Blood libel (also blood accusation) is a false accusation or claim that religious minorities, usually Jews, murder children to use their blood in certain aspects of their religious rituals and holidays. Historically, these claims—alongside those of well poisoning and host desecration—have been a major theme in European persecution of Jews.
Blood libels typically allege that Jews require human blood for the baking of matzos for Passover, although this element was absent in the earliest cases that claimed (the contemporary) Jews reenacted the crucifixion. The accusations often assert that the blood of Christian children is especially coveted, and, historically, blood libel claims have been made to account for otherwise unexplained deaths of children. In some cases, the alleged victim of human sacrifice has become venerated as a martyr, a holy figure around whom a martyr cult might arise. Four of these have been previously canonized as saints, namely William of Norwich, Little Saint Hugh of Lincoln, Simon of Trent (Simon was decanonized in the 20th century), and Gavriil Belostoksky who remains canonized in the Russian Orthodox Church. — the Cesspit of Lies
While blood libel has historically been the prime driver for antisemitism, it by no means has been limited only to it. Similar blood libel style demonisation on the basis of race or other social demographic is a constant theme in virtually all hate propaganda, quite often to stir emotions in times of war, as the iconic image of US anti-German propaganda from The Great War to the right shows.
The object of such blood libel is to remove the humanity from the target of the propaganda and to break any human-to-human empathic connection that may exist. The target is subhuman – not of the same species, and therefore should not be considered to be entitled to the basic and accepted human rights that you, the propaganda target, expect to be entitled to. This is an exercise in othering – to reduce the object of your hatred to the level of a cockroach that must be exterminated for the common good. The object is to first instill fear, and once instilled, marshal that fear into hatred.
The H.R. Hopps Enlist image is a pretty accurate image of how the baboon hordes of freefromthoughtblogs, Skepchick and their mutant spawn Atheism+ wish to paint their critics. If this does not disturb you, it should. Their style of blood libelling if given free reign and unrestrained power always culminates in lynchings, gulags and genocide.
Here’s a non-comprehensive sampler of what has been spewing out of freefromthoughtblogs since its inception –
- Critics are car bombers
- Critics are rapists
- How certain segments of the FfTB readership reacts to the fear
- Critics are spree-killers hanging by a thread (discussed in more detail here)
- Critics are acid attackers
- And the cherry on the dung heap
This is the article Benson is linking to –
Stochastic terrorism is the use of mass communications to stir up random lone wolves to carry out violent or terrorist acts that are statistically predictable but individually unpredictable.
This is what occurs when Bin Laden releases a video that stirs random extremists halfway around the globe to commit a bombing or shooting.
The parallels to a religious death cult are now complete. There is absolutely no difference between what Benson, Myers et al. spew from that which Jim Jones, Marshall Applewhite and even Chuck Manson spewed as they led their followers into a downward spiral of paranoia, suicide and murder.
They are coming as close as secularists can to praying for martyrdom. They sincerely lust after something absolutely horrible happening – for no other reason than to justify their ideological derangements. They want people to die for their cause – and initiate their subsequent hagiography as visionaries and saints. They are willing to escalate the blood libels until that does indeed occur.
Yes, there is reason to be concerned about marginal psychos being “triggered”. But that random psycho will almost certainly come from the ranks of the FfTB, Skepchick and Atheism+ readership.
The community was quite healthy before these hellfire and damnation preachers arrived.
Seriously, think about where the real threats lie.