. I thought they were kind, hospitable people. I know they are not all like this and I'm a very forgiving person but I'll never forget this. It was murder of the most barbaric kind. When I think about it, I see that man's head, all smashed. I know that I'll have nightmares for the rest of my life."

This is what we're up against. This is what real hate is.

We're still being lynched. And when the left supports our lynchers and then wonders why the ADL is honoring Murdoch, rather than Cindy Sheehan, why it's not a supporter of the Mosque at Ground Zero and why it highlights hate against Jews-- the answer is really obvious. The ADL is fairly liberal, but so is Anti-Semitism today. 

The left traffics in screeds not too different from those that helped cause Frank's death. These days it's just Muslims who carry out the actual lynchings, while the Democrats and the Liberals mostly stay home, except when they're driven to visit Gaza, and condemn the Jewish state. Once again the "working class solidarity" of the left becomes a front for promoting bigotry and conspiracies, that lead to murder.

According to Love, the ADL should be worried about Beck or Palin quoting dead writers who were anti-Semitic. (If the left were serious about this, they would stop quoting socialists like H.G. Wells and Jack London.) But the left doesn't just quote non-bigoted sections of works by bigoted writers. It continues to create, originate and distribute bigotry today. Strip away all political affiliations, and if I tune in to FOX News or CNN, where will I be more likely to encounter bigoted propaganda that targets Jews and Israel? The answer is CNN. 

Who was the anchor who just got fired for ranting about the Jews? I'll give you a hint. He doesn't work for FOX News. Who was the producer who got fired for sending condolences to the "spiritual leader" for a terrorist group that routinely talks about wiping out Israel and the Jews. She worked for CNN. And that is the way CNN has always been.

Let's compare Ted Turner to Rupert Murdoch.

"The Palestinians are fighting with human suicide bombers, that's all they have. The Israelis ... they've got one of the most powerful military machines in the world. The Palestinians have nothing. So who are the terrorists? I would make a case that both sides are involved in terrorism."

Ted Turner

"For me, this ongoing war is a fairly obvious fact of life. Every day, the citizens of the Jewish homeland defend themselves against armies of terrorists whose maps spell out the goal they have in mind: a Middle East without Israel. In Europe, Jewish populations increasingly find themselves targeted by people who share that goal. And in the United States, I fear that our foreign policy sometimes emboldens these extremists."

Rupert Murdoch

Should the ADL really honor those who support the lynchers, like Ted Turner, or those who support the most basic of civil rights for Jews-- the right not to be murdered-- like Rupert Murdoch? If you try to lynch people, can you then complain when they don't honor you. No you cannot.


Lemon said...

Liberals identify with the murders they support. Sad but true.

Lemon said...

in the old days Democrats hated blacks, Jews and loved slavery.
Today they use blacks, still hate Jews, and want to enslave the entire nation to socialism.
Nothing has changed really , just how they present it. Today it is wrapped up not in white sheets, but in the guise of social reform and "caring".

Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog said...

the party has changed and it hasn't, and denies that it was ever any different

Miriam said...

Hi Sultan,

I hope you won't get upset from this comment:

Anyway: I worry that the Jewish community have this same problem that I see in the Black Community in that in the black community many are fed up with Al Sharpton. They just don't understand why the MSM links them to Al Sharpton and crowns Al their spokesperson.

And yet, everytime an incident happens, they all revert to the same talk of "Watch how Al Sharpton will not help us!" and "Surely, Al Sharpton will ignore this too!"

Somehow, they develop this love /hate relationship with this person that they wish would be replaced and always pine that he would turn to them and show them favor.

I fear the Jewish community is doing this as well. We know. KNOW already that the MSM doesn't care about Israel or Jews. Most people know it --the ones with functioning brains know it (-the rest who don't know, i think the goal should not be to teach them otherwise but to figure how can they be used towards a positive agenda?)

Why can't we get past the stage of bemoaning how the MSM doesn't like us? Doesn't like Israel? Why can't we get to a point of real hands on stretegy to protect ourselves?

(I'm not saying we ought not write about it. I guess I 'm just looking for the Sultan Knish level II blog)

Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog said...

Well this wasn't about bemoaning it, but drawing a distinction in response to criticism.

Anonymous said...

It would be interesting to get your take on Melanie Phillps take on the speech and lawrence auster response.

Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog said...

I think it's natural for people to view themselves as the priority, it becomes odd when other peoples view them as the priority.

The odd sort of situation with Jews, is that large numbers of Jews seek to escape or evade that kind of centralization, but far more non-Jews are determined to apply it.

I don't worry about Judeocentrism, because as a Jew, I'm naturally Judeocentric. Just as most Christians are generally Christianocentric, etc.

These days both Jews and Christians and the civilization that we partner on is under siege by Islam. From an objective tactical standpoint, defending Israel is not more important than say, defending Denmark. But on the other hand, if Israel falls, a major barrier to the emergence of the Caliphate in the homeland of Islam will go away, and the Muslim world will have a major victory to energize them.

Overall I think this kind of debate is non-productive and technical. We should all support countries that are endangered by Islam, whether it's Denmark, Israel or India or anywhere else. If we can rally around that common point, then we won't need these kinds of debates.

Rachel said...

The arrogance of the Dems when it comes to their 'ownership' of minority demographics is astonishing! They don't even realize how ridiculous they look when they become upset at the ADL--who's politics are normally just to the Left of Obama/Biden's--doesn't toe their party if that is the entire reason the ADL was formed in the first place! The ADL does not exist to please the HuffPo, and it wasn't intended to be an arm of the Democrat Party--the only way Dems would think such a thing is if, at some level, they truely believed that Jewish organizations should be working for them.

It reminds me of the furor when the ADL didn't support the Ground Zero mosque. All of a sudden, Muslim organizations that had been doing nothing but hound Jews and Israel, up until that point, crawled out from under their rocks to whimper that a 'civil rights orgnization' like the ADL should have been on their side. The hypocrisy was astonishing.

Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog said...


But they really think that the legitimacy of an organization representing a minority group depends on its subscription to liberal ideology.

When even liberal Jewish organizations are forced to break with them in self-defense, they lash out with ugly bigotry, or accuse the organizations of bigotry.

But how can any group be expected to sign on to its persecution.

Anonymous said...

Turner is scum. We all know that. But Murdoch sure is no saint himself. He's a hypocrite himself, who often cavorts with the very forces who seek to destroy us. He says some nice things about Israel, then cuts deals with the Saudis. I believe Debbie Schlussel has a more realistic view of this guy.

Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog said...

I never claimed he was a saint. Neither is the ADL. But Murdoch properties, at least in the US, tend to be more pro-Israel than those of the mainstream media.

Anonymous said...

I'm amazed there is no Murdoch in Israel. Do we lack rich magnates? Are they all liberals? Obama is foaming at the mouth every time Fox gets some truths out there, why is the right in Israel so diffuse and unassertive? When I look at the Jews who appear on TV (only on Fox, and mostly liberal anti Israel) they have such passion and talk non-stop, not letting anyone else in, why aren't there many more passionate conservative, pro Israel Jews getting OUR message out? In Israel the situation is by far worse than the States because we don't have any media outlet on our side.

2sloe said...



"From an objective tactical standpoint,..."
Firstly, Is there really even be such a thing?? Objective. Tactical. Standpoint.
I don't believe that the 1st 3 things can co-exist, therefore the 2nd half of the sentence

"...defending Israel is not more important than say, defending Denmark."
is the most horrifying thing I've ever seen you write. even though I don't believe that you believe it yourself. and I think I grasp it, *strictly contextually speaking*.

That said, I read the Melanie Phillips link, and believe she is absolutely correct.

Darkness can not be defeated by beating it back with a stick.
It is eliminated with the smallest light. Israel was intended by God to be a light unto the nations.
Defending Israel IS the tactical standpoint.
For one thing, America will reap curses if opposing Israel. Defending Israel has unique consequences from God, which defending others does not.

IF Jews voicing that fact fuels anti-Semites' "reasons" for being more of what they already are (huh?), then it is more incumbent upon Christians to vocalize the truth. I tell people all the time of the blessings or curses pronounced by God upon people for their treatment of Israel and Jews. and guess what? I really don't care if some Jews think that, because I am Christian, there must be some suspect underlying motive. I fear God and, somewhat selfishly, would prefer His blessings to His curses.
Such a concept!

cowfy said...

thanks dan for informing where turner stands.usually the big buffalo out there such as george tzorus and murdoch have there heads firmly embedded in there collective pinko anus.

Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog said...

yup cowfy

2sloe, they have to co-exist to look at things from a strategic angle. For me Israel is the priority, but I'm saying that I understand why for plenty of people it wouldn't be.

2sloe said...

I beg of you, please don't push DG for the "Sultan Knish level II blog".
My elevator barely makes it to Level I.

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