Charles is part and parcel in aiding the race baiters.
The left is LOSING all the political credibility they thought they had with the Trayvon case and so is Charles. At first, it appeared that they had found a new messiah, someone who they could put on a pedestal and abuse as a symbol of the contrived rampant white on black crime and racism that permeates ever facet of our white dominated society. But with in days of the “I am Trayvon” campaign, the lefts narrative started to unravel. They had to use a a term that is rarely used in media or in the Latino community, a “white Hispanic.” This is not an unknown designation, but it is also not commonly used. I was married to a Hispanic for 15 years, my brother was married to a Mexican for 26 years and neither of us had ever heard that term. And as quick Google search will show you, that except for the recent press on Zimmerman, that term is almost absent from the journalistic record.
Since the police were just wrapping up the investigation into the killing, there was not much public information on exactly what happened on that night. We had Zimmerman’s account and a few neighbors who had information after the fact. So the left ran with the spotty first look account and built a case against Zimmerman and threw it at the public. Our national race-baiting national treasures Jackson and Sharpton jumped on the proverbial bandwagon and began beating the racism drums… and the media followed the beat and built a picture of a puppy-faced angel who looked like the male child that the Obama never had. Unfortunately that picture was 3-4 years old (and the media knew that) and showed Trayvon in a light that had nothing to do with his present look or demeanor. But it served it’s purpose. Zimmerman just killed the boy-next-door.
And with in days the race-baiting-team whipped up a conference in Washington DC. How did they do that in under a week’s time? You can’t even find a taxi cab without preplanning in Washington… on a good day. Of course our President chimed in, fully ready willing and able to use this killing to his political “advantage”. He asked us to search our souls, as if we all, inclusively, are tinged with racism, even if we don’t know it ourselves (shades of Critical Race Theory).
But all this has now begun to unravel. The police released some of the information that they were submitting to the grand jury. It appears that much of Zimmerman’s account has been verified by at least one eye witness. And transcripts of the 911 tapes reveal collaborating evidence as to the time line and sequence of the events. And further information about Trayvon (and this information actually being recent) shows that their messiah is a stained messiah, someone who doesn’t look so very good on a pedestal.
None of these facts makes Zimmerman any more or less guilty of a possible crime. He may have overreacted, he may be in the least guilty of manslaughter and Trayvon death is tragic no matter how you look at it. And Zimmerman is going to have to live with this the rest of his life. The laws of Florida that allows this kind of self defense may have to be reconsidered. But try as they may, the left is loosing the manufactured narrative on this incident. It’s not working out for them in the least, and over the last 36 hours, the race-baiters on the left have been very silent.
Maybe they have shut their divisive mouths for a while and we can get along with examining the real issues, such as black on black murders, true intentional racism and real racial violence and the true intentions of race-baiting politics.
Since Charles is so supportive of all the little socialist convening all these Occupy ________ (fill in the blanks)… I wonder… what would it be like if Charles tried to organize a Occupy Culver City?
Email from the Lizard King.
In solidarity will all our fellow comrades who are occupying Wall Street, occupying Denver, occupying Philadelphia, occupying St. Louis, occupying Dallas and occupying San Francisco Little Green Footballs would like to begin organizing a Occupy Culver City. To accomplish this successfully, we are going to need a strong central planning committee and a lot of help from the proletariat. I will take care of all the central planning, what I ask from Lizards is some “sweat equity.”
I haven’t decided on the location of the Occupation, but it should be near a convergence of ley lines somewhere in Culver City, so we can channel the maximum amount of Gia energy for our Occupation. We need some suggestions? We are going to be up against numerous evil corporations who have raped and plundered our community, both building on virgin lands and interrupting nature, and we need all the collective energy we can get.
We need help in setting up a Ipod/Ipad/Iphone charging station, and possibly some Ipod docking stations with speakers so we can have 24 hour broadcasts of mystic flute music and NPR podcasts. And we need someone who has a fully charged electric car who can run the relay route back and forth from Starbucks and the Occupation site. I think I have found a supplier of hemp based Che tee shirts and authentic palestinian kuffiyeh’s. They should add to the merriment and message.
Signs: We need signs and banners, lots of them. If everyone reading this that plan to come to the Occupation would promise to build at least two hand-drawn signs or banners, this will create wonderful optics for the press. Here is a suggestion of sayings for the banners and signs that I found being used at other Occupation sites.
“Our library needs more non-english books”
“Take the Bully by the Horns”
“Cocha Bamba Accord”
“3000 people at this park today to make a point about nothing”
“Destroy the Clock”
“Wall Street is our Street” (we can use “Hollywood Bvld is our Bvld”)
“Let’s all Take Our Shirts Off” (can anyone sing the score from the musical Evita?)
“Pepper Spray Goldman-Sachs” (maybe we can localize this… suggestions)
“Fight the Power” (er.. with what… power?)
If we don’t get enough signs, I’m told that Move On.org, George Soros and Van Jones will send a supply.
We need demands. Lots of them. So many of them that they totally confuse the general public. And the demands must contradict themselves whenever possible. This is our secret tactic. I have a few suggestions but we are open to your input.
“A twenty dollar minimum wage no matter what the job. For a matter of fact, every one get 20 dollar an hour, 40 hours a week, just for existing”
“Free college education or at least some Harry Potter trading cards that deal with quantum physics”
“Decommissioning of all of America’s nuclear power plants, coal powered electric plants, ecological damaging hydroelectric plants and unlimited replacement batteries for my Apple product”
“Take two aspirins and see me in the morning”
I already have a supply of cardboard donated by some nice men who live under the viaduct in downtown Los Angeles. This will be used to build Occupation Housing, a medical shelter, coed restrooms and a Apple Store. In respect of our furry friends, we will not be eating any animal products… there’s plenty of grass and stones in Culver City. In order that our little conclave does not become a shadow of the rest of the capitalist, I will be solely in charge of all our output and production. But that’s a small price to pay for utopia.
Let’s show our support… let’s get this together… get it on… we’re going to have a blast… Work like you don’t need the money… Love like you’ve never been hurt… Dance like nobody’s watching… We will be more popular than Jesus; I don’t know which will go first- rock and roll or Christianity… What I have in mind is breakfast in bed for 400,000… let’s rock.
Occupy Culver City.
(P.S. Does anyone know where we can get about 500 V for Vendetta styled Guy Fawkes masks and 2000 pounds of Cheetos for free?)
In the recent DoD thread “What’s this conclusion of this post,” Daedalus wrote “So Charles was a phony the whole time! He used people on the Right to build up his blog. Then when the political winds shifted, he threw his readers under the bus. Chuck has no principle.”
No wonder. Charles Johnson has been a anything goes opportunist for over ten years now. It’s hard to run a blog when Charles changes his ideology every time he changes his underwear (or Wieners underwear). You’re bound to eventually contradict yourself, many times over. And when you attempt to back-pedal and cover your lies, it even gets messier. All this in an effort to cash in on the internet blogging phenomena, his personal morals and scruples be damned, if he ever had any.
But thanks to the Diary of Daedalus and the Boiler Room Crew, Johnson can try to run away from his past, but he can’t hide from it. Reams and reams of legacy blog material, comments, deleted entries and ghosts from the memory hole constantly catch up with Johnson and his lies.
For instance, Charles has always made believe that he holds no respect for people suggesting that our country is headed for rioting in the street and civil unrest.
07794212 34907 48 Charles Wed, Oct 14, 2009 11:47:01am
Today I see that Hot Air commenter’s are going through LGF looking for posts where I defended LGF against cherry picking of our comments — they’re going on a hypocrisy hunt. What they don’t realize is that comments advocating civil war or assassination, or calling people “child molesters,” were NEVER tolerated at LGF. And now that I have vastly improved tools for monitoring comments, many of the offensive comments that didn’t rise to that level are also now gone.
Oh come on Charles, you let comments like that be posted all of the time… example… one of your favorite lapdogs…
06369291 32167 377 Walter L. Newton Sat, Dec 13, 2008 11:24:50am
re: #351 BigMoo
I’m starting to believe you’re right-And it starts and could be stopped right in Washington DC. These people have created perks and perpetual prosperity for themselves that would cause a Politburo Leader to blush.
My problem is I don’t believe it can be stopped in DC. No one makes it to DC unless they are going to be of some use to the plutocracy. It doesn’t matter who we vote in, they are going to be part of the problem or else they won’t make it one term in DC. I’ve said this numerous times here… There will be a civil war in the United States with in 20 years. Much of what has been happening in DC over the last 6 months is a prime example of the control the plutocracy has over this country. Just get out a calculator, do the math, look at your finances, who is the final winner? Not you.
Newton only got away with what he posted because he was Charles’ favorite atheist, always a comment away from his knowledge of Christian theology and dogma, always willing to be hateful and slap down a Christian or two for his Lizard King Charles. But like so many “friends” of Charles, Newton was sneezed out and brushed aside as soon as two-faced Charles was finished using him up.
And recently there has been a growing number on the left suggesting that the public is going to take to the streets. Anyone noticed all the current LGF threads dealing with this inflammatory rhetoric coming from Charles’ socialist buddies… no… of course not.
Did you see the LGF thread about Bloomberg’s challenge?
Bloomberg: Jobs crisis could spark riots here
“You have a lot of kids graduating college, [who] can’t find jobs,” said Bloomberg, during his weekly radio show on Friday. “That’s what happened in Cairo. That’s what happened in Madrid. You don’t want those kinds of riots here.”
Of course not. And Michael Moore has been throwing up his special brand of vile hate. Did LGF cover this?
Michael Moore Threatens The Rich
“The smart rich know they can only build the gate so high. And, and, sooner or later history proves that people when they’ve had enough aren’t going to take it anymore. And much better to deal with it nonviolently now, through the political system, than what could possibly happen in the future, which nobody wants to see,” Michael Moore said on Current TV’s “Countdown” program.
Moore was alluding to riots, which he was discussing with “Countdown” host Keith Olbermann prior to his comment to deal with things nonviolently now.
Or this little get together of union members…
Longshoremen storm Wash. state port, damage RR
LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — Hundreds of Longshoremen stormed the Port of Longview early Thursday, overpowered and held security guards, damaged railroad cars, and dumped grain that is the center of a labor dispute, said Longview Police Chief Jim Duscha.
You’ll never see Charles decrying this sort of activity… because it’s being promoted by the left… his current hang-his-hat-on source of blog material and “revenue”. It’s hard work being a flip-flopping lying opportunist.
Rick Perry clarified the reason behind his attack on President Obama’s Middle East policies today; as a fanatical fundamentalist Christian, he must support Israel because the appearance of the Jewish state is supposed to signal the End Times and the second coming of Supply Side Jesus
Rick Perry actually said…
At one point, a reporter asked Perry how he views the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through the lens of his Christian faith. Perry replied by saying that as a “Christian,” he has a “clear directive to support Israel”:
PERRY: As a Christian I have a clear directive to support Israel, from my perspective its pretty easy both as an American and a Christian. I am going to stand with Israel.
Charles’ understanding of mainstream Christianity has always been lacking. Every time he makes a snide remark about Christian theology, Christian dogma and Christian practices, he’s actually insulting all three of the Abrahamic religions, including his beloved Islam.
The constitution has managed to stand up to all sorts of religious movements, ideas, apocryphal crazies, New Age guru’s, socialist, communists, horrific dictators and Amish drive by terrorists.
These kind of outbursts by Charles Johnson are the only thing sounding fanatical now a days.
Charles is having trouble understanding how Turner, 70 years old, a Catholic, who has never held any public office before could have had this kind of support.
“I am a registered Democrat, I have always been a registered Democrat, I come from a family of Democrats — and I hate to say this, I voted Republican,” said Linda Goldberg, 61, after casting her ballot in Queens. “I need to send a message to the president that he’s not doing a very good job. Our economy is horrible. People are scared.”
Maybe he needs to read the New York Times?
Seeing Ripple in Jewish Vote (NYT Published: September 14, 2011)
WASHINGTON — Not since Jimmy Carter in 1980 has a Democrat running for president failed to win a lopsided majority of the Jewish vote. This has been true during times of peace or war, and even when there has been deep acrimony between the White House and the Israeli government.
Sensing trouble, the Obama campaign and Democratic Party leaders have mobilized to solidify the president’s standing with Jewish voters. The Democratic National Committee has established a Jewish outreach program. The campaign is singling out Jewish groups, donors and other supporters with calls and e-mails to counter the Republican narrative that Mr. Obama is hostile to Israel.
In a backhanded way, even the Nutty Professor Ludwig tries to explain it to Charles.
Wed, Sep 14, 2011 10:25:42am
Unfortunately, many in the Orthodox community – particularly the more black hat end of it and particularly amongst older voters, have drunk some the the GOP cool-aid. This is largely due to Obama’s policies – or lack of policies in the mid-East.
And he get 7 up dings for speaking against the Lizard Queen Charles.
The New York Times article sums it up nicely.
(NYT) The nub of the problem, Mr. Engel said, is that Mr. Obama tends to blame Israel and the Palestinians equally for the impasse in the Middle East — an equivalence many Jewish voters find objectionable. He said this visceral reaction prevented Jews from giving the president credit for the positive aspects of his policy.
You’re stuck on stupid Charles.
Wed, Sep 14, 2011 12:15:25pm
The idea that the Obama administration is doing anything different in regards to Israel than any other US administration is a ludicrous, easily disprovable lie. The kind of lie only a dedicated right winger pretends to believe.
Sure Charles, keep believing that, don’t worry that even the New York Times and many other left-wing pundits and media outlets are stating the obvious.
(NYT) Still, American Jews are clearly less enchanted with Mr. Obama than they were in 2008, when nearly 8 out of 10 voted for him (in a Gallup poll last July, the most recent month for which data was available, his approval rating was 60 percent). Jewish lawmakers have been warning the White House that this disaffection could hurt the president in turnout, fund-raising and enthusiasm.
As Rush said yesterday “it’s just another bitch slap.” How did that feel Charles?
So now it’s time to play “The Charles Johnson Lizard Logic Game.”
A UK Guardian reporter may be responsible for a new leak of unredacted documents from WikiLeaks… (Sept. 01-2011)
The statement, released on WikiLeaks’s official Twitter feed, alleged: “A Guardian journalist has, in a previously undetected act of gross negligence or malice, and in violation of a signed security agreement with the Guardian’s editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger, disclosed top secret decryption passwords to the entire, unredacted, WikiLeaks Cablegate archive. We have already spoken to the state department and commenced pre-litigation action. We will issue a formal statement in due course.” The Guardian denies WikiLeaks’s allegations.
In the past, Charles Johnson would not allow any WikiLeak material to be posted or linked to on LGF and was very much against Jullian Assange and his document leaks.
The Guardian has begun publishing Wikileaks’ latest batch of stolen diplomatic cables: US embassy cables leak sparks global diplomacy crisis.
I don’t recall voting for Julian Assange. As he sets himself up as the arbiter of government morality, and recklessly reveals secrets that will distort and vastly complicate international relations, and very probably cause innocent people to suffer and die, who will hold him accountable? Who does he answer to?
Yet Charles Johnson has been known to write guest commentary for the UK Guardian.
One thing you’ll discover in the article is that Pamela Geller got her start on the internet by commenting at my site, Little Green Footballs. She posted more than 6,000 comments at LGF in our earlier days, when our comment moderation policy was much more laissez faire than it is now.
By not too many degrees of separation, and using Charles Johnson’s guilt by association logic that Little Green Footballs is so well know for… Charles must agree now with Wikileak’s document dumps… no matter what damage and death it can bring to countries and individuals.
Charles unavoidably puts himself and LGF at the forefront of the early anti-Jihad movement by the statement he made in his Guardian article… “Pamela Geller got her start on the internet by commenting at my site, Little Green Footballs.”
Major double-stupid Charles. It’s no wonder that no one trusts you worth a shit. You’re ready to stab anyone and anything in the back to promote your selfish self.
An interesting article, which I have posted here in hopes that Charles Johnson will see it. Of course, we know that he never reads DoD, but maybe one of his little sycophants will report back to the Lizard One. I have annotated this article to point out certain highlights that pertain to Charles. I don’t think he has the intelligence to take some of these suggestions to heart, but we can always hope.
But here are four points that journalists (Charles Johnson) should always keep in mind when they (he) ask(s) and then write about religious beliefs that they (he himself) themselves don’t share.
First, conservative Christianity is a large and complicated world, and like other such worlds — the realm of the secular intelligentsia very much included — it has various centers and various fringes, which overlap in complicated ways. Sometimes teasing out these connections tells us something meaningful and interesting. But it’s easy to succumb to a paranoid six-degrees-of-separation game, in which the most radical figure in a particular community is always the most important one, or the most extreme passage in a particular writer’s work always defines his real-world influence.
Second, journalists (Charles Johnson) should avoid double standards. If you roll your eyes when conservatives trumpet Barack Obama’s links to Chicago socialists and academic radicals, you probably shouldn’t leap to the conclusion that Bachmann’s more outré law school influences prove she’s a budding Torquemada. If you didn’t spend the Jeremiah Wright controversy searching works of black liberation theology for inflammatory evidence of what Obama “really” believed, you probably shouldn’t obsess over the supposed links between Rick Perry and R. J. Rushdoony, the Christian Reconstructionist guru.
Third, journalists (Charles Johnson) should resist the temptation to apply the language of conspiracy to groups and causes that they (he) find(s) unfamiliar or extreme. Republican politicians are often accused of using religious “code words” and “dog whistles,” for instance, when all they’re doing is employing the everyday language of an America that’s more biblically literate than the national press corps (Johnson). Likewise, what often gets described as religious-right “infiltration” of government usually just amounts to conservative Christians’ using the normal mechanisms of democratic politics to oust politicians whom they disagree with, or to fight back against laws that they don’t like.
Finally, journalists (Johnson) should remember that Republican politicians have usually been far more adept at mobilizing their religious constituents than those constituents have been at claiming any sort of political “dominion.” George W. Bush rallied evangelical voters in 2004 with his support for the Federal Marriage Amendment, and then dropped the gay marriage issue almost completely in his second term. Perry knows how to stroke the egos of Texas preachers, but he was listening to pharmaceutical lobbyists, not religious conservatives, when he signed an executive order mandating S.T.D. vaccinations for Texas teenagers.
Oh, and just in case Charles thinks this short lesson on responsible journalism came from some right-wing publication or blog, please read the whole article at the New York Times.
A lot of bits and bytes has been spilled on various blogs and internet news sites over the contents of Norwegian mass killer Anders Breivik’s manifesto. The political left has been gleeful poring over the many references to certain anti-Islamist blog personalities mentioned in the document, and these sites have been diligently mining the 1500 plus page manuscript for juicy references to their favorite adversaries on the conservative right.
Unfortunately, most of these leftist bloggers and news sources are either myopic in their journalistic skills, or worst, just plain dishonest actors. Over and over they have pounced on every reference in the manifesto to persons such as Bat Ye’or, Pamela Geller, Robert Spencer, the mysterious writer “Fjordman,” Daniel Pipes and MEMRI, while at the same time, almost totally ignoring the former leader of this “movement” of anti-Islamic sentiment, the blog Little Green Footballs and it’s founder Charles Johnson.
It’s a known fact that since 2007, Charles Johnson has very publicly stepped away from this circle of concerned writers and scholars of the world of radical Islam. While there is nothing wrong with changing political positions or forming new opinions, during this process Charles Johnson has also made a concerted effort to convince people that he was never the person imagined on LGF, pre-2007, that he was always “fair and balanced” and that he never harbored any animosities toward any aspect of Islam or the political left. In short, he never agreed with any of the rhetoric of his fellow travelers.
But this is simply not true. And a casual perusal of Anders Breivik’s manifesto will afford any honest person a very clear view of Charles Johnsons eager participation and importance in the early anti-Islamist movement. Here are some of the highlights…
(Breivik quoting “Fjordman”) “Dr. Chanan Naveh, who used to edit the Israel Broadcasting Authority radio’s news desk, mentioned, with no regrets, examples in which he and his colleagues made a concerted effort to change public opinion: “Three broadcasters – Carmela Menashe, Shelly Yechimovich [later a Labour party Knesset Member], and I – pushed in every way possible the withdrawal from Lebanon towards 2000… I have no doubt that we promoted an agenda of withdrawal that was a matter of public dispute. “As Charles Johnson of American anti-Jihad blog Little Green Footballs commented: “Journalists are no longer in the business of simply reporting facts and events; increasingly, they see their job as ‘activism,’ and the points of view they promote are invariably leftist and Tran-nationalist. Honest journalists will admit this outright, and we see the pernicious effects of this information manipulation and filtering everywhere.” ”
(Breivik quoting “Fjordman”) “DP111, an articulate British commentator at such websites as Jihad Watch, Little Green Footballs and Fjordman blog, points out that as Muslim families are very large, a single wage earner will find it hard to support all. They will need to supplement this by getting considerable benefits from the state.”
(Breivik quoting “Fjordman”) “As Charles Johnson of blog Little Green Footballs dryly commented, ‘this is an interesting viewpoint: Only by receiving special treatment and instituting a medieval religious legal code can Muslims be treated “equally.’”
(Breivik quoting “Fjordman”) “If the United States wants to maintain what it sees as its moral leadership, it can begin by challenging Islamic censorship and intimidation. China doesn’t care, nor does Russia, while India has a huge Islamic fifth column to worry about. Europe is controlled by a Eurabian elite that is both unwilling and incapable of protecting free speech from Muslim intimidation, which is why many Europeans have become free speech refugees on American websites such as Robert Spencer’s JihadWatch.org and Charles Johnson’s Little Green Footballs. ”
But as we know, Charles left the anti-Jihad movement. But the mark he left on it was striking. One of the most damming entries in Anders Breivik’s manifesto occurs AFTER Charles Johnson decided to “leave the right” and try to become a cheerleader for the progressive movement.
(Breivik quoting “Fjordman”) “What has Little Green Footballs, which never misses an opportunity to denounce “Fascists,” written about this? So far, absolutely nothing. There are indeed people who behave like Fascists in Europe, and they receive tacit support from LGF while their victims are denounced as “Fascists.””
Yes Anders Breivik developed many of his positions, opinions and mental state as a “free speech refugee” visiting American websites such as Charles Johnson’s Little Green Footballs. In his manifesto, he diligently annotates and footnotes his entries, guiding the reader to the sources of his fears and concerns. He includes 20 links to Charles Johnsons Little Green Footballs.
There is no doubt from the above list that Anders Breivik’s found enough material hosted and linked to at Little Green Footballs to support his positions before and after Charles Johnson went from anti-Jihad crusader to a multicultural-embracing progressive.
No, Charles Johnson didn’t make Anders Breivik’s what he is today, anymore than Bat Ye’or, Pamela Geller, Robert Spencer, the mysterious writer “Fjordman,” Daniel Pipes or MEMRI helped him pull the trigger of his automatic weapon for an hour and a half. But it is disingenuous (and downright dishonest) on the part of websites such as Think Progress, CNN, Slate, The New York Times, Spiegel…
… and many others to ignore the obvious connections between ALL of the personalities and websites mentioned in the manifesto and their influence, positive or negative, on Anders Breivik’s. A person is the sum of their whole and like the individual parts that made up the Frankenstein monster, Charles Johnson was part and parcel of what shaped this monster. And no amount of ignoring these references in Anders Breivik’s manifesto will help one iota in erasing the truth.
Maybe “He who scoffs at danger,” a commenter at the blog “Let Freedom Rain” sums it up best…
“The things Johnson says in the quotes selected by Fjordman are as objectionable as anything Fjordman or Breivik have written in their own pens.”