Respectful Insolence

Fisking the pompously ignorant

Andrew Mathis over at Flavor Country does it well. Indeed, his demolition of Holocaust deniers on Usenet on the newsgroup alt,revisionism undoubtedly had an influence on what later became my special brand of Respectful Insolenceā„¢.

So, sit back and enjoy as he thoroughly fisks an article by Mark Glenn, the webmaster of the Crescent and Cross (WARNING: Glenn likes to post extremely gory pictures), a website that is, as Andrew puts it, dedicated to “uniting Christians and Muslims against Jews.”

Here’s a little taste of Andrew’s response to one of Glenn’s claims that Jews are “exploiting in a parasitical way the goodwill of American Christianity and its willingness to make reparations for the suffering of Hitler’s victims”:

“Parasitical”? This is one of the oldest tropes in anti-Semitism and here it is in an article that presents itself as academic and detached. One of the more famous utterances of the “Jews as parasites” trope is by Nazi Propaganda Minister Josef Goebbels after Reichskristallnacht: “The German people is anti-Semitic. It has no desire to have its rights restricted or to be provoked in the future by parasites of the Jewish race.”

Now we can add Mark Glenn to the chorus.

(Read the rest.)

Too bad I don’t have any popcorn.