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As blogger Floyd R. Turbo points out, why is the use of “blood libel” suddenly so offensive, when the left routinely misuses another word that has far more current meaning to the Jewish community:
[H]ow many times do people on the Left use “Holocaust” to refer to any group’s suffering? For Pete’s sake if there’s any recent word that should have proprietary limits it would be the word “Holocaust” — reserved to the Nazi extermination program. But no — from the Left we get the African Holocaust, the native American Holocaust and Gaiadammit — the Environmental Holocaust…
Over at Media Matters, the CEO of the ultra-leftist web site, David Brock, used Palin’s comments as an excuse to do what Brock does best: promote David Brock. After noting that he agrees with Palin that “the ‘monstrous act of criminality’ committed this past weekend in Arizona stands on its own and that we as Americans are better than mindless finger-pointing in the tragedy’s wake,” Brock promptly launches into a nine-hundred word diatribe that consisted almost entirely of mindless finger-pointing and virtually ignored anything that happened in Arizona or with what Palin actually said. Instead, he shamelessly used the deaths of six innocent people at the hands of a deranged gunman in an effort to stifle legitimate debate. “We are just off a campaign cycle in which you and the Republican candidates you supported raised the prospect of armed revolt if Washington did not change its ways,” Brock raved. “Much of your message centered — like the Tea Party moniker itself — on imagery of armed revolution and existential clashes in which the freedom of our country is at stake.”
This is all silliness of course, but Brock’s schtick today is the same as it was when he was the young, rising star at the American Spectator two decades ago: find someone famous to glom onto, do your damnedest to vilify them and thus make yourself relevant. In the 90s it was the Clintons. Today, it’s Sarah Palin, but Brock’s show is exactly the same.
Palin simply pointed out the obvious truth that there was nothing about politics, rhetoric, messages or anything else even remotely related to right or the left in Jared Lee Loughner’s rampage. Nothing. Dragging politics into the tragedy can accomplish nothing but exactly what people like Olbermann, Matthews and Brock claim to be against: to turn up the burner on heated political discourse. Thanks to their fabrications and misleading tales, and those of their many cronies on the left, Sarah Palin is the object of more death threats than ever. It’s madness, but it’s the kind of madness that seems to make perfect sense over on the left.
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