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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

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In the words of Lucius Annaeus Seneca, circa 45 AD, “Quemadmoeum gladuis neminem occidit, occidentis telum est.” (A sword is never a killer, it is a tool in the killer’s hands.)

This one is too good not to share. It’s another example of the intolerance on the left.

If nothing else, you have to give the entertainment media credit for its inability to hit bottom. There is no low deep enough for these people and just when you think they can’t possibly sink any lower, somehow they always manage to summon up that little something necessary to go the extra mile in the department of outright cruelty.

Last week the Screen Actors Guild announced that Ernest Borgnine will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at next years awards ceremony. Obviously this decision is a no-brainer. The 93 year-old Oscar-winner’s been making films since 1951 and is still active today, including a role in the upcoming Bruce Willis blockbuster “Red.” But now, no less than the L.A. Times is suggesting that SAG reconsider their decision to honor the man because of — their words, not mine — “his personal politics.”

In an online article titled “Should SAG Be Honoring Ernest Borgnine?”, here’s the rationale:

While Borgnine’s work ethic is admirable — he has three films due out this year — his personal politics are less than laudable. Four years ago, he waded into the discussion about the merits of the movie “Brokeback Mountain,” the first film to feature A-list talent in a gay love story. As Borgnine told Entertainment Weekly, “I didn’t see it and I don’t care to see it. I know they say it’s a good picture, but I don’t care to see it.” Then he added, “If John Wayne were alive, he’d be rolling over in his grave!”

You can read the full article by clicking here

The Weekly Standard reports that at Sunday's Ground Zero mosque protest, the reporter spoke to one man who had been with the counter-protesters, Joey “Boots” Bassolino, immediately after the police pulled him out from the crowd. What happened, he asked? “There was a guy standing up, a Pakistani guy, who had identified himself as a Pakistani, and he said: ‘We’re not going to sit there and back these Zionist Jews,’” Bassolino recounted, still clearly a little shaken up.

“And I’m like, whoa, wait a minute. What’s up with the racism? And they’re like, ‘what’s racist about that?’” The guy behind Bassolino yelled “f*** you,” reached forward, grabbing his camera and hitting it. “So I kicked him in the shin,” Bassolino said. Bassolino, a disabled U.S. army veteran, claims that he’s an “objective” observer and was in the group of counter-protesters to “document what was going on.”

“These are people that are supposedly protesting racism, yet you get people standing up there on a soap box yelling about ‘Zionist Jews.’ What the hell is that? That’s racism to me, man,” Bassolino explained to the reporter. No comment in the mainstream media.

Click here for the full report.

These two reports are just another example of the bias and outright hate spewing from the mainstream media and the left. I can say without reservation that I have never met a Muslim who doesn’t hate Jews. I have traveled and worked in the Middle East and I speak from personal experience. You will not always get an overt show of this prejudice but if you talk with them long enough you will hear these anti Jewish sentiments begin to come out.

The members of the mainstream media such as Bob Schrieffer and Katie Couric preach tolerance yet when it comes to people with a different view of the world they are dogmatic and intolerant. These spokespersons on the left practice tactics right out of the Saul Alinsky’s book, Rules for Radicals. Alinsky preaches that you should not try to debate your opposition on any issue –. You should ridicule them instead. “Ridicule is man's most potent weapon. It is almost impossible to counteract ridicule. Also it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage."(Saul Alinsky – Rules for Radicals)

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