Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs Angered Anders Breivik, May Deserve Some of the Blame for Breivik's Rampage

The execrable Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs has been going out of his way lately to connect Pamela Geller of Atlas Shrugs to Anders Breivik, the Norway shooter. Pamela Geller is anti-Islam and so was Breivik, and Breivik mentions Geller in his manifesto, therefore, 2 + 2 = 5 and Breivik and Geller were buddies and comrades in arms. The left wants the public to believe that Breivik was somehow inspired by Geller's "Islamophobia" into committing his murderous rampage.

The truth is, Charles Johnson angered Anders Breivik and provided at least some of Breivik's motivation to strike out. Breivik wrote in his manifesto:
I have watched, for the better part of a year, a number of decent human beings including, but not limited to, Pamela Geller, Paul Belien, Diana West, the Baron and Dymphna from the Gates of Vienna blog and many others, being at the receiving end of a vicious smear campaign from Charles Johnson and Little Green Footballs which is unlike anything I have seen in my life. After engaging in an insane witch-hunt on imaginary Fascists, whose ranks seem to grow every month, Mr. Johnson now suddenly chooses to look the other way in silence when very real Fascists use violence to silence their critics in a major Western city. I admit that makes me angry, and I think I have the right to be so.

The time has now come for Mr. Johnson to apologise in public to the numerous people he has smeared since the fall of 2007, starting with the ones I have mentioned above. It's not their credibility that's on the line here. It's his. If he continues to undermine those confronting Islamic infiltration, it will become increasingly difficult for LGF to present itself as an anti-Jihad website at all. At some point, the rapidly shrinking number of people in the northern hemisphere who haven't been banned from the site yet will be forced to ask themselves whether the website and its owner have simply switched teams and joined the Dark Side.
The only thing Breivik said about Geller in his 1546 page manifesto is that Geller "is a decent human being." Only the worse kind of liar would attempt to translate that simple opinion into a basis for Breivik's rampage.

Who, then, is responsible for moving Breivik to violence?  Consider the logic of the following two sentences and decide which one makes sense:

Breivik's Thought:  Which one is more likely to be true?
  1. I think Pamela Geller is a decent human being, therefore I will shoot a lot of liberals.
  2. I think liberals (like Charles Johnson) are engaged in a vicious smear campaign of conservatives, therefore I will shoot a lot of liberals.
I think it is clear which of these possible scenarios is responsible for Breivik's anger and resulting rampage:  example number 2.  It is clear that Charles Johnson added to Breivik's growing anger at the left's constant smears of conservatives and CJ no doubt added to Breivik's belief that dialogue and democracy were futile (as Breivik stated in his manifesto -- see prior post).

In the vile argument started by the left, "who is responsible for pushing Breivik over the edge?" the answer is clear: dirty tricks, smears, and lies of the left are what did the trick. And Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs added to that effort and deserves a portion of the blame for the violence that followed.


Always On Watch said...

Those two numbered points really do give one pause. And, yes, Point 2 is the one that makes logical sense.

I wonder if Charles Johnson has even stopped to think that he might well have contributed to Breivik's outrage? Probably CJ cannot allow himself to think that; after all, he's too busy with his character assassinations of any and all on the right side of the political spectrum.

Stogie said...


I think you are right. The chances are great that CJ added to Breivik's rage and that this, not Breivik's esteem for Geller, is what contributed to his shooting spree. CJ needs to think about that.