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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Bottom line—Sarah’s not backing down and it’s driving the Left nuts.
The previous post is said with all due respect. My intention is not to offend, although I tend to do it quite often and with very little effort. I realize it might not be me, might be the sign of the times.
Several times in my life Jewish people I know, family included, have used their Jewishness against me. They’ve used it as an excuse to be offended. I’ve heard “you hate me because I’m Jewish” when trying to clear up a problem so many times in dealing with certain people. Sometimes, I didn’t know the individuals ethnic background until they said I hated them. Surprised the heck out of me.
I’ll probably get flamed for what I just said. It is my personal experience and, again, no offense is intended.
I’ve lost sympathy for those who cry “offense” that when a real offense does occur, it doesn’t mean anything any more.
1) Negative Event Occurs.
2) Immediately blame Sarah Palin.
3) Events unfold showing Sarah Palin not at fault, or even involved.
4) Blame Sarah Palin harder.
5) IF SARAH PALIN DOES NOT RESPOND: Declare her out-of-touch and non-Presidential.
6) IF SARAH PALIN RESPONDS MILDLY: Declare her wishy-washy and incapable of leadership.
7) IF SARAH PALIN RESPONDS FORCEFULLY: Declare her too provocative and incendiary.
In college they are getting bull%$#t in the name of a supposed education by people who are supposed to be trusted and revered for their so called wisdom.
I figure it takes kids years to get over college at times. maybe even a decade.
You can learn anything you want to just by reading and doing. I've learned that over and over again in my life. I received advanced personal trainer certification back in the 90's. You were suppose to have a 2-4 year college degree in some medical field. I've never been to college. For about 15 some years I'd been bodybuilding and reading everything I could on nutrition, and the body how it works, like the krebs cycle how the muscle connect and work ect. I passed the test.
Problems with college these days are that you degrees could be worth nothing.
Lets say you want to be in computer sciences or an engineer. Ends up they go out of the country and hire India's people at 30 cents on the dollar.
We are competing with the slave labor of China and other third world nations from around the world.
Our unions took it too far the other way and ended up closing our manufacturing base for the most part.
My wife is in college right now, we are both lucky to be working as well and I can't say it is easy to suggest a path for her to follow where she could be guaranteed employment.
I have all kinds of friends, one of them is a professor who is also a world class lawyer in the taxation field.
He teaches at a major University here in CA and has seen the class sizes of his tripled because of Democrats coming into power.
Interesting times, sometimes a degree and other times not. Tough to know for sure anything in these tough times IMO.
Your right about the degree, sometimes not and sometimes you have to. It’s so darned expensive and so much garbage is taught. You really want to make sure your kids are well grounded before they go. My niece is a mess and it started in college. She still believes the drivel taught to her and it’s been 12 years since she left college.
I agree, the problem is no conservatives really went into teaching and media compared to all the liberals.
My sister in law worked for our local school system. She was a teachers aid. Most of the teachers were democrats, union and liberal in varying degrees. She was always uncomfortable. I told her once that maybe she was the only light in a dark place. It's true and I think it helped her cope.
The guy was a Marxist, but he was honest and well-meaning. I changed my career aspirations on the spot.
In the local schools, you have to teach whatever curriculum they give you. I suppose a good teacher could teach the curriculum and bring in literature that added to it. But, then again maybe not. I'd cringe if I had to teach kids things I knew were lies or half truths. I'd probably be fired before I ever really got started. So many of the school books today have so much omitted. If it doesn't fit the liberal view or isn't PC it's gone. Our the truth is twisted to fit their world view. Many on the left seem delusional to me, when it comes to our history.
Well, here's my follow-up story --
Instead of grad school for history, I went into Library Science. I became a cataloger at a university library (Cambridge, MA) and put in a few years doing that. Very Liberal atmosphere, but I tolerated it. What ended it for me, however, was when a book arrived which told the tale of an African King from Mali who discovered America before Columbus. It seems this King sailed an armada of thousands of ships across the Atlanic in about the year 1400. He taught the Aztecs many things, then sailed back to Africa and told his people of the land he had discovered.
I went to my boss and said "The Library of Congress expects me to catalog this as non-fiction. But it isn't. This didn't happen. No one sailed thousands of ships across the Atlantic in 1400. And the Aztecs were more advanced than the Africans in 1400. They didn't need to be taught anything. I can catalog this as folklore or something similar, but not non-fiction."
She said I had to put it under non-fiction. I applied to grad school for engineering the next week. In some fields, the truth still matters.
This is EXACTLY the sentiment that has driven me to a fervent study of worldviews and logically defending the truth. We [are going to] homeschool, and I didn't want any of the half truths / half liblies to be passed on through me due to my own education in the public school system.
So, I've made it my mission to seek out and destroy those lies in my own view of the world, and to armor up my kids against the lies of the world that will be foisted on them in their lifetimes.
YIKES, that’s terrible but believable. No wonder so many kids coming up today don’t seem to get things. They are told so many lies. How would they know? We watched a show about Ben Franklin one night. I can’t remember whether it was the History Channel or Discover Channel. Anyway, I kept telling my hubby, you have to be careful about these shows, sometimes they really twist the truth. Sure enough near the end some liberal yoyo came on and was talking about the Declaration of Independence and how Ben changed something on it. I wish I could remember exactly what that was. But, his face brightened and he basically said, see we aren’t a Christian nation. I thought I’d throw up.
The people most upset about its usage are people who don't like Palin anyway. Get over it. Language evolves with usage. It is legitimate to use "blood libel" to refer to a libel over having the blood of innocents on your hands.
I think a lot of Jewish liberals freaked out when what they thought was a phrased owned by them, was used against them.
"That's our guy. How dare you make use of our guy?!"
If you are being interviewed by a liberal you have to lie about what you think regarding politics and unions.
Once in there with tenure you can do what you want unless you have to change districts and start from the bottom again.
Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzt. Wrong. Gwt off the island.
Blood and libel are two words strung together most prominently first applied to the Romans who blood libeled Christians in regards to the Holy Eucharist. Supposedly the evil Christians were using Roman children for the blood component of the Holy Eucharist in the early Second Century AD. Which, of course, predates the Middle Ages and certain Christian blood libeling of Jews.
Ridiculous. The association of the term “blood libel” with the dawn of anti-Semitism in Europe is so well established as to be undeniable by any serious historian. That cannot be changed by googling the term and trumping up a silly counter-argument whereby Christians become the poor victims. To present such an ahistorical and offensive argument is borderline anti-Semitic itself.
The phrase blood libel is not owned by any religion, sect or race. It was applied to the Romans, the Greeks, and Christians alike.
The notion that the use of the phrase is anti-Semitic is insane as is the notion that applying it to the Romans of the second century AD is anti-Semitic.