Friday, March 30, 2012

Fan Mail... I get Fan Mail. From Raving Anti-Semites, Even

Be quiet, Schulz!!!

In response to my Truthiness in Anti-Zionist Country: Henry Ford and Julius Evola, someone named "Dean the Destroyer" left this comment:
See how insane with power the "jews" have become? They're threatening to assassinate Obama - A FOREIGN NATION IS THREATENING TO ASSASSINATE AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT! - if he doesn't install a "jewish" central bank in Iran for them:

Right, then.  Let's have a look at that tinyURL link, shall we?  It leads to a January 22, 2012 article by Paul Koring in the Toronto Globe and Mail, entitled "Assassinate Obama if he won’t attack Iran for Israel, Jewish monthly suggests." That article opens with:
Musing openly about murdering President Barack Obama is certain to stir some attention.
So is publicly suggesting it’s a job for Mossad – Israel’s no-nonsense spy agency with its long record of assassinating enemies of the Jewish state.
Yet that’s just what the editor of the Atlanta Jewish Times, Andrew Adler, did in a column laying out the three options Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has when faced with Mr. Obama’s unwillingness to wage war on Iran.
For starters, it looks like "jews" would more precisely be "Jew," singular.  As in one Jewish editor and publisher of one Jewish newspaper with a circulation of approximately 3,000.  Who was complaining about Obama's inaction in the face of Iran's nuclear program, not ordering him to "install a 'jewish' central bank in Iran" for them.  (So far as I can tell, he wasn't even pushing to set up a Tehran edition of the Atlanta Jewish Times).

Now let's hear what some other Jews, plural, have to say about Adler's suggestion.

David Harris, Executive Director of the American Jewish Committee (AJC) says in the Jerusalem Post.
[T]he publisher of a Jewish newspaper in a major city actually put on the table the assassination of the president of the United States.
That in itself is simply beyond belief. In fact, language is inadequate to the challenge of describing the revulsion this evokes. Whether the Secret Service takes up the matter will, of course, be for them to decide, but it wouldn’t entirely surprise me...
Owning a community newspaper and seeking to inform readers entails a larger responsibility, at least it should.   That’s not consistent, shall we say, with conjuring up scenarios for the assassination of the American president or seeking to implicate Israel in such utterly unimaginable schemes.
Clearly, Adler, for his sake and ours, ought to find a new line of work.
Over at the Jerusalem Post's competitor, Ha'aretz, Chemi Shelev says:

Like most of you, I have never met Andrew B. Adler, owner and publisher of the Atlanta Jewish Times. Nevertheless, I think we can all agree that the man is spectacularly stupid. In his contorted apologies he has described himself, after all, as "an idiot."...
"A fool may throw a stone into a well which even a hundred wise men cannot pull out," the saying goes. It will indeed take a long time and a great effort to undo the damage that Adler has wrought: In one fell swoop, he has defamed Israel by implying that it might, in anyone's wildest dreams, consider such a kooky conspiracy. He has stained American Jews by appearing to supposedly represent their twisted way of thinking. He has even undermined the institution of Jewish journalism by exposing the fact that it harbors such birdbrained bozos in its midst. 
Meanwhile, the Anti-Defamation League's national director Abraham Foxman told Fox 5 Atlanta:
There is absolutely no excuse, no justification, no rationalization for this kind of rhetoric…These are irresponsible and extremist words…an apology cannot possibly repair the damage.
And the Jewish Community Relations Council of Atlanta said in a press release:
The Jewish Community Relations Council of Atlanta (JCRC) condemns in the strongest possible terms the recent irresponsible, morally wrong, and wholly indefensible statements of Andrew Adler in his January 13, 2012 column in The Jewish Times. The JCRC is committed to providing a forum for Jewish organizations and individuals to come together to discuss and take action on issues that affect the Jewish community in Atlanta, Israel, the Jewish people, and the general community. The JCRC supports peaceful and civil resolution of conflict. However, Adler’s statements are repugnant to Jewish values and to the values and mission of the JCRC. They undermine the Jewish community in Atlanta and beyond and gravely disserve the interests of the State of Israel and of the United States of America.
Ten days after the publication of that January 13, 2012 editorial, Andrew Adler resigned as editor and announced he was putting the paper up for sale.  So much for the "insane with power 'jews'" who occupy so much of the empty space between Dean's ears. From where I sit (the reality-based world, not to be confused with the Deaniverse), it looks like Jewish leaders were loud and unequivocal in their condemnation of Adler's editorial and pressured him to exit the newspaper business.

500 Quatloos says Dean (or one of his brothers in arms) responds by claiming the 'jews' only did this because Adler was too honest. He was saying what they all REALLY wanted to say, but because he got the goyim stirred up they had to throw him to the wolves. Because that's the nature of this particular psychopathology. Much as a paranoid schizophrenic might see messages in alphabet soup or in songs played on the radio, a bigot sees evidence of Jewish/black/etc. collusion where everyone else sees the actions of a lone wingnut. And when countering evidence is presented, the bigot takes that evidence and turns it into still more proof of the Great Conspiracy.

William Blake said "A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees."  Obviously he doesn't read the same newspapers either...