Skip to comments.David Brat’s Writings: Hitler’s Rise ‘Could All Happen Again’ (Incredible Journalism Malpractice)
Posted on 06/11/2014 1:17:31 PM PDT by Mount Athos
David Brat, the Virginia Republican who shocked House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R., Va.) Tuesday, wrote in 2011 that Hitlers rise could all happen again, quite easily.
Mr. Brats remarks, in a 2011 issue of Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology, came three years before he defeated the only Jewish Republican in Congress.
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As Ace from Ace of Spades blog explains,
"They're suggesting Brat is pro-Hitler? How else can one read their noting that Brat said that Hitler could rise again, and then mention that in reference to the defeat of the GOP's only Jewish Congressmen as if they're linked?"
Ace continues --
Brat is "upset by the fact that Christians (and Americans, generally, I think he'd say) are too "morally weak" to stand firm in the face of Hitlerian evil -- and urges them to be more resolute against a New Hitler"
Here is what the author neglected to quote:
"Capitalism is here to stay, and we need a church model that corresponds to that reality. Read Nietzsche. Nietzsches diagnosis of the weak modern Christian democratic man was spot on. Jesus was a great man. Jesus said he was the Son of God. Jesus made things happen. Jesus had faith. Jesus actually made people better. Then came the Christians. What happened? What went wrong? We appear to be a bit passive. Hitler came along, and he did not meet with unified resistance. I have the sinking feeling that it could all happen again, quite easily. The church should rise up higher than Nietzsche could see and prove him wrong. We should love our neighbor so much that we actually believe in right and wrong, and do something about it. If we all did the right thing and had the guts to spread the word, we would not need the government to backstop every action we take."
Ace of Spades critique at: http://ace.mu.nu/archives/349749.php
The Destruction begins.
That’s Destruction with a Capital D.
First off, Hitler HAS re-happened in this World multiple times already. Second, of course it can happen anywhere!
This is controversial??
Hitlers Rise Could All Happen Again
Of course we are too morally weak to stop Hitler!
We only joined the fight after we got attacked at Pearl Harbor.
And look what is happening in Iraq now, look what we allowed to happen in Vietnam, look at China, look at genocide in Africa!
America is living in a real fantasy bubble these days. Reality is passing us by.
So we can’t criticize O because he’s black and we can’t run against a Jew???
I didn’t even know Cantor was a Jew until I read this post.
What the hell is going on?
the left is evil. The GOP party idiots aren’t much better.
We’re in deep doo doo.
A perfect description of the desperate economic destruction that led to the rise of hitler can be found in this first segment of this documentary.
Hitler also promised to restore Germany’s stature in the world and the world love him for it......for a while.
Not to me. Evil men rise up time and again and murder those it sees as not fitting into their plans. Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, Castro are just a few in the last 80 years.
Anyone that can't see that is completely delusional. And anyone that can't see he is right is completely clueless.
Saddam was a modern-day Hitler. His mentor even attempted a pro-Nazi coup in Iraq.
The Media is truly the Voice of Satan.
The quotes are refreshing - I also believe in unabashed muscular Christianity. A political life is for resolute men, ideally they should be at the forefront of any worthwhile political force. Dictatorships are formed not by resolute men, but by fearful and morally corrupt weaklings - favorites one day and dead the next.
The WSJ has always been our worst enemy.
The more I read of Brat, the more I like.
Cantor is a Jew? That’s news to me.
I guess you’re not Jewish,
It’s a process of baby steps. In this country, we’re past the baby steps stage, and are now skipping towards a Fourth Reich.
Why would anyone think the religion of the other candidate is relevant in modern American politics? Does anyone seriously think that the Republican voters in Virginia who have supported Rep. Cantor for many years suddenly decided they are anti-Semitic and refused to vote for him? Or that they should have kept him in office even though they disagreed with his actions just because of his religion?
The media types circulating such a noxious idea should be ashamed of themselves.
No, being raised in the South, I don’t have ‘Jew-dar’.
The Left Media hates Jews, hated Cantor before he got creamed. Now all of a sudden the guy who beat him is anti-Semitic because he’s a Christian? Just like heterosexuals are all homophobes because we’re heterosexual, I guess. My God, these people make me sick.
They can’t say it was democrats crossing over. They know Brat is not an imbecile. So now, just like Palin says the democrats do, they are making things up.
There was someone on the Cantor thread last night moaning about seeing a Jewish politician get defeated. Seemed like they were trolling for responses. Should have known the establishment would try drive things in this direction. Those DIABLOs are truly just Democrats In All But Label Only.
If their less than supportive smear campaign against Brat works, they will be saying see, TEA party types can’t win. Then the GOPe sympathizers will come out of the woodwork demanding that we support RINOs only if we want to “win.”
Then one thing you may not know is that Jews tend to be touchy about clubs they are not allowed to join.
Absurd non-sequitor. WSJ is, like most of the Big Business community that supported Cantor, supportive of very lenient amnesty.
I’m not sure how they think that will work. They want the ‘cheap labor’ of the illegals. Forget the related costs, because Big Business passes those on to the taxpayers. When they’re legal, how cheap will their labor be?
It’s already happening — with the rise of Islam.
I would suggest that David Brat could run intellectual circles around this Epstein who comes off as a dimwit.
Tom Servo wrote:
Last night, David Brat sneezed, and although several people thought he exclaimed achoo!, Mr. Epstein KNOWS that he REALLY said A JEW!!!!
LOL!! Dat you, FR Tom?
How low can the WSJ go? They’ll do anything to further their idea of Utopia, where Big Business can get in bed with Big Government and leave a little tax money on the dresser afterward. The Middle Class is screwed by both.
What clubs are those?
Nope. Wasn’t me...
“Hitlers Rise Could All Happen Again”
Happening now with the illegal alien communist muslim currently in the white hut!
As I said before and I will say again - if Brat is anything to the right of Pelosi that is just icing on the cake. All that mattered in this election was GETTING RID OF CANTOR.
Republican caucus of the U.S. Congress.
The majority of Jewish folks in America are liberals, unfortunately. So how do you figure that they are “not allowed to join”?
Okay, I took a look at your posting history. Judging from that, and your sign-up date, I think it’s pretty clear what you’re up to.
You say that people in Virginia “don’t like Jews.” As a lifelong, born & raised Virginian, I can tell you that I don’t know any anti-Semites. But that’s because I don’t run in liberal circles. If you come across someone who is anti-Jew, you can rest assured they vote Democrat.
You’re here to see if you can get any anti-Semitic responses from Freepers, but you’re going to come up dry. So stifle the victim act.
I hope Brat will know what kind of forceful ignorance he is up against. You cannot be naive or do any ‘olive branching’ at this point. This is a war or cultures and social morals.
I heard he was ‘surprised’ this morning when a mainstream media reporter was less than positive about his big win. Don’t play the Innocent with these people, they will destroy your credibility and effectiveness. They are not your friends and never will be!