Showing Grace to Rep. Margorie Taylor Greene

 

Hi, “The Squad,” you’re next. May I help?

We all deserve grace for mistakes and miscues in our lives. The Good Book provides for it. I’ve made my share of errors, and a few more are no doubt teed up. I am so grateful for God’s grace and forgiveness.

I’m no fan of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), who has said some really stupid stuff during her brief foray into politics. Her flirtation with Q-Anon was Olympic-level stupid. But many of these mistakes are made out of ignorance. People just do not know history. I’ve dedicated my blog to fill that void.

So when she takes the time to visit the Holocaust museum in Washington, DC, and is clearly both moved and more educated as a result, she deserves grace and encouragement. I’ve never been to the Holocaust Museum, and now I’m more inspired to go.

So, speaking of grace, I’ll make a public offer to any member of the “The Squad,” including Reps. AOC, Rashida Tlaib, and especially Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), who equates the US with the terrorist organization Hamas, which sadly and brutally controls Palestine. I offer to personally escort them to any military base where our soldiers are trained to defend freedom and counter hostile forces like Hamas and their Iranian enablers. I’ll make all the necessary arrangements. I’m serious.

Triggered by visiting an active military base? OK, how about Arlington Cemetary? I don’t think any of the dead Confederates in Section 16 will emerge from their graves to threaten you. After all, they’re kind of outnumbered. Even at Arlington.

I strongly suspect none of “The Squad” has visited. I doubt any member of our illustrious media has asked.

Having been there many, many times over 40 years, just give me a couple of hours. We’ll stop by the Old Post chapel to watch the remains of a veteran moved to their burial site, followed by members of the Old Guard and family. We’ll be sure to visit the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

We’ll traverse specific sections where famous and not-so-famous Americans fought against and even gave their lives to overcome real fascism, including the gravesite of our most decorated WWII soldier.

So, let’s hope “The Squad” takes a lesson from Rep. Greene. We can all grow and learn and I’m willing to shower you with grace in the process. The next step is yours to take. I’m waiting.

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  1. Zafar Member
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    How open would you be to members of The Squad taking you on a journey to explain how they came by their views?

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  2. kedavis Member
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    Zafar (View Comment):

    How open would you be to members of The Squad taking you on a journey to explain how they came by their views?

    I think we know where they got their views, they talk about it a lot.  The problem is they misinterpreted – and still misinterpret – events, whether deliberately or from ignorance/stupidity, whether for some perceived gain or not.

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  3. Samuel Block Support
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    Zafar (View Comment):

    How open would you be to members of The Squad taking you on a journey to explain how they came by their views?

    Not especially. I wouldn’t call all kookinesses equal. Some types take work and are more interesting.

    The lazy waitress variety is about as boring as they come.

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  4. Zafar Member
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    Samuel Block (View Comment):

    Zafar (View Comment):

    How open would you be to members of The Squad taking you on a journey to explain how they came by their views?

    Not especially.

    That’s the spirit :-)

    I wouldn’t call all kookinesses equal. Some types take work and are more interesting.

    The lazy waitress variety is about as boring as they come.

    There’s a sit com in there somewhere.  Something along the lines of Parks and Recreation?

     

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  5. Blondie Thatcher
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    Zafar (View Comment):

    How open would you be to members of The Squad taking you on a journey to explain how they came by their views?

    Here’s the thing, if they hate this country so bad, they don’t have to stay. Especially the one who wasn’t born here. 

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  6. DonG (2+2=5. Say it!) Coolidge
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    I have been to the Natl. Holocaust Museum and Arlington Natl. Cemetery.  Everyone should go to those places if they are in the D.C. area.  If you can’t make those, go to you state cemetery.  Texas has a very good one with a self-guided walking tour.  Perhaps your state does too.

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  7. Kelly D Johnston Coolidge
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    Zafar (View Comment):

    How open would you be to members of The Squad taking you on a journey to explain how they came by their views?

    I would actually love that. I would like to understand their POV. 

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  8. Zafar Member
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    Kelly D Johnston (View Comment):

    Zafar (View Comment):

    How open would you be to members of The Squad taking you on a journey to explain how they came by their views?

    I would actually love that. I would like to understand their POV.

    Awesome response. Kudos.

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  9. Samuel Block Support
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    Zafar (View Comment):

    Samuel Block (View Comment):

    Zafar (View Comment):

    How open would you be to members of The Squad taking you on a journey to explain how they came by their views?

    Not especially.

    That’s the spirit :-)

    I suppose I should add that Ricochet people are the only conservatives I know. I’m just pretty sure I wouldn’t gain much more than another headache. I can get those at family dinners and parties.

    🤔 Good idea on the sitcom. We’ll have to stay in touch on that one…

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  10. kedavis Member
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    Kelly D Johnston: Showing Grace to Rep. Margorie Taylor Greene

    You might get more search “hits” etc if you’d spelled her name correctly in the title.

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  11. RushBabe49 Thatcher
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    I just noticed the misspelling!  I wonder how the editors missed it when they promoted this post to the main feed?

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  12. Gary McVey Contributor
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    In fairness to KDJ, there are Margies and there are Marjories, but I’ve never seen another Margorie either. 

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  13. Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… Member
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    I’ve been getting very cranky and contentious lately.  I suspect that I’m not going to be welcome here at Ricochet for much longer, which is somewhat disappointing.

    I don’t understand the excessive nature of the criticisms of Rep. Greene.  Who cares if she supposedly “flirted with QAnon”?  QAnon seems quite irrelevant to me.

    To the contrary, it seems like a strange Left-wing smear campaign against Greene — and a strange and, I think, cowardly reaction by many Republicans.  Mostly RINO-squish types and NeverTrump types, who always seem to go along with the latest Left-wing attack.  I’m reminded of Rep. Steve King and Senate candidate Roy Moore, who were slandered with quite dubious accusations.

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  14. Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… Member
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    I also don’t see what a visit to the National Holocaust Museum has to do with anything.  Educated as a result?  I’ve never been, but I can’t imagine that I would be “educated” in any meaningful sense by a visit to this particular museum.  I mean, what precisely would I supposedly learn?  What did Greene apparently learn?

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  15. Flicker Coolidge
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    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… (View Comment):

    I’ve been getting very cranky and contentious lately. I suspect that I’m not going to be welcome here at Ricochet for much longer, which is somewhat disappointing.

    I don’t understand the excessive nature of the criticisms of Rep. Greene. Who cares if she supposedly “flirted with QAnon”? QAnon seems quite irrelevant to me.

    To the contrary, it seems like a strange Left-wing smear campaign against Greene — and a strange and, I think, cowardly reaction by many Republicans. Mostly RINO-squish types and NeverTrump types, who always seem to go along with the latest Left-wing attack. I’m reminded of Rep. Steve King and Senate candidate Roy Moore, who were slandered with quite dubious accusations.

    Her mind needs to be wiped clean and the official thoughts put in there.

    And Roy Moore was indeed slandered, and “documentary evidence” of his alleged wrong-doing was forged.

    And as far as Cranky goes, I think I have, too.  And a surprising few of Ricochet members have as well.  Not most by any means, but some few.  I blame it on covid, the election theft, and the hyper-left wing government lasting for the foreseeable future.  Not to mention the normal vicissitudes of life.

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  16. Zafar Member
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    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    I just noticed the misspelling! I wonder how the editors missed it when they promoted this post to the main feed?

    It’s on brand for MTG. 

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  17. Samuel Block Support
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    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… (View Comment):
    I’ve been getting very cranky and contentious lately.  I suspect that I’m not going to be welcome here at Ricochet for much longer, which is somewhat disappointing.

    I think you’ll have a place here for some time. We can live with contentiousness, and I think you do it quite well.

    Like Western Chauvinist (Boy, do I really hope we get her back!) used to say of the Mother Church, Ricochet is a family: once your in, there’s no out. 😉

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  18. Samuel Block Support
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    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… (View Comment):

    I also don’t see what a visit to the National Holocaust Museum has to do with anything. Educated as a result? I’ve never been, but I can’t imagine that I would be “educated” in any meaningful sense by a visit to this particular museum. I mean, what precisely would I supposedly learn? What did Greene apparently learn?

    I don’t think I’d learn much either, but I suppose people have different gaps in their education. I’d hope Holocaust museums have some utility. (Although maybe I should hope they won’t have much sometime soon.)

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  19. Stina Member
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    Zafar (View Comment):

    How open would you be to members of The Squad taking you on a journey to explain how they came by their views?

    Undoubtedly not far considering how unwilling we are to even go on such journeys with the fringe on OUR side of the aisle.

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  20. Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… Member
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    Stina (View Comment):

    Zafar (View Comment):

    How open would you be to members of The Squad taking you on a journey to explain how they came by their views?

    Undoubtedly not far considering how unwilling we are to even go on such journeys with the fringe on OUR side of the aisle.

    Zafar, I’d be willing to listen at this point.

    I’ve changed my position on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict somewhat.  I have more sympathy for the Palestinian side, and see some justice to their cause, though I don’t think that they can be satisfied.  My prior view, up until a year or two ago, was close to demonization of the Palestinians and overwhelming support for the Israeli side.

    I now find myself more neutral.  I’ve written about this in the past month or so, for the first time, and the reaction here at Ricochet was rather unfavorable.

    I do think that the Squad is quite wrong in the specifics, but I now think that they are correct in their general point.  Many people condemn the Palestinian side, and Hamas specifically, due to their tactic of aiming terror attacks at civilians.  It is a just accusation, I think, and it is an unpleasant thing to do.

    I don’t think that it’s fair to accuse either the US or Israel of using such tactics recently.  The accusation is, frankly, rather silly.  If we, or the Israelis, wanted to slaughter a bunch of civilians, the death toll would be higher.  Much higher.  We’re quite effective at such things, while Hamas is largely incompetent.

    But we did it, on a scale vastly worse than Hamas, during the terror bombing of Germany and Japan during WWII.  I suspect that the Israeli side committed similar atrocities, on a smaller scale, in their war of independence, but I haven’t studied the details.  I do know that close to a million Arabs either fled, or were driven out of, the land ultimately controlled by Israel in the 1948 war.

    Many people get angry about this “moral equivalence.”  The more that I’ve studied history, the more it seems to me that people — all kinds of people — end up adopting horrific tactics in wartime, when they are in a desperate situation.

    So I no longer feel the moral outrage when the Hamas terrorists fire a bunch of missiles at Israel, almost completely ineffectively, thank goodness.  But I don’t object to the Israeli retaliation, either.  It’s just war, a dreadful and bloody business.

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  21. Zafar Member
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    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… (View Comment):
    I’ve changed my position on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict somewhat.

    What moved your thinking, if you don’t mind me asking?

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  22. kedavis Member
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    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… (View Comment):
    I have more sympathy for the Palestinian side, and see some justice to their cause, though I don’t think that they can be satisfied.

    In that case, what difference does it really make?

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  23. Stina Member
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    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… (View Comment):
    I’ve changed my position on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict somewhat.  I have more sympathy for the Palestinian side, and see some justice to their cause, though I don’t think that they can be satisfied.  My prior view, up until a year or two ago, was close to demonization of the Palestinians and overwhelming support for the Israeli side.

    I don’t know if I’ve gone as far as you, but I really loved how Ben Shapiro was condemning white nationalists as white supremacists and then getting his panties in a wad when Ilhan Omar had the gall to call Jewish nationalism Jewish supremacy.

    What’s good for the goose…

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  24. kedavis Member
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    Stina (View Comment):

    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… (View Comment):
    I’ve changed my position on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict somewhat. I have more sympathy for the Palestinian side, and see some justice to their cause, though I don’t think that they can be satisfied. My prior view, up until a year or two ago, was close to demonization of the Palestinians and overwhelming support for the Israeli side.

    I don’t know if I’ve gone as far as you, but I really loved how Ben Shapiro was condemning white nationalists as white supremacists and then getting his panties in a wad when Ilhan Omar had the gall to call Jewish nationalism Jewish supremacy.

    What’s good for the goose…

    But that doesn’t prove or even mean that Jewish nationalists are Jewish supremacists, it might – and I think it does – just prove that Shapiro was wrong to argue that white (or just American, maybe?) nationalists are necessarily/automatically white supremacists.

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  25. Stina Member
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    Stina (View Comment):

    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… (View Comment):
    I’ve changed my position on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict somewhat. I have more sympathy for the Palestinian side, and see some justice to their cause, though I don’t think that they can be satisfied. My prior view, up until a year or two ago, was close to demonization of the Palestinians and overwhelming support for the Israeli side.

    I don’t know if I’ve gone as far as you, but I really loved how Ben Shapiro was condemning white nationalists as white supremacists and then getting his panties in a wad when Ilhan Omar had the gall to call Jewish nationalism Jewish supremacy.

    What’s good for the goose…

    But that doesn’t prove or even mean that Jewish nationalists are Jewish supremacists, it might – and I think it does – just prove that Shapiro was wrong to argue that white (or just American, maybe?) nationalists are necessarily/automatically white supremacists.

    I agree with you. But Ben never admitted his quick judgement was in error. If anything, he doubled down on it while whining about Omar. So while I won’t equate Israel as a Jewish supremacist state, I might call Ben Shapiro a Jewish supremacist simply for the sake of his lazy logic.

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  26. kedavis Member
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    Stina (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Stina (View Comment):

    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… (View Comment):
    I’ve changed my position on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict somewhat. I have more sympathy for the Palestinian side, and see some justice to their cause, though I don’t think that they can be satisfied. My prior view, up until a year or two ago, was close to demonization of the Palestinians and overwhelming support for the Israeli side.

    I don’t know if I’ve gone as far as you, but I really loved how Ben Shapiro was condemning white nationalists as white supremacists and then getting his panties in a wad when Ilhan Omar had the gall to call Jewish nationalism Jewish supremacy.

    What’s good for the goose…

    But that doesn’t prove or even mean that Jewish nationalists are Jewish supremacists, it might – and I think it does – just prove that Shapiro was wrong to argue that white (or just American, maybe?) nationalists are necessarily/automatically white supremacists.

    I agree with you. But Ben never admitted his quick judgement was in error. If anything, he doubled down on it while whining about Omar. So while I won’t equate Israel as a Jewish supremacist state, I might call Ben Shapiro a Jewish supremacist simply for the sake of his lazy logic.

    He does seem to have some… personal issues?… but on the whole I’m happy to see him taking on the left.

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