Thursday, May 11, 2006

Racist Right Talk Media

http://mediamatters.org/items/200605110002

Maybe the drugs are starting to effect Limbaugh or maybe he is just saying what he and his ilk really think. I'd like to first give a copy of the letter the Iranian President sent to our own little dictator Bush:

Mr. President, I am sure you know how -- and at what cost -- Israel was established: many thousands were killed in the process; millions of indigenous people were made refugees; hundreds of thousands of hectares of farmland, olive plantations, towns and villages were destroyed. This tragedy is not exclusive to the time of establishment; unfortunately, it has been ongoing for 60 years now.

Ahmadinejad's 18-page letter, which touched on the failure to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and the unlawful detainment of prisoners, also expressed skepticism about whether the Holocaust occurred:

One of my students told me that during WWII, which more than tens of millions of people perished in, news about the war was quickly disseminated by the warring parties. Each touted their victories and the most recent battlefront defeat of the other party. After the war they claimed that six million Jews had been killed. Six million people that were surely related to at least two million families. Again let us assume that these events are true. Does that logically translate into the establishment of the state of Israel in the Middle East or support for such a state? How can this phenomenon be rationalized or explained?

Now being Jewish myself (proud at that) I feel I've made my views on the Holocaust and my feelings toward any stupid idiots like this well known. But here is Rush Limbuagh, current drug addict's response:

LIMBAUGH: So even Mahmoud knows how to push our buttons. [In Middle Eastern accent] "You need to feel guilty about your existence and what you've done in the past, and we need to talk about that, and you need to atone."

" 'It's not an issue of whether we respond,' said the White House spokesman Scott McClellan" -- Scott McClellan? When is Tony Snow taking over, over there? Monday. They're doing double duty. OK. " 'It's not an issue of whether we respond, it's an issue of whether the regime will respond to the demands of the international community.' The letter covers a list of grievances that have made Bush deeply unpopular among Muslims: The Iraq war, the U.S. support for Israel, and the treatment of prisoners in Guantánamo Bay."

Once again, it's the Democratic talking points, other than Israel, and even there -- yeah, it's [anti-war activist] Cindy Sheehan talking -- it is, you're right. It's Cindy. It's even some liberal Hollywood Jewish people talking point. Oh, I'll tell you, the Shelby Steele thing explains a lot. I've run into so many liberal Jews around the country that are pro-Palestinian. And I've never understood it, and they've kind of given me indications, "Well, it's just not fair; they're just a minority, and the U.N. [United Nations] gave these people a country, and they pushed these other people out."

It's all -- it's wrapped up in Shelby Steele. It's white supremacy; it's white guilt. And it even is relevant in the Israeli-Palestinian issue when you have -- how do you explain The New York Times constantly editorializing against Israel?

Now I'm sorry if I'm confused here. Is Rush agreeing with the letter? What is Rush doing does he think the Holocaust never happened? Is he on the same line of thinking? We all know most of the right-wing is racist as it is (I've posted many examples of this on my website) but to blow it off is disgusting.

10 comments:

Robert E Wilson said...

You're missing the point entirely.

The letter was written to gain sympathy for Iran from the liberal world. Ahmadinejad knew that this letter would be made public. He also knew that by making statements condemning the holocaust, he will gain friends who will fight the fight for him. It's a propaganda war he is fighting. He wants America and the rest of the world to think "Hey, maybe the Iranian government isn't so bad after all."

The sad thing is that people will buy this garbage. This is the same guy who said that Israel should be "wiped off the map." And "God willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world without the United States and Zionism."

As I stated in my blog, Iran is probably the United States' biggest enemy.

Erik said...

I still say it's North Korea

Erik said...

Actually to expand I would say our biggest enemies are the following:

1) North Korea (mind you they HAVE nuclear weapons)

2) Saudi Arabia (mind you where most of the hijackers came from and where I think Osama is)

3) Dubai (They have bigger ties to Osama then anyone)

4) China (Same reason as North Korea plus tensions as always with Taiwan who we have to, by treaty, defend)

5) Iran. I'm sorry but you know what my friends this is being made more of a threat then it really is.

Robert E Wilson said...

North Korea is tied with China. Not that China's an ally or anything but I don't fear them too much because they would have too much to lose economically in making war with us.

As far as I know, we don't import crap from Iran and buy it at Walmaart.

Robert E Wilson said...

"Iran. I'm sorry but you know what my friends this is being made more of a threat then it really is."

If you believe that, then Iran's propaganda attack is working.

Jeff said...

There's a practical epidemic of such lunacy from the radical-right.... NJDC's take here: http://njdc.typepad.com/njdcs_blog/2006/05/httpwwwfoxnewsc.html

Erik said...

I didn't say that and Robert my feelings toward the leader of Iran is well known and dislike for him especially with his comments toward Israel. BUT I feel there are more imminent threats.

Erik said...

And Robert it sounds like you are believing the Bush Administration propaganda without checking into facts.

Robert E Wilson said...

I'm not sure what "Bush propaganda" about Iran you are talking about. I must say that it sounds to me that you are believing Iran's propaganda without checking the "facts".

Erik said...

Fact is Bush has lied before to get us into war. AKA Iraq. There was no real reason to go there. Why should I trust this lying piece of crap now?