Has the activist left decided anti-Semitism doesn’t exist?: Neil Macdonald
History, detail and nuance often ignored in modern political discourse
By Neil Macdonald, CBC News Posted: Jun 14, 2016 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: Jun 14, 2016 6:28 AM ET
To answer your question, Neil, no, as a matter of fact, if you were to look closely, more so than the cursory check you’ve given ‘activism’ you might find that many of these activists are Jews, or come from a Jewish background…
This has always been the case, yes, even in Israel – but the MSM here does the same thing to activists that it does to Bernie Sanders..pretends they don’t exist, give them no coverage at all unless the perception of anti-Semitism can be served by blackening an activist response to anything…I am sick to death of it, personally, but still you journos, and politicians of most stripes, persist in the ideological fallacy that any sort of protest of the direct or indirect (Cuomo) actions of the Israeli government is somehow anti-Semitic…I call bullshit.
When Governor Cuomo of New York declares that they will unilaterally boycott any business that has the ‘nerve’ to boycott Israel, with no consultation and an abysmal ignorance of the US constitution, that boycott of a marauding country is called an anti-Semitic response…
Ask yourself, Neil, if Trump blames all Moslems for what occurred in Orlando , does that make his accusations valid? If some mental case (and assuredly this murderer was that, evidenced by testimony of aquaintances, ex-wife and even his father..) decides to commit an atrocity on this level, is it his mental state that creates the crime, or Allah? Or are those who blame all Moslems for these acts right, or are they anti-Moslem?
Full disclosure, Neil, I am an absolute pagan from a family that consists of Jews on my mother’s side, and Catholics on my father’s…I have an avid dislike of all organized religion, yet I am happy to concede that the rights of all to worship or not as they see fit are sacrosanct…but those rights do not extend to the state-sponsored abuse, murder and imprisonment, genocide and economic control over another group… and, if some Jews are committing these atrocities while simultaneously claiming discrimination, sorry, but it’s pathetic and horrifying…to misquote an old bit of rhetoric..those who do not benefit from the lessons of history are condemned to repeat them….none more so than the Israelis who keep electing these fascist governments. If that is what passes for anti-Semitism, guess that is what I am…..