Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Silence that speaks volumes...

We have seen several bloggers post condemnation of a piece of filth by Vox Day. One, Captain's Quarters, is a relatively big name.

Yet Michelle Malkin has yet to say a word about his disgusting column. Never mind the fact that her stuff has also run on WorldNetDaily. She certainly found the time to complain about 18 Republicans who decided to stand with the President in support of a comprehensive solution, and the other four who didn't vote. She has tangled with Mr. Day before. It is hard to believe she doesn't know he exists.

But taking Mr. Day to task for comments like the one below?

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.

*crickets chirping*

Nothing as of this time. In fact, her latest column ran on WorldNetDaily today, and it is nothing more than a smear of her opponents on the immigration issue. Which leads me to (again) explain why I think Michelle Malkin has a problem. It isn't just the silence about things like Mr. Day's column. that bothers me. It is her claim that somehow, there is no way she is in the wrong, and that her opponents are little more than mean, vicious race-baiters who do not care at all for this country, whose arguments consists of little more than shouting "Racist!", "Xenophobe!", or "Nativist!", and she has routinely claimed that opponents mischaracterize her as a bigot (for two such posts, look here and here).

Yet how are people supposed to interpret your silence on comments like Mr. Day's, Michelle? You can't even be bothered to condemn him for those comments, any more than you seem to be bothered by the fact that a person you have described as a friend, Peter Brimelow, seems to have no problem posting stuff on VDARE from Jared Taylor, who is buddies with David Duke and Don Black, not to mention a host of other slimy characters? And why is Michelle Malkin unwilling to address the concerns that two founders of Redstate have about people she has cited, Lawrence Auster and Steve Sailer? Claims of racism from Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton over opposing racial quotas or other forms of preferential treatment are one thing. But when two founders of a leading site for conservative Republicans are expressing concerns or saying there is a problem, that is a different thing - something is very wrong here.

And then she has the nerve to claim that because I disagree with her on immigration, I am betraying the memory of those who died in the unprovoked sneak attack on September 11, 2001? This is as low as the NAACP's James Byrd ads from 2000 or some of Bill Clinton's comments about his political opponents in the wake of the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995.

In the two days since Vox Day's column, Michelle has to have known that there was a controversy. She has not found the time to say a single word about Mr. Day's odious column, but did find time to write an insulting column filled with hyperbole, to complain about 22 Senators who didn't vote the way she would have had them vote, and to live-blog a speech she'd made her mind up on before even listening to.

I guess I will have to see about scraping together another contribution for Congressman Chris Cannon or some of the Republican Senators who stood for a comprehensive immigration bill. I cannot speak for anybody but myself, but right now the Republican Main Street Partnership is starting to look very good to me.

1 comment:

Stealth Bomber said...

Malkin totally jumped the shark with that last column. She's gone completely nutty, comparing the immigration issue to 9/11. As I see it: total bull**it.