Two Banned Heretics From The Daily Kos — on The Jamie Glazov Show, Tuesday, April 3, 8-9 pm Pacific

Join the Jamie Glazov Show on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 8-9 pm Pacific (11-12 pm EST) on Blog Talk Radio. This week’s focus is Two Banned Heretics From The Daily Kos. Our guests are:

Eric Allen Bell, a former regular blogger for the Daily Kos who was banned for the crime of telling the truth about Islam. He is currently producing a documentary entitled “Not Welcome” that is about the backlash against construction of a 53,000 square foot mega mosque in America’s Bible Belt. He has told his story in his Frontpage article, which went viral around the world, The High Price of Telling the Truth About Islam. Don’t miss Eric Bell on Frontpage’s television program, The Glazov Gang.


Ben Cohen, a Daily Kos poster who was recently banned over his opposition to the mob hysteria and media misinformation that has all but convicted George Zimmerman of cold-blooded, racially motivated murder in the absence of evidence or trial. He has told his story in the FrontPage article, Another Thought Criminal Banished by the Daily Kos.

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  • traeh

    Great interview with Ben Cohen and Eric Allen Bell.

    I wonder if Eric knows how important he is. It's essential that the counterjihad be bipartisan. Only Nixon could go to China. Only a quasi-liberal will be permitted by liberals to say there is a problem with the ideology of Islam — though Daily Kos' banning of Eric seems to belie what I've just said. But in fact I think the extremity of the reaction at Daily Kos actually goes to make my point. Precisely because Eric really is in a special position to be effective, he provokes a tremendous counter-response. But I think he'll win in the end.

    What Eric said about giving up on his documentary, in order to protect his family, reminds me of terrible moral quandaries people under communism faced. Under Stalinism, if I become aware of a dissident — if a dissident passes me a note — and I fail to turn him in, I might put at risk my whole family. Stalinism thus creates a moral inversion, where it almost becomes a moral thing to turn someone in to the totalitarian state. The same thing is now happening because of the creeping totalitarianism of Islam — Eric, in order to protect his family — a laudable and moral goal — is put in the position of to some extent withholding the truth from the public about the new Islamic totalitarians. And the same is to some extent true for many of us who keep more silent than we might.

    I understand Eric's choice. I wouldn't judge it till I found myself in his shoes. But I wonder if his conclusion about protecting his family is the correct moral outcome. Is a man, in order to protect his family, morally required to be silent in the face of totalitarian aggressors? I suspect the answer is no. I certainly understand making the choice for compromise. And I also understand that at least at first sight, one can make an obvious moral argument that one has no right to put others at risk. But I think the reasoning and morality there might be erroneous. At any rate, I think the moral issues might be more complex than what Eric mentioned. At some point one should rather die than surrender to a totalitarian system. That applies not just to ourselves, but surely for our families, too. One cannot make that choice for a spouse. A spouse will choose to stay or will leave or demand a divorce. One might be able to make the choice for one's children, but a difficult and questionable choice that would be.

    But maybe the answer is not either/or. Eric, I gather, will go on doing counterjihad stuff, but at a quieter level than a full-fledged documentary that might make him infamous in the Islamic world and elsewhere. Everyone has to find his own way into resisting.

    But right now we seem to be losing, because there are not enough people like Eric Allen Bell, people who speak out.