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David Brat’s Writings: Hitler’s Rise ‘Could All Happen Again’ (Incredible Journalism Malpractice)
The Wall Street Journal ^ | Jun 11, 2014 | Reid J. Epstein

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 Hitler’s rise “could all happen again, quite easily.”

Mr. Brat’s 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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Incredible journalism malpractice at the WSJ, a smear.

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. Nietzsche’s 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

1 posted on 06/11/2014 1:17:31 PM PDT by Mount Athos
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To: Mount Athos

The Destruction begins.

That’s Destruction with a Capital D.


2 posted on 06/11/2014 1:21:42 PM PDT by moovova
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To: Mount Athos

Sooo?

First off, Hitler HAS re-happened in this World multiple times already. Second, of course it can happen anywhere!

This is controversial??


3 posted on 06/11/2014 1:21:59 PM PDT by Williams
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To: Mount Athos

Hitler’s Rise ‘Could All Happen Again’

Could?


4 posted on 06/11/2014 1:23:52 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: Mount Athos

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!

Duh.

America is living in a real fantasy bubble these days. Reality is passing us by.


5 posted on 06/11/2014 1:24:20 PM PDT by Williams
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To: Mount Athos

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?

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6 posted on 06/11/2014 1:25:18 PM PDT by Mears (give me a break!)
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To: Mount Athos

the left is evil. The GOP party idiots aren’t much better.

We’re in deep doo doo.


7 posted on 06/11/2014 1:25:57 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KG74s4DnRw

Hitler also promised to restore Germany’s stature in the world and the world love him for it......for a while.


8 posted on 06/11/2014 1:27:11 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Williams

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.


9 posted on 06/11/2014 1:27:22 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Mount Athos
Good grief. Brat's statement is a WARNING, not a boast.

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.

10 posted on 06/11/2014 1:27:25 PM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: Mount Athos

The Media is truly the Voice of Satan.


11 posted on 06/11/2014 1:28:41 PM PDT by eCSMaster ("It is not the color of his skin, ... it is the blackness that fills his soul")
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To: Mount Athos

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.


12 posted on 06/11/2014 1:30:42 PM PDT by februus
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To: Mount Athos

The WSJ has always been our worst enemy.


13 posted on 06/11/2014 1:31:16 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Mount Athos

The more I read of Brat, the more I like.


14 posted on 06/11/2014 1:35:45 PM PDT by freerepublicchat
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To: Mears

Cantor is a Jew? That’s news to me.


15 posted on 06/11/2014 1:38:40 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

I guess you’re not Jewish,


16 posted on 06/11/2014 1:43:56 PM PDT by Lisbon1940
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

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.


17 posted on 06/11/2014 1:44:43 PM PDT by DPMD
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To: Mount Athos
It seems like the latest left wing media theme is "a conservative ran against a Jewish candidate.."

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.

18 posted on 06/11/2014 1:46:27 PM PDT by freeandfreezing
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To: Lisbon1940

No, being raised in the South, I don’t have ‘Jew-dar’.


19 posted on 06/11/2014 1:48:43 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: moovova

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.


20 posted on 06/11/2014 1:51:32 PM PDT by athelass (Proud Mom of a Sailor & 2 Marines - Clinging to my Bible and my guns for dear life.)
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To: moovova

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.”


21 posted on 06/11/2014 1:51:56 PM PDT by Waryone
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Then one thing you may not know is that Jews tend to be touchy about clubs they are not allowed to join.


22 posted on 06/11/2014 1:54:37 PM PDT by Lisbon1940
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To: Mount Athos

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?


23 posted on 06/11/2014 2:01:37 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Mount Athos

It’s already happening — with the rise of Islam.


24 posted on 06/11/2014 2:12:53 PM PDT by Socon-Econ
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To: Mount Athos

I would suggest that David Brat could run intellectual circles around this Epstein who comes off as a dimwit.


25 posted on 06/11/2014 2:26:40 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: TomServo
From the WSJ combox

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!!!!”

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LOL!! Dat you, FR Tom?

26 posted on 06/11/2014 2:30:15 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Mount Athos

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.


27 posted on 06/11/2014 2:38:43 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Lisbon1940
"Then one thing you may not know is that Jews tend to be touchy about clubs they are not allowed to join."

What clubs are those?

28 posted on 06/11/2014 3:22:48 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: don-o

Nope. Wasn’t me...


29 posted on 06/11/2014 3:28:31 PM PDT by TomServo
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To: Mount Athos

“Hitler’s Rise ‘Could All Happen Again’”

Happening now with the illegal alien communist muslim currently in the white hut!


30 posted on 06/11/2014 3:40:54 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: Mount Athos

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.


31 posted on 06/11/2014 4:43:06 PM PDT by BobL
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To: CatherineofAragon

Republican caucus of the U.S. Congress.


32 posted on 06/11/2014 4:43:22 PM PDT by Lisbon1940
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To: Lisbon1940

The majority of Jewish folks in America are liberals, unfortunately. So how do you figure that they are “not allowed to join”?


33 posted on 06/11/2014 4:46:27 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: Lisbon1940

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.


34 posted on 06/11/2014 4:56:58 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: Mount Athos

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!


35 posted on 06/11/2014 5:12:53 PM PDT by lee martell
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