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Friday, December 02, 2005

 
"Land-grabbing Yids"

by digby

I've written before about the possibility of an impending implosion in the Christian Right. You don't put behind thousands of years of sectarian competition just because Paul Weyrich needs a voting block. One of the oddest marriages of convenience in this block has always been the fundamentalist armagedonists and the right wing Jews, seeing as the gleeful worldenders view the destruction of the Jews as a requirement for the rapture. But it's been a convenient political alliance among certain Republicans so that's been overlooked.

But guess what. When the "yids" don't behave, here's what you get on Tim LaHaye's web site. From Max Blumenthal:


The Christian right sure gets its panties in a bunch when Jews act without their permission. Recently, a speech by the ADL's Abe Foxman denouncing the Christian right's theocratic agenda provoked a Gangland-style threat from James Dobson minion Tom Minnery -- "If you keep bullying your friends, pretty soon you won't have any." Then, in response to Ariel Sharon's Gaza pullout and subsequent formation of a new, centrist party, Tim LaHaye's Left Behind Prophecy Group leapt into the fracas with some good, old-fashioned anti-Semitic slurs.

In an article entitled "Will the Goyim Win?" published on the official site of best-selling author Tim LaHaye (who also operates an annual Holy Land tour for evangelicals), "Christian journalist" Stan Goodenough takes Israel and the Sharon government to task for trading land for peace. In breathless prose, Goodenough bemoans the Israelis' supposed surrender of "the cradle of their nationhood, the burial places of their national patriarchs and heroes."

Then, he proceeds to pile it on:

But do you know what, Jews of Israel - and those Jews still in exile who so fervently support this way? You may think that in so acquiescing, you are setting a glowing example to the nations of the world.

But as far as these nations are concerned, the last thing they will want to do is emulate you. All you are doing is proving them right in their long-held belief that you are illegitimate, land grabbing, not-to-be-trusted Yids. And, as far as the Muslim world is concerned, your actions only confirm their view of you as a dhimmi nation, fit only to be ruled over by, and subdued under, Islam.


Ah yes, more of that sophisticated right wing geopolitical strategy. Chest thump and bellow your way to "victory." (I don't know what happened to them in the schoolyard, but it stunted their intellectual growth.)

And apparently if the Israelis don't follow their edict to blow themselves up for Jesus, they will be seen as "land-grabbing yids" and lily livered cowards too. That was a short trip from A to B wasn't it?


Get ready for more of this as various Christian sects come in to conflict as well. It's only a matter of time before they start fighting among themselves.



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