This is just disgusting. The Wall Street Journal reports on David Brat who beat Eric Cantor in the Republican primary this way:
David Brat, the Virginia Republican who shocked House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R., Va.) Tuesday, wrote in 2011 that Hitler’s rise “could all happen again, quite easily.”
Mr. Brat’s remarks, in a 2011 issue of Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology, came three years before he defeated the only Jewish Republican in Congress.
What?! Seriously, what?!
The WSJ is clearly pro-immigration reform and Brat has been strongly against it. So it would seem the knives are out for Brat.
Is it really an oddity worth reporting that someone warns that the Holocaust could happen again? Isn’t that something the Holocaust museum reminds us of. Isn’t the refrain “never again” a refrain exactly because they feel that it could happen again.
But to then add the fact that the man he defeated was Jewish is just apropos of what exactly? You see, you’re supposed to get the idea that Brat is kinda’ pro-holocaust and he’s starting with Cantor.
You can argue against Brat’s stance on immigration but this attack is just disgusting.
The actual argument that Brat was making was a call to return to Christianity would prevent a holocaust.
Capitalism is here to stay, and we need a church model that corresponds to that reality. Read Nietzsche. Nietzsche’s diagnosis of the weak modern Christian democratic man was spot on. Jesus was a great man. Jesus said he was the Son of God. Jesus made things happen. Jesus had faith. Jesus actually made people better. Then came the Christians. What happened? What went wrong? We appear to be a bit passive. Hitler came along, and he did not meet with unified resistance. I have the sinking feeling that it could all happen again, quite easily. The church should rise up higher than Nietzsche could see and prove him wrong. We should love our neighbor so much that we actually believe in right and wrong, and do something about it. If we all did the right thing and had the guts to spread the word, we would not need the government to backstop every action we take.
That’s a little different than the WSJ would lead you to believe.