Monday, May 9, 2011

Foreign Elements in Birther Movement Talking "Ethnic Cleansing"

Homegrown American bigots are annoying as bedbugs.  But they rank as bumbling amateurs when it comes to the "ethnic cleansing" mentality of foreign elements seeping into the Birther Movement. 

Shortly after birther leader, Orly Taitz, presented a fake copy of President Barack Obama's birth certificate to the Supreme Court, she disappeared and wound up two days later in Tel Aviv.  Fearing the possibility of prosecution in the U.S., she met with the mastermind behind this birther scheme in order to get further instructions.  It was a man named Avigdor Lieberman, an ultra-right demagogue, whom Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was forced to bring into the government as foreign minister, because the  Yisrael Beiteinu Party  that Lieberman heads, came in third in recent elections.  However, Lieberman may have to step down soon  because he is under indictment on fraud and bribery charges.

Martin Peretz, writing in The New Republic has called the Russian-Israeli a "certified gangster" and "neo-fascist." Lieberman's party draws its support from the nearly one million Russians, who have migrated to Israel in recent years.  A recent poll showed that Russian immigrants to Israel favor the "ethnic cleansing" of non-Jews, by a 3 to 1 margin.   Former President Bill Clinton  has accused this group of being the principal obstacle to Israel-Palestinian peace talks.

This Orly Taitz, may have dual Israeli-U.S. citizenship, but believe me, she is no American (racist or otherwise).  She, like her friend Lieberman, grew up together in Chisinau, capital of Moldava, formerly a part of the U.S.S.R..  They have no experience with multi-ethnic democracy, civil rights, or the principles of governance laid down by our founding fathers.

Even more disturbing is the fact that Americans have no paradigm, by which to assess Dr. Taitz and her handlers.   In trying to peg her in light of American historical experience, one angry critic accused her of being "racist, trailer-trash."  It was an offensive comment to be sure.  But, it was also wrong.  Dr. Taitz is a highly educated woman, who speaks six languages fluently.  She saw an opportunity to get limitless media attention in order to present her corrosive birther message to the American public, by using the fake "ditzy blond routine."  This is because Americans understand lunatics and bimbos.  What they don't understand, because they have thankfully never had to experience such, is the East European world  of militarism, political paranoia, vengeance and ethnic cleansing.   Lieberman has gone on the record saying that "minorities are the biggest problem in the world."   Taitz refused even to sit in a car sent by MSNBC for an interview, because it was driven by a dark-skinned man, whom she thought was a Muslim.

How an East European woman, speaking heavily-accented English, could lead a movement of U.S. super-patriots, trying to de-legitimize the first black President of the U.S.  says a great deal about the irrationality of American racists.   It also speaks to the moral cowardice of the seventeen Republican politicians in Congress, who have supported the birther movement.  They have shown themselves willing to take up any banner, even a foreign-manufactured one, if it might win them more votes.

[PART I] Were Birthers in Congress Duped by Foreign Agent Provocateur?
[Part II] Were Birthers in Congress Duped by Attractive Agent Provocateur?
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