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Ron Radosh

Now, Mr. Miller himself, a proud Ku Klux Klan leader and avowed antisemite, has found inspiring words from the one Jew he likes–Max Blumenthal. Look again at his words: “Jew journalist Max Blumenthal exposes and explains this attempt by a foreign government Israel, to buy the presidential election for the neo-con, war-mongering republican establishment.” Except for the first two words,“Jew journalist,” Miller’s rant is similar to the arguments of Walt and Mearsheimer, John B. Judis and other realists and leftists, whose writings are filled with the same disdain for “neo-conservatives” who are always described as “warmongering.” When someone like Pat Buchanan makes that same argument, he never uses the word “Jews,” preferring to let his readers know by intuition just who is talking about.

So now we have the crazed antisemite’s own post about who inspires him to have taken his dreadful murder today, on the eve of Passover. I wait to hear what rationale The Nation editors will make for their publication and endorsement of Blumenthal’s articles and book.

What will the two journalists of note who sponsored or spoke at Blumenthal’s appearance last year at The New American Foundation, James Fallows and Peter Bergen, have to say now about the influence young Blumenthal’s words have had? I predict something like the following: “That this horrendous Nazi used Max Blumenthal’s wise critique of the US-Israel alliance as a mask for his own actions, that stem from Klan and Nazi ideology, does not implicate Mr. Blumenthal at all, nor should it cause us to dismiss his warnings about changing the close ties with Israel held by the United States.”

Or perhaps they will come up with something else, or maybe just hold their tongues for once. But Miller makes it clear: He has bought and learned the lessons he holds from Blumenthal, whose writings he recommends to his antisemitic brethren.

As I said in an earlier post, far Left and the extremist far Right have come together in their united hatred for Israel and for the American Jewish community. It is antisemitism and anti-Zionism that ties them together as brothers, and there is no escaping that truth.

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Cross-posted at PJ Lifestyle

Update: Dan Pipes has now written about how Max Blumenthal has treated him. And look at the title of his article, “Antisemite Max Blumenthal Incites Murder of Three in Kansas.” That is facetious, as he shows how Blumenthal blamed Brevik’s actions in Norway on him and others.

In the meantime Joan Walsh of Salon has tweeted my column, saying that a two year old blog post by the killer does not show that Blumenthal inspired his actions. What it does show, I argue, is how Blumenthal and his ilk have the same perspective on Israel and the Jews as does this neo-Nazi. Yes, he did not need Max Blumenthal’s book to get him to engage in murder against Jews, only classic antisemitism. My point is simple: It is revealing how the work of this would-be leftist is endorsed by a Nazi sympathizer, who sees things in the same way as Blumenthal. As Dan Pipes asks, how will The Nation folks respond to this?

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I resent the suggestion that the KKK, Nazis, and anti-Semitic kooks are in any way connected to the political right in the Unites States.

1) In the US, there is a strong overlap between the political right and people who attend church regularly. US Christians have a generally positive view of Israel and Judaism. I have never ever heard an even remotely anti-Semitic comment of any kind in any gathering of Republicans.

2) The US was built on a tradition of Natural Rights with a significant number of people who strongly support the US constitution as written. In the past decade these people have become more politically active in things like the Tea Party movement. They're working within the system to move political candidates to the right. They also generally believe in armed self-defense, but that doesn't make the Tea Party some paramilitary organization. Think individual DIY defense of one's home and family from criminals, not armed overthrow of government.

3) There are a small minority of people in the US with kooky conspiracy theories, but these people are not even in the vicinity of power. Think older guy, frequently retired, without much formal education. Occasionally some individuals is so mentally ill that they murder other people. When there is an overlap between kooky conspiracy theories and murder, don't expect it to be part of some sustained movement.
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What a melange a trois. The Klan, Ron Paul and the small c communists.

You know when the "Neo-con" spew oozes out, that beneath that veneer is a Sieg Heil waiting to bust loose.

Come out, come out wherever you are.

The Paul/Buchanan wing is the nexus between the isolationist Israel hating right and the communist loving, Jew hating left.

Traitors of different stripes...screeching about how bad America and Israel are...imperialist and "causing all the wars".

Because we treat high treason so cavalierly, our own government is now engaged in it, lawless and totalitarian. A piece of slime like Miller is a reflection of the Obama cabal and the Ron Paul/Buchanan ascendancy.

Build the gallows. Because we will get more Glenn Millers and it won't mean a thing unless you let them swing.
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Just to set the record straight, The Jewish Community Center, one of the shooting sites, is just what its name suggests...a community center. It is used for many non-religious and non-Jewish activities, including community theater. There was a production of To Kill A Mockingbird going on at the time of the shooting, and the shooter never made it past the parking lot. All three of his victims were killed in the parking lot, and it's being reported in Kansas City that at least two of the victims were Christian.
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To make the connection you wish, I think you'd have to make a case for Jews posting on white supremacist web sites, which I doubt occurs.
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regarding Max Blumenthal

I predict, as soon as his mommy and daddy stop supporting him financially, he will self destruct

he is a very very very sick individual
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This should be a quick one to deal with. Trial, sentence, execution. In a well-run state this shouldn't take a week.
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PASSOVER, THE JEWISH CENTER SHOOTING AND THE BLOOD RED MOON

Click www.apollospeaks.com for the article.
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http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/15/us/apparent-hate-crime-aimed-at-jews-instead-strikes-christians-who-gave-to-others.html?_r=0

The victims were not Jews. They were attending a secular singing competition being held at the Jewish Community Center.
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It doesn't matter whom he killed. His intent was to kill Jews, and that's what makes it a hate crime.
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He forgot to mention that the largest ethnic group in America is Germans.
It's surprising that European Germans are unaware of the fact.
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This KKK killer is not just a fan of Max Blumenthal, he's a fan of Ron Paul. This isn't anything new, Jew-hating killers have always expressed admiration for Jew-hating Leftists, Gentile and 'Jewish' alike. Osama Bin Laden admired both Chomsky and the UK's most popular liberal anti-Israel journalist, Robert Fisk; and the Left just ignored it and in fact have since intensified their admiration for the likes of Chomsky and Fisk. Chomsky has been praised by neo-Nazis for decades. David Duke praises Fisk, and what has it cost Fisk among the Left? Nothing of course.

I expect the sympathy and admiration for Blumenthal to continue, if anything intensify, among the Left and the 'Jewish' far Left likewise, who will ignore these revelations since IGNORANCE is their state of being. This will cost Blumenthal absolutely nothing, on the contrary maybe Brandeis will invite him to speak there and give him an honorary degree in a few years.
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The Nazis were on the left. There was a lot of competition for power on the left: Nazis, communists, various stripes of socialists. Some of them took to calling their competitors "right wing." Why not? It would hoodwink thousands of useful idiots who knew they wanted to be left wing but hadn't made up their minds which totalitarian to hitch their wagons to.

The Nazis wanted to bring about a utopia by replacing their culture with an imagined one, one neither proved or time-honored, and by giving all power, including power over the economy, to the central government. That's not conservatism. That's leftism.
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Another fantasy spun to make the right feel good about themselves. And a historian like Radosh will never burst that bubble.
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