Skip to comments.Michael Berg's twisted values
Posted on 06/13/2006 5:19:06 PM PDT by wagglebee
Apparently, being the parent of a child murdered by a Muslim terrorist gives one moral credibility. There is no other way to explain the vast attention paid to the ideas of Michael Berg, father of Nick Berg, the American who was slaughtered by the Islamic sadist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. That is also the only explanation for the all the attention Cindy Sheehan has received. It is not because of the intellectual and moral depth of her worldview.
But the attention paid to Michael Berg has been very helpful in enabling many more people to understand the thinking and values of the Green Party and those on the left sympathetic to the Greens and of pacifism. Thinking and values that are, in a word, twisted.
Michael Berg is a Green Party candidate for Congress from the state of Delaware and a pacifist. According to the Associated Press and many other reports, Berg believes George W. Bush is more evil than Zarqawi. Berg said that the blame for most deaths in Iraq should be placed on President Bush, who he said is "more of a terrorist than Zarqawi."
Here is one example: "Zarqawi felt my son's breath on his hand as held the knife against his throat. Zarqawi had to look in his eyes when he did it. George Bush sits there glassy-eyed in his office with pieces of paper and condemns people to death. That to me is a real terrorist."
When asked on CNN about his reaction to the death of Zarqawi, he responded: "Well, my reaction is I'm sorry whenever any human being dies. Zarqawi is a human being."
The incredulous CNN interviewer, Soledad O'Brien, then asked Berg, "At some point, one would think, is there a moment when you say, 'I'm glad he's dead, the man who killed my son'?" Berg responded: "No. How can a human being be glad that another human being is dead?"
Thanks to such views, Berg has been nominated by the Green Party to be its candidate for Congress for the lone congressional seat in Delaware.
If the fact that a man who regards his son's butcher as a better man than the American president is rewarded with a party's nomination to Congress does not tell you all you need to know about the morally twisted world of the Greens, nothing will.
It was, I believe, David Horowitz who first pointed out that with the death of communism, those who held communist views will morph from Reds to Greens "watermelons," he called them: green on the outside, red on the inside. Why worshippers of nature lose their moral bearings is a question for another column.
Thanks to Michael Berg, the country also better knows the warped moral universe of pacifists.
Pacifists are often personally sweet and endearing people who advocate "peace," and therefore their doctrine is usually spared the moral contempt it merits. Among its many moral and intellectual weaknesses, pacifism ensures that cruelty will prevail on earth. When asked by talk-show host Michael Medved if he, Berg, would have killed Zarqawi as the terrorist was about to cut his son's throat, Berg said he would instead throw his body in front of the knife thereby ensuring, as Medved noted, that two innocent people would be murdered.
That is the consequence of pacifism far more cruelty and death. But the spread of evil apparently means little to pacifists. There must be some joy in feeling oneself so morally superior to those who believe that killing is sometimes morally necessary that even the ritual murder of one's son does not shake the pacifist's fanaticism.
The more Michael Berg speaks using the murder of his son, a Bush supporter and supporter of the war in Iraq, to publicize his views the better it is. Because every time Michael Berg speaks, he shines a needed light on the moral darkness of the Greens and of pacifism.
Pacifism will NEVER produce peace, it will only allow for more barbarian totalitarianism.
But on another note, as long as the Greens keep sucking votes away from the Dems and never become politically viable themselves, they still have my "support."
Given the choice between the man who butchered his son, and the man who stopped the man who butchered his son, Berg chooses the butcher.
Pacifists in general are not in any way admirable people, they are very often fascists without the courage to declare themselves, their moral outrage is almost always reserved for the people who would stand up to evil. Pacifists as a general rule always side with evil.
If you ever find yourself in a serious struggle with a dangerous foe, not only will a pacifist not help you, you will discover that his sympathies are with the biggest and the baddest, and not with you. You shame him by your willingness to act, and to risk yourself in a fight. He will never forgive you for that.
But Berg is in a class by himself. He is a moral imbecile.
Obviously Mr Berg knows NOTHING about the responsibilities of being Commander In Chief or anything remotely connected to real responsibility esp in time of WAR!
Berg gets a mention on eBay --- http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6637592440
And the other side says the same thing only in reverse.
I believe that a good father trains his children to protect themselves. Even pacifists can make their children aware of danger and ways to avoid it without violating their principles. I believe that Nick Berg got more indoctrination than education from Michael, and he needed the reverse. Rest in peace, Nick.
Yes, at the root. A pacifist is nothing more then a Coward who feels guilty for that. " turn the other Cheek" is a slap a pride, one of the deadly Sins, not let someone kill you or your's
Are you saying that the Jews in Europe were murdered by the Nazis because of "moral bankruptcy?"
Here's INDCJournal's account of him admitting he was active in the SWP with his other son:
June 07, 2004
INDC Journal Interviews Michael Berg (Best Of)
Michael Berg: "Who are you?"
Socialist Workers Party Reporter: "Im with the Socialist Workers newspaper."
Michael Berg: "Socialist Workers newspaper?
(Enthusiastically) Oh, yeah , oh yeah, oh yeah (gives
info) my e-mail is the best way to contact, because my
wife probably will slam down the phone on just about
anyone who calls; shes still in a very emotional
state. My son was a member of the Socialist Workers
Party, yes he was, my son David, not my son Nick, my
older son David. I supported his efforts working with
the Socialist Workers Party, and I went with him to the
headquarters in NY and I attended the rallies and I
supported his trips to Cuba and I dont really want
to say (gestures to me) because hes (got a tape recorder)."
What was he afraid to say? Was it incriminating, or is Mr.
Berg merely aware that his utility and mainstream image
as an antiwar advocate would be tarnished by close
association with a Communist political group?
Mr. Berg is a poor, misguided soul. Pacifism in the face of evil attacks, only brings about more evil. Not taking appropriate action exposes the most weak in society to harm, assault and even death.
If Mr. Berg doesn't wish to push back on barbarians, and defend the innocents, the least he should do is step aside and get out of the way so that others can do the right thing.
Yeah, send a barbarian into a hospital to slit children's throats -- what an assbag.
"At some point, one would think, is there a moment when you say, 'I'm glad he's dead, the man who killed my son'?" Berg responded: "No. How can a human being be glad that another human being is dead?"
When the human being in question is a vile evil piece of ***.
When you lose the capacity to recognize evil and expunge it, history will run you over and throw you away.
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