Well, you know that it wouldn't take long for the right, incapable as it is of accepting responsibility for anything, to start trying to lie away their close connection to the likes of Anders Behring Breivik, the Norwegian Conservative fundamentalist Christian who murdered a hundred or so people recently.
This is a painful post to write, very long and without a lot of the humor that makes it somewhat tolerable to stay aware of the evil that has taken over the American right. I actually don't expect very many people to make it through this tripe, but I felt a need to get it down on the record. So, read as much of it as you please- I know it isn't a pleasant task.
Long time readers of Wingnut Wrapup will know that I exiled Pam Geller because her ugly, racist ranting was so sickening that there was no humor to be gotten from it. However, Pammy has closely associated herself with the type of Scandinavian Muslim haters that this guy represents:
"Killings in Norway Spotlight Anti-Muslim Thought in U.S...The man accused of the killing spree in Norway was deeply influenced by a small group of American bloggers and writers who have warned for years about the threat from Islam, lacing his 1,500-page manifesto with quotations from them...
Mr. Breivik frequently cited another blog, Atlas Shrugs...Pamela Geller, an outspoken critic of Islam who runs Atlas Shrugs, wrote on her blog Sunday that any assertion that she or other antijihad writers bore any responsibility for Mr. Breivik’s actions was “ridiculous.”
So, I thought it would be worthwhile to watch her dig herself out of the very filthy hole she carefully constructed for herself.
Here's Pammy before she had any facts (her natural habitat, it must be admitted:)
"More media lies and obfuscation. Just because the media doesn't cover these news stories doesn't mean they haven't happened. You can ignore jihad, but you cannot avoid the consquences of ignoring jihad.
Jihad in Norway? Oslo Bombed, Dead, Injured at Government HQ UPDATE: Multiple Attacks, Blasts and Gun Attacks, 16 Dead, Hundreds Hurt...But remember, jihad is not the problem. "Islamophobia" is the problem. Repeat after me as you bury the dead, "Islamophobia is the probem, Islamophobia is the problem."
Well, as things turned out, Islamophobia was the problem, huh, Pammy?
So, let's move on to what she had to say after the guy was identified:
"Murderer's manifesto imagined cautious alliance with Jihadists: “We both share one common goal”
See- even though he was acting out of hatred of Muslims, and shared Pam's views on the subject completely, he was still actually allied with Jihadists. Pam continues her spittle flecked* tirade:
"The parsing of the writings and conversations of the Norway shooter begins. He is a murderer, a mass murderer. Period. He's not anything else. And if he's a right winger who hates Muslims, how does that translate into killing a bunch of political youth party Workers’ Youth League. He could easily have found Muslim children to kill if that had been his intention."
But Pammy herself has claimed on many occasions that there is no difference between liberals and Islamic terrorists. And we know this guy read Pammy's blog and approved of it.
"There was no "ideology" here. No mandate for murder, and all the leftists, Islamic apologists and Islamic supremacists and media hounds won't make it so. Watching CNN and BBC coverage about Norway, I found very disturbing to hear the number of times they use the word "Christian." They would never dare refer to religion when it is jihad, and this attack had nothing to do with Christianity. It is outrageous."
No, they would never refer to Islam when there is an act of Jihad, no! They would never do that. In fact, the vast majority of Americans aren't even aware that the 9-11 terrorists were Muslims, because the press never reported that detail. I mean, am I right or what? And just because he consistently referred to himself as a fundamentalist Christian, well, that means nothing...Nothing, I tell you!
"Who Added "Christian" and "Conservative" to Norway Shooter's Facebook Page Yesterday? While the leftist and Islamic supremacist ghouls rush to portray Norway mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik as a Christian and even as an anti-jihadist, the unanswered questions multiply."
Well, at least that question can be answered, Pammy. He added "Christian" and "Conservative to his own facebook page all by himself, because he is one. Chew on that for a while, while we move on to some more outstanding Conservative commentary on this issue:
Erick Erickson, via Twitter: "Terrorist bombing in Oslo. I bet you it was not Lutherans who did it."
You lose, Erick. It was a Lutheran. Send my winnings to the Murfreesboro, Tennessee Mosque building fund, please.
Repair Man Jack, Red State: "The Opposite of Pro-Life Is What Just Happened In Norway...We live in a world where we are perfectly happy to abort millions of children and then DEMAND to know WHY Anders Behring Breivik became the human sarcoma that he truly is...He did exactly what are euthanasianists, our abortionists, our health care rationers and our zero-population growth fanatics preach...The only difference between he and they was that he was a loud, ignorant klutz who forgot to go ask the government “Mother, may I?”
Yes, you read that correctly. It is entirely the fault of abortion and national health care that this person did what he did. Not a word about the fifteen hundred page manifesto he wrote explaining exactly how his actions were motivated by his Conservatism and his fundamentalist Christianity. No, it's all the liberals' fault.
Andrew Breitbart, Big Peace: "This Norwegian terrorist was not a Christian or a conservative. He was instead a jihadist, blinded by an ideology who resorted to violence rather than engaging in a public debate of ideas. "
Ahh, I see. He was a Jihadist, even though he wasn't, and he wasn't a fundamentalist Christian, even though he was. Now, there is Conservative thinking at its finest.
Confederate Yankee: "Terror in Oslo: Religion of Pedophilia and Infantile Rage Strikes Again...We can't outlaw a peaceful religion, but we sure as Hell can outlaw violent cults. It's time we started working on making that happen."
Right on, O Yankee. It's time we outlaw the religion of the Norwegian attacker! Finally, you're speaking sense! Oops, wait, there's more:
"Update: Norwegian national broadcaster NRK identified the shooter as 32-year-old Anders Behring Breivik, and he is apparently an anti-Muslim right-wing extremist and Christian Fundamentalist. He is Norway's McVeigh."
Forget that outlawing the religion thing. Mr. Yankee never said that...
"The key difference to remember--while American liberals gloat over the wrong assumptions we made based upon initial claims--is that when so-called Christians embark on crimes of this nature, they are expressly violating one of the key tenants of our faith. When Muslims commit mass murder, they are typically following key tenants of their faith."
So, even though this guy turned out to be a right wing, gun loving Conservative Christian like Confederate Yankee, our appropriate response is still to take it out on Muslims. Well, what else would you expect?
Bruce Bawer, Pajamas Media: "A Double Tragedy for Norway...Not only has it lost almost one hundred people to a senseless rampage, but legitimate criticism of Islam has been profoundly discredited by association with a murderous lunatic."
Yes, and there's the real shame. It will be days before people like Bruce are able to scream their hatred in public. Except, of course, that it didn't seem to slow Bruce down for more than fifteen minutes, if that. In fact, this abomination just provided Bruce with an extra opportunity to attack Muslims. Bruce has lots more to say, don't you worry:
"When I first heard the news of the explosions at those buildings, my first thought, of course, was that it was a jihadist attack. But it wasn’t: it was a right-wing lunatic. It wasn’t jihad. It was a meaningless killing spree by a madman"
You see, when a person openly and proudly declares that he was motivated by fundamentalist Christianity and Conservative ideology, he's still nothing but a lone madman. If he were Islamic on the other hand, he would provide a perfect argument for the extermination of a billion people.
"Right-wing fundamentalist Christian. It’s a slam-dunk for the liberal-left; the ultimate caricature of conservative extremism; the bogeyman that had until now existed largely in their imaginations made real."
Because, of course, never in history had that "bogeyman" really appeared:
James Lewis, Pajamas Media: "The Left will manage to blame the usual scapegoats, the way it always does. In fact, it is the Left itself that has opened Pandora's Box by systematically destroying the pillars of Western civilization, even bringing in Muslim terror preachers to speed up the destruction of civilized life."
Yes indeed, even though this guy is a classic, party line right winger, his actions are all the left's fault. But James isn't content to let the issue drop without taking the opportunity to let another right wing character off the hook:
"Napoleon killed so many Germans and Russians that he ignited a national revenge dynamic between Germany and France, triggering the Franco-Prussian War, World War I, and then the Second World War. "
See, what happened in the Second World War wasn't Hitler's fault at all. It was the fault of some guy who was French, and therefore undoubtedly liberal.
Well, let's finish off this disgraceful display with a prime example of all-caps journalism from the masters of that literary genre, the Astute Bloggers:
"LEFTISTS ARE GLEEFUL AFTER A NORWEGIAN NEO-NAZI IS ARRESTED FOR THE MONSTROUS OSLO TERROR ATTACK
THE LEFT IS SICK - THEY ARE ACTUALLY HAPPY THAT THE TERRORIST IS NOT A JIHADIST.
No examples given of this left wing happiness, of course. But, of course, the left is always thrilled when some right wing asshole kills a hundred or so liberal kids. That's just the kind of people we are, I guess.
"IT SEEMS BREIVIK WASN'T RIGHT-WING AT ALL -BREIVIK WAS A NEO-NAZI, AND (CONTRARY TO WHAT WE WERE ALL TUAGHT) NAZISM IS ACTUALLY LEFT-WING."
The Astute Ones are certainly not going to waste a perfect opportunity to trot this malignant lie out, now, are they?
"ANYONE WHO TRIES TO TIE THIS BLOG OR MY VIEWS TO THIS HORRIFIC ACT IN OSLO OR THIS PSYCHOTIC MASS MURDERER BREIVIK IS SCUM"
Scum telling the truth, of course. And the Astute ones know it damned well, or they wouldn't be preemptively whining about it.
"I THINK MAYBE THERE'S A POSSIBILITY THAT THIS ANDERS BREIVIK IS ACTUALLY A PSYCHOTIC LEFTIST WHO DID THIS HORRIFYING ACT TO DISCREDIT THE RIGHT."
Yeah, except for his years of history as a right winger and fundamentalist Christian.
"WHY DIDN'T ANYBODY SEE THIS ATTACK IN OSLO COMING? COULD IT BE THAT OBAMA'S POLICIES HAVE MADE US ALL MORE VULNERABLE? YES."
Oh, I see...It's all Obama's fault. Tell me you didn't see that one coming.
"THE OSLO ATTACK WAS PREDICTABLE - IN FACT, WE POSTED ON THE ISLAMIZATION OF OSLO YESTERDAY...
THERE WERE WARNINGS - FROM FOLKS LIKE US WHO ARE OFTEN CALLED ISLAMOPHOBES"
And also often called disgusting assholes. Of course, what you neglected to foresee was that a hundred kids would be murdered by someone who is just like you. Maybe that's what you should have warned us about.
Well, that's a sample of the first 24 hours or so of response to this incident from the right, and it has sickened me more than usual to put it down on paper. Unfortunately, if they are allowed to carry out this sort of historical revisionism without a record of it somewhere, we will soon be living in a world where this sort of right wing violence becomes a common occurrence, like in Germany in 1928 or 1929. We've already travelled farther down that road than I would have thought possible in such a short time. I hope you can forgive me for taking you along on this very sickening visit into the minds of some very evil people.
*Yes indeed, Pam Geller can actually get her word processor to fling spittle. This unusual feat will perhaps eventually earn her the employment she deserves- in a circus sideshow, next to the guy who bites the heads off of chickens.