In today's edition of "WTF Are They Thinking ?", we're going to examine the 400 rabbis who got their yamulkes in a bunch and called on FOX News to "sanction" Glenn Beck for his alleged antisemitic smears against George Soros.
Yes, sports fans, we have rabbis demanding that someone be punished for outing the schemes of an avowed atheist and Nazi collaborator. I know that sounds as stupid as taking marital advice from Tiger Woods, but unlike Dan Rather, we here at Absolutely Nobama don't just make things up just because it makes great copy. We merely comment (and mock) about what we see. (In other words, you won't find any Paul Krugman like commentary here.)
Now, before we get started, as is our custom here, let me point out one thing: I'm Jewish. 100% bagels and lox loving Jewish. (With a name like Alan Levy what else could I possibly be ?) And let me also go on record that I am quite proud of being Jewish. So before another website puts this column on another antisemite watch dog list (as was the case after I defended Sarah Palin's use of the word "blood libel".) , let it be on the record: Alan Levy, the author of "Absolutely Nobama" is Jewish. If you want to hunt down actual antisemitic Jew baters you could could start in Congress, with Jim Moran and Jim Webb.
Now that we've gotten that political correctness crap out of the way, let's get back to business, which is questioning why on God's green and COOLING earth would 400 rabbis condemn outing George Soros. Just why would they do that ? Well, that's easy. George Soros is paying the bills. Let's take a look at the nastygram they sent Rupert Murdoch, CEO of FOX:
January 27, 2011
Dear Mr. Murdoch,
We are rabbis of diverse political views. As part of our work, we are devoted to preserving the memory of the Shoah, and to passing its lessons on to our future generations and to all humankind. All of us have vigorously defended the Holocaust’s legacy. We have worked to encourage the responsible invocation of its symbols as a powerful lesson for the future.
We were therefore deeply offended by Roger Ailes’ recent statement attributing the outrage over Glenn Beck’s use of Holocaust and Nazi images to "left-wing rabbis who basically don’t think that anybody can ever use the word ‘Holocaust’ on the air."
In the charged political climate in the current civic debate, much is tolerated, and much is ignored or dismissed. But you diminish the memory and meaning of the Holocaust when you use it to discredit any individual or organization you disagree with. That is what Fox News has done in recent weeks, and it is not only "left-wing rabbis" who think so.
Abe Foxman, National Director of the Anti-Defamation League, a child survivor of the Holocaust, described Beck’s attack on George Soros as "not only offensive, but horrific, over-the-top, and out-of-line." Commentary Magazine said that "Beck’s denunciation of him [Soros] is marred by ignorance and offensive innuendo." Elan Steinberg, vice president of The American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors, called Mr. Beck’s accusations "monstrous." Rev. Welton Gaddy, president of the Interfaith Alliance, called them "beyond repugnant." And Deborah Lipstadt, professor of Holocaust Studies at Emory University, says Beck is using traditional anti-Semitic imagery.
"I haven’t heard anything like this on television or radio — and I’ve been following this kind of stuff," Lipstadt said. "I’ve been in the sewers of anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial more often than I’ve wanted."
We share a belief that the Holocaust, of course, can and should be discussed appropriately in the media. But that is not what we have seen at Fox News. It is not appropriate to accuse a 14-year-old Jew hiding with a Christian family in Nazi-occupied Hungary of sending his people to death camps. It is not appropriate to call executives of another news agency "Nazis." And it is not appropriate to make literally hundreds of on-air references to the Holocaust and Nazis when characterizing people with whom you disagree.
It is because this issue has a profound impact on each of us, our families and our communities that we are calling on Fox News to meet the standard it has set for itself: "to exercise the ultimate sensitivity when referencing the Holocaust."
We respectfully request that Glenn Beck be sanctioned by Fox News for his completely unacceptable attacks on a survivor of the Holocaust and that Roger Ailes apologize for his dismissive remarks about rabbis’ sensitivity to how the Holocaust is used on the air.
This letter is from the Jewish Funds For Justice, which is just another Soros front group, like the Center for American Progress. In fact, the header of their website reads: "Creating a just, fair, & compassionate America". ( http://www.jewishjustice.org/ ) Hmmmmm....where have we heard that before ? Doesn't that sound a whole lot like social justice ? Isn't this the header of almost every one of the websites of Spooky Dude's front groups ? Hmmm... let's put my theory to the test. Let's take a look at a few, shall we ?
Center For American Progress ? Check. http://www.americanprogress.org/
NAACP ? Check. http://www.naacp.org/content/main/ (Soros funds the Tea Party Tracker site.)
Tides Foundation ? Check. http://www.tides.org/
Here's the bottom line, folks. These jokers don't represent the American Jewish population. They represent secular Judaism, which has nothing to do with God or Jewish tradition. Secular Judaism is all about social justice, which is nothing more than socialism in a new package. These are the same people who would have volunteered to be Jewish police in the Warsaw ghetto. Is that a tad harsh ? Yes, but what are we to make of people who trample the Torah to make a political point ? Just about every one of the tenets of social justice violates the Torah. (I'm sure you've heard of them, Jewish Funds For Justice. Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not covet, Thou shalt not bear false witness, to name a few. Yeah, they're the Ten Commandments that you seem to think are Ten Suggestions When Politically Convenient.) We The People have to stay alert. The 2+2=5 Progressivevik movement will stop at nothing, even perverting the world's oldest monotheistic religion, to attain their socialistic goals. (As they have already done with Christianity. See Black Liberation Theology and Chairman Obama's pastor, Jeremiah Wrong for further details.) These are dangerous times, indeed.
God help us all.