The irony of jewish fascism

Kean University political scientist Gilbert Kahn said a tougher stance by Jewish groups makes sense in today’s environment.

“There is a need for the Jewish community to adopt a more vigilant approach to monitoring the activities, statements and actions of these fundamentalist groups because they’re so clearly on the ascendancy in this country,” Kahn said.

What a great idea! Perhaps they could even lobby Congress to pass a law forcing Christians to wear yellow crosses so that the jewish community could more easily monitor their activities, statements and actions.

NRO’s Corner cites Steve Steinlight, a former policy director at the American Jewish Committee: “Reality is dawning on many American Jews that something is amiss, although it seems lost on some of the country’s most venerable Jewish organizations. There’s a sad, if comic irony associated with the fact that employees at organizations like ADL, the American Jewish Committee, and the Presidents’ Conference must pass through a gauntlet of concrete barriers, armed guards, metal detectors, and double bulletproof anterooms as they come to work each morning to protect them from radical Islamic terrorists, in order to spend their days studying and disseminating reports on the “threat” posed by Evangelical Christians.”

It clearly isn’t dawning on their so-called leadership, unfortunately.

Stupid atheist tricks

Renee, in the course of posting a few relevant quotes, brings up a favorite of atheists who think they’re being clever:

I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours.”
– Stephen Roberts

There’s is a fundamental flaw in Mr. Roberts’ idea, namely, Christians believe in many gods. We not only believe in an evil god who rules this fallen world as its prince, but we are consciously at war with him. Apparently Mr. Roberts, for all his attempt to position himself as intellectually superior to those he wrongly supposes to believe in only one god, does not understand the difference between “believing” and “worshipping”.

One need not be a Biblical scholar to understand this, after all, the very first of the Ten Commandments states: “You shall have no other gods before me.”

Belief is irrelevant. “Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.”

Blogfodder: proving my point

Anonymous Deweysh Bag advocates the global gulag:

This Vox character has a twisted, tweaked, and, militant understanding of “citizen.” He’s frightened (as he should be) that with a public school education, our nation’s young can not grow to become the Christian Right. The libertarians are just scary, and applying that economic philosophy means that no one ever has to learn anything that their parents don’t want them to learn.

I subscribe to John Deweys’s philosophy of education and believe that we have a responsibilty to educate our children to be knowledgeable citizens of the world with responsibilities and skills that allow them to participate in global discussions.

As usual, we have massive projection here. I’m not the least bit afraid of public school educations, I am simply completely contempteous of them precisely because I was public schooled for seven years. Clearly, I have firsthand knowledge of the fact that our nation’s young can and will grow to become the Christian Right regardless of how they are schooled. Totalitarians of ADB’s sort always think that they can brainwash and kill enough people to keep the masses in line; they never seem to grasp that their repression creates the very opposition it is designed to eliminate.

ADB then goes on to prove my point of the purpose of public education:

Here’s something I pulled off a website to outline the issues:

Understanding of a citizen’s responsibilities to others, to society and to the environment:

Understanding of ethical behavior in personal, professional and public life:

Knowledge and skills for involved responsible citizenship at the local, state, national and global level:

Don’t see a lot about reading, writing and arithmetic there, do you? Just a lot of propaganda about being a good little fascist worker-bee global citizen.

As long as you’re killing your own people

From the Daily Telegraph:

The Brazilian man shot dead by police in the mistaken belief that he was a suicide bomber was killed with a type of bullet banned in warfare under international convention, The Daily Telegraph has learned. The firing of hollow point ammunition into the head of Jean Charles de Menezes, 27, is believed to be the first use of the bullets by British police.

Their issue was sanctioned after research suggested that they were an effective close-quarters ammunition for use against someone about to trigger a suicide bomb.

It is believed the decision was influenced by the tactics used by air marshals on passenger jets – where such bullets are designed to splinter in the body and not burst the fuselage. They have been assessed as posing less risk to people around the suicide bomber than conventional bullets but the effect on victims is devastating.

Like the overall Kratos policy, the decision to make dum dum-style bullets available was taken in secret. However, it is understood that the Home Office became aware three years ago that police were considering their use.

Ironic, isn’t it? The police state never has a problem using things like poison gas and hollow-points against its own citizens that it would never dare to use in war. The fact that the UK police did this secretly demonstrates that they are perfectly aware of how appalling their decision was.

The only thing I don’t understand was how the cretins involved could possibly think it wasn’t going to come out in time. I suppose they assumed that the discovery would coincide with the heroic killing of a suicide bomber, not the murder of an innocent man, and would therefore be accepted as a necessary evil.