A few post back I got some heat about referring to some of President Bush's Immigration plan opponents as "racist". Of course I did not refer that to every single person who had a different view, and in fact it is a minority view. Yet it IS a part of some opponents philosophy as I will explore in depth in future posts.
However, a columnist over at World Net Daily - Vox Day, does appear give evidence for concern that and one of the reasons we should always be careful and "Know them by the fruit they produce."
Day's views were first brought to my attention by Harold Hutchison of the Called as Seen Blog. Today he posted this reference to a World Net Daily column that Day wrote a few days ago which has since been edited by World Net Daily editors specifially for a paragraph that compared the extermination of six-million Jews by Hilter to the current immigration debate. The paragraph from the original columnin question was worded this way:
"Not only will it work, but one can easily estimate how long it would take. If it took the Germans less than four years to rid themselves of 6 million Jews, many of whom spoke German and were fully integrated into German society, it couldn't possibly take more than eight years to deport 12 million illegal aliens, many of whom don't speak English and are not integrated into American society."
I don't know how else one could judge this comparison other than it is at best offensive to jews and an afront to the memory of the Holocaust.
Now as a blogger who writes on a daily basis I know how it is to sometime use a off the wall analogy and then say "opps" and correct it. I'm afraid I did this more times than I care to admit. They say that confession is good for the soul, although bad on the reputation.
Yet, it seems Day isn't ready to confess as Harold notes:
"And it's been over three days since Vox Day's column ran. Oh, there's been a lot of protestations from some of his fans - which shows that somehow, I struck a nerve. I guess the criticism got to WorldNetDaily. They edited the comparison out. I will not pretend to know why, but I am content with the results that someone over there belatedly decided to deal with the situation. As far as I'm concerned, the matter is closed."
Harold futher notes on Vox Day's blog site the comparison paragraph remains on the archieved article and that Day sticks by it.
According to Day's bio he describes himself as a Christian Libertarian. Yet his apparent associations to suspected racist groups and persons such as VDARE, Jeff Rense and other afflilations that have connections to White supremacists and their idealology, should be of some concern to readers of his work.
I don't know the man, but I have read his work - he is a gifted writer, yet I too have noted the aforementioned tones in his work over time.
However, the point is the fact is that attaching a name to yourself, such as "Christian" has no meaning unless one produces the truth fruits of Christ. One would think that an apology would quell many of the concerns, yet he refuses.
Comparing in anyway the current debate of a immigration with an insane madman who systematically exterminated six-million men, women and children during WWII is egregious and ought to be immediately retracted. The fact that Day doesn't retract it and that in this blog's post chooses to refer to those who called him on it "illiterate", show me the true nature of the tree.
Again, more on this to come.
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