An entry in Webster’s Fourth International Dictionary, which became available on-line in 2022:
An extreme form of holier-than-thou self-righteousness, prompted by a manic desire for self-aggrandizement, and expressed most notably in appeasement of those who, in the late 20th and early 21st centuries, actively engaged in the “Jihad of pen and speech.” A term derived from the name of the 39th President of the United States, James Earl Carter.
Initially some used the term neutrally, but it became a term of abuse after the surprise Muslim attack of December 25, 2016. That attack followed by a few weeks the coup d’etat of the French army, led by a female commander known only by her nom de guerre of “Anna Marly,” and thus began that eleven-month conflict known variously to historians as the Christmas War, the December War, the Great Jihad, and, as it was called by the non-Muslims of Europe who with American, Israeli, and Russian help destroyed or drove out the invaders and all their local collaborators, the Great Dhimmi Revolt.
The oilfields of Arabia were seized and the revenues from them used to compensate Infidels mostly but not exclusively in Europe, for years of humiliation, degradation, and physical insecurity caused by Muslim threats and demands. In addition, war reparations were paid for out of the oil revenues, especially for the extensive damage done to residences, government office buildings, churches, schools, and in some cases, works of art following the attacks on many museums. The reparations will continue until 2050, by which time it is expected that both the need for, and the continued supply of, Saudi oil, will have come to an end.
The term “Carterism” has now become obsolete, though it remains of historical interest. Its first recorded use was at a posting on May 8, 2006, at the website Jihad Watch.
The only surprise in Jimmy Carter’s new book is that some seem to be surprised. There is nothing Carter did at Camp David that would make this book surprising, as he pushed Begin to make concession after concession, and even surprised Sadat in his willingness to demand for the Arab side what Sadat himself saw only as an opening bargaining position. Ably assisted by that other classic case, Zbigniew Brzezinski, who exhibited the same symptoms of the same mental pathology, Carter not only was fixated on squeezing Israel back in 1978-79, but he was so very concentrated on this that he had no time to see what was happening in Iran. He had no time to note the rise of the Muslim fanatics who wanted to overthrow the most tolerant and most hopeful regime in the Muslim Middle East, that of the Shah of Iran.
The Shah’s regime was corrupt, but hardly more corrupt than any among the Muslim states in the area; it simply had more money than most of them to spread around. It was unlike Saudi Arabia, where it is not so much corruption at court as direct diversion of the oil income in that All-in-the-Family Plan by which Al-Saud members get to take many tens of billions a year, because you see they are Al-Saud members and no other explanation is needed.
And so nothing was done to help the Shah, and the Khomeini regime came to power, and from that all kinds of trouble has flowed — trouble which, at this point, can now be turned, at long last, to our Infidel advantage if things are done right. But that is no reason not to deplore the thirty years of trouble that our worst President, Jimmy Carter, who “remade the Middle East,” caused.
Jimmy “I’m sick and tired of hearing about the Holocaust” Carter never found out, never wanted to find out, what the Mandate for Palestine was all about. He never wanted to find out what the legal, historic, and moral claims of the Jews to that small sliver were. Strange, considering he had been and continued to be a Bible-reader, but his antisemitism trumped that. He never wanted to find out, either, when the “Palestinian people” were invented, or why — even though he was an adult when that phrase suddenly appeared, and knew perfectly well it was a made up for political reasons.
Pat Buchanan and Jimmy Carter intersect at one point. That one point is their shared lack of sympathy, hostility even, for Israel. Each suffers from a pathological mental condition that presents differently. But that condition is detectable. It can be properly identified. See Gavin Langmuir, see Malcolm Hay, see Leon Poliakoff.
Jimmy Carter deserves to be painted by Dickens: holier-than-thou, wearing his Carterism, his holier-than-thouness on his sleeve, and essentially evil. Some punishment appropriate — a condign punishment — needs to be found. But start with simple emotions. Contempt. Disgust.