September 14, 2009

Blumethal: Know Who Is Responsible for Satanism and Mass Shootings? Jesus.

Max Blumethal has a long track record as a media activist, and has established a clear method of operation:

  • Draw conclusion
  • Create/modify facts to support that conclusion

The actual subject doesn't matter.

He sees lynchings in lyrics, manufactures non-existent weapons at gun shows, and sees racism in every nook and cranny, and has more moral flexibility than any human with a fully-developed sense of right and wrong should have.

So it should hardly be surprising that Blumenthal took the relatively rare case of a mentally-unstable man going on a violent rampage, and turned that into an indictment against an entire faith in The Nightmare of Christianity.

You may remember Matthew Murray's story, even if you long ago forgot his name. Murray had been thrown out of a missionary program three years before in Arvada, CO, and then became obsessed with it, sending it hate mail in the weeks before he finally went on a rampage, killing two people and wounding two others.

The next day, armed with several weapons and carrying a book by satanist Alister Crowley, Murray launched an assault on New Life Church in Colorado Springs with the intention of committing a mass homicide. Church member Jeanne Assam was also a volunteer security guard, and drew her concealed pistol and engaged Murray in the church foyer, wounding him. Murray then took his own life.

Assam's stand against Murray's rampage made her something of a hero, and Murrya was written of for what he was; a deeply disturbed and violent young man with hate in his heart and confused sexuality.

But murderous spree of a possibly gay satanist wasn't what gay atheist agitator Max Blumethal wanted to see, so he decided to create something more conducive to the world he likes to imagine exists, where home schools are cults and home-schooled children are mindless and dangerous drones slaved to an aggressive and oppressive religion.

There are tens of millions of active, church-going Christians in the United States and millions more that profess Christian values even if they do not regularly attend services. There are also an estimated more than one million children home-schooled.

But Blumenthal looks past all of that to focus on one young man and try to insist that this exceedingly rare and isolated incident should be used to indict Christianity as a whole.

That The Nation would run an article based upon such obviously flawed logic simply shows that their far left-wing radicalized contempt for people of faith far outstrips their ability to apply logic or rational editorial thought.

If Blumethal had attempted to make the equally absurd argument that Murray's alleged sexual preferences were at the root of his murderous psychology, and that other homosexuals or bisexuals were therefore ticking time bombs, the editors of The Nation would have unceremoniously thrown him out on his ass.

But logic and reason matter not a whit to Max Blumenthal, nor his editors at The Nation. What matters is that they had a remotely plausible excuse to smear those with which they disagree, and that's all the justification they ever need.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at September 14, 2009 09:49 AM

This isn't an article. It's an excerpt from an entire book of his modus operandi.

Posted by: WTFCI at September 14, 2009 05:20 PM

But The Nation has unique if inverted magnetic properties, like a compass that will always point AWAY from true north. Whatever editorial position is articulated in the pages of The Nation, always assume it is 180 degrees from reality.

Posted by: zhombre at September 14, 2009 06:00 PM

Hey A, you gonna make the same comment in every post? Maybe you should get your own blog to advocate genocide. Check out Human Rights Watch, they've got a spot for a guy like you.

Posted by: Steve Skubinna at September 15, 2009 04:37 AM

I think the key to understanding the editorial staff of The Nation is that they're still mad their side lost the Spanish Civil War.

Posted by: Steve Skubinna at September 15, 2009 06:41 AM