Some trenchant observations on the CPAC Blog Award controversy.
Now Hawkins is in league with Loonwatch and the other Islamic supremacist sites. He even sounds like them in his attacks on Spencer. He has really thrown in with the butchers.
And the pity is, John doesn’t realize that he played right into their hands. This is their MO — they divide and conquer. This issue is not about Geller and Spencer. By targeting every person who speaks about the jihad and Islamic supremacism, the subject becomes forbidden. No one will talk about it, because everyone who would talk about it has been eliminated.
This is how great evils happen: people make a small accommodation here and a small accommodation there, until finally they are completely compromised. John should have stood up; instead, he went down in a tantrum to protect his job and his paycheck. Hawkins picks up the projection tactics of the Left and the Islamic supremacists: he is the one making money and he accuses Spencer of trying to get money and publicity. Spencer and I never raised a dime at CPAC. Hawkins is the one protecting a paycheck. He is going down in a blaze of blustering feigned outrage. He knows he’s lying. John Hawkins knows.
John Hawkins sold his soul for a paycheck. That’s why he’s squirming and shouting. John, thou dost protest too much. Whatever they’re paying you, John, it ain’t enough.
Hawkins is writing to Salon now. What’s next? Will he contact Anwar al-Awlaki’s brother?
For 364 days of the year Robert Spencer is a free speech advocate that writes about Islamic infiltration, and writes about the shady tentacles of Suhail Khan and Grover Norquist, but is told “not to rant and throw a tantrum” (John Hawkins” words) on the day he receives an award for precisely this work.
Robert Spencer was expected to go along with this. I was told straight out that Robert’s past speeches are “tantamount to being invited to a party and sh*tting on the host’s rug.” When I pointed out that this is a house that needs to be sh*t in I received no cogent counter opinion other than, “You don’t do this because this is a revenue source.”
And there we have it.
Either you believe in the work being done by Robert Spencer or you don’t. Obviously the people polled overwhelmingly agree that Robert’s work is not only important, it belongs at CPAC.
Suhail Khan, a man who said, “Major Nidal Hasan was not religiously motivated, it was workplace violence brought on by PTSD,” disagrees, and has successfully marginalized Robert among his so-called peers. Look into Suhail Khan, it is astounding that he is calling the shots at CPAC and that conservative event planners are parroting the mealy-mouthed talking points of CAIR, Little Green Footballs and the people who have coined the idiotic term “Islamophobia.”
I told John Hawkins yesterday that I wanted to correct the record on his behalf, and get his side of the story. He maintains that Robert Spencer has lied about the way these events unfolded. But the “he-said he-said” leaves me unmoved.
The time to have taken the stand was when the ACU (or whomever) came to Hawkins and informed him about how idiotic it was of him to have nominated Spencer in the first place, and that “he better do something about it because Spencer was not going to get a platform in their house.” (I”m speculating that this was the conversation, but I have a thousand iOTW bucks that says I”m right.)
From my perspective, Hawkins went into panic mode and tried to think of a way that placated both Robert and the enforcers. When this started to fall apart, like a Russian tuxedo, it became convenient to call Robert the bad guy for not allowing John enough time to do the impossible — make everyone happy. Robert’s reaction to being told he’s a problem was natural. John’s reaction to Robert’s reaction was/is to look for ways to further the narrative that Robert is, indeed, the problem, just like his underwriters have been saying all along. It’s way too convenient.
Bottom line, and there is no way around this –
CPAC is controlled by the enemy of anti-jihadists.
Robert won a People’s Choice Award, hands down.
Robert was wronged by being told he was to accept the award as if it was an award for “Best Silent Blogger When It Comes To Not Talking About the Problems With CPAC, ACU, Suhail Khan and Grover Norquist.”
According to Hoyle, 2,717 conservative voters like to read about space aliens, Martians and ET”s. So they nominated the best science fiction blog on the subject for an award at this year’s CPAC.
Haha. Fooled you. That was sarcasm.
Robert Spencer needs no introduction. He is arguably the foremost western authority on Islam today. Er “¦ you can retire now Bernard Lewis. Your replacement is here.
I would like to hear from CPAC, Right Wing News, and especially TheTeaParty.net about why the voters have been overruled. All three organizatiosn should tell their constituents — that includes all conservatives — their versions of the story, and specify how much direct and indirect financial suppport [sic] they receive from Norquist, Suhail, and organizations in their sphere of influence.