Friday, August 18, 2017

Charlottesville vs. Barcelona

Our friends on the left are up in arms to fight against Nazis. They should also recall that when Nazis were taking over Germany our great liberal president Roosevelt mostly sat on his hands. Eventually, FDR got on board, but his failure to face the danger at its inception contributed to a war that cost tens of millions of lives. 

And, let’s not forget that for the better part of the Nazi era, when European Jews were being persecuted and massacred, FDR did everything in his power to ensure that European Jews could not come to the United States. Apparently, labor union leaders did not want to see any more Jews, and FDR happily complied… until very late in the game.

Of course, the war against Neo-nazis is a screen for the cowardice the left has shown in the fight against Islamist terror. Our last president, a coward-in-chief, set the example. His followers have formed small cults to perpetuate his legacy.

Those who are the most mentally challenged have even claimed that the Barcelona terrorists were merely imitating the Charlottesville white supremacists. Anyone who is that ignorant ought not to publicize it.

Today, Roger Simon explains the difference between what happened in Charlottesville and what happened in Barcelona. Since he wrote those words there has been another Islamist terrorist attack, with knives, in Turku,Finland.

Simon writes:

And one delusional white supremacist dope -- in an act that does not seem to have been premeditated, but entirely out of blind rage -- drove into the crowd of counter-protestors, killing a young woman.  A tragedy...

... but nothing at all like what went on in Barcelona. Or in Nice. Or in Paris. Or in London. Or in Manchester. Or in Berlin. Or in Brussels. Or in Stockholm. Or in Orlando.  Or in San Bernardino.... Obviously, I could go on.  These were all -- to one degree or another -- planned acts of radical Islamic terrorism, designed to frighten the world into submission, not random explosions of reprehensible racist hotheads exacerbated by extremely poor crowd control.

How much of a threat are the Neo-Nazis compared with Islamist terrorists? Simon writes:

It is also a yearning for a time when the source of evil was not so treacherous and complicated.  No one knows how many Islamic radicals there are or where they are, although there are apparently a lot of them, probably vastly more than there ever were Nazis, possibly in the hundreds of millions if you add up the results of this Pew poll of eleven Muslim countries. (It may even be understated, given the reluctance to answer such incriminating questions.)

Some on the left are simply afraid to confront Islamists. Others sympathize with anyone who is leading the fight against Western civilization and Israel:

Not only that, a significant percentage of the left evinces sympathy for Islamic radicals, identifying with them and justifying their cause, despite the obvious misogyny and homophobia, through such latter-day crypto-fascist inventions as "intersectionality."  The Antifa movement, in the forefront of that nauseating sympathy for Islamism, is far more prevalent and dangerous in U.S. society than those few pathetic remaining losers in the KKK and similar neo-Nazi groups.  The Antifa thugs are seemingly everywhere, smashing windows and making life Hell for weak-willed university administrators across the country.

Simon concludes by listing the way that Islamist terrorism has changed the way we live our everyday lives:

… dealing with what happened in Barcelona is surpassingly difficult.  It isn't because of neo-Nazis or the KKK that it's been decades since any of us has walked onto an airplane or entered a concert or museum without being examined or x-rayed, that our daily lives have not been the same.  A vicious ideological war is obviously being waged against the West and its liberties with its end nowhere near in sight.  As ISIS wrote of the Spanish terror, "We will recover our land from the invaders." Like the Nazis of old, they mean it.

But, don’t worry, famed Nazi hunter Jon Stewart is on the case. He is impassioned about it all. He is defending people against a threat that pales when placed next to another threat that his favorite president could not bring himself to name.

The chase after white supremacists seems more like a snipe hunt than a profile in courage.


Mark Moncrieff said...

Dr. Schneiderman

So all week you have been kicking the Right and now you decide that it's all fictional, the "Nazi hunters" are frauds.

Your finally right!

Far too many on the Right seem to think that because they don't own a swastika flag that the Left think they are alright. When they say they are fighting Nazi's, you Dr. Schneiderman are a Nazi to them, I am a Nazi to them, everyone who is not them is a Nazi.....everyone!

Why is that so hard to understand?

If you think that just because your not a German Nationalist and your not Anti-Semitic that your not a Nazi, non of that matters to them. And if you think I'm wrong then you need to pay more attention to what they do instead of simply what they say.

Mark Moncrieff
Upon Hope Blog - A Traditional Conservative Future

Stuart Schneiderman said...

Say what? I been kicking Antifa and Barack Obama all week...

Mark Moncrieff said...

Dr. Schneiderman

"For reasons that defy rational explanation President Trump has been incapable of offering a proper and presidential response to the events that occurred in Charlottesville last Saturday. It should not have been a challenge. Many Republicans immediately issued statements and got it right. Even Lucifer, aka Ted Cruz, offered a perfectly fine statement, immediately."

Ted Cruz has turned on everyone but the Left. Unlike President Trump who tried to be even handed and when that didn't work attacked the Left who the media support.

"The world would be a better place if there were fewer white nationalists, neo-Nazis and other assorted alt-right hate groups."

"Last Saturday a neo-Nazi drove a care into a crowd of demonstrators, injuring many and murdering one."

Yes you have been kicking Antifa and President Obama, but always after kicking right. After branding everyone who attended Unite the Right as White Nationalists, Neo-Nazi's and Alt-Right hate groups. You will say you have been taken out of context, but you have not said anything that could be considered nice about anyone who attended.

And as for the Jewish Neo-Nazi (how does that even work?) who was driving the car that ran into people. You and I are old enough to remember the phrase innocent until proven guilty....why doesn't that apply to him? Is that because it was filmed? To which I would reply remember the video of Rodney King?

Mark Moncrieff

JP said...

"Yes you have been kicking Antifa and President Obama, but always after kicking right"

I'm going to go out on a limb here and make the assumption that you are not a long-time reader of this blog.

Mark Moncrieff said...


About 4 years and my comments refer to post Charlotsville, not before.

Mark Moncrieff

Anonymous said...

Charlottesville was a setup. The dead woman is collateral damage. There's nothing Trump could've said to stop the narrative that 's being used to tie him to white supremacists. Then the statues bit. The whole thing is being driven by the left. This whole anarchists antics but is a bunch of nonsense. It's a psy-op. There's nothing Trump can say to the media that would satisfy them.

Ares Olympus said...

It was interesting to me when I visited Mexico city that the people largely identified themselves with the indigenous peoples of Central America, rather than the spanish. They talked of "Cort├ęs the conqueror" and they didn't mean that in the admiring way, but in contempt, even if by blood most of them were more Spanish than indigenous. So you could say they "went native" while the culture itself became a mixture, and the Catholic religion of the Spanish was adapted to meet locals in the middle.

Now the Muslims apparently controlled much of Spain between 700 and 1500, with their height perhaps around the year 1000 until the islamic fundamentalists got uppity and decided science and knowledge was something too ungodly and slowly slipped away from being the intellectual center of Europe.

We can wonder which empire ISIS-lovers want in Spain, but probably its not the scientific Islam they want.

Anyway, whether we look at a neo-nazi hothead or an islamic one, if we're playing a life-for-a-life, both teams can cause a lot of chaos, and both can inspire the next generation of hothead wanna-be dictators who promise "law and order" if the rest of the people submit. It looks like we're doing the experiment now in the Philippines. Trump in comparison is a pussy cat.