Let me not sermonize this Sunday morning as I write. Let me show you three things and ask, what do they have in common?
Is there anyone who sees what themes they share, yet denies the existence of Satan and demons, and the work they do with humans?
And what rationalizing must one do, not to see the collective motives of those demons and those motivated by them?
1. A personal essay by Robert V. Averech in Big Government, July 1
When Sarah Palin burst upon the national scene and the liberal media attempted to destroy her, it occurred to me that this honest and decent woman was being transformed into a hated Jew. No matter what she said, no matter how she acted, to the herd mentality of the liberal media she was not just wrong but evil.
Each rhetorical bombardment against her was and is reminiscent of the Arab strategy to demonize Jews and Israel.
The attacks on Palin were and are blood libels.
The latest ghoulish assault — liberalism is socialism as lynch mob — on her was the mob frenzy to analyze some 24,000 Palin e-mails from her tenure as Alaska’s governor.
When Obama’s twenty-year discipleship to Jew-hater Jeremiah Wright was finally revealed, the liberal media dismissed this disgusting alliance as nothing more than guilt by association. We wonder if liberals would have the same attitude if it were revealed that a Republican presidential candidate attended KKK meetings for twenty years.
We sort of doubt it.
Wright’s church is the black ideological mirror of the KKK. But for the liberal media the Obama/Wright man-crush was of zero interest. And there certainly was no clamor to turn up, let alone comb through, any juicy correspondence or cyber trail Obama may have left behind as a state legislator and U.S. senator.
Much to the chagrin of the propagandists who masquerade as journalists, the mountains of e-mail reveal Palin as a hard-working, effective public servant: transparent, humorous, distrustful of oil companies and willing to take on the corrupt Republican Party elite of Alaska.
Nevertheless, the blood libels will continue because liberals simply cannot bear the notion that a smart, beautiful and independent woman can be ideologically conservative.
But there are two issues that make Sarah Palin a particular object of liberal scorn:
- Palin’s support and love of Israel is profound. Hence she was and is accused of anti-Semitism. The foul charge makes no sense. But, hey, cognitive dissonance is the hallmark of leftist/progressive/liberal thought. (Note: I’m a friend of the Israeli tour guide who accompanied Palin during her recent trip to Israel. This guide has only good things to say about Palin and her family.)
- Palin opposes abortion. In fact, she lives this philosophy, choosing to give birth to a Down syndrome baby, refusing to view her child as an inconvenience to be murdered in the womb.
To a certain strain of hard-core liberal, this is just as bad — maybe worse — than her love of Israel. Abortion is sacrosanct to the liberal mind, the fetus viewed as an annoying blister to be lanced.
Michele Bachmann, the Republican congresswoman from Minnesota and newly announced presidential candidate, is the liberal media’s next “Jew.”
2. As shown by Newsbusters, July 16, with comments by Terresa Monroe-Hamilton of Noisy Room
Read more at Gateway Pundit…
Transcript via NewsBusters:
DAN SAVAGE, SEX ADVICE COLUMNIST: They’re grifters and scumbags, the Bachmanns.
BILL MAHER, HOST: Grifters and scumbags.
MAHER: Not just one or the other.
SAVAGE: They’re not charming grifters like in the movie.
MAHER: No, no.
MARC MARON, COMEDIAN: I don’t want to be crass but I just hope that Marcus Bachmann takes all that, you know, rage that comes from repression and denial and brings it into the bedroom with her. I hope he f–ks her angrily because, because that’s how I would. And I’ve thought about it. I just…
[Laughter and applause]
MARON: …It’s a political statement I’m trying to make.
SAVAGE: Just so we get, just so you don’t get charges of sexism, because only Michele Bachmann was involved, I sometimes think about f–king the s–t out of Rick Santorum.
This is absolutely evil. I would vote for either Bachmann or Santorum – even more so now. The above liberals putting this forth are the vilest scum I have ever come across. And that’s saying something.
Why CBS kept mum for four days about the brutal sexual assault of network correspondent Lara Logan by a Tahrir Square mob on Feb. 11 we just don’t know.
Did Logan, flown out of Cairo by a network-chartered jet to a U.S. hospital hours after the attack, request secrecy as a brutalized victim?
Were news executives, or even Logan herself, concerned that the bombshell news of the assault, which took place almost exactly as Hosni Mubarak was relinquishing all powers, would detract from the “jubilant” crowd’s “democracy” drama? Such a news blackout is hard to imagine if, for example, a star correspondent had been similarly violated by a mob of tea party-goers at, say, a massive Glenn Beck rally — and particularly if other correspondents had previously suffered unprecedented assaults and threats from the same crowd. A keening outcry would have arisen from the heart of the MSM (mainstream media) against the mob, accompanied by a natural zeal to investigate cultural or other reasons for the brutality. Not excuses. And not disinterest.
But in this singular Logan case we’ve seen both. First, only after news queries indicated the story was breaking did CBS on Tuesday release a brief rap sheet on the Friday crime. We were told of Logan’s accidental separation from her crew in the crowd. The prolonged assault by over 200 people “whipped into a frenzy.” The rescue by a group of women and 20 soldiers. What CBS didn’t mention — what was later attributed to an unnamed network source — was that as the thugs assaulted the 39-year-old journalist and mother of two, they shouted, “Jew! Jew!”
And to CBS’ 60 Minutes, the interview Ms. Logan later gave
The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”
So the LORD God said to the serpent:
“Because you have done this,
You are cursed more than all cattle,
And more than every beast of the field;
On your belly you shall go,
And you shall eat dust
All the days of your life.
And I will put enmity
Between you and the woman,
And between your seed and her Seed;
He shall bruise your head,
And you shall bruise His heel.”
— Genesis 3:13b-15 (NKJV)
Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a garland of twelve stars. Then being with child, she cried out in labor and in pain to give birth. And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great, fiery red dragon…. And the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to give birth, to devour her Child as soon as it was born. … Now when the dragon saw that he had been cast to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male Child. … And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring….
— excerpts from Revelation 12 (NKJV)
PS: And should we detail what God says (via The Bible) and what the science of God’s nature demonstrates (via zoology and anthropology) about homosexuality — out of His loving concern for all us sinners?
Originally published Sunday, 7/18