Right Wing Blogs: Possessed?
Some days it seems as if the right wing blogosphere has become possessed by the Demons of Utter Stupidity.
Today the wingnuts are overwhelmingly falling in line to support Pamela Geller, spewing hatred at PayPal for shutting down her account (because she’s using it to promote hatred), and accusing PayPal of being part of the global jihad.
The pathetically ironic part of all this yelling and whining: these are the same people who insist that businesses have an absolute right to deny service to anyone for any reason.
The fact is that there are plenty of good reasons to make the judgment that Pamela Geller promotes crazy hate speech, racist groups, and conspiracy theories; her main targets are Muslims, but many of these reasons have nothing to do with Islam, radical or otherwise.
For example, her bizarre racist accusation that Barack Obama is the illegitimate child of Malcolm X. Or her promotion of Birther theories. Or her association with far right fascist parties in Europe, such as the Belgian Vlaams Belang, the BNP-linked English Defense League, and the neo-Nazi-linked Pro-Koln group. Or her outrageous support and whitewashing of murdered South African neo-Nazi leader Eugene Terreblanche.
I could continue listing examples for a very long time. She’s been dealing in hate speech and extremism for years.
Or I could just direct you to her latest post for another blatant example of her hate-based insanity: ‘I am a Muslim,’ Obama Tells Egyptian Foreign Minister Gheit Islamic Coup on the White House – Atlas Shrugs.
Her sources for the claim that President Obama has staged an “Islamic Coup on the White House:” wacko fringe fundamentalist sites linked to people like Chuck Baldwin.
The heroine of the right wing blogosphere. “We’re all Pamela Geller now!”