Friday, July 01, 2011

Pamela Geller In Denial Over Flap She Caused

Pamela Geller is in deep denial of her mishandling of the English Defence League (EDL) controversy -- a controversy that she largely created.

Instead of retracting her statements about the alleged fascism within the EDL, she is now attacking the bloggers (that includes me) who signed the Gates of Vienna "Open Letter to Pamela Geller."  She is saying that we signers are ignoring the racism within the EDL (no racism has been proved or documented) and thereby sanctioning it.  Further, we are "Machiavellian" for asking her to recant.  Geller's intellectual dishonesty in the matter is over the top.

Lawrence Auster dissects Geller's arguments, e.g.:
[Geller said]Instead of working to purge the EDL of these vile elements, the signers of this Open Letter are trying to destroy those of us who seek to maintain the proper focus of our mission and the EDL's mission, which is fighting for freedom. 

[LA replies: No, the signers of the open letter were not seeking to destroy anyone. They were calling on Pamela to withdraw her irresponsible, outrageous, fact-free denuncation of the EDL, which now, in a very dishonest and indirect way,-- denying that she is doing what she is actually doing--she has done.] 
Geller also slimes Gates of Vienna with more unproven accusations.  She writes:
At the same time, and probably not coincidentally, Gates of Vienna has become a home for many anti-Semitic rants that are deeply disturbing; not only are these sanctioned by the proprietors, but they’ve added to the chorus.
I have been reading "Gates of Vienna" for years and I have never seen an "anti-semitic rant" posted there.  Geller seems to be self-destructing in an orgy of falsehood, slander and hyberbole -- and again, with no specifics or examples to support her accusation.

In fairness, Geller has been under extreme pressure, being sued by a Muslim attorney allegedly for slander, for millions of dollars, and for having her name dragged through the mud for years by Muslims and leftists like the despicable Southern Poverty Law Center.  Perhaps the pressure has finally gotten to her and she hopes to gain a modicum of peace by sacrificing the EDL to the gods of liberalism, as if to say, "see, I'm not a racist hater, I'm not, I'm not, I'm not!"

I think Geller has developed a form of shell-shock, or post traumatic stress syndrome, which Webster describes as "mentally confused, upset, or exhausted as a result of excessive stress."  Few of us have to undergo this kind of stress, but Pamela, this is no reason to go kapo on us.  Many of the leaders of the EDL have faced the same extreme pressure, or worse.  As the Open Letter states:
For the past two years the English Defence League has been on the front lines of the resistance to sharia and militant Islam in England. Its leaders have put their own lives in danger by doing so. They live under constant threat, not just from murderous Muslim zealots, but from their own government, which has harassed and arrested them repeatedly. Tommy Robinson, the leader of the EDL, has been arrested multiple times, and is currently facing trumped-up charges designed to put him and the EDL out of action.
Pamela is not the only one under extreme pressure from the left, and betraying allies is not a solution.


Adrienne said...

Missed this little kerfuffle. I think too many bloggers are very careless about what they write. It's instructive to watch some article or another blaze through the blogosphere with no one bothering to do the most minor of checking.

Gary Rumain said...

This is hilarious. Geller's in too deep to dig herself out now. The clown at GoV who calls himself a baron may be many things but he's not anti-semitic. Stupid, yes. Anti-semitic, no.

Always On Watch said...

I was unaware of this.

I have noticed some negative information about the EDL from Lionheart, but couldn't follow the details.

Anonymous said...

I think Geller is over the top and something of a hysteric.

Stogie said...

Anon, in this case I would say you are correct.

Anonymous said...

Anybody have a link to the original post she wrote?

Stogie said...

Anonymous, her post is now linked in the text above. Here it is again:

Anonymous said...

thank you stogie

Nick said...

I thought you might like to take a look at this.

Just a few lines about the same thing you've posted about here.