As reported the other day, Juan Williams was fired from National Palestinian Radio.
As we get close to the 2010 elections, it does matter why this man had his reputation and integrity attacked. There are several theories as to why exactly he was fired.
The first theory is the ideological bigotry theory. Juan Williams is a liberal, but he is not hateful. He does not despise conservatives. Despite a lifetime of civil rights activism as a proud black liberal, he does not detest conservatives for merely existing and breathing as many liberals do. He has defended Rush Limbaugh and Bill O’Reilly from charges of racism, making it more difficult for the rest of the left to use that broad evi brush to demonize opponents and dominate political discourse.
NPR is a leftist bastion of hatred, and Williams strayed from the leftist plantation. He had to be removed before NPR became forced to air opposing viewpoints and have people see those viewpoints as reasonable.
The second theory is the George Soros theory.
Soros is a convicted felon, which the world must be reminded of every time he opens his criminal mouth. He was convicted of insider trading in France, and makes his living destroying currencies and spreading misery. He owns the Democratic Party and funds leftist bile worldwide. He hates Fox News because their opinion commentators have the nerve to tell the truth about him and his leftist crime syndicate.
“Americans Coming Together” is really about ripping Americans apart. That is what he funds. Juan Williams has appeared on Fox News, and Soros wants to destroy Rupert Murdoch and Fox News. Al Qaeda is not the enemy of Mr. Soros. Fox News is. Firing Williams was a message to the entire left that they had better fall in line. He draws the line.
Yet a third theory is even more sinister than George Soros. While Soros is a certain type of evil, he does not overtly murder people. He hates America as much as Islamofascist terrorists, but they are more evil than he is since they overtly murder people.
Juan Williams may have been fired because NPR caved to the Council on American Islamic Relations, known as CAIR.
CAIR is a terrorist organization. They respond by claiming that any criticism of CAIR is a criticism of all Islam. No. That is a lie. 99.99% of all Muslims are good people. CAIR associates with the remaining .01% of Arab Muslims who are terrorists.
They can protest all they like. Money laundering and financing terrorism is terrorism.
Juan Williams expressed a genuine concern about Muslims wearing their garb on planes. He was not advocating a policy change, just expressing a personal feeling. Islamists have gone after everybody from Theo Van Gogh to Salman Rushdie to South Park. They pressured NPR, and NPR caved.
So which theory was the real reason Juan Williams was fired?
I do not know. They are all plausible.
More importantly, why does this matter?
Because NPR is a welfare child of taxpayers. If they want to be a totally private company, they can keep their books closed. If they want my money, they had better come clean.
It is time for Republicans to for once in their cowardly lives to not back down. NPR should be defunded until the leftists running it disclose their operations.
This is not just about one radio host losing his job. This is about an entity receiving government money to advocate a political ideology that is against what many taxpayers believe. There may be machinations and pressure from everybody from George Soros to Al Qaeda.
NPR is not some harmless entity broadcasting cooking shows that bore people to sleep. It is a leftist enterprise that associates, however loosely, with the worst elements of global society. It does not matter which specific group cost Juan Williams his job. They are all bad.
As with everything else, we should do what leftists hate more than anything except conservatives.
We need to get to what leftists desperately need to suppress to survive…the truth.