Skip to comments.Palin and the Blood Libel
Posted on 01/13/2011 7:49:03 AM PST by MsLady
As Sarah Palin has just learned, keeping up with the rules about using phrases that are associated with Jewish history is not as simple as it used to be. I was under the impression that the list of phrases that were considered off limits for general consumption was confined more or less to those associated with the Holocaust. Meaning, for instance, that the use of the word "holocaust" should be confined to discussion of events surrounding the genocide of Jews in Europe between 1933 and 1945. But even that stricture has been hard to enforce. Indeed, when an episode of the TV show The X-Files once referred to the mysterious death of amphibians in a lake as a "frog holocaust," you knew that the word had become more of a metaphor than a specific historical term.
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They wanted to libel her with blame with the blood of the innocent who were hurt or killed, thus blood libel. May never have been about Jewish anything and maybe they are being a bit too full of themselves in thinking it was about them.
Origin of HOLOCAUST
Middle English, from Late Latin holocaustum, from Greek holokauston, from neuter of holokaustos burnt whole, from hol- + kaustos burnt, from kaiein to burn more at caustic
First Known Use: 13th century
THE TALE OF “THE WON” AND THE FAIR MAIDEN OF TUCSON
And so it came to be, in the time of the Global Warming, in the era known as the Age of PC Mindlessness, the people of the land called America, having lost their values, their initiative, the desire to be free and their ability to judge, chose as their New Messiah that person known as “The Won”.
And then came to the land, as if in retribution, The Rampage of Loughner the Idiot. When he did use the Firestick of Palin to smite the fair maiden Gabrielle of Tucson. And the people were anguished, becoming dispirited and vexatious. And they knew not if the fair maiden would be taken from them to sit in the land of the Kennedy evermore. And so they did quibble and squabble and argue and point, one at the other, for had they not already shown what fools they were?
So it came to pass that on the fourth day of the Rampage of Loughner the Idiot, that The Won did travel through the ether on the wings of his Princely Carriage to appear from the vapors at the side of the stricken maiden, Gabrielle of Tucson.
And by force of will alone, The Won did bring her comfort and sustenance, causing the Beast to release his grasp and He did free the maiden Gabrielle from her darkness and silence.
And Lo! The Won did cause the the eyes of the maiden Gabrielle to open and gaze in wonder at his countenance. And she knew she would vanquish the wrath of the Firestick of Palin and her life be spared to live evermore as the gift of The Won.
And the people said, “Hallelujah!”
And the people said, “See The Won! Is he not Wonderful? He has restoreth the fair maiden to us and returned to her the purity of her heart, the beauty of her countenance, and the spirit of the democrat. She will forevermore be our light and guidance as together we pursue the Agenda of the Liberal, smite the forces of the Evil Right and ban the Firestick of Palin!”
And they did bask in the warmth of the glow of The Won and were mesmerized by the comforting words he deigned to give them from his TelePrompter.
And The Won himself was again near overcome by his own wonderfulness and beneficence. For was he not The Won?
It was in the middle ages used against the Jewish people. And then the muslims revived it. But, they know what Sarah meant these people who are slamming her are using any excuse and this one is just lame.
No group can lay claim to any language or symbol—It’s called Freedom of Speech.
If you don’t like it—Well, that’s too bad.
Actually, Jon, the word "holocaust" is an ancient Greek word with a specific meaning long before the Nazis showed up.
Definition of HOLOCAUST
1: a sacrifice consumed by fire
3a often capitalized : the mass slaughter of European civilians and especially Jews by the Nazis during World War II usually used with the
b : a mass slaughter of people; especially : genocide
IOW, those who want to limit the term to killing of Jews during WWII are the ones guilty of attempting to appropriate a word, not the other way around.
Holocaust? Don’t mean the Shoah?
No group can lay claim to any language or symbolIts called Freedom of Speech.
They libeled her with the blood of the innocent, hence a blood libel. Simple enough except for those seeking a way to libel her again IMO.
That is awesome. Did you write that?
"Blood libel" has been used to refer to numerous incidents of false accusations of murder and torture used to persecute various groups, including the Cathars and the Knights Templar.
Interestingly enough, the Wikipedia article appears to have been completely revised during the last few days. Look at this Wayback Machine version:
Then check the current version. All references to "Christians, Cathars, Carthaginians, Knights Templar, witches, Wiccans, Christian heretics, Roma, Druids, neopagans, Native Americans, atheists, communists, and satanists" have been removed.
Once again, Wikipedia proves it can't be trusted for anything but the most non-controversial material.
Yes you are correct. They will use anything, grasping at straws hysterically trying to damage her cred or worse.
Great find I didn’t know that. Wiki needs to go down the same road as the dinosaur media.
It’s a miracle! Thank the Obamessiah! /sarc
My thoughts exactly (well, almost,) when I heard him say we walked in and she opened her eyes- I was thinking, you know what? With all this scripture reading tonite, did ANYONE bother to say THANK YOU GOD?
Me thinkest not.
They are trying to create the perception on a national scale that she is hated and unelectable.
Same thing was done to Reagan.
Where are the condemnations against Glenn Reynolds for using that very same phrase JUST A FEW DAYS BEFORE PALIN DID?!?!?! I haven’t seen any, have you???
"The term blood libel has taken on a broad metaphorical meaning in public discourse. Although its historical origins were in theologically based false accusations against the Jews and the Jewish People,its current usage is far broader. I myself have used it to describe false accusations against the State of Israel by the Goldstone Report. There is nothing improper and certainly nothing anti-Semitic in Sarah Palin using the term to characterize what she reasonably believes are false accusations that her words or images may have caused a mentally disturbed individual to kill and maim. The fact that two of the victims are Jewish is utterly irrelevant to the propriety of using this widely used term."