farmelantj at juno.com
Wed May 21 19:39:23 MDT 2003
On Wed, 21 May 2003 16:42:32 -0700 "Craven, Jim" <jcraven at clark.edu>
> Henry Liu:
> I am removing Henry Liu from the list for crossposting garbage like
> The above is a link to a completely ignorant load of garbage that
> Jews have pursued a "racialist" policy over the years. The author
> on behalf of the holocaust denier David Irving in Great Britain. The
> article has the effrontery to blame the Spanish Inquisition on
> racism. It is too bad that this thread has evoked some really
> tendencies among comrades, but we simply can't permit this poison to
> Louis Proyect, Marxism mailing list: http://www.marxmail.org
> I guess that I am hoping that Henry just made some kind of innocent
> but this reference, which I checked, is indeed vile anti-Semitic
I suspect that was just carelessness on Henry's part but
still, thirty seconds of reading should have made the
character of that web site quite clear.
> Indeed, there is no doubt that there are some self-defined
> who are nothing but out-and-out nazis, anti-Semites, etc using as a
> supposed "anti-Zionism; they give aid-and-comfort to the Zionists
> profess to hate by making it easier for the Zionists to equate--and
> illustrate--any forms or sources of anti-Zionism as nothing but
> anti-Semitism. No one should ever use anything from them, refer to
> any of
> their sources/websites and any forms/sources of true anti-Semitism
> should be
> as vigorously attacked and exposed as any sources/forces of Zionism.
Part of the problem here is that neo-Nazis love nothing
better than to post anti-Zionist writings from people like
Chomsky or Lenni Brenner or Israel Shahak on their own
web sites, so that people doing Google searches looking
for stuff written by these people, will more often than not
find themselves directed to a neo-Nazi web site. That
does not make our job any easier, and makes it very
easy for Zionists to not only equate anti-Zionism with
anti-Semitism but to go beyond that and suggest that
even the mildest criticisms of Israel must necessarily
be anit-Semitic. Here there is a very vicious symbiosis
between anti-Semites and Zionists which works to
the advantage of both, but which is very harmful to progressives.
> Final comment on this matter but I am really saddened by this but
> Louis' consistency and principles.
> Jim C.
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