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Jewish World Review
July 26, 2006
/ 1 Menachem-Av, 5766
Peace activists gone wild
You're walking down the street when you spot an anti-war protester wielding a peace sign on the corner. Quick, what do you to do? Duck!
As we battle global jihad, perplexed and apoplectic pacifists are showing their true colors. Rainbow tie-dye has turned to raging-bull red.
Nobel Peace Laureate Betty Williams displayed what the Australian media called "her feisty Irish spirit" to hundreds of schoolchildren this
week in a murder-minded diatribe against President Bush. "I have a very hard time with this word 'non-violence', because I don't believe that I
am non-violent," confessed Williams. On the plus side, the rest of the sane world will no longer make the mistake of believing that Peace Prize
winner Williams is non-violent, either (though the Nobel committee took the peace out of Peace Prize when it handed one to suicide bomber
manufacturer Yasser Arafat in 1994).
Williams, the world-renowned pacifist, fumed while the kids cheered: "Right now, I would love to kill George Bush." In America, we don't call
this irrational hatred "feisty Irish spirit." We call it "unhinged." Or, as Charles Krauthammer first diagnosed it, Bush Derangement Syndrome.
Williams would no doubt endorse the disgusting comments left on an America Online message board for Sgt. Leonid Milkin, whose wife, two
sons, and sister-in-law were murdered in Kirkland, Wash., last week while he was serving in Iraq. Human Events Online writer Lisa dePasquale
documented the comments of anti-military Bush-haters:
"Too bad the paid assasin (sic) wasn't home also... Got what he deserved for serving an illegal government in an illegal war."
"Maybe he signed up for the wrong profession because who in their right mind would want to be a army man? He should have studied harder
in school and found a real job instead of joining the army. Lmao, be all u can be? Don't patronize me ! People who join the army either have no
education or come from small towns.. He should blame himself for his family dying due to his lack of education."
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"ANOTHER BUSH TRADJEDY (sic)... YIP FOLKS HERE ARE 5 (sic - 4) MORE NOTCHES, BUSH CAN ADD TO HIS BELT."
Then there's Dan Frazier, an anti-war huckster in Arizona selling t-shirts with the names of fallen soldiers, including Marine Cpl. Scott Michael
Vincent, who was killed by a suicide bomber two years ago. The peace-loving Frazier demonstrated his "feisty" pacifist "spirit" by ignoring
Vincent's mother's pleas to remove her son's name.
Want another dose? Earlier this month, a New Zealand peace activist and former Green Party candidate who served as a "human shield" for
Saddam Hussein in 2003 was charged with assaulting a teen-age rock singer in London. Peace-loving Christiaan Briggs reportedly harassed the
boy's girlfriend and then knocked the boy to the ground. Briggs ran off laughing before turning himself in to police. The victim had to have part
of his skull removed and only days ago awoke from a coma.
Announcing his decision to take a stand for peace three years ago, Briggs preached: "You must be the change you wish to see in the world."
But here in lies the twist. The change I wish to see is not simply that of countless Iraqi lives spared, but that of possibly inspiring just a small
group of people I know; my family, friends, and community, illustrating to them an unbelievably important and simple lesson I learnt recently:
Wanna be happy? Just centre your life around making others happy."
By sending them into unconsciousness. Saddam would approve.
Meanwhile at a peace rally in Boston convened by the Muslim American Society, a Jewish man who attended with a video camera was
threatened verbally and physically by hostile demonstrators. Seva Brodsky was accosted by pro-Hezbollah thugs who grabbed him, cursed at
him, and attempted to prevent him from filming the terrorist sympathizers. It was caught on tape and posted at the Solomonia.com blog this
weekend. A rally marshal apathetically told Brodsky: "We cannot guarantee your safety."
If the "peace" activists had an iota of the same anger, contempt, and callousness towards the jihadists as they do towards us, we'd be a lot
closer to achieving the peace they love to preach.
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In Unhinged: Liberals Gone Wild
adj : affected with madness or insanity; [syn: brainsick, crazy, demented, distracted, disturbed, mad, sick, unbalanced]
The American Heritage Dictionary
*** Warning: Unhinged liberals are hazardous to the nation's health.
They're slashing your tires. Burning your lawns. Heaving pies at Republican pundits. Hurling racist epithets at minority conservatives. Nursing nutty conspiracy theories. And pining publicly for the murder of President Bush.
And they call us crazy?
In In Unhinged: Liberals Gone Wild, Michelle Malkin plays conservative Margaret Mead to the alien political creatures of the American Left. With uproarious detail and rollicking reportage, Malkin chronicles the bizarre world of leftists gone mad in their natural habitats: the mainstream media, academia, Hollywood, and Washington.
Unhinged unmasks liberals who've completely abandoned rationality and reality. They're taking chainsaws and bayonets to campaign signs. Running down political opponents with their cars. Setting fire to political opponents in effigy. Defacing war memorials. Swiping yellow ribbons off cars. And supporting the fragging of American troops.
In Unhinged, you'll meet:
- The Top 10 Unhinged Leftists, Celebrities, Media Liberals, and Politicians. - The Pennsylvania Democrat who repeatedly screamed "faggot" at his Republican opponents on the Senate floor. - The Florida Democrat who tried to run down former Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris with his Cadillac. - The Democrat congressman who claimed the capture of Saddam Hussein was staged by GOP operatives to help the Bush re-election campaign. - The veteran newsman who claimed that Bush advisor Karl Rove and Osama bin Laden are working hand-in-hand to help the Republican Party. - And hundreds more unhinged liberals gone wild!
With wit, wisdom, and a bullet-proof vest, Michelle Malkin ruthlessly and raucously skewers the myths of liberal tolerance, peace, and civility. Unhinged shows how conservatives are driving their opponents mad. The good news for liberals? Self-help starts here.
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