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Sunday, October 3, 2010


Talk about delusional. This is Stockholm Syndrome on steroids from Newsweek. In a story from the magazine that not so long ago sported the cover that said, 'We're All Socialists Now,' it's apparently lowered the bar on itself. The article is called, 'Turn on The Red Light,' and instead of demonizing the actual would-be perpetrators of any terror attack in Europe, Newsweek singles out 'Muslim bashers' as being the source of the threat.

Via NewsWreck:
For years jihadists have exploited a few persistent issues: NATO’s presence in Afghanistan, the war in Iraq, the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories. What’s new is the rising power and influence of xenophobic, anti-Muslim parties that are making Europe an ever-more target-rich environment for the terrorists. “The far right and the jihadis need one another,” says anthropologist Scott Atran, who is frequently consulted by U.S. government agencies about the social and organizational characteristics of terrorist organizations. In Europe especially there’s a growing impression that Muslims with immigrant backgrounds are “being thrown to the wolves,” says Atran. That fear plays directly into the jihadists’ propaganda. “This is politics,” says an architect of French counterterrorist strategy, declining to be named talking about his bosses. “But it does not help stop terrorists.”

The most conspicuous provocateur at present is Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders. His anti-Islam, anti-immigrant Freedom Party is expected to have a pivotal role in the conservative coalition government still taking shape nearly four months after elections. Wilders first came to international attention in 2008 as producer of a film called Fitna, attacking Islam as a repressive ideology. “I think he hoped there would be riots, and nothing like that happened,” says Edwin Bakker of the Clingendael, Netherlands Institute of International Relations.
An oft-used movie line came to mind as I read that.

"Just give them what they want and they'll leave us alone."

There were passengers on three jet airliners on September 11, 2001 that heard the same line before they were slaughtered. Passengers on the fourth plane didn't buy it and fought back, likely saving U.S. Capitol building from a direct hit.

h/t to Weasel Zippers


This is getting to be comical. In so many ways, this 'One Nation' rally was the perfect metaphor. If the turnout at this rally compared to the turnout at the 'Restore Honor' rally is a foreshadowing of voter turnout on November 2nd, many of the Tea Party candidates that are currently in tight races - or even behind - have reason to be hopeful. Sharron Angle and Christine O'Donnell would certainly benefit.

Another metaphor is found in the blatant lie that was told by Joe Madison about the crowd size at 'One Nation' compared to the numbers at 'Restore Honor.' Well, perhaps "blatant" is the wrong word. "Deceptively blatant" might be better. Watch as Madison says a satellite image shows there were more people at the 'One Nation' rally than were there on 'August 29th.' Technically, he didn't lie because Beck's rally was on August 28th but you get the point.

Via MediaIte:

Perhaps this is why Madison felt compelled to add that little twist. Check out these pictures, one from August 28th and the other from October 2nd. While it's not known what time of day each photos was taken, check out the reflections of the trees in the water. It appears the sun was about in the same location based on those reflections. Madison may have even been wrong about the 29th. There may have been more people the day after the August 28th rally than were there ON the October 2nd rally.

The first photo is from October 2nd and the next one from August 28th.

Via The Blaze:


On October 2nd, the socialists of America held a protest in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. - an obvious attempt to match or exceed the turnout of the 'Restore America' rally on August 28th. How'd they do? Uh, not so good. In fact, even POLITICO and the AP couldn't bring themselves to omit the very obvious reality that the 'One Nation' rally came up far short of expectations or matching Glenn Beck's rally in August.

Via Politico:
Organizers said they were expecting more than 100,000 to attend the rally. Thousands of people packed the area around the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, but based on an unscientific estimate there were significantly fewer people than when Fox News’ Glenn Beck hosted the conservative “Restoring Honor” rally there Aug. 28. At that rally, attendees were forced to stand shoulder to shoulder the entire length of the Reflecting Pool.
Another very important distinction is that the August 28th rally consisted of people who were not provided transportation from Unions / taxpayer dollars to get there, unlike the socialist rally.

Don't believe me? Check out this video compilation of the 'One Nation' rally.

h/t Verum Serum
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