Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Putting a dumb peg in a stupid hole

Good to see the National Review kept up their quota:
National Review continued to publish these Islamophobic authors, it has now taken on as a contributor one of the Islamophobia network’s worst offenders, David Yerushalmi. Back in September 2010, ThinkProgress examined Yerushalmi’s long history of extremists statements, which include a proposal making it “a felony punishable by 20 years in prison to knowingly act in furtherance of, or to support the, adherence to Islam.” In a 2006 article, Yerushalmi lamented in the inability to engage in “a discussion of Islam as an evil religion, or of blacks as the most murderous of peoples (at least in New York City), or of illegal immigrants as deserving of no rights” without being labeled a racist. He also wrote that the American founders were on to something when they limited the vote to white men. “There is a reason the founding fathers did not give women or black slaves the right to vote.” As Mother Jones noted, the Anti-Defimation League said Yerushalmi has “record of anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant and anti-black bigotry.”
So he should fit right in -- the only surprise is, as far as I know, this idiot is not the scion of a famous earlier crackpot.


jimmiraybob said...

It'll be a different story when the phobes start coming after those that have non-Real American™ names. Like Yerushalmi.

I ran this through my patented Future Write-o-Tron 6000, and hear is a possible Yerushalmi essay. Set dial to 5 years...

"When they came for the intellectuals I said nothing because my team was leading the charge. When they came for the liberals I said nothing because my team was leading the charge. When they came for the Islamists I said nothing because my I was leading the charge. When they came for the non-Real American™ names....Yikes! hey team, was up? No, not me!!1 What the......"

jimmiraybob said...

Damn patented Future Write-o-Tron 6000. Still has some glitches. Should have been,

" is a possible..."

Montag said...

From the little of his writing I've read, Yerushalmi is very much in the Wm. F. Buckley school--obfuscation and misdirection via logorrhea--with the intention of impressing the mouthbreathers with erudition, hoping to give some rather crackpot ideas the illusion of legitimacy through the illusion of intellectual rigor.

Parse what he writes, and the crackpottery floats to the surface like pond scum.

He's very much in The National Review tradition, and I suspect that the owners will be pushing him to the forefront, now that Doughy has shown himself to be an intellectual lightweight and lazy to boot, and K-Lo and Mark Steyn are now just the literary equivalent of gouty big toes.