Joan Swirsky's pen is mightier than the sword. Here is her editorial in the leftist rag, The Great Neck Record:
Reader's Write: Leftists distort, mischaracterize Geller By Joan Swirsky
I don’t know who wrote last week’s editorial in the Great
Neck News (“No Threat to free speech here”) about the appearance of
author/blogger/activist Pamela Geller at the Great Neck Chabad on April
14, but he or she certainly was not among the 600 people who turned out
to hear what was described as a “flame-throwing hatemonger.”
In fact, Geller is soft-spoken, often humorous, and the
opposite of hateful – except to those who have a peculiar allergy to
empirical and verifiable truth.
In addition to chiding the Great Neck
Synagogue and the Chabad of Great Neck – they should be “ashamed” – like
a prissy schoolmarm for inviting Geller to Great Neck, the writer fools
no one by stating: “this is not a question of free speech,” when it is
clear that whoever penned this opinion piece loathes free speech –
again, except if it’s the free speech of authentic flame-throwing
hatemongers like Louis Farrakhan, Al Sharpton, unrepentant terrorist
Bill Ayers (“guilty as hell, free as a bird”), and others that the
leftists in Great Neck would lionize if they were invited to speak here.
“Would a Neo-Nazi or a leader of the Klan
also be a `potentially important voice’ in some `ongoing debate?’” the
inflamed editorial writer continues, once again demonstrating two traits
of the progressive left: (1) They invariably default to temper-tantrum
mode and gratuitous name-calling, and (2) they have zero tolerance for
opinions other than their own, making them the most stunningly
intolerant people in the entire American political system, their exalted
self image to the contrary.
The writer goes on to call Geller a
“bigot,” to say she has a “legacy of hatred,” to accuse her of
“whining,” to say she “hates the Islamic faith,” and to call her speech a
“tirade” – not one word of which is accurate, as anyone who visits the
videotape of her speech can easily see (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4oLlfmdB8c) or her site at www.atlasshrugs.com.
It is no mystery why leftists think and act
as they do, as in the case of this editorial, in which both the
scenario at the Chabad and Geller herself are unrecognizable to anyone
who actually attended the event. Why the lies and distortions and rage?
Wasn’t it a little more than 65 years ago that the left supported the
Jews and Israel and not their mortal enemies?
When the straggling remnants of the
Holocaust reached Israel – starving, cadaverous, hollow-eyed, bereft –
the Jews of America, no matter their political stripe, sent aid and
assistance and championed their efforts to establish an independent
state. But then Israel did the unthinkable: it defeated the multiple
Arab armies that simultaneously attacked the fledgling state!
As soon as Israel was no longer a victim,
the bond between the American left and Israel was shattered. I’m not
talking about the fundraisers they hold to elect leftists who
consistently undermine Israel’s strength, or the lip service they still
pay to Israeli sovereignty, but to the deep ideological antipathy that
never fails to compel them to support her enemies.
Of course this allowed liberals to ignore
the treachery of their idol FDR, who abandoned the Jews to Hitler’s
annihilation and closed our ports to the few who escaped. It allowed
them to ignore the fact that the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem – one of the
Muslim leaders of the Jew- and Israel-loathing Muslim Brotherhood, which
today plays a prominent role in the White House and other departments
of our government – collaborated with Hitler to rid the world of Jews.
But leftists cannot stand to be reminded of
these facts or to be held accountable for their own abandonment of the
Jews. That’s why they invented political correctness and
multiculturalism, the first which forbids any language that “hurts the
feelings” of the recipients, which effectively shuts down any debate,
and the second that perversely holds that all cultures are equal – as if
building symphonies and medical institutions, as Israel does, is equal
to teaching young children to strap homicide bombs on their slight
little bodies, as the Palestinians do routinely!
This is the ilk that insults a Geller and takes two orthodox synagogues to task!
Can’t make this stuff up!
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