Once again the left cranks out the Big Lie

Remember when President Clinton blamed Rush Limbaugh for the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995? Remember when conservatives were blamed for the supposed rash of black church burnings in the late 1990s? Now conservatives and supporters of enforcing U.S. immigration laws are being blamed for the mass murder in Tucson yesterday.

This is the Big Lie, which Hitler, one of its top practitioners, defined as a lie so colossal that “no one would believe that someone could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously.” And here is the particular form that the Big Lie takes in the current instance: falsely blaming one’s target for the very thing that you are doing to him.

The left, through its wild charge that “conservative hatred” is responsible for the Tucson mass murder, is spreading hatred of conservatives. The left is actually doing to conservatives what it falsely accuses conservatives of doing to liberals. That is the Big Lie.

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Daniel S. writes:

Already the liberal media establishment is trying to link Sarah Palin and the Tea Party to the shooting of Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. The shooter, Jared Loughner, is a fan of both Hitler’s autobiography Mein Kampf and Karl Marx’s The Communist Manifesto (an odd combination) according the news reports and was upset about illiteracy levels in Giffords’ congressional district. With the information available now, there is nothing to show that Loughner was in anyway influenced by Sarah Palin, Republican talk radio, or the Tea Party. The shooter was an anti-American, pro-Nazi, conspiracy theorist, well outside the conservative mainstream. But that will not stop the liberal establishment from using this sad incident to continue to wage their jihad against white, middle-class America.

James P. writes:

On the shooting in Arizona, the local sheriff blames anti-immigrant sentiment. I get the feeling this idiot said this without knowing anything at all about the shooter’s motives—he just played the “racism” card automatically:

In an emotional news conference late Saturday, Pima County Sheriff Clarence W. Dupnik (D) denounced the nation’s vitriolic political climate and noted Arizona’s part in the rancor after a controversial crackdown on illegal immigration.

“The anger, the hatred, the bigotry that goes on in this country is getting to be outrageous, and unfortunately Arizona has become sort of the capital,” Dupnik said. “We have become the Mecca for prejudice and bigotry.”

The fiery rhetoric that has taken hold in politics, Dupnik said, “may be free speech, but it’s not without consequences.”

Karl D. writes:

Just heard on FOX news that the shooter was a member of American Renaissance. They are ginning this one up and even mentioned AR’s upcoming conference.

LA replies:

Karl, I am not going to defend AR. The last time I took its side, two years ago when an orchestrated campaign of murder threats caused one hotel after another to cancel the 2009 AR conference, and I expressed solidarity with Jared Taylor in his troubles, Taylor immediately went on the radio program of Don Black, the founder of the neo Nazi website StormFront. You defend Taylor, and you find yourself defending someone who hangs out with neo Nazis. It’s not worth it.

Also, AR is not a membership organization. It’s a newsletter.

Karl replies:

I didn’t think you would. And I agree to lay down with AR is to lay down with the wolves. I was just passing on the info. FOX news were actually the ones implying that AR was an organization. They are calling AR an anti-Government, anti-Immigrant and anti-Semitic “organization.” I have a feeling that AR is going to be under a microscope in the coming weeks.

LA replies:

Taylor is neither a Nazi nor an anti-Semite, but he hangs out with Nazis and anti-Semites. If Taylor kept clear of associating with Nazis I would take his side. But he doesn’t, so I don’t.

Ray G. from Dearborn writes:

The media have not bothered to mention some of the more “rude and crude” comments our esteemed “Genius in Chief” Barry has made over the past couple of years. Lines such as, “If they bring a knife to a fight, we bring a gun,” or, “Republicans should sit in the back of the bus,” or his remark that middle class white Americans “cling to guns and religion and dislike of people who are different,” or, most recently, his shocking comment to Hispanics that they should look at Republicans who oppose amnesty as their “enemies” whom they should “punish.” Naturally, the media do not suggest that Obama has been planting hatred of white conservatives in the hearts of liberals and minorities.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at January 09, 2011 10:31 AM | Send

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