Skip to comments.Clinton Adviser Attacks Critic of Sonís Anti-Israel Book in Email Campaign; Max Blumenthalís
Posted on 10/29/2013 3:46:45 PM PDT by Nachum
Sidney Blumenthal, a close adviser to Bill and Hillary Clinton, has reportedly undertaken an email campaign to defend a controversial book written by his son that compares Israel to Nazi Germany.
The book, written by Max Blumenthal, accuses Israel of being a fascist country and has chapter titles explicitly comparing the Jewish State to Nazi Germany, such as The Concentration Camp and The Night of Broken Glass.
According to the Nation columnist Eric Alterman, who harshly reviewed the book, long-time Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal has sent nasty emails to our mutual friends and professional acquaintances attacking him for telling the truth about his sons book.
Altermans review accused the younger Blumenthal of producing a carelessly constructed argument that is little better than a propaganda tract and could have been published by the Hamas Book-of-the-Month Club (if it existed).
According to Alterman, Sidney Blumenthal has been a friend and Alterman have had friendly relations for the past 30 years without any open animosity between us. Alterman said he worried that his negative review would provoke an email campaign against him from Blumenthal, which, according to Alterman, is a tactic he so often employs about individuals of whom he disapproves.
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Daniel Greenfield’s very funny post on the book by Blumenthal fils.
Anyone surprised? People who have allowed themselves to become close and lockstep supportive of Clinton have always been delusional and irrational. Irrational to the degree that they would blame their fellow Jews for another Holocaust.
If Max is old enough to write a book and have it published, he should be able to defend it, instead of having his sleazeball daddy attack its critics.
No surprise there. National socialists always hated Jews. Soviet socialists also hated Jews. Why would members of today’s Democrat Party, who share the same big government socialist values feel differently about Jews?
A-hole attacks a-hole over criticism of book written by a-hole’s son.
Evidently the kid’s an utter bonehead.
I just returned from a 10 day pilgrimage to Israel. Airport security is certainly more comprehensive than here in the states but I found it professional and thorough.
Reasonable people would think that ...
Seriously the IDF needs to grab this stupid kid next time he goes to Israel and drag his over pampered tail through Yad Vashem and force the dummy to sit an view every last picture so he can see what a real concentration camp looked like.
Someone needs to get it through his thick little skull that the Nazis were national socialist just like his Clinton buddies and just like his Clinton buddies they had strong ties to the false-a-stinian muzzies .
I would drag there by the ear if I could lol
The book, written by Max Blumenthal, accuses Israel of being a fascist country and has chapter titles explicitly comparing the Jewish State to Nazi Germany, such as "The Concentration Camp" and "The Night of Broken Glass."
Fancy that the journalism fellowship is called a "Shillman" ... oh golly!
That is funny.
The son, Max, had already established a reputation as a chip off the old block, so no one should be surprised about his ugly new book.
But he'd probably fit in better as a press secretary for Obama - or maybe Hillary Clinton.
trouble in Clinton Kingdom?
Max Blumenthal is basically a self-hating Jewish sociopath, while his father was just a plain run-of-the-mill far-left journalistic anti-American hack.
For Max to be attacked by Eric Alterman, himself a marxist (worked for the old Maoist weekly, US publication, the “Guardian”, among other marxist groups), Blumenthal had to be really way-out.
This is part of the old communist internal ethnic feuds which resulted in the Communist Party USA having two Jewish factions. One was the Jewish Commission of the CPUSA, which published the Moscow-line “Jewish Affairs” while the Jewish ethnic identity (not necessarily “religious identity” faction) published “Jewish Currents”, an anti-anti-semitism marxist magazine (Rep. Bella Abzug was a contributor to JC).
This dual “Jewish identity” conundrum today is manifested here between Blumenthal and Alterman. But don’t worry, there were other “Blumenthals” out there in the recent past, including Argentinian communist writer Jacobo Timmerman and Ariel Dorfman (who might be of another nationality, don’t remember), as well as the late Israel Shahak, a Holocaust survivor I knew. Shahak turned very anti-Israel when Menachem Begun, a victim of both the Nazis and Communists, took over the Israeli government leadership.
Over the years, Shahak evolved into a hardcore marxist and I believe he joined either the Communist Party of Israel (CPI - Moscow-aligned) or perhaps Matzpen (a Trotskyite marxist party).
What I have tried to present here is a little look into the internal fighting among the marxist and/or psychopathic Left re not only Israel, but also America.
My point of view: Let them both fight to the death and then intellectually kill the survivor.
As we say in Yiddish, both are “Fastichta Dreck” (serious garbage) and would not want to be associated with by people with just half a brain.
Buy some popcorn and soda, sit back and enjoy the Leftists fight to the death. This pro-America, pro-Israel Jew gives both of them the Roman “two thumbs down”.
You’re welcome. Yes, “satirical” is correct, not just humor for its own sake.
Liberalism is a mental disorder
February 17, 2008
Psychiatrist Confirms: Liberalism Is a Mental Disorder
As a clinical and forensic psychiatrist, Lyle Rossiter has treated over 1,500 patients and examined over 2,700 civil and criminal cases. Turning his hand to political psychopathology, the author of The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness, has diagnosed an alarming percentage of the population as suffering from the grotesque form of mental derangement known by some as moonbattery.
Among Rossiter’s observations:
Based on strikingly irrational beliefs and emotions, modern liberals relentlessly undermine the most important principles on which our freedoms were founded. Like spoiled, angry children, they rebel against the normal responsibilities of adulthood and demand that a parental government meet their needs from cradle to grave.
A social scientist who understands human nature will not dismiss the vital roles of free choice, voluntary cooperation and moral integrity as liberals do. A political leader who understands human nature will not ignore individual differences in talent, drive, personal appeal and work ethic, and then try to impose economic and social equality on the population as liberals do. And a legislator who understands human nature will not create an environment of rules which over-regulates and over-taxes the nation’s citizens, corrupts their character and reduces them to wards of the state as liberals do.
The roots of liberalism and its associated madness can be clearly identified by understanding how children develop from infancy to adulthood and how distorted development produces the irrational beliefs of the liberal mind. When the modern liberal mind whines about imaginary victims, rages against imaginary villains and seeks above all else to run the lives of persons competent to run their own lives, the neurosis of the liberal mind becomes painfully obvious.
Basically liberalism is a willful failure to mature beyond adolescence that can have catastrophic consequences for society. With luck, the official diagnosis of this disease by a mental health professional will facilitate the search for a cure.
On tips from Jimbo and Hutchrun.
I remember reading that Sydney Blumenthal is a wife beater.
Which faction were the Rosenbergs in? I know that some American Communists, Jewish and non-Jewish, agitated that the Rosenberg prosecutions and convictions were fueled by American anti-Semitism.
But Communists and Marxists are themselves inherently anti-Semitic, and the history of the communist regime in the USSR amply demonstrates that.