I put Middle Earth Journal in hiatus in May of 2008 and moved to Newshoggers.
I temporarily reopened Middle Earth Journal when Newshoggers shut it's doors but I was invited to Participate at The Moderate Voice so Middle Earth Journal is once again in hiatus.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Out of the closet. Captain Ed pegs it.

You won't often hear me singing the praises of Captain Ed, as we disagree on many fundamental policy points. But today he certainly gets one right. Regarding Bush's immigration speech set for yesterday, one of the more notorious of the right wingnut brigade decided to come out of the closet and put his racist, bigoted views on display for all the world to see. This just in from Vox Day at WorldNetDaily, regarding Bush's plans for handling illegal immigrants.

And he will be lying, again, just as he lied when he said: "Massive deportation of the people here is unrealistic – it's just not going to work."

Not only will it work, but one can easily estimate how long it would take. If it took the Germans less than four years to rid themselves of 6 million Jews, many of whom spoke German and were fully integrated into German society, it couldn't possibly take more than eight years to deport 12 million illegal aliens, many of whom don't speak English and are not integrated into American society.

Your first reaction may well be to say that I'm making it up. Nobody could print something like that without it being satire. No. Click through for yourself. It's dead serious.

In a refreshing change from what we've come to expect from some of the most odious of the far Right wingnutterati, Capt. Ed does the right thing and takes Day to task, albeit a bit more gently than is deserved.
Unfortunately, while Bush underwhelmed the conservative movement on immigration tonight, certain conservatives busied themselves by embarrassing us much more than Bush could ever have. Vox Day, whose provocative writing I normally enjoy, has lost all sense of perspective in his latest effort at World Net Daily. He suggests that we learn a lesson from the Nazis in dealing with illegal immigrants in our midst:

Vox likes to take controversial positions, but this is just reprehensible. The Germans "rid" themselves of six million Jews by annihilating them through industrialized mass murder. In fact, a great many of them weren't German at all and never spoke German or were assimilated into German society. A great deal of them were Poles, Russians, French, and so on, an inconvenient fact that renders his point moot. And how exactly did the Germans accomplish this feat that Vox finds so exemplary? They transformed Europe into a racist police state from the Pyrenees to the Caucasus.
(Emphasis is from original text, not mine.)

Good job, Ed. We may just order that more comfortable recliner for you to sit in while you blog.

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