Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Palin's Pogrom

Today remains Wednesday, 12 January 2010.

The “Blood Libel” is an infamous lie, dating at least to the Middle Ages, which claims that “The Jew” murders Christians, particularly children, to drain their blood and employ it in the manufacture of matzos for Passover, and for other ritual and medicinal purposes.

In Sarah Palin’s statement on the Arizona shootings, she said, “Especially within hours of a tragedy unfolding, journalists and pundits should not manufacture a blood libel that serves only to incite the very hatred and violence that they purport to condemn. That is reprehensible.”

Whatever in the world has an ancient anti-Semitic lie to do with the argument that advocacy of violence by the Hard Right incites violence?

Given that the Hard Right, of which Palin is a proud member, has for decades been home to vicious anti-Semites, and given that Palin is a proud proponent of “American exceptionalism” (the heresy that the USA/USE is the only nation specially favoured by “God”), I can only conclude that Palin means that the “JewsMedia” (which everyone knows controls journalism and Hollywood) has manufactured a blood libel, or vicious falsehood, against the (supposed) Christian American nation and Leaders such as Sarah Palin.

That is reprehensible.


Blogger Lee said...

If this is a "wink, wink, nudge, nudge" to the few remaining anti-Semitic luddites out there it is the most disturbing political development of 2011.

However, I agree with what Carville said on CNN tonight roughly; It's not too much of a stretch to accept the "stupidity defense" from Palin on a variety of gaffes.

7:53 PM  
Anonymous what's that mean? said...

HH uses lots of "50 cent" words. Most of us use "10 cent" words. For those of you that, like me, did not know the definition of Pogrom:

an organized massacre of helpless people; specifically : such a massacre of Jews

I'm thinking that was a poor word/phrase choice on Palin's part. She is Ms. "Gaffe."

8:50 AM  
Anonymous what's that mean? said...

My above comments refer to HH's comments in his 1/14/11 entry, and not this one. Sorry

8:33 AM  

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