June 7, 2010
Hell (shown here with optional dragon): Helen Thomas' next stop (Linkmesh)
Hell, those of you know me or have followed my postings here and there are probably aware that I don't believe in Hell. You probably know I'm anti-theist and that I don't really believe in Heaven either. But you know what? As far as not believing in Hell is concerned, I'm going to make a nice big exception for Helen Thomas. That's right, I want Helen Thomas, as quickly as possible, to go straight to Hell, because I think that's where she came from in the first place.
Recently, at a Jewish Heritage Month celebration, Thomas, still quite a "looker" at 89, went on the record to say that the Israelis "should get the hell out of Palestine." Further, she stated that the Palestinian people "are occupied and it's their land." She recommended to the Israelis that they should "go home" to Germany or Poland or wherever.
Helen Thomas, fascist supporter (file)
Apparently, this isn't the first time "ol' denture-snarl" has gone off about Israelis or Jews, either. There were the infamous "pro Hezbollah" position statements (in the form of a question) directed at White House Press Secretary Tony Snow in 2006, and I'm sure it won't be long before even more statements reeking of Jew hate or the veiled wishes for another Holocaust will be dug up as well, much like a medical examiner might exhume the putrid and rotting corpse of some old, dead Nazi.
An old, dead Nazi: Wilhelm Frick, executed at Nuremberg.
"Oh, but Eleanor," you might say. "She's an old, old lady and you should be more respectful!"
Why? because she's ancient and has far outlived her usefulness? Not a chance. I don't feel sorry for her in any way, and her advanced age is HER problem, not mine. Adolf Hitler, if he were alive today, would be 121 years old. Would his advanced age temper my desire to at least attempt to ram a tire iron down his f**king throat, if I had the chance?
You get the idea. Respect is earned by good deeds, not just by living too long and becoming an insufferable old hag who doesn't have the good sense to know when it's time to just stay at home and stop stinking up the White House press room.
Adolf Hitler, sans tire iron (WWII Archive)
Now, former White House Spokesmen Lanny Davis and Ari Fleischer are calling for Thomas' firing, as they should. As Everyone should. Thomas is way past her prime (if she ever even had one), and a person that old and that heinously bigoted should just waddle on off into the proverbial sunset.
Don't get me wrong, I have great respect for the aged, but not the aged like that. And certainly not if they're fascistically-bigoted nincompoops.
The world doesn't need her particular brand of 1930's style fascism support anymore; we have a new form of that old beast that we have to deal with already, and Helen Thomas has never been at all helpful in fighting it; in fact she's only ever aided it.
So go to Hell, Helen. You go right to that proverbial place down there, deep in the earth -- that place where evil dwells for all eternity. I'll believe in it just this once, just for you.