More on the the blogosphere's dirty not so little secret - the smear campaign of "fascist" fighters for freedom. The thing is, it is so tedious and essentially small but terribly damaging. And while we have all recovered (nicely, thank you) the real harm has been the setback to the transatlantic counter jihad movement. Perhaps Europe is lost but why throw it away with both hands? There are brave, wonderful warriors desperate for a global network to fight the relentless spread of sharia and Islam (please watch my interview this past Thursday with Geert Wilders).
So much evil, so little time and this is where we are expending our limited energies?
Johnson over at LGF has effectively destroyed the transatlantic counter jihad movement and smearedthe few and the brave. He's lost it.
He is fighting the last war. The Nazis are not the problem. And the those of us on the receiving end of his venom gave him a sort of free pass and let the vitriole, personal attacks, ugly insults slide in a pathetic attempt to sort of handle the crazy aunt in the attic hoping he would eventually come to to his senses. But the pit bull bullies. All that energy, all that blog capital -- we are not the enemy.
Johnson clings to the canard "ethnic nationalism".
The Holocaust while it was a German initiative, was carried out by every nation in Europe, save for the Danes. There were Dutch Nazis, Polish Nazis, Europe as a continent decided it was a good idea to get rid of the Jews. Holland had the highest rate of collaboration with the Nazis, higher than any other country in Western Europe. 95% of Dutch Jews were murdered.
Caroline Glick said in my radio interview with her, the lesson the Europeans took away from the aftermath of WW2 is insidious. "The lesson that Europe had decided to avail itself to in the aftermath of Auschwitz, was not that evil is bad and that they behaved like monsters but rather that everything was caused by nationalism and therefore what we really need to do is have a European Union that will obviate our need for nationalism so that we can become this transnational gobbletygook and we'll all get together and therefore we won't have another Auschwitz.
But really the lesson should have been is that we were evil and we have to be good. And that is the lesson we have to learn and and we have to be able and willing ot make moral distinctions and stand up for the good and fight evil and that is something the Europeans refuse to do."
Nationalism isn't bad. American nationalism wasn't bad, has never been bad. British nationalism hasn't been bad. French nationalism isn't bad. Polish nationalism isn't bed. Czech nationalism wasn't bad.
The thing that was bad was that Germany which decided to embrace madness and evil as its central unifying characteristic under the Nazis. That is what the problem was, it was not nationalism per se. And its still not nationalism.
They took all the wrong lessons from WW2 and applying them while ignoring the only lesson that's really relevant from WW2 which is that you have to choose good and defend good and fight with the intention of defeating evil.
UPDATE: John Jay isWordy but well said