Pajamas Media’s John Rosenthal has put together an article along with drawings that have been found in the rebel strongholds of eastern Libya, the drawings give us some insight on who these rebels are and what they are all about.
Anti-Gaddafi Cartoons Reveal Rebel Racism, Anti-Semitism
In late February, back at the outset of the eastern Libyan rebellion against the rule of Muammar al-Gaddafi, I pointed to visual evidence of anti-Semitism and/or “anti-Zionism” among the protestors who provided the initial face of the rebellion vis-à-vis the outside world. Although there were already hints, it was only somewhat later that it became generally clear that the “opposition” to Gaddafi was in fact armed. In the meanwhile, of course, the United States and some of its European allies have entered the fray on the side of the rebel forces, and American and other Western media have become firmly installed in the rebel capital of Benghazi.
As a result we have much more visual evidence than two months ago. Numerous Western media outlets — including the New York Times, National Public Radio, Foreign Policy, and The Telegraph — have indeed run features on caricatures of Muammar al-Gaddafi created by supporters of the rebellion. The caricatures have been painted directly on walls or drawn on paper and attached to them. The sub-title of an April 7 Foreign Policy feature titled “Making Fun of Qaddafi” is representative of the generally cheerful, admiring tone of the presentations in the Western media. “The rebels may not be winning,” the Foreign Policy editors note, “but they’re successfully mocking Libya’s leader — Uncle Curly — with flair.”
But a closer look at the supposedly humorous material reveals the darker side of the rebellion. Two ideological tics stand out with particular clarity. One is the same anti-Semitism or “anti-Zionism” that was evident in the first days of the rebellion. The second is anti-African racism.
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Looking at the Democrats history of hate and repression it is easy to see why Obama and the Democrats support this.