I kid you not. Take a look:
Radio talk show host Glenn Beck said on his show that the camp in Norway where a gunman opened fire on young people sounds “like Hitler Youth”. On his radio show Monday, the former Fox News Channel host was discussing last week’s attacks that killed at least 76 people were killed. In an aside, he talked about the Utøya Island camp run by the ruling Labour Party for youngsters interested in politics. The camp “sounds a little like the Hitler Youth or whatever. Who does a camp for kids that’s all about politics? Disturbing”, Beck said. The gunman targeted the camp, who claimed he was trying to save Europe from what he says is Muslim colonisation. The Labour Party has advanced a policy of ethnic tolerance. Torbjørn Eriksen, a former press secretary to Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, told The Daily Telegraph in England that the comments were a “new low” for Beck. Eriksen said, “Young political activists have gathered at Utøya for over 60 years to learn about and be part of democracy, the very opposite of what the Hitler Youth was about. Glenn Beck’s comments are ignorant, incorrect, and extremely hurtful”. Beck made his comments during a discussion about problems that he predicted Europe would face because of an increased Muslim population. He denounced the gunman, who he said, “is just as bad as Osama bin Laden”. The Hitler Youth aimed to instil the Nazis‘ racist and xenophobic ideals into young Germans, through a mix of indoctrination, outdoor activities, and military-style training.
THIS speaks volumes. Orthodox Christians in the USA should reflect on the fact that Fathausen and Potapov approve of Glenn Beck, and the extreme rightwing, in general. It tells you much about them, doesn’t it? In Potapov’s case, he’s an apologist for Nazi collaborators, and has been for years. It’s clear what REAL Orthodox people have to do. We MUST try to force the rightwingers amongst us to repudiate and cut all ties with the extreme rightwing. No links to Rush Limboob… no links to Lil’ Mizz Sarah… no links to Sean Hannity (can you believe that he plugs “Food Insurance?” That’s survivalist nutter lunacy of the barmiest sort)… a general withdrawal from the Tea Party. Are they going to do it? Unfortunately, no way, José! Remember… don’t argue with rightwing slimers… do oppose them whenever they open their ignorant and hate-filled yaps. Don’t smash ‘em in the face (although they richly deserve it)… do refute them… counter their hate-filled dribbling with a calm statement of the Truth. We’re Christians… what does that say about them? Christ expects that of us… we can do no less.
They all had faces… they all had names… no one is forgotten… nothing is forgotten… not a one of them remotely resembled a Hitler Youth.
Anyone who believes THAT is an enemy of all decent people. This is too much of a muchness…
Wednesday 27 July 2011