Regular readers know that from time to time I wander over to the website known as The Thinking Housewife, a kind of online salon where hostess Laura Wood presides over a Downton Abbeyish genteel world in which the atmosphere suggests people daintily eating biscuits and drinking tea out of fine china, all the while politely discussing how hard it is to get good help these days and how these ghastly foreigners are ruining the country. All the usual tropes of conservative right-wing ideology are lauded, feminism and homosexuality and socialism are seen as horrible evils, and traditional Catholicism is venerated to such an extent that pope Francis is seen a subversive, Commie, usurper anti-pope who should be rejected. He is invariably referred to with ironic quote marks as “pope” Francis or by his street name Jorge Mario Bergoglio.
So I dropped by recently to see what was going on and on the home page saw a photograph of Francis and Fidel Castro exchanging gifts and smiling with each other, under the heading Two Peas in a Pod. Another post pointed to the appointment of a gay Secretary of the Army as one more piece of evidence of president Obama undermining the US military as part of his plan to destroy the US.
In another post, Wood approvingly quotes this passage:
All bets are off as Mr. Jorge Bergoglio, the Argentinian apostate layman claiming to be the Pope of the Catholic Church, meets Barack Obama, the infanticide-promoting, Kenyan-born Socialist dictator claiming to be the President of the United States. Obama has long outed himself as an admirer of “Pope” Bergoglio, joining other high-profile leftists such as Hillary Clinton, Elton John, Madonna, Bernie Sanders, and others.
After visiting fellow-revolutionaries Fidel and Raul Castro in Cuba earlier in the week, Francis now marches on Washington, New York City, and Philadelphia to further promote his show of “humility”, “mercy”, and “love” that are nothing of the sort.
Pretty typical Thinking Housewife stuff so far.
But scrolling down I found a link that led to an exchange between Wood and a commenter L. B. that was so extraordinary that it left me stunned.
It began with a comment by someone named Mark Jaws commending Wood for, in an earlier post, pointing out anti-Christian sentiment in the Talmud, a central text of rabbinical Judaism that contains a collection of Jewish commentary. Another commenter Deana responded that this focus on Talmudic anti-Christian sentiment was misplaced given more urgent problems that had to be dealt with, none of which were caused by Jews. Wood responded by saying that Israel was responsible for many problems and that “The most dangerous country in the Middle East and in the world is Israel, bar none.’
Then all hell broke out. Commenter L. B. accused Wood of anti-Semitism and said, “Now we see the real Laura Wood.” This seemed to throw Wood into a rage and here is part of her response.
You say you have finally seen the real Laura Wood. Well, no, you haven’t. You haven’t seen the real Laura Wood.
I wish, I really wish, that I could for just two minutes show you the real Laura Wood. I wish you could be right here, standing in front of me in person. Because if you were, I would slap you so hard your eyes would rattle in your head, you bastard. Sometimes words are not enough to respond to disgusting insults and lies, even those like yours, which are partly by suggestion and implication (i.e., the “real Laura Wood” is a Nazi.)
Now, it seems it is one of your great pleasures and triumphs to uncover Jew-haters. Well, you ain’t going to find a Jew-hater here, pal. I am sorry, very sorry, to disappoint you though I’m sure no matter what I say I can’t convince you of that. You obviously believe that anyone who points out the ugly truths about Orthodox Judaism or about Israel or about individual criminal Jews guided by a Talmudic mission, anyone who criticizes any of these things, hates Jews and wants to kill them. Such is the success of the rabbinic tyranny and psychological warfare over not just Jews but gentiles. It is you, not me, who is engaging in reflex thinking. I really am sorry to disappoint you, you righteous bastard. Not only do I not hate Jews, not only do I believe that I personally will go to hell if I hate anyone, not only have I had many Jewish friends, not only do I love individual Jews, but I get down on my knees and pray, pray very hard, that the Jewish people are rescued from the rabbinic tyranny that envelops and oppresses them, you righteous, phony bastard.
It goes on and on in that vein.
I have to admit to not just a double take but being left reeling. It was like going to your grandmother’s house for a chat and finding her swearing like a drunken sailor. The language was so different from the norm that I wondered for a moment if it was some elaborate prank or that her site had been hacked. But it is real.
Go and take a look.