Monday, November 12, 2007

The Lindbergh Booboo

Unfreaking believable. The 9-11 Troofers never fail to surprise us with their idiocy, but check out this incredible post over at 9-11 Blogger, saluting Charles Lindbergh's September 11, 1941 speech to the America Firsters.

Charles Lindbergh's speech to the America First Committee on September 11, 1941 (same day as the ground-breaking ceremony for the Pentagon). Hidden history repeats!

Lindbergh's speech concerns the then-effort by some to draw us into World War II. So what is the parallel with today and the effort to draw us into war with Iran? Well, Lindbergh had three particular groups in mind: the British (nope), the Roosevelt Administration (long gone) and, um, the Jews (dingdingding!). Lindbergh said:

The second major group I mentioned is the Jewish.

It is not difficult to understand why Jewish people desire the overthrow of Nazi Germany. The persecution they suffered in Germany would be sufficient to make bitter enemies of any race.

No person with a sense of the dignity of mankind can condone the persecution of the Jewish race in Germany. But no person of honesty and vision can look on their pro-war policy here today without seeing the dangers involved in such a policy both for us and for them. Instead of agitating for war, the Jewish groups in this country should be opposing it in every possible way for they will be among the first to feel its consequences.

Tolerance is a virtue that depends upon peace and strength. History shows that it cannot survive war and devastations. A few far-sighted Jewish people realize this and stand opposed to intervention. But the majority still do not.

Their greatest danger to this country lies in their large ownership and influence in our motion pictures, our press, our radio and our government.

And of course it is quite common to hear these sorts of anti-Jewish sentiments to this day.

Update: Note particularly the implied threat by Lindbergh in the third and fourth paragraphs. The first time I read it I thought he might be warning American Jews that their support for war with Germany might result in worse conditions for German Jews, but looking closer I see he's warning it might result in worse conditions for American Jews. Simply disgusting, and seeing it applauded at 9-11 Blogger again reveals the bankruptcy of this supposed "movement".

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