In his new book, The Rejected Stone, MSNBC’s race-baiter Al Sharpton suggests a comparison between himself and iconic Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, winner of the 1986 Nobel Peace Prize. After attending church services with new president-elect Barack Obama in 2009, along with a crowd of luminaries, Sharpton observes:
As we left that church, I stopped and met Elie Wiesel, the Nobel laureate who had survived the Holocaust camps in Nazi Germany. I thought about how there currently were and had been battles fought all over the world for human rights, whether against the Nazis, against apartheid, against slavery and segregation, against Northern racists…I knew that, like me, they had had periods in their lives when they were not exactly warmly embraced in the corridors of power, when they might even have been considered pariahs.
Only the deeply self-obsessed and delusional Sharpton would compare himself to Wiesel, and his race-baiting to Wiesel’s legacy of anti-genocidal activity -- especially given Sharpton’s own record of anti-Semitism.