Monday, May 13, 2019

What In The Counter-Factual F Was That Tlaib?

Rep Tlaib (D - Dearbonistan) never fails to enliven up the news.

Her latest faux pas that she's now claiming she was "misquoted" about was her feeling calm about the Holocaust and the hilarious and impressively counter-factual claim that her ancestors the "Palestinians" created a "safe haven for Jews"

The Detroit News: Tlaib says critics are 'twisting' her words as Trump attacks in tweet

Kinda hard to twist this any other way than how she said it:

"There's always a calming feeling, I always tell folks, when I think of the Holocaust and the tragedy of the Holocaust in the fact that it was my ancestors, Palestinians, who lost their land and some lost their lives, their livelihood, the human dignity," Tlaib said.

"Their existence in many ways have been wiped out and some people's passports. All of it was in the name of trying to create a safe haven for Jews — post the Holocaust, post the tragedy and horrific persecution of Jews across the world at that time. And I love the fact that it was my ancestors that provided that in many ways. But they did it in a way that took their human dignity away, right? And it was forced on them.

Yes that's exactly what she said and what she believes, or or at least would have you believe she believes.

Her statement is both rather shocking to those who don't know the Arab mindset about Jews and the Holocaust, and otherwise pretty hilarious as it omits the plethora of anti-Semitic massacres and attacks by Arabs of the region against Jews - so much so that the claim that her people "created a safe haven" is beyond laughable. On top of that, there never was a state of Palestine, so no passports would have existed that said Palestine on them.

The amazingly counterfactual claim that her ancestors provided Jews a safe haven is rather amazing and shows a deliberate distortion and rewriting of history on her part. With her ancestors palling it up with Adolf Hitler and planning to kill all the Jews in the Palestine mandate had the Nazis won, it sure promised quite a safe haven. Such a safe haven they gave, with features like the Hebron massacre even before World War 2, and then countless acts of violence afterwards all the way up to and beyond the founding of the state of Israel.

Of course once she's exposed she tries to claim her statements were twisted is the standard trope of "Who ya gonna believe - Tlaib or your lying eyes and ears?"

Between Ilhan Omar and Tlaib, the Democrats are sure positioning themselves heading into 2020 as the leaders in anti-Semitism and revisionist history.


Eaton Rapids Joe said...

I would say that Tlaib fairly represents her district except Dearborn is not part of Michigan's 13th Congressional district.

The 13th does include much of the city of Detroit. They drank the Koolaid that their dire economic straits are due to somebody else exploiting them. That is a more salable story than to say Detroit's economy sucks because of crime, lack of desire to show up for scheduled shifts and a point-blank refusal to think in long time horizons and to defer gratification.

The tired trope that the people doing the economic exploitation are Jewish is still believed by many.

juvat said...

Why is anybody surprised by this/ The Democratic Party has been doing this for over 150 years. The only difference is they're no longer solely a Southern problem. They speak one way when a minority is useful to them but throw them under the bus as soon as they're not. Where most rational people at least attempt to tell the truth most of the time, truth is whatever (t.. F...) they want it to be. As Instapundit often says "1984 was intended as a warning, not a training manual."

Aaron said...

Eaton Rapids Joe: Its a but on an inside Michigan crack, as there's a very real dispute as to whether she actually lives in that district or in Dearborn.

juvat: The Democrats are certainly running hard on a red-green alliance - this is not going to work out well.

ProudHillbilly said...

Unfortunately, Tlaib isn't the only one oblivious to actual history. A lot of people are. Which is too bad because there isn't a special-effects-heavy movie out there that can beat the real story of the establishment of Israel for excitement. And she's just one more arrogant liberal with an undeserved sense of superiority proclaiming that we, the unwashed masses, are the ignorant ones.