Sarah Palin has every right to defend herself against accusations that her flaming rhetoric of anger and hate played a role in the recent Arizona shooting, but this ignorant foul mouth individual finally went too far. She said: “But, especially within hours of a tragedy unfolding, journalists and pundits should not manufacture a blood libel that serves only to incite the very hatred and violence they purport to condemn. This is reprehensible.”
Perhaps, the ignorant woman from Alaska does not grasp the meaning of “blood libel,” but her use of it in defense of her actions and words is an insult to every Jew in the world! The “blood libel” originated in the Middle Ages and was widely believed by Christians in Europe. The ‘blood libel” argues that Jews were responsible for the death of Jesus Christ and that Jews on holidays such as Passover killed innocent Christian children in order to use their blood at the Passover ceremony. My father, as a boy in Russia in 1905, witnessed the famous pogrom which resulted in the death of dozens of Jews when the blood libel was spread by the Russian secret police to divert attention away from Russia’s defeat in the Russo-Japanese War. My grandfather was beaten up in front of my father and his tiny shop was wrecked.
Sarah Palin, how dare you accuse anyone of fostering a “blood libel” on you! You are rolling in millions of dollars from ignorant people who actually believe you can express an intelligent idea. The blood libel resulted in the death of thousands of Jews. I do not believe you will be killed by anyone, in fact, you will milk the latest episode in Arizona to make more money. SHAME ON YOU!!