Paul Krugman: Here’s Real ‘Eliminationist’ Rhetoric

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The answer can be readily ascertained by taking the Krugman column and simply substituting some of his words with those placed in parentheses.

Then the morally upside-down world of Krugman and the left becomes immediately apparent.

“When you heard the terrible news from (Libya, Egypt, and elsewhere in Muslim world), were you completely surprised? Or were you, at some level, expecting something like this atrocity to happen?

“There isn’t any place for eliminationist rhetoric (emanating from the Muslim world).”

“Where’s that toxic rhetoric coming from? Let’s not make a false pretense of balance: it’s coming, overwhelmingly, from the (the Muslim world).

“So will (the Libya massacre, and the massacres of Christians in Nigeria, Egypt, and Iraq) make our discourse less toxic? It’s really up to (Muslim) leaders. Will they accept the reality of what’s happening to (the Muslim world) and take a stand against eliminationist rhetoric? Or will they try to dismiss (all these massacres) as the mere act of a (tiny, unrepresentative, radical fringe group of Muslims) and go on as before?”

What I wrote in parentheses is what is true. What Krugman wrote is not true. Krugman deceives about the right, and he and the left deceive concerning the Islamic world.

There is a world replete with hate and with what Krugman calls “eliminationist” talk. It is not the world of American conservatives and Republicans. It is the Islamic world. Of course, not all Muslims, religious or otherwise, are haters. But in the world today, by far the most gratuitous and most lethal hate emanates from the Muslim world.

Why, then, do Paul Krugman and the left identify American conservatives and Republicans with hate and eliminationist rhetoric? And why does the left smear anyone who identifies the real producers of eliminationist rhetoric as bigoted and “Islamophobic”?

The explanation is this: Those who do not hate evil hate those who do hate evil.

This was the record of the left during much the Cold War. Instead of hating the Communists, the left hated the anti-Communists.

To paraphrase the Talmud, those who treat the cruel with kindness will treat the kind with cruelty.

Given their silence regarding Islamic hate and their preoccupation with alleged conservative hate, the Talmudic insight can serve as the working motto of Krugman and his ideological allies.

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  • Anamah

    Each time Paul Krugman gives his view you can feel the toxic coming through your senses. He needs to be poisonous can't be otherwise. virtue and honesty to be able to add intelligence or illuminate the mistakes.
    Paul suffers from moral inability to describe a situation as it is. what he witnesses or thinks. Any comment from him will be a falsification of the truth, a distortion full of his Leftist ideology.. virtue and honesty to be able to add intelligence or illuminate the mistakes. I call him the dishonest Krugman… and I am very sorry his articles are translated to Spanish and are publicize in a Latin American country, pushing his readers into socialist thinking.

  • Mike Villano

    Krugman and the American left are doing the same thing now they did during the Cold War and the Vietnam War.
    They save their best most venomous vitriol for Americans while kitty licking and French kissing those warring on us or allies. They just can't help themselves. They don't feel like they are standing on the ground if they aren't engaged in some type of treason or subversion of societal or cultural values or tradition.
    It's far easier to smear tolerant Americans with the lie of Islamophobia than to tell the truth about jihadis.
    To better understand this warped mind set, just read the NY Times or the Washington Post.

  • Rifleman

    Funny how krugman uses the leftist slogan "by any means neccessary," to slander the conservatives and the GOP.

  • Omar

    Based on Krugman's own so-called "logic", why doesn't he and other leftists take partial responsibility for Colin Ferguson's massacre aboard a Long Island Rail Road train in 1993? Ferguson was motivated by "racial oppression" (he was obsessed with race), which is what the left uses to deride America's supposed "oppression" today. Why doesn't Krugman and other leftists take partial responsibility for the Ronald Taylor shooting in a Pittsburgh suburb in 2000. Taylor's motivation was the same as Ferguson's. Why doesn't Krugman and other leftists take partial responsibility for what happened in Kansas City earlier this year when two teenagers had set fire on another teenager. That incident was racially motivated, yet there was little to no attention from the media whatsoever. Anyway, the left has so many double standards in society, and Krugman is no exception.

  • tagalog

    So when the Democrats and other assorted lefties claim that EVERY (that's EVERY single one) criticism of President Obama is grounded in racism, is that eliminationist, or is it something else?

    How about that guy who went to the right-wing facility and shot the security guard, telling him that it was because he didn't agree with the guard's beliefs (how did the gunman know what the security guard believed)? Was that an eliminationist act?

    What distinguishes good eliminationism from bad eliminationism? Aggressive behavior? The political beliefs of the eliminator? Or is there even such a distinction?

  • BS77

    Krugman is a shameless leftist moron…nothing new here. He has an agenda and will lie, twist and misinform to keep that agenda foremost. He is not a journalist, a scholar or a professional writer…he is a propagandist of the lowest order.

  • cynthia curran

    What is interesting is the only group the left agrees on in foreign policy is with people they hate the white nationalists and some pales-con groups like the left they hate the jews. The left hates the moderate right not the far right group since the moderate right has a better chance of being elected.

    • tagalog

      They H8 the H8ERS.

  • Western Spirit

    Jesus said the devil was the master of deceit and lies so Krugman and company, the Left, are literally serving the evil one with their lies and the Muslim's with their lies and murder are doing the same.

    Jesus also said if Satan's house is divided against itself it cannot stand.

    So the Left is standing with the Muslims shoulder to shoulder because they both serve the same master and Satan's house remains standing undivided.

  • Ghostwriter

    With this sort of nonsense,I question why on earth Mr. Krugman ever got a Nobel Prize in the first place.

    • Sunbeam

      Because of ignorant people. People who didn't study in depth the character of a certain thing, or its History base on its cause and effect. They are without sound judgement.

  • Mullah be Damned

    Why, why, why is the Left so whacked? Why do they get everything in exact reverse?

    There is no hater worse than Krugman. There are NO eliminationists worse than the Left.

    Why do they work like such dogs to turn everything upside down?

    I just don't get it. Do they think they're doing good? Are they deceived by Satan? Are they insane?

    Can anyone tell me what truly motivates the Left?