Friday, April 09, 2010

Taking An Anti-Israel Tool To..Umm..The Tool Shed

M.J. Rosenberg is an almost textbook example of an anti-Israel leftist.He was formerly at the Israel Policy Forum and today posts garbage over at the Talking Points Memo and is a “Senior Foreign Policy Fellow” at the Soros funded Media Matters, whatever that is.

In short, a real tool, and a bought and paid for one at that.

In the video below, (h/t Noah pollack at Commentary) he appears on a New America Foundation panel to discuss “American perceptions of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.”

His analysis? Get a load of this...Rosenberg gets revved up at about th e23 minute mark:

The whole south shifts to the Republican Party over one issue, they don’t like black people…so you have the racism thing, the fact that we’ve eradicated the separation of church and state essentially, which started I have to say when Jimmy Carter was first elected. As a Jew I noticed it — first president who talked about Jesus Christ, and that was sort of like, “whoa, presidents don’t talk about Christ!”…and now you have the modern Republican Party that has to cater to these racists and that gets me to my fundamental point, it is not that they are pro-Israel. They are anti-Muslim. They do not like Muslims. They are on the side of Israel because Israel is — they don’t like Jews that much to start out with, either — but compared to Muslims, they like Jews fine.

They’re infatuated with the Israeli army. Why? Because the Israeli army kills Muslims. I mean, this is what it’s all about….When you hear them talk to the, I don’t want to say the average American, but certainly the average American south of the Mason-Dixon line, “these Muslims” — well, someone said to me the other day, “how’s Keith Ellison doing?” Because he’s a Muslim member of congress, with all these crazy wackos wandering around, I said “how’s Keith Ellison doing?” and he said, “oh, they don’t bother with Keith Ellison, he’s just Al-Qaeda.” …

And that’s what we saw on Saturday, the sheer hatred that has infused our politics, and the strongest strain in it right now, and one you are allowed to get away with, is the anti-Muslim strain. So I just don’t buy into the pro-Israel thing so much as it’s anti-Muslim.

Mark Steyn takes this repellent tool to the tool shed in a singularly entertaining and decisive fashion:

re that Media Matters "Senior Foreign Policy Fellow" fellow and his grand unified theory as to why anti-Semitic racist Islamophobe conservatives dig Israel - because "the Israeli army kills Muslims."

Actually, the Israeli army really sucks at killing Muslims compared to, say, the Assad regime in Syria, or Saddam Hussein, or even King Hussein in his bloodier Palestinian crackdowns. The Janjaweed are totally awesome at killing Muslims, and they kill black Muslims, which ought to be a twofer for us racist Islamophobes. The Taliban executed gay Muslims, which really appeals to my Islamohomophobia. And let's not forget honor killings, because if there's one thing we sexist racist anti-Semitic homophobe Islamophobes really like to see it's a lippy broad getting her comeuppance, even if she's only twelve. And that's before you take into account the, ah, collateral damage of child-marriage: What kind of sophisticated analysis of conservatism forgets to factor in our misogyny? Even Frank Rich understands we oppose health care not just because of a black president and a gay committee chairman but a female speaker.

By the way, I understood Media Matters to be a George Soros-funded website. Is it normal for websites to have "senior fellows"? The Media Matters guy who used to to transcribe my "lame jokes" from The Rush Limbaugh Show is now apparently a Senior Fellow. Can we have some? Which NRO Professor Emeritus of Racism and Homophobia do I have to kiss up to to get a little tenured credentialization around here?

Heh! Actually Steyn could have mentioned that the country that has killed and expelled the most 'Palestinians' by far isn't Israel, but Jordan, with the death toll from Black September in 1970 alone being in the thousands. As a matter of fact, speaking of expelling Palestinians, Jordan is actively engaged in it now

Not that a bigoted fool like MJ Rosenberg would ever want to admit that.

(h/t to Hube and Soccer Dad for sending this my way)

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