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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by Kelzie View Post
    The phrase, like i already stated, in modern times isn't used JUST for jewish conflicts anymore. I never stated that the phrase wasn't originally used to false accuse jews.

    from your article as well:

    "And the term has been used before, in other situations far removed from its original meaning. In 1982, for example, Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin said charges that his country stood by while Lebanese Phalangists slaughtered Palestinian refugees "constitute a blood libel against every Jew, everywhere."

    good read though

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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Sarah Palin made a fool of herself (again) today, so you are giving the left advice. Putting the Blood libel comment aside, the mistake she made was playing the role of a victim. I don't care how you spin it, leaders don't portray themselves as victims - they just don't.
    She was the victim pal... The victim of the baseless and incendiary attacks by the left that falsely accused her of being an accessory to murder.

    END OF DISCUSSION

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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by fbi10 View Post
    The phrase, like i already stated, in modern times isn't used JUST for jewish conflicts anymore. I never stated that the phrase wasn't originally used to false accuse jews.

    from your article as well:

    "And the term has been used before, in other situations far removed from its original meaning. In 1982, for example, Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin said charges that his country stood by while Lebanese Phalangists slaughtered Palestinian refugees "constitute a blood libel against every Jew, everywhere."

    good read though
    The article points out that she isn't alone in misusing it. And other than a few people claiming it means something different, I haven't seen any actual evidence that the definition has changed in these "modern" times.
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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by Kelzie View Post
    It's a fairly obscure phrase.

    really? seems i read it and pretty instantly knew what it meant.



    could be the phrase was in her mind because there was a wall street journal article that used the exact same description. its the title of a thread on this forum.


    course that would require you to admit she reads the wall street journal.

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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    She was the victim pal...
    Interesting that she is so offeneded when she herself has made a carreer in lies and exaggerations of the truth. Maybe she is EMO.

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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    She was the victim pal... The victim of the baseless and incendiary attacks by the left that falsely accused her of being an accessory to murder.

    END OF DISCUSSION
    exactly. you can't exactly accuse someone of "playing the victim" when all they are doing is responding to someone attacking them.

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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    really? seems i read it and pretty instantly knew what it meant.

    could be the phrase was in her mind because there was a wall street journal article that used the exact same description. its the title of a thread on this forum.

    course that would require you to admit she reads the wall street journal.
    She might. I wouldn't be at all shocked. Of course, in this situation I think it's much more likely that her speech writer reads the WSJ.

    You must have had a lot of history classes. It's not like it's an intuitive meaning.
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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    exactly. you can't exactly accuse someone of "playing the victim" when all they are doing is responding to someone attacking them.
    They are playing the victim when their own actions at least partially lead to the "attacks" against them.

    The fact of the matter is that she has been using violent rhetoric. The criticism she is facing for her rhetoric is warranted. The only thing that's unfair is the context in which she is facing it.

    But that doesn't change the fact that she is still partially responsible for the criticism.
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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by Kelzie View Post
    She might.
    Of course she reads the WSJ. She reads "all of 'em".
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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    my undergrad was in history, but i don'y recall studying much antisemitism outside of the middle east. the basic common-usage that i've heard seems both fairly intuitive and applicable; false testimony about murder.

    as for palins' speechwriter; it was a facebook post. her speeches are given off of scribbled words on her palm, remember?

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