Ann Coulter likes how Israel is dealing with Hamas so much that she wishes Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was our president. She says, “I just wish we would talk about our border the way we talk about Israel’s border.” Since Israel is currently engaged in ethnic cleansing as a way of securing its southern border against Palestinians, she is clearly implying that we rub out a few Latinos along our own.
She says Palestinians are “murdering, they’re raping,” which is – no coincidence – pretty much identical to what Republicans are saying about immigrants and refugees along America’s southern border.
Watch the video courtesy of YouSkyNews:
We need a Netanyahu here. Can you imagine all these – yes, sometimes Palestinian kids get killed. That’s because they are, they’re associated with a terrorist organization that is harming Israel, and Netanyahu doesn’t care what the religious leaders say, weeping about Palestinian children. He doesn’t care what the UN says. He doesn’t care what the media says.
Yes, she really said this:
We are a country, we have borders, and Netanyahu enforces them. Why can’t we do that in America?
The facts are, of course, nothing like Coulter pretends.
So far in the Israel-Gaza conflict, 1,400 people have been killed. Most of them civilians. Many of them children. Coulter says these children are aligned with a terrorist organization. My guess is, she would assuage her conscience if we made like Netanyahu by telling herself all those refugee children who would die are somehow connected to Mexican drug cartels.
Just to be clear, this is what Ann Coulter is endorsing (from GlobalPost.com):
Republicans have said some truly reprehensible things about our immigration and refugee problems, including the demonization of children in complete contradiction to the Bible they pretend to uphold.
Even Fox News has had a difficult time controlling the discourse, with Geraldo Rivera lambasting a heartless Sean Hannity over the imbalance of Gaza casualties, and Fox News analyst Kirsten Powers taking Tucker Carlson to task yesterday:
Have you ever been to the Statue of Liberty?” she demanded. “I’m saying yes, we are a refuge. We are a refuge to the people of the world who look up to us as a ‘shining city on the hill.’ Does that sound familiar to you?”
Carlson retorted, “So I have a moral obligation to share my earnings, and my country with people I’ve never met because they are suffering?”
“Are you a Christian?” she asked. “Have you read the Bible? Because the Bible is crystal clear.”
Of course then, while it is a theocracy at all other times it suits the GOP and Fox News, Carlson denied that is true in this case: “This is not a theocracy! No, no. The country is not run according to Christian precepts here.”
Oh, that’s right. Only where gays and lesbians and women’s reproductive health are concerned. Christianity is suspended where brown people come into play.
This is a new low for Fox News. Until tomorrow, or an hour from now, or the next time Megyn Kelly opens her mouth.
Hrafnkell Haraldsson, a social liberal with leanings toward centrist politics has degrees in history and philosophy. His interests include, besides history and philosophy, human rights issues, freedom of choice, religion, and the precarious dichotomy of freedom of speech and intolerance. He brings a slightly different perspective to his writing, being that he is neither a follower of an Abrahamic faith nor an atheist but a polytheist, a modern-day Heathen who follows the customs and traditions of his Norse ancestors. He maintains his own blog, A Heathen’s Day, which deals with Heathen and Pagan matters, and Mos Maiorum Foundation www.mosmaiorum.org, dedicated to ethnic religion. He has also contributed to NewsJunkiePost, GodsOwnParty and Pagan+Politics.