Sunday, October 28, 2007

Another prissy "me too" conservative spouts off

Most denizens of the blogosphere know Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs. Charles is one of the prissy "me too" conservatives* who become frightened when they stray too far off the politically correct reservation on any except a select few matters. Johnson, for example, will condemn Islamofascism, but show him a picture of a firearm and he has the vapors and merest hint of an allegation of racism will have him soiling his diaper as he dives for the tall grass.

Thus warned I draw to your attention this post from LGF in which Mr. Johnson (who the fine people at The Brussels Journal remind us knows absolutely nothing about Europe) believes that he has discovered incontrovertible proof that Filip DeWinter of the Belgian Vlaams Belang (Flemish Interest) is a Nazi.

The proof? A YouTube video of an interview of Mr. DeWinter in his home shows one of these on a shelf in his house:

This is a Celtic cross. Images like this can be found all over Scotland and Ireland. They were placed there by my ancestors as a sign of their devotion to God. The Celtic cross has been co-opted by racist groups who use it as a symbol for white pride, however as the Anti Defamation League notes in their Visual Database of Extremist Symbols, Logos and Tattoos:

It is important to note that the Celtic Cross is used widely today in many mainstream and cultural contexts. No one should assume that a Celtic Cross, divorced from other trappings of extremism, automatically denotes use as a hate symbol.

Either Mr. Johnson is ignorant of this or he doesn't care or he believes that membership in a political party which does not wish to see Europe become an Islamic colony of the Middle East is all the context one needs to prove that the symbol is being used to denote race hatred rather than God's love.

In closing I would like to dedicate this photograph to Mr. Charles Johnson:

H/T for the photo to Sharp as a Marble

*Me Too Conservatives can be found running after leftists shouting "me too, me too" when the leftists get themselves worked up into paroxysms of foaming madness over something like the latest true statement uttered by Ann Coulter.