UPDATE: The subject of this blog entry has shown up to prove that he is not a holocaust denier. I stand corrected. Tucked away in his blog are two small examples of his belief that the Holocaust did indeed occur. He'd like us to believe that makes up for his prominent linking to neo-nazis named Jeff Rense and David Dees. That's the ticket.
Second Update: Larry wants to have his cake and eat it too. While he has made a couple posts sharing his general agreement with the 6 million number for the Holocaust, he continues to promote the idea that David Dees is not a Holocaust denier because Dees says around 200-300,000 Jews were killed by the Germans. Uhm, no. The Nazi Holocaust was all about an attempt to wipe out the whole Jewish population. Promoting the idea that the number killed was only 300,000 is Holocaust denial, period.
The following screenshot is courtesy of the Lord of Last Names.
Third Update: David Dees showed up in the comments and made a complete jackass of himself. He is claiming that Hitler and the Nazis only killed 108,000 Jews. Also, due to The Last Name Left's request, here is an illustration created by Dees in which he claims that Hitler was framed. Wow.
National Wingnut Appreciation Day
I just made up this new holiday as an excuse to write another blog entry. What people need to realise is that there are two forms of wingnut. One is the standard we are all aware of, that represented by the likes of Sean Hannity, Bill O'Reilly, Rush Limbaugh, and Ann Coulter. The second form of wingnut is composed of paranoid conspiracy theorists. Well-known nutjobs that fit into this category include Alex Jones, Michael Rivero, Jeff Rense, Glen Beck, Ted Gunderson, and Willis Carto. Now those are all big names. What is missing from those two short lists are useful idiots. Without them, such big mouths wouldn't be able to sustain their schticks. As the philosopher Joseph Dirt once opined, "It's all about the consumer."
One such useful idiot who falls into the latter category of wingnut is Larry Simons. I had never heard of him, until I started blogging a bit at The Last Blog Left. The owner, known as Tlnl (the last name left), had a message in his posting box that read, "Larry Simons is a twat." I asked him who he was. Although I didn't think that was a proper thing to have written in the posting box, I now understand why Tlnl came up with that message. I tried to give that kid Larry the benefit of the doubt, but he has one of the most foulest mouths of any blogger I've ever interacted with. I can't even repeat some of the invectives he posted. It's one thing to disagree with someone. It's even ok for on-line arguments to get a bit feisty at times. However, there is a line that none of us should cross. If we do, it should be as rarely as possible. Larry needs to figure that out. While much of what he posts about is preposterous in itself, he is doing himself no favours by cursing like a madman.
His blog can be found here.
I had told Larry that he is a wingnut. He wanted me to prove that. He thinks because he is a big critic of O'Reilly, Hannity, and GW Bush, then he can't possibly be one. Au contraire. Check above for how there are two forms of wingnut. As for anyone who thinks lefties can be wingnuts, get your troll descriptives in order. Wingnuts=righties. Moonbats=lefties. p:>
Anyway, I believe I was able to prove Larry is a wingnut in one word. Rense. As in Rense.com. For those too lazy to check out Larry's blog, here are some of the links he provides for his audience.
Combine "Patriot" plus conspiracy theory, and that's Larry Simons.
Now, I can live and let live with a bloke like this when it comes to his 9/11 inside job proselytizing. I can accept that he's been brainwashed into believing global warming is a hoax. I can accept that he believes we're all about to be arrested for practising free speech, that the FEMA camps await. What I do not accept is his promotion of holocaust denial. I can forgive him for not having a clue about the true natures of Rense, Rivero, Carto, Jones et al. He's a conspiracy theory freak. That's how they think. Call it cognitive dissonance or a blind spot. What I'd like to know is what this type of person will do, once he realises that he's supporting holocaust denial. Will he be man enough to get rid of the links? He doesn't link to Carto. No problem there. He may have used to. I don't believe it would be too easy to get him to see the anti-semitic nature of Rense, Rivero, and Jones. Or better put, I couldn't be bothered to try, especially seeing what a foul mouth he has.
Nonetheless, I'm interested in what he may do with the following plugs for David Dees, if he can be shown that Dees is indeed a holocaust denier. The following is on Simons' blog:
Larry Simons is linking to two of Dees' websites. There is no doubt that this guy is a holocaust denier. The following illustrations he made were singled out by the ADL for public censure.
David Dees is bad news.
Does Larry Simons have the ability to change? Will he do the right thing and stop pimping for holocaust deniers?
If Larry will take down the Dees and Rense links and consider doing the same for Alex Jones and any other links he has which can be tied to anti-semitism, I will apologise for calling him a wingnut. I will update this blog at the top and explain that he has seen the light. I won't be holding my breath, however. We shall see. He should be grateful at a minimum for myself plugging his blog. Even Arianna Huffington knows that bad publicity is better than no publicity.