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Shameful week for America's liberal elites-Top 10 most ridiculous left-wing attacks on conservatives
The London Telegraph ^ | January 14, 2011 | Nile Gardiner

Posted on 01/15/2011 12:20:16 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

This has been a hugely shameful week for sections of the American Left, who have exploited a horrific tragedy that claimed six lives, in order to advance political attacks upon some leading conservative politicians and media commentators, as well as an entire political movement in the form of the Tea Party. The vitriolic and hate-filled attacks have marked a low point for liberal media elites in America in the 21st century, even to the extent that President Obama himself, probably the most liberal US president of modern times, felt the need to rebuke this undignified and crass display of left-wing finger-pointing in his memorial speech in Tucson on Wednesday night.

And after all the accusations against an array of prominent public figures from Sarah Palin, Bill O’Reilly and Glenn Beck, to Rush Limbaugh and Roger Ailes, it emerged that the deranged shooter, Jared Loughner, was in no way influenced by political rhetoric, and indeed had no interest at all in politics. As Charles Krauthammer noted in The Washington Post, “rarely in American political discourse has there been a charge so reckless, so scurrilous and so unsupported by evidence”.

I have compiled below a list of some of the most egregious examples of Leftist hysteria over the past week. It is by no means an exhaustive list – this list could easily be expanded to 20 or 30 further instances, especially crude statements from liberal politicians. New York Times columnist Paul Krugman was among the very first to link the mass shooting to conservatives, and two of his hugely irresponsible pieces feature in the list below. The list also includes a major article from American Guardian writer Michael Tomasky....

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cultureofcorruption; giffords; msm; palin; teaparty; tucson
It'd be easy to get this list up to 100.
1 posted on 01/15/2011 12:20:22 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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bttt


2 posted on 01/15/2011 12:23:06 AM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sure would be nice if America had media like this, but they
seem to be hell-bent on being good little loyal Marxist.


3 posted on 01/15/2011 12:28:28 AM PST by AlexW
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The idiot O’Reilly claimed tonight the left would be hurt by their false accusations. He is unbelievably naive.
4 posted on 01/15/2011 12:32:36 AM PST by ozzymandus
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“ridiculous left-wing attacks on conservatives” might seem harmless but the Left is trying to agitate other mentally ill people from their drug culture to kill targeted conservatives in retaliation with these false accusations and assertions.
5 posted on 01/15/2011 12:33:33 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (I Love Catholic Nerds)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
For example from another thread:

MSNBC host Chris Matthews: As long as she lives, Sarah Palin will be checkable on Google. You can look up crosshairs and Gabrielle Giffords, and you will get Sarah Palin and the crosshairs.

6 posted on 01/15/2011 12:40:35 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (I Love Catholic Nerds)
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To: ozzymandus

I actually wouldn’t be surprised if the left pays a price for this. The left always suffers when people are able to see it for what it really is, and that’s what happened during this episode. It was hugely revealing.

The CBS poll the other day showing that people weren’t buying the left’s narrative may have understated things. At Powerline they have a Quinnipiac poll that shows people *really* aren’t buying it:

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2011/01/028137.php


7 posted on 01/15/2011 12:46:56 AM PST by Yardstick
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To: Yardstick

Normal folk are kinda turned off from “The One”. That memorial service was a cross between U2 and the Black Eyed Peas. Everybody got a T-Shirt to Boot!


8 posted on 01/15/2011 12:50:08 AM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And the libs are demanding that we be civil? *rolls eyes*


9 posted on 01/15/2011 12:55:46 AM PST by Tzimisce (It's just another day in Obamaland.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper; All

But why did Palin have to give ammunition by her unfortunate “blood” I forget the rest of it, reference. I thought we were pro Israel, and there are a number of conservative Jewish voters.


10 posted on 01/15/2011 12:58:46 AM PST by gleeaikin
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To: Yardstick

I don’t know about any permanent damage to the left. They’re constantly being exposed as liars and frauds, but that doesn’t faze them. They just keep throwing the same slime.


11 posted on 01/15/2011 12:59:59 AM PST by ozzymandus
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To: gleeaikin

It is anti Israel to try to sweep “blood libel” under the rug.


12 posted on 01/15/2011 1:01:56 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (I Love Catholic Nerds)
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To: gleeaikin

She was correct. The left decided this was the magic moment to put the blood on her. They now have every statement ever made by the left going viral. Can you say Backfire..........


13 posted on 01/15/2011 1:02:28 AM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: gleeaikin
Trust me, no conservative Jewish voter will be turned off by Palin's mention of "blood libel". Most sane, educated people will think she hit it right on the button.

In its modern use "blood libel" means maliciously slandering someone, accusing an innocent of murdering or causing the murder of someone.

Although, historically most often connected to the persecution of Jews, blood libels have been used against many other minorities. See this excerpt from the New World Encyclopedia:

"Blood libels are sensationalized allegations that a person or group engages in human sacrifice, often accompanied by the claim that the blood of victims is used in various rituals and/or acts of cannibalism. The alleged victims are often children.
Some of the best documented cases of blood libel focus upon accusations against Jews , but many other groups have been accused, including Christians, Cathars, Carthaginians, Knights Templar, Witches, Christian heretics, Roma, Wiccans, Druids, neopagans, and Satanists. Despite the increasing tolerance of diversity, accusations of blood libel continue to be advanced by and against various groups today."

If nothing else, one would imagine the leftist would know the popular literature. Remember the Da Vinci Code. The history of the demise of the Knights Templar was retold in that book - just one of many examples of a blood libel.

14 posted on 01/15/2011 1:10:52 AM PST by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: eyedigress
People Died, Obama Thrived.

NOBODY passes out political-slogan T-shirts at a funeral.

Well, maybe in Kenya?

15 posted on 01/15/2011 1:23:14 AM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: AlexW

The irony in what you said is that the UK, Europe, and the world, in general, is, still, much more socialistic than the U.S.


16 posted on 01/15/2011 1:31:43 AM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: gleeaikin

‘Blood libel’ is exactly what the left has engaged in from the very hour of the shootings. Sarah Palin used the phrase correctly and accurately. The only Jews offended by it are liberal Jews who themselves hate Israel.


17 posted on 01/15/2011 1:44:44 AM PST by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/28/08 and why?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Thank God for the Telegraph.


18 posted on 01/15/2011 1:45:02 AM PST by americanophile ("We come to it, at last. The great battle of our time.")
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To: ScaniaBoy
If nothing else, one would imagine the leftist would know the popular literature.

No, thanks to our dumbed-down, hobble-all-horses-together education system (coupled with the mind-numbing personal electronic entertainment industry) many people today -- including WAY too many who pretend to make a living with language, such as media mouths -- have no clue about idioms, cultural references, or such dusty stuff; that's just how old grandpa talks. He don' say nuddin' lak "bling", or "ho," or "shizzle," so he don' say nuddin' to me.

Can ya feel, me, dawg?

Instead, if an educated person uses a reference such as "blood libel," it only takes one hyperventilating idiot with a mike to get fools nodding to his or her moronocy that it means something totally unrelated to how it was used.

Of course, such fools COULD look it up (if they could read a dictionary). But that might pull them away from Oprah.

19 posted on 01/15/2011 2:07:27 AM PST by Quiller (When you're fighting to survive, there is no "try" -- there is only do, or do not.)
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To: Quiller

Word.


20 posted on 01/15/2011 2:19:13 AM PST by RightOnline
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To: grey_whiskers
>>>People Died, Obama Thrived.<<<

—That's a Keeper!

21 posted on 01/15/2011 2:23:28 AM PST by Shqipo (I stand with AZ!)
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To: Shqipo
>>>People Died, Obama Thrived.<<<
—That's a Keeper!

“Together We Thrive” makes me think of locusts.

22 posted on 01/15/2011 2:32:53 AM PST by CrazyIvan (What's "My Struggle" in Kenyan?)
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To: gleeaikin
But why did Palin have to give ammunition by her unfortunate “blood” I forget the rest of it, reference. I thought we were pro Israel, and there are a number of conservative Jewish voters.

It was "blood libel" and Sarah was exactly right. I and local talk show hosts used the term as early as Monday. Blood libel is simply accusing someone of an unforgivable offense. The morons in media were accusing us of being parties to mass murder.

23 posted on 01/15/2011 2:54:32 AM PST by jimfree (In 2012 Sarah Palin will continue to have more relevant quality executive experience than B. Obama.)
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To: Tzimisce

There’s irony in that. The Left ‘’demands’’ ‘’civility’’.


24 posted on 01/15/2011 3:13:36 AM PST by jmacusa (Two wrongs don't make a right. But they can make it interesting.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

4 ltr


25 posted on 01/15/2011 3:45:31 AM PST by digger48
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To: Quiller
Can ya feel, me, dawg?

I feel ya. See: niggardly.

26 posted on 01/15/2011 3:50:42 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Thank you Nile Gardiner! Krugman made the list twice! Double A-hole.


27 posted on 01/15/2011 3:51:57 AM PST by WashingtonSource
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To: gleeaikin

Palin didn’t ‘give’ ‘em anything they already didn’t have. The left is simply all ‘wee-wee’d up’ because she accurately called them out on their stock-in-trade that they’ve trotted out for years, ever since the assassination of JFK.

They are beyond the pale in their atrocious exaltation of their liberal policies over practically everything else in the universe. It’s called ‘reality politicalization’, sifting everything through their prism. And they’re gonna do this until the day of reckoning.


28 posted on 01/15/2011 4:01:07 AM PST by KStorm
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
You know, for as much as I disdain O’Reilly, he has been pretty much spot on on this. Last night, he was wondering out loud with Jerryaldo, why, as Sheriff Dipshit has said “the vitriol, anger and tensions was so high”, hadn't Sheriff Dipshit provided security for Giffords? Of course, Jerryaldo staunchly defended the sheriff!
29 posted on 01/15/2011 4:14:48 AM PST by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
climate of hate

Paul Krugman plagiarizing ancient Nytimese James "Scotty" Reston?

(The lefties did the same absurd howling after the JFK assassination blaming the "climate of hate" caused by the emerging modern conservative movement.)

30 posted on 01/15/2011 4:18:06 AM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: gleeaikin
Why? Until that very moment when you decided saying the phrase "blood libel" was objectionable, a "blood libel" was a lie told about murder ~ that is, a false accusation.

The Leftwingtard critics want people to just shut up about the "blood libels" they tell about others, including Israel!

We have had a number of threads devoted to the history of "the blood libel", including its origins in pre-Christian antiquity, its growth in the Middle Ages, and its subsequent use by various anti-semites against Jews.

Sarah didn't "give ammunition" to the Left. The Left is still engaged in a "blood libel" against Sarah!

31 posted on 01/15/2011 4:20:00 AM PST by muawiyah
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Keith Olbermann plagiarized ancient MSM employees covering the 1964 Republican Convention demanding that Goldwater renounce the hate?

Nothing new.. lefties are lefties. The issue is not the issue.. issues are weapons. Attack, attack.. "Bring it all down, man."

32 posted on 01/15/2011 4:27:10 AM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: ScaniaBoy; gleeaikin
The most recent "blood libel" told against Jews is the one where the Palestinian woman who died of cancer is instead claimed by Palestinians to have been killed by teargas fired by Jewish soldiers.

An earlier one is the Rachel Corrie story. That has a young woman who is said to have been murdred by Jews with a bulldozer. Evidence suggests otherwise but you have NOTABLE Leftwingtards in the United States making contributions to the Rachel Corrie Foundation, which has as its purpose the propagation of the "poor Rachel Corrie, killed by Jews" story.

There are others. Years ago the IDF was ready to cave in to international pressure and punish some young IDF troops because they'd supposedly fired machine guns and rockets at a young Irab boy. In reality the IDF troops couldn't see the kid, had done any firing in different directions, and the child was being shot by a gunman in the immediate vicinity of the cameraman.

In short, the Palestinians had sacrificed a child themselves just to blame it on "the Jews".

Free Republic's discussion of the case gave some backbone to friends in Israel to PUSH BACK against the charges and the Palestinian gunmen dropped the tale.

We must do the same for Sarah, or any other person who is unjustly accused of a blood libel.

33 posted on 01/15/2011 4:30:08 AM PST by muawiyah
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"Sheriff" Clarence Dupnik plagiarized a 1992(?) Time magazine article on Rush Limbaugh and "angry white men"?

Nothing new.. lefties are lefties. The issue is not the issue.. issues are weapons. Attack, attack.. "Bring it all down, man."

34 posted on 01/15/2011 4:31:50 AM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: jimfree
Worse, it turned out quickly that the shooter was, himself, a narcotic addled Leftwingtard ~ that is, ONE OF THEIR OWN.

The Leftwing MSM had done the killings and were blaming them on someone else. That's a double-deck Blood Libel.

35 posted on 01/15/2011 4:34:02 AM PST by muawiyah
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Today’s Republicans and conservative commentators, however, surely understand the fire they’re playing with.

Whoever Michael Tomasky is. Wow! that 20-year-old Time magazine article on Rush Limbaugh and "angry white men" sure is a popular source for today's lefties' feeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelings.

Each new wave of ideological issues of the 1960s Marxist-Alinsky street/campus revolutionary rabble still aim to "Bring it all down, man."

36 posted on 01/15/2011 4:44:02 AM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I was once a liberal and I can tell you that we are now seeing what they've been hiding in the closet for decades. We are seeing who they really are now because they perceive an existential threat.

Liberals are tribal, they are wired together out of necessity. Liberals have needs for belonging to a group that conservatives simply don't have, and therefore can't understand. There are strong psychological and social rewards that come with membership in the liberal cabal. In addition to a powerful sense of belonging, liberal egos are sated by the group-you get to feel superior intellectually, you get comfort in the knowledge that you occupy the higher ground morally. These are trappings that liberals now believe they are destined to lose. This is why they are so unhinged. For liberals, it's not political any more, it's personal.

They are witnessing their ideology being completely refuted by events, and now their collective psychosis is revealing their true allegiences, which they've been able to hide from us for decades. Now that they feel pending annihilation, they can't help themselves.

This is an implosion folks. This is what one looks like.

37 posted on 01/15/2011 5:08:13 AM PST by wayoverontheright
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To: Tzimisce
And the libs are demanding that we be civil?

To a lib, being civil means not disagreeing with him.

38 posted on 01/15/2011 5:43:18 AM PST by reg45
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To: grey_whiskers

People died, 0bama dyed - T-Shirts.


39 posted on 01/15/2011 5:45:41 AM PST by reg45
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To: ScaniaBoy; gleeaikin

>>Trust me, no conservative Jewish voter will be turned off by Palin’s mention of “blood libel”. Most sane, educated people will think she hit it right on the button.

Worth saying again.

In general, the only ones I see attacking her for using it are Dems who should sit down and shut up about this whole sordid use of the Tuscon Atrocity by those of their party to attack many on the Right.

On the use of the term “blood libel”, Alan Dershowitz’s words on this are worthwhile to absorb:

Exclusive: Alan Dershowitz Defends Sarah Palin’s Use of Term ‘Blood Libel’
http://bigjournalism.com/pjsalvatore/2011/01/12/exclusive-alan-dershowitz-defends-sarah-palins-use-of-term-blood-libel/

As are the words of Rabbi Shmuley Boteach from the editorial page of the Wall Street Journal:

Sarah Palin Is Right About ‘Blood Libel’
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703583404576079823067585318.html


40 posted on 01/15/2011 6:29:28 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: wayoverontheright

“This is an implosion folks. This is what one looks like.”

I’m seeing what you’re seeing. The left is melting down in front of our eyes. I’ve predicted that king obuma will also implode, publicly and with much screaming and fist pounding. When the patriots in the house start defunding his fascist bureaucrats, obuma will explode because the power will be ripped from his hands. No dictator will calmly accept that. His rant will be historic and remembered for centuries.


41 posted on 01/15/2011 6:53:28 AM PST by sergeantdave
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To: sergeantdave
The problem is, once things start going bad and or their power is threatened; they start WARS. Watch for a false flag bombing here.
42 posted on 01/15/2011 7:07:03 AM PST by investigateworld (Buy Ammo!)
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To: reg45
1st one on EBay;

http://cgi.ebay.com/TOGETHER-WE-THRIVE-T-SHIRT-GABRIELLE-GIFFORDS-TUSCON-/200565429777?pt=US_CSA_MC_Shirts&var=&hash=item746afa5892

43 posted on 01/15/2011 7:12:55 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult
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!st Obama Tuscon campaign rally T on Craiglist;

http://tucson.craigslist.org/clt/2160411582.html

44 posted on 01/15/2011 7:17:19 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: gleeaikin
Palin said it because it is true, she's speaking "truth to power", to coin a phrase. The leftists have committed a blood libel, there is no question about it. When they falsely accuse an innocent person of complicity in a murder, with absolutely no evidence, it is exactly that, blood libel. It is true, and neither Palin nor anyone else should back away from this correct characterization of the behavior of liberals in this tragedy.

They are not only guilty of blood libel, they are guilty of an almost equally heinous act, attempting to gain political advantage and smear their opposition by exploiting this tragedy to further their own agenda. It is an unbelievably despicable act, and beneath the contempt of decent people, but it is what liberals do, and indicative of the evil in their hearts.

45 posted on 01/15/2011 7:26:51 AM PST by chimera
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

That’s not even the shirt they handed out, just some opportunist trying to take advantage of the groupthink idiots with a similar design.

At first I was going to send him a nasty message, but then realized, he’s probably a conservative just taking money from the dumbed down sheep...more power to him...wish I’d have thought of it.


46 posted on 01/15/2011 9:27:43 AM PST by t-dude (Sarah causes banal and vituperous evil snarks to shriek in horror!)
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To: ozzymandus
The idiot O’Reilly claimed tonight the left would be hurt by their false accusations. He is unbelievably naive.

By his own admission he is a very simple man. Rush called him Ted Baxter for a reason.

But, I sort of agree with him this time, I think they will pay a price.

47 posted on 01/15/2011 9:32:14 AM PST by Balding_Eagle (Overproduction, one of the top five worries of the American Farmer each and every year..)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bookmark.


48 posted on 01/15/2011 10:35:01 AM PST by mojito
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To: ScaniaBoy; All

You are right about other groups. I just finished reading “The Treasure of Montsegur” by Sophy Burnham a novel of the Cathars. The Cathars while Christians believing in the divinity of Christ, did NOT believe he had died and been resurrected. They were strict vegetarians and believed in reincarnation, thus should not even kill an ant. Worst of all they believed all should have access to the holy word, and produced the bible in the people’s tongue not Latin. They had to be gotten rid of, they threatened the Catholic Church, and the king of France wanted their rich lands. So they were also accused of using humnan/baby blood in rituals.

I tried to find some statistics on the total number killed, and encountered variably 1/2 the population of southern France over the 30 years of war, perhaps up to a million. Here is a link that gives that figure and many other death tolls, for witches, the Crusades, etc.


49 posted on 01/15/2011 11:49:08 PM PST by gleeaikin
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